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

Rooms
  • 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.

Rooms

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.

Excursions

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

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 £70 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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: Mondays 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 £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

 

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.

Facilities

Pool

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
Meals

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.

Reviews of Grand Hotel Gardone

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£1887
per person from £629
Grand Hotel Gardone
Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda,Half Board
12/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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