Hotel Villa Madrina

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

  • 4.5

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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's in 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.

Peaceful setting on Lake Garda

Be sure to spend some time 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 room, sauna and treatment rooms.

Stylish spaces

The rooms here at the Villa Madrina have wonderful pieces of antique furniture, and with views of the lake. Come dinner time, make the most of the floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant and enjoy some hearty Italian dishes while gazing out at the lake. After dinner, head back to the bar for a night cap; try a glass of local Italian wine.

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 24 (book by 31 Mar 24, not combinable with free night offer)

Free night available for arrivals from 15th April to 25th May & 15th Sept to 12th Oct 24 (min 7 night stay)

Free hotel guided walks three times a week

Free use of hotel's bikes

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Inghams rep based in resort

Flights and airport transfers included

Exclusive to Inghams: Join up to two included walks with a professional, local guide (limited availability, pre-booking is essential)

  • No. of rooms: 34
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 3
  • Official rating: 4.5


Twin Rooms are about 25m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a sofa bed).

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

All rooms have:

  • Balcony with garden and lake views
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bath with showerhead (rooms with shower only are available on request)
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees and taxes:

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


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

The eponymous town of Garda is a sought-after holiday spot – 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 strolling 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.

Walking in Garda

Walking holidays to Garda embrace laid-back lakeside living. Drift along the promenade, stopping at one of the many bars for an Aperol spritz or a generous scoop of stracciatella gelato. The historic centre is a lovely wander too, 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.

Must-see holiday sights: Bardolino, Punta San Vigilio and La Rocca

The tree-lined promenade stretches south to Bardolino and further still to Lazise – a beautiful lakeside walk or cycle. Follow it north instead, and it’ll guide you to Punta San Vigilio. This scenic headland is topped with cypress trees, a 16th-century villa and a trattoria with tables laid out in the summer just a pebble’s throw from the water. Mermaid Bay is just around the corner – 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. If you fancy giving the calf muscles a workout, make sure you climb the 6km up to La Rocca for panoramic views. 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 the Heller Botanical Gardens and castle-crowned Sirmione. The further north you venture, the more mountainous the vistas. Jump off in Malcesine to peruse the pretty terracotta-tiled town before boarding the cable car up Monte Baldo.

V for Venice (and vineyards)

Olive groves and vineyards fill the hills behind Garda – an excellent chance to sample the famous Bardolino red within reach of its namesake town. 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.

  • Large pool with a sunbathing terrace and whirlpool (open 7.30am - 7pm)
  • Free pool towel service
  • Acquamarina Wellness Centre with a sauna and steam room (payable locally)
  • Massage and treatments (payable locally) 
  • Three free hotel guided walks a week (some walks may require payment locally for public transport and lunch)
  • Yoga once a week
  • Free city bike rental (subject to availability)
  • E-bike rental (payable locally, min 7 night stay)
  • Fitness Room 
  • Lounge Area
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities

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


You'll have a continental buffet breakfast each morning with cold meats and cheeses, breads, cakes and pastries alongside freshly brewed coffee and fruit juices. If you book half board, you'll get a four-course dinner every evening with choices.

The bar opens out onto the gardens and is the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Each week there's a gala dinner and live music. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Some dietary requirements can be catered for on request. Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.
  • 250 metres to the centre of Garda
  • 400 metres to the ferry port
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop

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per person from £779
Includes £40pp discount
01/05/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Villa Madrina
Lake Garda, Garda
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