Hotel Giardinetto

  • Italy, Lake Orta

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Hotel Giardinetto is the ultimate ‘home away from home’. It’s been run by the same family since 1930 and they know how to treat their guests well. You’ll get a lovely warm welcome when you arrive and service with a smile throughout your holiday. The location is excellent too. It’s on the edge of the lake, just outside Pettenasco, so you’re guaranteed lake views and peace and quiet. A ferry stops at the hotel twice a day to connect you to Orta San Giulio (payable locally) – a charming pedestrianised town with lovely shops and some great restaurants where you can get lunch.

There’s a nice lakeside jetty at the hotel where you can do some sunbathing or jump straight into the lake for a swim. The pool’s close to the lake too so you can still enjoy the views while getting in some laps. The best views, though, have to be from the rooftop bar. Order a glass of wine and take a seat at the edge for uninterrupted views. The bar’s normally open from Thursday to Tuesday. In the evenings, you’ll really appreciate the quiet surroundings of the hotel. Enjoy a great dinner at the lakeside restaurant before heading to your modern room for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 2021 (min 7 night stay)

  • No. of rooms: 57
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 4


Double Rooms sleep up to three people. Facilities include air conditioning, TV with English channels, safe, minibar, hairdryer and free WiFi. The rooms have all been renovated in a chic modern style. 

Standard Double Rooms sleep up to three people and have stunning lake views from the furnished balcony.

Superior Double Rooms have a balcony and lake views and are more spacious. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 4
  • Access ramp: Yes
Lake Orta

Join the likes of Lord Byron and the countless writers and poets who’ve come here, to Lake Orta, to enjoy its peace and tranquillity in the foothills of the snow covered Alps. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’ and we’d have to agree. Hazy horizons and shady shores make it the best place for a relaxing retreat, where you can enjoy the slow pace of life.

The lake may be lesser known than its larger counterpart, Lake Maggiore to the east, but we see that as a real bonus! The main town of Orta San Giulio is built on the slopes of a peninsula that juts out into the lake opposite the idyllic Isola San Gulio – you can catch a boat across to it from the square to see for yourself. But back in town enjoy the romantic atmosphere, quiet cobblestone streets, picturesque little squares and pastel palazzi that overlook the lake. The local trattorias and cafés are something quite special too – where you’ll find all the home-made cakes and mouth-watering food that you’d hope for when you come to Italy – they have a really authentic feel.



  • Stresa from £38, Monday, full day - Visit the elegant resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore
  • Milan from £46, Friday, full day - Visit the Sforza Castle, the spectacular Galleria and Gothic Duomo (cathedral). City guide included. Free time for shopping or La Scala visit
  • Macugnaga from £34, Saturday, half day - Mountain village visit and optional cable-car
  • Ascona and Cannobbio from £34, Thursday, half day - Combines Swiss Ascona and lakeside Cannobio

All excursions (except Stresa) start from Stresa and above prices do not include taxi transfer from Lake Orta (approx €20 to €50 per person).

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.



Pools & Beaches

The heated outdoor swimming pool has views across the lake and is surrounded by a terrace. The hotel provide pool towels free of charge. There is a bathing platform beside the lake with sun loungers available. 


From the hotel you can hire equipment for various different water sports including: pedalos stand up paddle boards, and canoes. All payable locally.

General Facilities

  • Shuttle service to Orta San Giulio (payable locally)
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning.

If you opt for half board you'll be served a four course meal each evening with choices. 

The hotel’s lakeside restaurant serves up delicious cuisine alongside beautiful views of Lake Orta. You can eat in the  dining room or on the outside terrace and enjoy local dishes that have been carefully prepared with fresh produce.

The hotel’s bar is open all day and you can enjoy a vast selection of Italian and International beers, wines, spirits and cocktails.

The rooftop bar is open in the evenings (June to mid September) from Thursday to Tuesday and offers lovely vies alongside refreshing drinks (it's sometimes closed for private functions).

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.402107
  • Latitude: 45.822006

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