Hotel Ideal

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Sirmione

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Hotel Ideal has one of the most peaceful locations in Sirmione. It’s right at the end of the peninsula with stunning gardens of olive trees and surrounded by the lake. You’ll feel you’ve found a little oasis in this busy town. Best of all, you’re still within walking distance of the centre of the resort. The ferry port is only ten minutes away and it’s a quick five-minute walk to Aquaria Spa - a fantastic thermal spa with outdoor pools and over 10,000 square metres of pure relaxation. If you don’t fancy the walk into town one day, jump on the tourist train that stops at the Roman grottoes near the hotel. It’s a fun trip for any age.

One of our favourite things to do at this hotel is simply relax by the pool. There’s plenty of loungers and olive trees provide some shade, which is very welcome in the height of summer. If you need to cool off, head for the private beach and take a swim in the lake. Breakfast and dinner at the hotel is a real treat. Apart from the incredible food, it has a lovely terrace that overlooks the lake. It’s the perfect start and end to your day. The rooms have been renovated recently and have been done in a modern style. They all have private balconies and it’s well worth upgrading to a lake view room if you can.

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

Added value

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (ends 28 Feb 21, min stay 4 nights)

  • No. of rooms: 32
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2.30 per person per night is payable locally.


Standard Rooms are decorated in a modern style and are around 20m². They have balcony that overlooks the pool. All rooms at the Hotel Ideal have a TV, tea & coffee making facilities, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

Lake View Rooms are approximately 18m² and have balcony with stunning lake views.

Superior Rooms are 16m² with superb lake views and a large terrace.

Single Rooms and Family Rooms are available on request, please call to book.

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

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.** 



The hotel’s outdoor pool is lovely. It's heated, has views over Lake Garda and is surrounded by the hotel’s peaceful gardens so you can get some shade under an olive tree. There's lots of loungers and pool towels are provided.

If you head down to the lake, there's a private beach that belongs to the hotel. The area's rocky so you might need beach shoes.

General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Restaurant Essentia is open for breakfast and dinner and has a lovely terrace that overlooks the lake. There's plenty of choice for breakfast every morning with a large buffet laid out to help yourself from. Dinner is a choice of four courses and focuses on local food.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.6049449
  • Latitude: 45.4995364
  • Location Description:
    • 400m from the centre
    • 30m from the lake
    • 800m from the ferry port
    • 1km from the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Hotel Ideal

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Total price from
per person from £634
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Ideal
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
01/05/2021 - 4 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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