Hotel Ambra

  • Italy, Lake Iseo

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We love Hotel Ambra for its authenticity. This is a family-run place on one of Italy’s lesser known lakes, which means you’ll be away from the usual tourist trail and everything just feels more relaxed. There’s plenty to see and do in the area and the hotel’s location makes it easy to get out and explore. The town’s main piazza is close by so you can head here for some food or a drink. The lakefront location is great for watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour, and its right by the port where you can grab a boat to Monte Isola, the largest lake island in Europe with a charming pedestrianised town. We love having lunch here in one of the little lakefront trattorias.

The hotel’s décor is traditional and the food is very enjoyable. A big breakfast will set you up for the day with hot and cold options at the buffet. In the evenings, the menu is focused on local food so you’ll get to try out some Italian dishes. The best feature of the hotel is its staff – they’re incredibly friendly and welcoming. If you’re a keen walker, speak to them and get some ideas of what routes to do around the lake. We love the ones that take you past the famous Franciacorta wineries. It’s the perfect excuse to stop for a rest and drink some bubbles.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach from Verona airport.

  • No. of rooms: 29
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 3


The annexe building, where the La Quadra Junior Suites are located, can be accessed via the main square. 

  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €1 per person per night is payable locally.

Cots are available on request locally for approx. €10 per day. 


Standard Rooms are classically furnished and are located towards the back of the hotel. These rooms sleep two people with a double or twin beds and a third pull down bed is available on request for children up to the age of 16. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, hairdryer and a shower.

Standard Lake View Rooms have a balcony with two chairs and a table providing the perfect place to relax and enjoy the harbour views. 

La Quadra Junior Suites are in the annex about 50 metres from the main hotel building, accessed via Iseo's main square. They can sleep up to two people with a double bed and have been nicely renovated to feel fresh and modern. They have a kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and coffee maker.

Single Rooms are smaller than the doubles. They're located towards the rear of the hotel and are a great choice for solo travellers.  

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 1
  • Access ramp: No

There are five steps up to the hotel lift, so this hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties. The hotel is on flat ground in the centre of Iseo town.

Lake Iseo

Forget Prosecco, it’s all about Franciacorta DOCG sparkling wine on Lake Iseo! The Franciacorta region towards the south of the lake is marbled with family run vineyards, so you won’t struggle to find a beautiful spot to enjoy a glass yourself. There’s lots of great cycle routes in the area. Our favourites are the ‘wine routes’ – hire an e-bike and set off through the vineyards. You can even schedule in tastings as you go.

The main town of Iseo is on the lake’s south shore. You’ll get an instant feel for its medieval origins, from the street patterns, arcaded shopping areas and peaceful squares, centred around Piazza Garibaldi. Do as the locals do and head to the Friday market here or find a sunny terrace to sit at, outside a café. Lake Iseo’s most striking feature is Monte Isola, the largest inhabited lake island in Europe, home to eleven small communities and it's virtually traffic free, except for the public bus. We loved taking a stroll and finding local Trattoria’s to stop at for lunch - complete with red checked table cloths and delicious homemade food. Ferries run regularly from Iseo and Sulzano, so it’s easy to hop between the lake’s towns and the Island.  

There’s some lovely gentle walks around, too. Like through the Torbiere del Sebino Natural Reserve beside Iseo town. The lakeside wetland is a mecca for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts – so don’t forget your binoculars!

  • Ground floor terrace 
  • Free Wi-Fi

Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning with a choice of cereals, pastries, cakes, cheeses and cold cuts as well as hot options like scrambled eggs and bacon. All accompanied by teas, coffee and fruit juices. 

Dinner can be enjoyed indoors in the restaurant or outside on the terrace. Half board includes three courses, where you'll have a choice of first and second courses and a desert. It also includes a glass of wine and coffee each evening. If you would like to try anything from the a la carte menu it is possible to do so for a supplement (payable locally). 

The hotel's restaurant and pizzeria is located on the ground floor. They're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving tasty pizzas, pasta dishes, seafood and fresh fish from the lake. 

In the summer the outdoor terrace is a lovely place to enjoy the harbour views over coffee or a drink. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.048038
  • Latitude: 45.660285
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Iseo
    • 150 metres to Iseo ferry port 
    • 450 metres to Iseo train station

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Hotel Ambra
Lake Iseo, Half Board
11/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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