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 between 22 Aug - 25 Oct 20 (min stay 7 nights)

  • No. of rooms: 57
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Official rating: 4


Superior Rooms sleep up to three people and have been renovated in a modern style. Facilities include air conditioning, kettle, TV with English channels, safe and free WiFi. Superior Rooms with a balcony and lake views are available for a supplement.

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

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

Lake Orta is one of Italy’s lesser known lakes and lies to the west of Lake Maggiore. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’.

The small town and the famous island, Isola San Giulio with its famous monastery, are largely traffic-free and lined with little cafés and restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere truly Italian but with a slower pace of life than ritzier Como or Maggiore, you can do no better than come to Orta.

Please note: Inghams will be operating a Telephone Rep service in Lake Orta for summer 2020.



  • 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.


  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lakeside sun bathing platform
  • Watersports available (payable locally)
  • Shuttle service to Orta San Giulio (payable locally)
  • Free WiFi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

A continental buffet breakfast is served each morning.

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 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

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Giardinetto page

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Hotel Giardinetto
Lake Orta, Half Board
21/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Edinburgh
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