Hotel Catullo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Sirmione

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Since it first opened its doors in 1888, Hotel Catullo has been known for its excellent service and family hospitality. It’s a wonderful mix of new and old world decor with classically designed rooms, each different from the next and with antique painted furniture and modern amenities. The buildings' exterior extends to the edge of the waterfront with a private lakeside jetty that has sun loungers and parasols. It’s perfect for those who want to take a slower pace and enjoy the sunshine before taking a dip in the lake.

The restaurant is spacious and airy with French doors opening out into the garden where dinner’s served in warmer weather. The vines are woven through the overhead trellis and come to life when the sun sets with lanterns and fairy lights. You can expect excellent quality food here made fresh with local ingredients each day, and a fantastic wine list. Once a week, there’s a party for guests in the garden with live music.

With the ferry port just a short walk from the hotel, getting out to other resorts is incredibly easy, whether you want to spend the neighbouring resort of Peschiera or the medieval northernmost point of Riva. The town itself is bursting with culture, pottery cafes, bakeries and delicatessens selling locally produced olive oil, wines and of course gelato. Whilst the Hotel Catullo does not have a pool, they are close to some of the best beaches on the lake including Sirmione Beach known for its quiet surroundings and the stunning Parco Baia delle Sirene in the resort of Garda, which is just a short ferry ride away.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Free use of the hotel's bicycles

Free bottle of sparkling wine on arrival (summer 2021 holidays)

  • No. of rooms: 55
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. This charge only applies to guests age 14 and over.


Standard Twin Rooms have a traditional decor and have views over the piazza or side lake views. They can sleep up to three people with a double or twin beds and a single sofa bed. Amenities include air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and a bath with overhead shower.

Lake View Rooms have a classic finish with comfy furnishings and a private balcony overlooking the lake.

Standard Rooms for Sole Use are available on request, please call to book.

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

There are no adapted rooms at this hotel.


Sirmione really has that wow factor. It’s one of the most distinguishable resorts on Lake Garda thanks to its fairy-tale like castle. You’ll need to cross the moat to get into the historic centre – get the camera ready for some great Instagram shots here. Once you’re inside the centre is traffic free and full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars. This is one of the best places on the lake to get gelato so grab a couple of scoops as you wander round and explore. Sirmione’s peninsula is only three kilometres long so you can easily walk the whole length. The centre is always busy but has a great atmosphere. If you head to the tip of the peninsula you’ll find beaches and an old Roman Palace. Sirmione’s a spa town so make sure you spend some time relaxing in the natural thermal waters too.


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.


Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
1.00pm - 6.30pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays 
8.30am - 7.00pm
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only
6.40am - 7.50pm  
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays
8.45am - 7.20pm 
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.45am - 5.25pm 
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
9.00am - 6.10pm
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.


**Please note that 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. See terms & conditions.** 

  • Private lakeside jetty (towels are provided)
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant

An varied buffet breakfast is provided each morning with freshly baked pastries, rich local jams as well as hot options such as eggs, bacon and sausages. 

Dinner is a choice of four courses and guests can enjoy a gala dinner once per week. The onsite restaurant is full of character with a decorative mix of vintage paintings, quirky statues and trinkets. You can enjoy fresh fish dishes, ragu, gnocchi and fantastic antipasto platters.

The bar opens up onto the gardens and offers the perfect setting to watch the sun set.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.606635
  • Latitude: 45.493367
  • Location Description:
    • In the centre of Sirmione
    • 150m from the ferry port
    • 500m from the bus station

Reviews of Hotel Catullo

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Total price from
per person from £449
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Catullo
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
12/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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