Hotel Poiano

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

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Hotel Poiano is on a hill on the outskirts of Garda. That means that you get to enjoy some great lake views from the gardens and pool. Upgrade your room and you can even enjoy them from the comfort of your own balcony. The grounds of the hotel are large and the rooms are located in low-rise buildings that are spread throughout the gardens. The pool is Olympic-sized, so get some laps in while you’re here. Or, just grab a sun lounger and admire the views instead! We love the hotel's spa – it has a heated saltwater pool, whirlpool and sauna. It’s not just about relaxation here though. If you want to stay active, play a game of tennis on one of six courts or hire a bicycle and explore the area.

Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room and out on the terrace when it’s sunny. Fill up before heading out for a walk along any of the hiking routes close by or down to Garda, which is about two kilometres away (a free shuttle is available too).

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

Added value

Children (max 2) under 18 years old stay free in summer 2022 when sharing a room with two adults

Family discount available for one parent travelling with up to two children under 18 between 01 May - 08 Jul & 27 Aug - 30 Oct 22

Free daily tea and biscuits from 5pm to 6pm

  • No. of rooms: 120
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 2


Two blocks divided from main building

  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of €2.50 per person per night is payable locally.


Costabella Rooms are 17m² and sleep up to three people (third bed is a single sofa bed). They have a balcony, air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and shower. These rooms are also available for sole use at a supplement. 

Panorama Rooms are also 17m² and have wonderful lake views from the balcony.

Junior Suites are incredibly spacious at 35m² and sleep up to four people (extra beds are single sofa beds). Located in the annexe, these elegant rooms have a lounge area, balcony or terrace and lake view (the view in some rooms may be restricted by trees).

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: Yes

The hotel location is at the top of the hill and a fair amount of walking is involved to reach the different blocks of the complex.


Garda is one of the most charming resorts on Lake Garda. It’s hard not to feel relaxed when you stay here. Its wide promenade is perfect for leisurely strolls. The trees lined alongside it provide a welcome shade and the views of the lake are peaceful and awe-inspiring. The promenade stretches for miles and connects to Bardolino - this makes it perfect for cyclists too.

What to see on a Garda holiday

Garda's medieval centre is really pleasant to walk around. The shops here are varied and there’s a large market every Friday. Join the locals as they shop for fresh food and find some souvenirs to take home with you. In the evenings, head back to the lakefront and pick a spot in one of the many bars here. Make yourself comfortable with an aperitivo and enjoy a bit of people watching.

There’s a ferry port with regular ferries to nearby towns so getting out and about is easy. You’re also close to Verona so try and fit in a night at the opera if you can.

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Things to Do

Things to see and do

Garda’s got good ferry links to the rest of the lake so you can explore quite a lot from here. Gardone is just across the lake and is where you’ll find the Heller Botanical Gardens – great for anyone with an interest in nature and art. You can also hop on a ferry to Sirmione and wander round the castle and historic centre.


This area’s fairly flat so if you’re looking to get your steps up with some nice lakeside walks, it’s ideal. You can walk along the promenade to nearby Bardolino quite easily. If you want a bit more of a challenge, take a walk along the six-kilometre route up La Rocca. When you get to the top you’ll get to enjoy panoramic views over the lake. We love heading here for the sunset.

Garda’s promenade is traffic free so it’s perfect for leisurely bike rides. It’s a lovely way to travel around the lake and visit nearby towns. We recommend stopping for a lakeside lunch before pedalling back. There’s lots of places in town to rent a bike from and some of our hotels offer them for free to guests.


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

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Verona Opera from £76 per person (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 Carmen by Georges Bizet. 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. Find out more about Verona Opera and view the 2022 schedule.

Price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available

Venice Classic from £69 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

Venice Special from £79 per person (full day)

Extend your day in Venice with this excursion. You’ll spend the day exploring the cobbled lanes and canals. We’ve included a lagoon boat trip that takes around an hour – you’ll get to see the Laguna islands as well as other famous spots and monuments. There is so much to see and do in the city, and with your departure time back to your hotel not until 9pm, you won't be rushed to fit them all in.

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites from £53 per person (full day)

Start 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. 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.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 per person (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, Salo and Limone.

Departs: Wednesday

Verona from £39 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: Tuesdays and 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 Olympic-sized swimming pool
  • Spa with salt water lagoon pool, Turkish bath, sauna and bio-sauna, aromatherapy showers with light and colour therapy and a herbal tea and water station open Mon - Fri 2pm to 8pm and weekends 10am to 8pm (entrance payable locally, approx. €12 per person per 3 hour session, adults only)
  • The spa is open to children under 18 from 2pm to 3pm Sun - Fri (approx. €5 per entry)
  • Activities including beach volleyball, bowls, table tennis and archery (free of charge)
  • Yoga and pilates classes, tennis and golf (payable locally)
  • Mountain bike hire (approx. €3 per hour)
  • Fitness room
  • Free shuttle to the centre of Garda between 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
Family Facilities

The hotel's supervised kid's club runs from mid May to mid September for ages 5-12 years.

  • Hotel kids club

Enjoy an American buffet breakfast and three courses for dinner with salad and dessert buffets. Once a week there is a gala dinner.

Poiano Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers Italian and international cuisine.

Gazebo Pool Bar is open during the day for light meals including pizzas, paninis and salads.

Piano Bar has views over the lake and a relaxing ambiance with live music.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Please pre advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. The hotel has no particular menu for special diets, but the hotel will propose the most suitable dish for you. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.736067
  • Latitude: 45.581938
  • Location Description:
    • 3 kilometres to resort centre
    • 3.3 kilometres to ferry departure point
    • 50 metres to nearest bus stop
    • Shop on site
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 2500 km

Reviews of Hotel Poiano

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Total price from
per person from £618
Hotel Poiano
Garda, Lake Garda,Half Board
14/09/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
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