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Grand Hotel Gardone

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Gardone Riviera

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The Grand has been Gardone's leading hotel since the 19th century when tourism first came to the area. A true landmark hotel on Lake Garda, The Grand is handily positioned next to the ferry port and Gardone's promenade. With lofty ceilings, elegant public rooms and fine cuisine, it still reflects the atmosphere and service of a more elegant time and remains in every sense a Grand Hotel. The waiter-serviced main bar is named "Winnie's" in memory of Winston Churchill's stay.

The hotel has kept pace with change too, and the comfortable lakefront reading lounge which Mr Churchill would recognise, now has internet points and WiFi. The Grand has been renovating its guest rooms over the last few years in smart, contemporary style. All of Inghams' rooms have lake views and all but our standard rooms (Classic) have been part of the recent refurbishments.

Highlights include the lakeside heated outdoor pool and the à la carte terrace restaurant. Service levels are high and the many repeat guests love to meet the same waiters and staff year after year. They also appreciate the hotel's unbeatable position in the centre of Gardone Riviera which affords spectacular views from the many lake facing rooms and terrace areas. Visiting neighbouring towns on Lake Garda is a breeze with the next door ferry port but don't miss Gardone's botanical Heller garden or the Vittoriale.

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Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 167
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 25
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4
  • All Inghams' rooms have bath (single rooms have shower), hairdryer, bathrobes, TV, telephone, air conditioning, safe, minibar, balcony & lake view.
  • Junior suites with a seating area are available at a supplement.
  • Superior, Junior suites and single rooms have been recently refurbished. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Accessibility

Available on request

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

Hotel not suitable for wheelchair users as hotel is split across 2 levels. Some steps without access ramps throughout property.

Meals

  • Buffet breakfast with hot options
  • 4 course dinner with choice plus salad and dessert buffet
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Gardone Riviera

The Gardone Riviera, situated on the west coast of Lake Garda consists of two separate resorts: Gardone and Salò. Surrounded by lakeside mountains, the Gardone Riviera has a fantastic subtropical microclimate that brings you warm balmy summer days. Gardone is situated around a pretty harbour, and Italian history and culture can be found in abundance in this area and there are plenty immaculately kept buildings and gardens. When not distracted by the stunning mountain and lakeside views, Gardone Riviera is also home to the Heller Botanical Gardens, which houses over 2,000 different species of subtropical plants. Exploring the other lakeside towns has never been easier either, with plenty of ferries running back and forth across the lake.

Things to do in resort

Gardone Riviera restaurants and food

The number of delicious restaurants across Lake Garda and Gardone Riviera cannot be recalled- there are just simply too many! Classic Italian cooking and heritage is embodied in the food and you can expect to see delicious fresh ingredients that have been sourced locally, homemade pasta, homemade sauces and ragus, and plenty of fresh fish from the lake.

Emiliano’s Restaurant in Gardone has been tipped as being excellent and the ideal location on the lake makes it a truly special place to linger over lunch. The hotels along the lake front also serve some delicious food (Hotel du Lac, Grand Hotel Gardone and Al Valerio are tipped as being good) and you can enjoy the spectacular views from the terraces.

 

Gardone Riviera bars and wine

It’s no secret that this little corner if Italy is a haven for the wine lover. With the Bardolino bi-annual wine festival happening on the other side of the lake, and many of the delicious wines coming from the immediate area, it would be a mistake to leave the Gardone Riviera without sitting on the lakeside promenade with a drink and watching the sun slip below the mountains.

Aquolinae Bar has some absolutely excellent views and also serves as a café during the day if it’s too early for a tipple. Hotel du Lac has a fantastic lake side bar and restaurant and set slightly back from the lake front (up in the hills) sits Dai di Moro bar (on Via Ceriolo) which has some absolutely spectacular views once you reach it.

 

Gardone Riviera shopping

In the immediate area of the Gardone Riviera you will find plenty of food shops, souvenir and gift stores and some crafts here and there.

If you are looking for some proper shopping, then why not make the most of our excursions to nearby Verona and Venice? When not touring the beautiful cities, you may find some time to explore the shops selling high-end Italian fashion and leather goods like shoes, handbags and accessories.

Lake Garda is also famous for its wonderful markets that are held throughout the summer in different locations. Antique and flea markets are held regularly during the months and can be a real treasure chest for those of us who like to trawl through the old trinkets and items looking for a gem. Fresh food markets are also held regularly and you can see the wonderful colours of the locally produced fruit and vegetables of Lake Garda.

 

Gardone Riviera spas and relaxation

Situated in Colà across the lake, near Peschiera is the wonderful Villa dei Cedri Spa, which attracts plenty of visitors every year. Large outdoor lakes overlooking the beautiful Lake Garda, are kept fresh by nearby springs and warmed to a toasty 33-34°c by thermal sources from deep underground.

When not enjoying the tranquil bathing lakes, there is plenty to do at Villa dei Cedri with a grand house/hotel, winter garden glass pavilion, sunbathing in the carefully manicured gardens, massages, beauty treatments, and a wellness complex including medical fitness/therapies, biosaunas, solarium, Turkish bath, and a relax zone.

Sirmione has one of the top natural spa complexes in Europe, Aquaria, with thermal baths made with the heat that comes from deep below the lake and mountains.

Garda Thermae sits near Riva del Garda and celebrates wellness and peace of mind, body and soul. Saunas, indoor-outdoor swimming pools as well as beauty and spa packages are on offer here.

 

Gardone Riviera arts, culture and events

Throughout the summer, there is an action-packed events calendar for the Gardone Riviera and the surrounding towns of Lake Garda. Including the bi-annual Bardolino Wine Festival, Musica Riva Festival in Riva del Garda, Garda Jazz Festival (also in Riva del Garda) and more. The nearby cities of Verona and Venice are accessible through excursions organised by Inghams, and you can even venture up into the nearby Dolomite Mountains to see the breathtaking natural beauty.

There are plenty more cultural activities available for guests who stay in the Gardone Riviera which can be read about under our ‘Activity Information’ section:

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.560436
  • Latitude: 45.61869

For more information on travel and transport visit our Gardone Riviera page

Excursions

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.

Pre-Bookable for Summer 19

  • Wine Tour £48 Monday and Tuesday, half day
  • Tour of Lake Garda £48, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, full day
  • Dolomites £53, Monday & Friday, full day
  • Venice £70, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, full day
  • Venice by Night £73, Thursday, full day
  • Verona £43, Tuesday & Friday, full day
  • Verona Opera (evening Jun-Aug) see our Verona Opera page for full details

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.

Facilities

  • Outdoor heated pool and whirlpool with sun bathing terrace
  • À la carte terrace restaurant by the pool
  • Sauna, steam room and massages (payable locally)
  • 2 spacious lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Gardens
  • Lovely terraces
  • 'Winnies' bar with piano music 6 nights per week
  • Wi-Fi (Free in public areas)
  • Lift
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Turkish bath
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Garden terrace
  • Credit cards accepted

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel


Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

Special Offers

Free Night Offer: Stay 5 nights and pay for 4 nights or stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights for holidays between 12 Apr - 10 May 19 and 25 Sep - 19 Oct 19. 

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

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Grand Hotel Gardone, Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda
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