Hotel Degli Olivi

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

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Hotel Degli Olivi's a little oasis in the centre of Garda. There are only 12 rooms so it has a really cosy atmosphere. It’s a lovely place to come back to at the end of the day, once you’ve explored Garda or taken a ferry to one of the other resorts on Lake Garda.

Tranquil gardens in Garda

The gardens are beautiful, with roses growing next to the olive and cypress trees. The conservatory looks out onto the garden, so you can enjoy the natural surroundings whilst having breakfast in the summer. There’s even an outdoor whirlpool, making it impossible not to feel relaxed. 

Access to the local spa

Whilst staying here, you’ll have free access to the Gardacqua centre. Gardacqua's a spa centre with two pools and plenty of spa facilities. It’s just a 20-minute walk away or you can jump on the free local bus.

Added value

Unlimited access to Gardacqua Waterpark & Spa Resort, with 20% discount on spa treatments all season (hotel provides voucher)

Inghams Guided Walks included from 13th May -11th Oct (excludes 16th Aug, subject to availability)

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers


The eponymous town of Garda is a sought-after summer holiday spot whether for families, friends, couples or solo travellers – but that’s nothing new. People have flocked to Lake Garda for millennia, each leaving their storied stamp; from Bronze Age rock art and Roman vineyards to Venetian villas and historic hotels. Summer holidays in Garda are all about whiling away time walking around the old town and along the promenade. But there’s still more to see beyond this sheltered bay. The rest of Lake Garda calls – as well as the cities of Venice and Verona, just a ferry and train ride away.

Family walking around Garda

Summer walking holidays in Garda embrace laid-back lakeside living. Drift along the promenade, stopping at one of the many bars for an Aperol spritz or for the young ones, a generous scoop of stracciatella gelato. We love wandering around Garda's historic town centre, with its Gothic-Venetian church and villas. Make sure to drop by the Friday market to browse stalls piled high with bottles of Bardolino wine and marbled mountain cheeses from the nearby Dolomites. Children will love trying the tasters in the different stalls- see how many types of cheese you can get your hands on; in true Italian style, the food and drink is delicious and fresh!

Sightseeing in Lake Garda: must see summer holiday sights

Garda's tree-lined promenade stretches south to Bardolino and further still to Lazise – a beautiful lakeside walk or cycle; children will love pedalling way along the lakeside. Follow it north, and and you'll find yourself in Punta San Vigilio. This scenic headland is topped with cypress trees, an historic 16th-century villa and a trattoria with tables laid out, just a pebble’s throw from the water. Mermaid Bay is just around the corner – it's one of the best summer beaches and sunset watching spots on Lake Garda, and well worth forking out a few euros for the entry fee. It's a wonderful spot for a family beach day! If you fancy giving the calf muscles a workout, make sure you climb the 6km up to La Rocca for panoramic views, it's a beautiful walk. Look out over the pin-striped vineyards and sailing boats that characterise the eastern shore of Lake Garda.  

Exploring Lake Garda by boat, bus and cable car

Buses and ferries pootle between the towns of Lake Garda all summer long. Torri del Benaco is a 10-minute ride away. Here, a museum castle that once belonged to the ruling Scaliger family exhibits local curiosities like antique olive presses and Bronze Age carvings found in Garda’s hills. Alternatively, head for the ferry port. It’s a short hop across the water to Gardone's Heller Botanical Gardens or the castle-crowned Sirmione. The further north you venture, the more mountain views there are to enjoy. Jump off in Malcesine to peruse the pretty terracotta-tiled town before hopping on the cable car up Monte Baldo. Monte Baldo is full of fantastic walking trails, where you'll find some of the best views of Lake Garda. There's a good range of trails so it's not hard to find a path that children will love just as much as adults.

V for Venice (and vineyards)

Olive groves and vineyards fill the hills behind Garda – an excellent chance to sample Bardolino's famous red wine. For a mini adventure, catch the boat to Peschiera on Lake Garda’s southern edge, where the train station offers direct services to Verona (just 20 minutes away) and Venice (a scenic 1 hour 15 minutes).

Why book a summer holiday in Garda with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Garda's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Garda. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Garda include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 12
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 3


Garden View Rooms sleep up to two people with double or twin beds. Rooms with a larger bathroom are available for a supplement.

Lake View Rooms have a balcony and face towards the lake. These rooms sleep up to three people (third bed is a single sofa bed). Please note that rooms may have restricted views of the lake due to cypress trees.

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

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • This hotel is not recommended for guests with accessibility requirements.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 200 metres to the centre of Garda and the lakeside promenade
  • 400 metres to the ferry point
  • 2 kilometres to Gardacqua waterpark & spa (free resort shuttle service available)
  • Free resort shuttle bus

Hotel Facilities

  • Free entry to Garda’s pool and spa complex Gardacqua during stay (free resort shuttle service or 20 minute walk away)
  • 20% off spa treatments at Gardacqua spa complex (payable locally)
  • Whirlpool in the garden
  • 2000m² garden dotted with olive trees
  • Conservatory
  • Free Wi-Fi

Please note that there is no night porter at this hotel.


Breakfast is a served continental buffet with a good spread of food including fruit, bread, cereal, yoghurt, cold meats and cheeses, cakes and hot and cold drinks. Eggs cooked to your liking are available on request.

The half board dinner menu is a three-course set menu of Italian dishes. There's also a lovely wine list to choose from. Both meals are taken in the dining room or the conservatory overlooking the garden.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

Gluten free and vegetarian meals are available on request. Pease let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £939
Includes £300pp discount
13/07/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Hotel Degli Olivi
Lake Garda, Garda
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