Hotel du Lac

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Gardone Riviera

  • 3

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Hotel Du Lac is known for its friendly atmosphere, and the location's fantastic too; it's directly on the lakeside promenade.

Lakeside living

Pull up a chair on the terrace, sit back and watch the world go by – that’s if you can take your eyes off the lake. This is a great spot to enjoy an ice cream from the hotel’s parlour. The ferry point is also right next to the hotel, so day trips to other resorts are easy and stress free.

Central location in Gardone

Make sure you take some time to explore Gardone too. The historic centre is beautiful and you can get to the Heller Botanical Gardens easily. When it comes to the evenings, Gardone has some fantastic restaurants to choose from. Or, you can stay at the hotel and get a 10% discount in the hotel's à la carte restaurant.

Added value

Guests receive 10% discount at the hotel's à la carte restaurant, La Terrazza du Lac (lunch and dinner)

Free entrance to Rimbalzello lakefront lido and outdoor pool from 15 May - 15 Sep 24

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

Gardone Riviera

With its cypress trees, palatial gardens and laid-back atmosphere, Gardone Riviera is one of the most peaceful spots on Lake Garda. The promenade is made for strolling and its waterfront and courtyard terraces are made for feasting – preferably on homemade pasta and freshly caught fish. Heller Botanical Garden is the most intriguing of Gardone’s many gardens, filled with sculptures by the likes of Auguste Rodin and Roy Lichtenstein. On the opposite bank lie Garda and Bardolino, best reached by the ferries that carry walkers and cyclists across the postcard-pretty waters of Lake Garda.

The relaxing riviera

Gardone Riviera offers a relaxed take on life in Lake Garda. Hours can be whiled away strolling between the lemon and cream villas of the tiny town centre, where the piazza dips down to the waterfront. Here, a flower-lined promenade opens onto panoramic lake views – and thankfully, there are lots of benches and restaurant terraces from which to admire them.

The gardens of Gardone

Royalty, politicians and theatre stars have all stayed in Gardone Riviera, funding the extravagant villas and cypress-shaded gardens that decorate the town. Heller Botanical Garden secrets away works of art amongst the 3,000-plus plant species, including sculptures by Rodin and pop art pyramids by Lichtenstein. Meanwhile, the bright facades and gardens of Vittoriale degli Italiani mask a disturbing past as the one-time home of Gabriele D’Annunzio, an Italian poet who inspired Mussolini’s fascist dictatorship. Peaceful wanders lie in the hills that shelter Gardone. Paths climb into the mountains of Alto Garda Bresciano Park, where more challenging climbs are rewarded with panoramic views over Lake Garda.

Dining with a view: lake and mountain fare

Fusion food on the promenade, seafood linguine in an 18th-century osteria, and pizzerias for pizza picnics – Gardone Riviera might be small, but it’s got some great dining options. For a treat, book a table at Lido 84. There’s a beautiful dining room and lake-view terrace, plus a menu that combines mountain and lake ingredients to create dishes like sardine risotto and wisteria-sprinkled fior di latte ice cream; and it’s all topped off with a Michelin star. Wherever you choose to eat, Bardolino is the wine of choice on most menus, pressed from grapes grown just across the water.

Venetian treasures and Shakespearean cities

With the Gardone Riviera as your starting point, Lake Garda is your oyster; thanks to the boats that connect the lakeside towns and villages. Make the short hop south to neighbouring Salo and check out the monastery museum to learn about its long history, from Roman roots to the grim years spent as Mussolini’s HQ. Alternatively, zip directly across the lake to the Venetian treasures of Garda and Bardolino, or voyage north to the mountain-backed towns of Riva del Garda – where the foothills climb up into the dramatic peaks of the Dolomites. Peschiera del Garda, in the south, is home to one of the only railway stations on Lake Garda; trains head directly to Venice and Verona.

Why book a summer holiday in the Gardone Riviera 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 the Gardone Riviera's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to the Gardone Riviera 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: 39
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Twin Rooms are about 17m² and sleep up to two people. They're decorated in a traditional style. 

Standard Twin Rooms with balcony & partial lake views are available for a supplement.

Lake View Balcony Rooms are about 17m² and sleep up to two people. They have a modern style.

Lake View Terrace Rooms are about 25m² and sleep up to two people. They have a modern style with a spacious furnished terrace and lake views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Standard Twin Rooms for sole use are also available.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Minibar

Cots are available on request.

Local fees & taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. 


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

This hotel is located on flat ground however some doors are not large enough to allow for wheelchairs.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • Central location in Gardone
  • Lakefront position
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 50 metres to the ferry point
  • 300 metres to the Rimbalzello lido
  • Free entry to the Rimbalzello lakefront lido and outdoor pool (from 15 May - 15 Sep 24)(300 metres from the hotel)
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garage (on request in advance, payable locally)

The Hotel Du Lac has an elegant restaurant that's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning with hot and cold options, freshly baked cakes, pastries and Italian coffee to get your day started. 

Terrazza Du Lac Restaurant opens up onto a spacious outdoor terrace with fantastic panoramic views of the lake. The à la carte menu offers a fusion of traditional Italian dishes, as well as international options. They also have a great selection of Italian wines (payable locally). This restaurant is open until 10pm and serves lunch on Saturday and Sunday only. It's closed on Wednesdays.

The Bar serves traditional Italian cocktails and local wines, perfect while you soak up the sunshine. Open until 11pm.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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