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.

Relaxing 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 interiors

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.

The Hotel Villa Madrina is adults only and only accommodates guests from the age of 13 onwards.

Added value

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 Guided Walks included from 13th May -11th 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 Lake 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: 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 €2.50 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. 

  • 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
  • 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

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.

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16/10/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
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Hotel Villa Madrina
Lake Garda, Garda
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