Grand Hotel Gardone

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Gardone Riviera

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Grand Hotel Gardone is a landmark hotel and stretches out along the lake. It’s been welcoming guests since 1884 including politicians, Hollywood stars and even royalty. You can see its history as you walk down the halls – keep an eye out for the pictures that show the hotel when it had just opened.

The hotel is as grand as you would expect. High ceilings have crystal chandeliers and there’s marble throughout the hallways. The bar is one of the most opulent that we’ve been in and has live piano music most nights. It’s named after Winston Churchill, who used to love relaxing here with a cigar and a glass of Pol Roger, his favourite champagne. The rooms have a more comfortable elegance and some have been refurbished in a modern style. Whichever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy lake views from your balcony.

The outside areas of the hotel are even more spectacular than the inside. The wide terrace is right on the lakefront. Pull up a chair here and order a drink – you’ll want to stay all day. Take a swim in the heated pool or head to the sunbathing terrace to top up your tan. A poolside attendant will make sure you have everything you need. When you want to explore, Gardone’s historic centre is right on the doorstep and Heller Botanical Gardens are close by too. The hotel can organise activities like cycling, tennis and boat hire. Head back here for dinner and enjoy gourmet food on the terrace. Make sure you ask the sommelier for their wine recommendations too.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Free nights available between 01 Apr - 18 May 21 and 25 Sep - 16 Oct 21 (min stay 5 nights)

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (ends 31 Jan 21, not combinable)

Free nights available between 07 Apr - 14 May 21 and 25 Sep - 16 Oct 21 (min stay 7 nights)

Honeymoon & anniversary offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 164
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 25
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax of €2 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel.


Classic Rooms can sleep up to two people and measure 20m². Finished in a traditional style, these comfy rooms boast lake views from the balcony, air conditioning from May to September (weather dependent), TV, free wifi, minibar, safe, hairdryer and a bath with overhead shower.

Superior Rooms can sleep up to three people and have a more contemporary style and impressive lake views from the balcony.

Junior Suites are 30m² and can sleep up to three people. They have a lovely seating area and elegant furnishings. A private balcony overlooks the lake.

Single Rooms are available with a lake view and balcony.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

This hotel not suitable for wheelchair users as hotel is split across two levels and there are some steps without access ramps throughout property.

Gardone Riviera

Gardone Riviera is one of the most elegant places on Lake Garda. This is where you’ll find boutique stores, artisan gelaterias and tree- and flower-lined promenades with plenty of places to take a seat and enjoy the lake views. There’s a very sophisticated feel here. Think grand villas, historic buildings and baroque piazzas.

This resort is perfect if you enjoy gardens. The Heller Botanical Gardens are close by and they have over 2,000 species of tropical plants and flowers. It’s a fantastic day out, you can easily spend hours wandering through the grounds.


FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
12.05pm - 7.30pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays
7.30am - 6.00pm
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only
7.10am - 7.30pm 
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays 
7.50am - 8.15pm
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
8.50am - 6.20pm 
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

**Please note that 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. See terms & conditions.** 



The large outdoor pool at the Grand Hotel looks out over the lake and has plenty of sun loungers on which to relax and a whirlpool. Pool towels are provided.

General Facilities

  • Turkish bath
  • Massage and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Free wifi
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Whirlpool (outdoor)
  • Restaurant
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

A rich and varied breakfast buffet is served in the grand dining room between 7.30am and 10.30am. Fresh pastries, breads and cakes baked on site are accompanied by fresh fruit, yogurts, cold cuts, cheese and hot options along with fresh coffee. 

Grand Hotel Restaurant has a wonderful location on the edge of Lake Garda and offers Italian and international cuisine. Guests on half board will eat here with a choice of four courses and an extensive salad buffet. Dinner is served from 7pm - 9.30pm.

Il Giardino dei Limoni has an a la carte menu that celebrates seasonal produce and over 100 labels of wine to complement your dish. It's location beside the pool means that you can enjoy lake views as you dine here for lunch or dinner (payable locally).

Winnie's Pool Bar is open from 10am to 6pm during high season and offers refreshments and light lunches between 12pm and 3pm.

Winnie's Piano Bar offers live music six evenings and overlooks the lake, Winnie's was affectionately named after Winston Churchill who frequented the Grand Hotel throughout his twilight years. The bar staff are trained in cocktail making to a silver standard and there is nothing quite like enjoying a Vesper Martini on the terrace as the sun sets. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.560436
  • Latitude: 45.61869
  • Location Description:

    On the shore of Lake Garda with a private promenade. Next to the ferry departure point.

For more information on travel and transport visit our Grand Hotel Gardone page

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Grand Hotel Gardone
Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda,Half Board
12/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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