Hotel Palme

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

  • 3

    3 Rating

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The Hotel Palme's really good value for money. It’s simple and traditional but has everything you need for a comfortable summer holiday in Lake Garda. There are two pools in the garden and a pool bar serving drinks and light snacks. The main restaurant serves tasty Italian food and there’s a bar if you're ever in need of a post-dinner nightcap.

Central location in Garda

The hotel's a great base for exploring Lake Garda. Being close to the centre of Garda makes it easy to hop on a ferry to nearby towns. You could even take the bus to nearby cities like Verona. The resort centre's around five minutes away and there are plenty of bars, shops and restaurants to enjoy. You have to check out the stunning lakeside promenade that stretches for miles. It's perfect for evening strolls.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 13th May -7th 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 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: 178
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3


Twin Rooms are around 16 - 19m² and sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a traditional style with a balcony or terrace.

Single Rooms are around 12m² and have a shared terrace.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning (July & August)
  • TV
  • Shower stall
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe

Cots are available on request for approx. €5 per day, payable locally.

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
  • The lift goes up to the third floor only and there are stairs up to the fourth floor.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 300 metres to the centre of Garda
  • 400 metres to the lake
  • 400 metres to the ferry point
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Two outdoor pools and a separate children's paddling pool (open 8am - 8pm)
  • Live music once a week in July and August
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Parking

The hotels restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. You'll have a continental buffet breakfast with freshly baked pastries, breads, cold cuts and cheeses. Omelettes can be made to order, too. Dinner is three courses with a choice of mains and a salad buffet.

The bar is open throughout the day and serves snacks and drinks; it's a great place to grab a cocktail or some wine. The lounge, is great for winding down in the evening and enjoying the garden views.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

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

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17/07/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Bristol
Hotel Palme
Lake Garda, Garda
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