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, whirlpool, 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

Early booking offer available for summer 22 (ends 30 Nov 21, not combinable)

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.

The medieval centre is just as 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.


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

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Garda for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

Verona Opera (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 Turnadot by Puccini. 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. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £68 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (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.

Price: from £77 per person Not available for summer 2021

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts 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. Then 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.

Price: from £53 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda (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, Salò and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £37 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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.

  • Large pool with a sunbathing terrace (open 7.30am - 8pm)
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Acquarmarina Wellness Centre with a sauna, steam room and whirlpool (free to use, treatments are payable locally)
  • 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
  • Fitness room
  • Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Garage (payable locally)

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

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per person from £659
Includes £40pp discount
Hotel Villa Madrina
Garda, Lake Garda,Half Board
18/05/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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