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 (payable locally) - 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. The rooms have been finished 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

Honeymoon & anniversary offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

  • 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.

Cots are available on request for approx. €10 per night, payable locally. 


Pool View Rooms are about 20m² and sleep up to three people. They're decorated in a modern style and have balcony that overlooks the pool. All rooms have a bath or shower, air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar and hairdryer.

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

Superior Lake View Rooms are about 16m² and sleep two people. They have superb lake views and a large terrace.

Single Rooms are about 14m² and have a balcony with lake views. These rooms have a shower stall and are available on request, please call to book.

Family Rooms are about 22m² and sleep up to four people. They have a balcony and lake views. They're 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.

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.

  • Outdoor pool with views over Lake Garda
  • Pool towels are provided
  • Private beach (accessed via steps) 
  • Garden
  • Bike rental (payable locally)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking

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 from the à la carte menu and focuses on local ingredients.

The hotel's outdoor terrace is the perfect place for a glass of chilled Laguna wine from the bar, while watching the sun set over the Sirmione peninsula. 

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:
    • 400 metres to the centre of Sirmione
    • 400 metres to the Aquaria Spa
    • 30 metres to the lake
    • 800 metres to the ferry point
    • 1 kilometre to the nearest bus stop

Reviews of Hotel Ideal

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Total price from
per person from £804
Hotel Ideal
Sirmione, Lake Garda,Half Board
16/07/2022 - 4 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
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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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