Poiano Apartments

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Garda

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Poiano Apartments are a great choice if you’re looking for an active holiday in Garda.

Great for active families

This large resort has everything you could want including an Olympic-sized pool, children’s pool, tennis, yoga classes, archery and pool tables (some activities are payable locally). Hire a bike and cycle down to the lake or pick a spot in the lovely Mediterranean gardens and relax.

Space for running (or walking) around

The apartments are spread across the grounds and have lots of space with one or two bedrooms, a living room and kitchenette. We love looking out over the gardens from the private balconies or terraces. For those wanting to get out and about, you can walk to the lakeside and town centre in around half an hour or take the free shuttle which runs at set times throughout the day from the Poiano Village.

Added value

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: 160
  • No. of buildings: 5
  • No. of floors: 3


Apartments are located in separate buildings that are at least 200 meters away from the main hotel.

  • Official rating: 3


One Bedroom Apartments are around 40m² and sleep up to four people (extra beds are single sofa beds). Apartments with a lake view are available for a supplement.

Two Bedroom Apartments are around 50m² and sleep up to six people. They have one bedroom with a double bed, one with single beds or bunk beds and two single sofa beds. Apartments with a lake view are available for a supplement.

All apartments have:

  • Kitchen with a four gas ring stove, fridge, microwave, kettle
  • Air-conditioning (available from the beginning of June to mid-September, at the discretion of the hotels management)
  • Lounge/seating area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • TV
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe (available for a charge of €2 per day, payable locally)

Cots are available on request for approx. €4 per day, payable locally

General Information

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

For guests staying 7 nights or more, a free change of linen and towels will be provided once during your stay. Any further changes or requests will incur a local charge (approx. €10 per person per day for linen, approx. €5 per person per day for towels). There is a launderette on site for clothes and linen (payable locally). At the end of your stay, the hotel kindly requests that any waste bags are removed from the rooms and kitchen. 

Local fees & taxes

  • A resort tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night (payable locally)
  • €200 deposit per apartment payable on arrival by credit card


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • Some properties do not have a lift and only have stairs leading to the upper floors.
  • There is a steep walk from the pool area to the apartments.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • 3 kilometres to the centre of Garda
  • 3.3 kilometres to the ferry departure point
  • 200 metres to nearest bus stop
  • Food shop on site
  • Free shuttle to the centre of Garda between 10am - 1pm and 5pm - 8pm
  • Outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool (open from 9am)
  • 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. €15 per person per 3 hour session, adults only)
  • Pool towel service (one free towel provided, for extra towels an extra charge may apply, payable locally)
  • Tennis court (courts cost approx.€15 per hour, racket hire costs approx.€6, payable locally)
  • 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)
  • Padel tennis (approx. €40 per 1.5 hours use)
  • Golf academy with tuition and equipment hire available (bookable and payable locally)
  • Yoga and pilates classes (payable locally)
  • Free daily activity programme and junior club for children aged 5 - 12 years old (mid-May to mid- Sept)
  • Bike hire (approx. €3 per hour)
  • Fitness room
  • Daily cleaning service available (approx. €20 per hour, bookable and payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking

For guests staying on a self-catering basis, the kitchens in the apartments are equipped with a four-ring gas stove, microwave and fridge. There's a supermarket a short bus ride away or you can walk there in around 20 minutes.

For those on bed and breakfast or half board you'll eat at the nearby Hotel Poiano. There's a varied buffet breakfast with hot and cold options and for dinner you can expect a three-course dinner with a choice. On Saturdays dinner will be served buffet style.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking. The hotel has no particular menu for special diets, but the they will suggest the most suitable dish for you. 

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per person from £489
Includes £400pp discount
08/06/2024 - 7 nights
4 adults
From Edinburgh
Self Catering
Poiano Apartments
Lake Garda, Garda
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