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 2021 (min 14 night stay, not combinable)

Free nights available between 01 - 22 Oct 21 (min 7 night stay, not combinable)

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

Free night available between 01 - 20 May 22 (min 10 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.

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.


Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Desenzano for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

Verona Opera (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening. We’ve included transport to and from the arena so you won’t have to worry about a thing. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £70 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. Then there’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Price: from £53 per person Not available for summer 2021

Departs: Mondays

Tour of Lake Garda (half day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salò and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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 chareg 
  • 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

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per person from £559
Includes £30pp discount
Hotel Villa Rosa
Desenzano, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
04/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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