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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 stellar service and family hospitality courtesy of Fabio and his wonderful team. The Catullo is a wonderful mix of new and old world decor with classically designed rooms, each different from the next and featuring antique painted furniture yet with modern amenities. The buildings' exterior extends to the edge of the waterfront with a private lakeside jetty boasting sun loungers and parasols for those who want to take a slower pace and enjoy the sunshine before taking a dip in the lake.

The onsite restaurant is spacious and airy with French doors opening out into the garden where in warmer weather dinner can be taken under the grapevines. The vines are woven through the overhead trellis' and come to life when the sun sets with lanterns and fairy lights. As well as superb cuisine made fresh with local ingredients each day, there is a fantastic wine list here chosen by the family each year with grapes from near and far offering more than ample choice. Once a week, the hotel organizes a party for guests in the garden with live music and the chance to enjoy the incredible views with a glass of Aperol to hand.

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 in close proximity 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.

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Free use of bicycles


  • No. of rooms: 55
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 3


Rooms at the Catullo are comfortable and offer great value for money in a wonderfully central location. They are decorated in traditional Italian colours so think rich hues of deep red, royal blue and gold. They pay homage to the great artists and architects of the north by incorporating floral and baroque designs into their spaces as well which makes each room one of a kind.

  • Standard room with side lake view (sleeps 2-3)the side lake view becomes more of a piazza view the further from the lake you are situated
  • Standard room with balcony and lake view (sleeps 2-3)
  • Standard twin room for sole occupancy (supplements may apply) 

Rooms are twin but hotel can be asked to make them into a double, please mention this at the time of booking.

All rooms contain the following as standard: 

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bath with shower attachment 
  • Minibar (local charges apply)
  • Satellite TV with international channels



Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Wireless internet


No adapted rooms for disabled guests

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


An vast and varied continental breakfast is provided each morning with freshly baked pastries, rich local jams as well as hot options such as eggs, bacon and sausages, this is the perfect way to start your day. 

Dinner is served in the beautiful and traditional restaurant and out in the gardens weather permitting. In the garden, romantic candlelit tables can be found under the hanging grapevines intertwined with fairy lights to give a wonderful glow. The food is all home cooked and locally sourced with fresh fish in rich sauces, homemade pasta, local cheeses and a salad bar. One night each week there is a gala evening where after dinner live music is played and aperitivos are served. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


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Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


The peninsula of Sirmione stretches out from the southern shore of Lake Garda. The entrance to the Old Town is via the bridge of the 13th Century Scaligero castle with its ‘inland dock’. The colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, restaurants and bars, but are refreshingly traffic-free. As you venture further into the peninsula, the bustling streets give way to a peaceful landscape with a luxuriant vegetation of olive trees, cypresses, laurels and magnolias. A panoramic walk along the shore takes you past bathing beaches to the tip of the peninsula where an old Roman Palace, the Grottos of Catullo, has been excavated. Or you can relax and pamper yourself in the thermal pools of the lakeside Aquaria Spa.



Things to do in resort

A panoramic walk along the shore takes you past bathing beaches to the tip of the peninsula where an old Roman Palace, the Grottos of Catullo, has been excavated. Holidays in Sirmione can also be about relaxing and pampering yourself if you choose to take in the thermal pools of the lakeside Aquaria Spa.

  • Visit to the 13th century Castle Rocca Scaligera
  • Archaelogical site Grotte di Catullo and Roman Villa
  • Visit Aquaria - Sirmiones thermal spa
  • Visits to local vineyards and wine tasting opportunities
  • Superb central location for boat trips
  • Short bus ride to Verona.


Verona Opera

Verona Opera

A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2020 programme (13 June - 5 September) with all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. A new stage design for Carmen by Bizet, there are also performances of Nabucco by Verdi, as well as Turandot by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona Opera page) and transport to & from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.606635
  • Latitude: 45.493367

For more information on travel and transport visit our Sirmione page


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 subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 


Restaurants and Bars

The onsite restaurant at the Hotel Catullo like the rest of the property is full of character with a decorative mix of vintage paintings, quirky statues and trinkets. Breakfast is served every morning in the dining room with continental and hot options to choose from all incorporating local produce where possible. 

Dinner is four courses with a selection of each and pulls influence from both the north and south of Italy. Fresh fish dishes with ragu, gnocci and fantastic antipasto platters. Be sure to make room for dessert which can range from sumptuous panna cotta to rich and creamy canolli. 

The bar in the same location opens up onto the verdant garden and offers the perfect setting to watch the sun set over the trees and listen to the water lapping at the lake shore. 


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV room
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Room service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Car parking

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Family Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Early meals available
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Catullo
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
08/07/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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