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. 

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)

Rooms
  • 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.

Rooms

Standard Twin 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.

Lake View Rooms are about 25m² and have a classic finish with comfy furnishings. They have 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

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.

Excursions

Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Sirmione for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

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) Not available for summer 2021

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: Tuesdays and Thursdays

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 Not available for summer 2021

Departs: Mondays

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, Salò and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Mondays and 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 £42 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

 

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

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. 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

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Total price from
£1557
per person from £519
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Catullo
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
15/09/2021 - 3 nights
3 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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