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 décor with classically designed rooms, antique furniture and modern amenities. The building's exterior extends right to the waterfront where there's a private lakeside jetty. It’s the perfect place to relax and take a dip in the lake. We love the restaurant here, it's spacious and airy with French doors opening out into the garden. You can eat dinner out here in warmer weather. Expect excellent quality food made fresh with local ingredients and a fantastic wine list.

The ferry port's just a short walk from the hotel so getting out to other resorts is incredibly easy. Sirmione itself is bursting with culture, pottery cafés and delicatessens selling locally produced olive oil, wines and gelato. The hotel's also close to some of the best beaches on the lake including Sirmione Beach, which is 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 city bikes

  • 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 Rooms are about 20m² and have a traditional décor.  They have views over the piazza or side lake views and 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. These rooms are also available for sole use.

Lake View Rooms are about 25m² and have a classic finish with comfy furnishings. They have a private balcony overlooking the lake.

  • 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.

What to see on a Sirmione holiday

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.

Why book a holiday to Sirmione with Inghams?

All of our hotels have a fantastic location in Sirmione, meaning the centre and the town's activities are within walking distance. We've got some great partnerships here so you can be sure of a good value holiday. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.

Things to Do

Things to see and do

The town has a rich history so there’s lots to see and do. Grotte di Catullo are fascinating Roman ruins at the tip of the peninsula. It’s easy to get to other resorts on the lake too as ferries run all day from the central port. Jump on the bus, and you can be in Verona in under an hour. It’s a great city to walk around – it’s compact size means you can see all the sights in one day, too!

Sirmione’s been known for its healing thermal waters since the Roman times and there’s plenty of places to enjoy them on the tiny peninsula. Aquaria’s our go-to place when we need to relax - it has the biggest pools and over 10,000 square metres to chill out in.

Food & wine

You can't leave Sirmione without having a scoop of gelato. There's plenty of gelateria in the pedestrianised centre, so pick out your favourite flavour (or two!) and enjoy as you wander around. When it's time for lunch or dinner, head for Piazza Carducci where you'll be spoilt for choice.


Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Venice Classic from £73 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the 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  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Verona from £45 per person (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. 

Departs: Fridays

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.

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

A varied buffet breakfast is provided each morning with freshly baked pastries, local jams and hot options including eggs, bacon and sausages. 

Dinner is a choice of four courses. The onsite restaurant is full of character with a decorative mix of vintage paintings, quirky statues and trinkets. You can enjoy fresh fish dishes and platefuls of pasta.

The bar opens up onto the gardens and it's a great place 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 £639
Hotel Catullo
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
06/07/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Newcastle
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