Hotel Villa Rosa

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Desenzano

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Villa Rosa Hotel has a great modern style. The views are the real highlight here, with the lake framed perfectly by the hotel’s lush gardens. It’s too tempting to just sit here for a few hours and enjoy them with a glass of prosecco. Inside there's a chilled atmosphere and swish décor. The rooms echo the rest of the hotel, with a refined style in neutral tones. The heated outdoor pool means it’s always the right time for a swim. You definitely need to try out the saltwater whirlpool too. Desenzano's public beach is also close by. Rent a sun lounger (payable locally) and enjoy the amazing views of the lake.

The centre of Desenzano is a short walk away. We love strolling along the lakeside and it’s easy to jump on a ferry to Lake Garda's other resorts, like Sirmione or Bardolino. You can also venture to nearby cities like Verona for a day of shopping, culture, history and even the opera from the nearby train station.

Do as the locals do and enjoy a continental breakfast in the hotel each morning. Check out the hotel's à la carte restaurant Rose & Sapori, just next door. You can book a table here locally and dine with lake views. Desenzano has lots of fantastic restaurants to choose from too, whether you're after pizza and prosecco or something more, the staff will have some excellent recommendations for you.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Free use of hotel's city bikes

Honeymoon, Birthday & Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Free nights available for summer 2022 (min 14 night stay, not combinable)

Free night available between 01 - 22 Oct 22 (min 7 night stay, not combinable)

  • No. of rooms: 62
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 8
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night is payable locally. 


Standard Rooms are about 18m² and can sleep up to two people with a double bed or twin beds. They have a modern style with large windows creating a bright and welcoming atmosphere. Facilities a balcony, air conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, hairdryer and a bath.

Superior Rooms are about 22m² and sleep up to three people with a double or twin beds and a single sofa bed. They have pool or side lake views through the trees from the balcony. 

Junior Suites are about 25m² and accommodate up to three people (extra bed is a sofa bed). They are located at the front of the hotel and have lake views through the trees from the balcony. 

Suites are around 30m² and can sleep up to four people. They're located in the tower with large windows and a balcony with amazing views of the lake through the trees. They have a bedroom with separate living area, whilrpool bathtub and a Nespresso coffee machine. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

Please note that all lake views and side lake views may be partial because of the trees. 


Adapted rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 16
  • Access ramp: No

The hotel is wheelchair accessible via the side entrance, where there are no steps. 


Desenzano combines a lakeside setting with a lively atmosphere. The centre's thriving with bars, cafés, pizzerias and an impressive pedestrianised shopping area. Mingle with the locals as you walk around the narrow streets, stopping to browse the unique items found in some of the family-run boutiques. Stroll a bit further and head uphill to the medieval castle that overlooks the town – you’ll get some of the best views of the lake from up here.

If you want to get some sun, we recommend heading to one of Desenzano’s three public beaches. There's sun loungers and parasols to rent as well as lake-view cafés where you can stop for a drink. The lakeside comes alive in the summer evenings with trendy bars welcoming tourists and locals.

What to see on a Desenzano holiday

One of the best things about Desenzano is how easy it is to get out and explore. The ferries leave regularly so popular towns like Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione are easy to get to. The town's station has regular trains to both Verona and Venice, which are perfect for day trips. But if you’ve already been or fancy escaping the crowds, we recommend heading to Padua. It’s a small, energetic city that doubles as a museum with the Basilica of St. Anthony’s extraordinary frescoes and a jumble of architecture from Gothic to Renaissance.

Discover more things to see and do on Lake Garda.

Why book a holiday to Desenzano with Inghams?

We've been working with our hotel partners in Desenzano for many years so you can be sure of the best value and a wonderful service while you're away. You're holiday is always in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

With a large ferry port and train station, you won’t run out of things to do in Desenzano. This is one the best places to stay on Lake Garda if you’ve got sightseeing on your agenda. You can travel all round the lake by ferry - head for a leisurely day to Sirmione to try their famous gelato. Or jump on a train for some city sightseeing. There’s so much to see and do in Verona or Venice. Don’t forget about the smaller cities though, they can be a real hidden gem.

There's lots to see and do in the town itself, too:

  • Desenzano’s castle looks out over the town and you get some great views over the lake from the tower entrance. You can walk around the walls here and take in the history.
  • The archaeological museum is a must-see if you’re interested in history. They’ve got a great selection of Bronze-Age artefacts. Grab a combination ticket that includes the castle to save a few euros.
  • Head to the town’s Roman villa to get an idea of how wealthy Romans used to live when they holidayed on the lakes. It was built more than 2,000 years ago and you can wander around the ruins and see the mosaics left behind. We recommend watching the short video that explains the original layout of the house.
  • See the Last Supper by Tiepolo at the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maddalena – a 16th Century church. You can’t miss it – it’s in the centre of Desenzano and it’s a great option to escape the crowds for a while.
  • The Parco Sigurta botanical gardens are just south of Desenzano but we love visiting them while we’re here. It’s a great, wide-open space where you can get back to nature.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Venice Classic from £73 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Verona from £45 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. 

Departs: Fridays

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

  • Outdoor heated with saltwater whirlpool
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge 
  • Garden
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garage (payable locally)
  • Parking

Breakfast in the hotel is a selection of fresh pastries, locally made jams, regional cheeses and meats. Enjoy fresh fruit, teas and coffee with your continental breakfast from 7am - 10.30am. Have it outside on the terrace if the weather's good. 

Located next to the hotel is the Rose & Sapori, the hotel's à la carte restaurant. It's got an exciting menu with some great choices. Enjoy dishes like scampi carpaccio, ravioli, braised beef and loads more, as well as by delicious desserts. Please note that the restaurant's open to the public so we recommend booking a table. It's closed on Mondays. 

There's a bar beside the pool where you can get drinks, snacks and light lunches from 12.30pm - 3pm. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.538635
  • Latitude: 45.47545
  • Location Description:
    • 300 metres to Desenzano's centre
    • 10 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 850 metres to the ferry point

Reviews of Hotel Villa Rosa

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per person from £719
Includes £130pp discount
Hotel Villa Rosa
Desenzano, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
01/10/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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