Hotel Garden

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

  • 4.5

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Hotel Garden has a central location but it still feels tranquil and secluded. This hotel is very popular with Inghams guests and people return year after year to soak up its relaxing atmosphere. The Zermini family have owned the hotel since 1969 and they love chatting to guests!

Fantastic location near central Garda

The ferry port's close by so it's easy and stress free to check out other resorts on the lake. It’s only 150 metres from the lakefront where there are lively bars and restaurants. The hotel’s set in beautiful gardens, so you’ll hardly know you’re in central Garda. We love relaxing by the pool, which has plenty of space for spreading out and stunning lake views.

Great for activities & walking

The hotel has plenty of walking right on it's doorstep and offers lots of opportunities to get active while you're away. The hotel has city bikes that are free for guests to use and there's an outdoor and an indoor gym. You’ll also find four tennis courts in the grounds (payable locally) so don’t forget to pack your racket for a game or two.

Elegant interiors

The décor is elegant yet traditional and the facilities are excellent. Think comfy sofas in the lobby and antique pieces that have been collected by the family over the years. Each room has a private balcony and lake views are available for a supplement.

Added value

Early booking offer available for arrivals between 13 Jul-31 Aug & 2nd-13th Oct 24(book by 31 Mar 24, not combinable with free nights offer)

Free nights available for summer 24 arrivals between 15 Jun - 31 Aug 24 (standard room types only, min 7 night stay)

Free nights available for summer 24 arrivals between 01-24 May & 21 Sep-12 Oct 24 (all room types)

Three half day guided excursions provided by the hotel between 1-14 May & 20 Sep - 15 Oct 24

Free use of hotel's bikes

Honeymoon, anniversary & birthday offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine (celebrated during stay, please advise in advance)

Lunch Voucher: €20 per person to use for lunch at the hotel for summer 24 (excludes drinks)

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: 36
  • No. of floors: 2
  • Official rating: 4.5


Twin Rooms sleep up to three people (third bed is a single sofa bed) and have a shower.

Side Lake View Rooms sleep two people and have a partial views of the lake. They have a bath or a shower.

Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people (third bed is a single sofa bed). They have a shower.

Twin rooms for sole use are also available and have a shower.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Cots are available on request for approx. €10 per day, payable locally.

Local fees & taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • The hotel can be accessed via ramp, and through the restaurant area

Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 150 metres to the centre of Garda
  • 200 metres to the lakefront
  • 200 metres to the ferry point
  • 300 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Large outdoor pool (open 8am - 8pm)
  • Massages available (payable locally)
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Four clay tennis courts (payable locally) 
  • Tennis lessons (payable locally)
  • 2500m² of tranquil garden area 
  • Outdoor & Indoor Gym (charges may apply) 
  • Onsite reading and relaxation room
  • Free bike hire (subject to availability)
  • E-bike hire available (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking garage (payable locally)

A continental breakfast is served each morning from 7.30am to 10am. A selection of yogurts, pastries, jams, fruit, cold meats and cheeses are on offer. Hot options such as eggs and omelettes are also available.

If you're peckish during the day, the hotel also offers a light lunch on the sun terrace (payable locally).

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.

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