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Hotel Piccola Vela

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano

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Hotel Piccola Vela has been a favourite with Inghams' guests for many years and offers a wonderful service and a fantastic location just a short stroll away from the centre of Desezano. Originally a private villa, it’s now lovingly run by the same family who converted it into this popular hotel.

You’ll be greeted with a warm welcome here as you step into the modern lobby and spacious bar area. The light dining room is a great place to start your day with a varied breakfast and fresh coffee served to your table and during the summer months, you can dine on the terrace next to the pool. The charming swimming pool is set in the hotel’s mature garden where many of the original olive trees have been retained and also boasts a heated whirlpool. At the end of the day, the comfortable guest rooms are a welcome retreat. They’ve been finished in a modern style with homely furnishings and plenty of space to stretch out.

Added value

Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 30 Mar - 31 Oct 20 booked by 31 Mar 20

Honeymoon Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine


  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 4
  • All the modern air-conditioned rooms have bath or shower, hairdryer, safe, TV, radio, telephone, minibar and balcony
  • Family rooms with terrace can sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults with 2 children under 12. If used for 4 people, bunk beds will be provided.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Wireless internet


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No


  • Extensive buffet breakfast until 11am
  • A light á la carte evening meal is available in the hotel's restaurant (pay locally)
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


A holiday in Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area. Narrow streets lead up to the medieval castle that overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the lake. Desenzano has two harbours and two public beaches.

The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.


Things to do in resort

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Holidays in Desenzano give you great access to two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

You can also attend the Verona Opera from Desenzano, see our Verona Opera information page.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.546918
  • Latitude: 45.467114

For more information on travel and transport visit our Desenzano page


FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
12.35pm - 6.50pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays 
8.15am - 6.45pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only  
6.40am - 8.00pm 
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays 
8.30am - 7.30pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.30am - 5.40pm  
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 


  • Comfortable lounge and bar
  • Dining room
  • Pool and garden with sun loungers
  • Outdoor heated whirlpool
  • Pleasant first-floor terrace overlooking pool with additional sun loungers
  • Lift
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Safety deposit box
  • TV room

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Family Facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Piccola Vela
Desenzano, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
27/05/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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