Hotel Villa Dirce

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Limone

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We love the views you get from Hotel Villa Dirce. It’s built into the cliff above the town and the views from here are incredible. Take in the fresh mountain air as you relax on the rooftop pool. Once you relax here, you’ll find it hard to leave. The centre of Limone isn’t too far away – you can walk it in 20 minutes or borrow one of the hotel’s bikes and cycle there in half the time. Make sure you’re up for the challenge of cycling back though as the hill is quite steep (we don’t recommend this hotel for people with walking difficulties).

The hotel’s gardens are well established and you can smell the lemon trees as you wonder through the resort. The rooms are fairly traditional but comfortable enough to come back to after exploring Lake Garda all day. Each of them has a balcony with amazing views of the lake. You’ll also enjoy the view from the restaurant, where you’ll have Italian favourites for dinner.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 15 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (ends 31 Mar 21)

Guests receive 10% discount off the à la carte menus at Ristorantes Bellvista, Sogno del Bencao and All'Azzurro

Free return boat trip to Malcesine or Riva per person per stay (min 7 night stay)

Honeymoon Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 52
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Twin Rooms all come with balconies and breath taking lake and mountain views. These rooms sleep up to three people. They're traditionally furnished with air-conditioning, a shower, hairdryer, fridge, satellite TV and telephone. 

Twin Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

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

Limone is one of the best resorts for hiking on Lake Garda. It’s right at the bottom of the mountain and steep, cobbled streets throughout the town lead up to some fantastic viewpoints. There’s nothing better than taking an early morning walk and enjoying uninterrupted views over the lake from your quiet vantage point. For the more serious hikers, there’s around 70 trails to choose from of varying lengths and difficulties. Grab your boots and set of early – don’t forget to take your camera!

If walking isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of reasons to pick Limone as your base. The town is beautiful with colourful buildings and vibrant lakeside promendade. During the summer the evenings come alive with live music concerts in the square. There’s also regular ferries to other towns so exploring Lake Garda is easy. Limone is filled with traditional restaurants using the lemons that grow all around. Take a visit to Limonaia Del Castel to learn about the town’s history with this citrus fruit.

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: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (full day)

Extend your day in Venice with this excursion. You’ll spend the day exploring the cobbled lanes and canals. We’ve included a lagoon boat trip that takes around an hour – you’ll get to see the Laguna islands as well as other famous spots and monuments. There is so much to see and do in the city, and with your departure time back to your hotel not until 9pm, you won't be rushed to fit them all in.

Price: from £75 per person

Departs: Wednesdays

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 and Fridays

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, Salo and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: 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

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays

 

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 hotel has an outdoor pool and sun terraces overlooking the lake, with sun loungers and umbrellas. There's an outdoor whirlpool too. 

Shuttle

  • The hotel's shuttle bus runs to and from Limone centre at fixed times in the morning and afternoon

General Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Lift
Meals

A Buffet breakfast is served each morning with a choice that includes fruit, cereals, pastries, teas and coffees. Dinner is waiter service and includes four courses: with a choice of 3 first courses, 3 second courses, plus a buffet of antipasto, salad and dessert. Early meals for children are available on request. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free meals and other spcial dietary requirements are available on request, please advise at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.805161
  • Latitude: 45.822953
  • Location Description:
    • 1.5 kilometres to Limone centre
    • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 25 minutes' walk or a short shuttle ride to the centre of resort

Reviews of Hotel Villa Dirce

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Total price from
£738
per person from £369
Includes £60pp discount
Hotel Villa Dirce
Limone, Lake Garda,Half Board
05/05/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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