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 it only takes ten minutes to walk to the port and 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.

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

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Standard Rooms are classically furnished and have views over the back of the hotel or side streets. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, hairdryer and a shower.

Standard Lake View Rooms have great views over the harbour. 

Junior Suites are in the annex (accessed by internal stairs and a lift). They can sleep up to two people and have a kitchenette with hob, microwave, fridge and coffee maker.

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

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

There are five steps up to the hotel lift. 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!

Facilities
  • Restaurant and pizzeria
  • Bar
  • Ground floor terrace) 
  • Free WiFi
Meals

Guests of Hotel Ambra can enjoy a buffet breakfast with hot and cold options and a traditional dinner with three courses, a glass of wine and a bottle of water.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.048038
  • Latitude: 45.660285

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Total price from
£898
per person from £449
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Ambra
Lake Iseo, Half Board
16/06/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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