Hotel Villa Madrina

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

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Hotel Villa Madrina is one of our favourite hotels in Garda and we’ve worked with the Tondini family for years. It has a great location – close enough to the centre that you can walk there in less than ten minutes and far enough away so that you can enjoy a peaceful holiday. Spend at least one day relaxing by the pool, which is in the hotel’s lovely gardens. There’s a bar nearby for refreshments and you can see the lake from its terrace. You can’t miss the spa either – it has a contemporary design and you’ll find a steam bath, fitness area and massage rooms there.

Inside the rest of the hotel there’s an old-world style. The rooms have lovely pieces of antique furniture and views of the lake. When it’s time for dinner, try and grab a spot by the floor-to-ceiling windows so you can carry on enjoying the views. The restaurant serves up hearty Italian dishes and the menu changes daily. After, head back to the bar for glass of local Italian wine.

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

Added value

Free nights available between 06 Apr - 27 May 22, 22 Jun - 22 Jul 22 & 17 Sep - 14 Oct 22 (min 7 night stay, not combinable))

Free weekly wine tasting

Free use of hotel's bikes

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Free guided walks three times a week (public transport/lunch not included)

  • No. of rooms: 34
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. 

Cots are available on request for approx. €15 per day, payable locally. 


Twin Rooms are about 25m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have views across the hotel's gardens towards the lake from the balcony. They've been furnished in a classic style and and facilities include air conditioning, TV, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, a bath with an overhead shower and hairdryer.

Rooms for single use are available on request, please call to book.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

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.

Discover more things to see and do on Lake Garda.

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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

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

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 (full 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: Mondays

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.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Parking garage (payable locally)
  • Large pool with a sunbathing terrace (open 7.30am - 8pm)
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Acquarmarina Wellness Centre with a sauna and steam room (free to use)
  • Free city bike rental
  • E-bike rental (payable locally)
  • Free guided walk to La Rocca (approx. 3 hours), the panoramic village of Pai (approx. 3 hours) and Monte Luppia (half day) every week
  • Yoga lesson once a week
  • Gym
  • Garden

A rich and varied continental buffet breakfast with cold meats and cheeses, freshly baked breads, cakes and pastries alongside freshly brewed coffee and fruit juices is available each morning. If you book half board, you'll get a lovely four-course dinner every evening.

The hotel's restaurant uses local produce to create regional and Mediterranean dishes. The adjoining bar opens out onto the gardens and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Each week there's a gala dinner and wine tasting accompanied by piano music. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

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

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.706048
  • Latitude: 45.580256
  • Location Description:
    • 200 metres to the centre of Garda
    • 400 metres to the ferry port
    • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Hotel Villa Madrina

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Total price from
per person from £1009
Includes £170pp discount
Hotel Villa Madrina
Garda, Lake Garda,Half Board
01/10/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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