Perched on the western shores of Lake Garda, the Grand Hotel Gardone is more than just a spectacular hotel, it is in fact a landmark. Known for its popularity amongst politicians, Hollywood stars and Royals, The Grand embodies a long lost sense of opulence and grandeur in this verdant and affluent region. Located just off the town square of Barbarano and within stone's throw of the ferry port, this is the perfect base for getting out and about to other resorts, whether it be up to the cobbled streets and looming castles of Malcesine or down to the beaches of Peschiera.
The decor of the hotel is typical of the early 19th century with crystal chandeliers and marble scattered throughout its halls. Guest rooms are elegant and expertly combine traditional features with modern amenities. Some of the best cocktails on the lake can be found at the hotel’s ‘Winnie's Bar’, which is affectionately named after former frequent guest Winston Churchill. Enjoy al fresco dining at the Lemon Tree restaurant, which is renowned for its culinary achievements. Think rich breakfast buffets and sumptuous evening meals of freshly made gnocchi, abundant antipasti platters, rich meats and locally sourced fish all complemented by fine wines and aperitifs.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach.