Not far from Salò, on the shores of Garda near Brescia, the village of Gardone Riviera is renowned both for the splendid panorama of the lake and for the many initiatives that also involve historic buildings and commercial activities.
Among the perfect places for a relaxing holiday, we point out that you should visit the neoclassical Villa Alba, the Botanical Garden and the famous Vittoriale di Gardone Rivera, the residence of Gabriele d’Annunzio which can be visited every day with its museum, memories and relics of the poet.
As in the other places on Lake Garda, there is certainly no shortage of hotel facilities in Gardone, both luxurious and cheaper ones – to visit the town in maximum comfort.
If you have to choose where to sleep among the hotels in Gardone Riviera, let’s see together which ones are the most requested and appreciated. Obviously this is the result of personal choices (mine 😀 ) and completely subjective!
Hotels in the historical center of Gardone Riviera
For those who want to stay in the more central areas of the country, the hotels are diversified between the historic ones and the more recent ones – often coinciding with the differences between stars and services. To stay in Gardone, the costs for a double room, which obviously vary according to the season, are around 90-120 euros for medium categories, and around 200-300 euros for high categories and extra services.
Hotel Garda Palace Hotel
This 4-star hotel is located in the center of Gardone, offering a stay in elegant and well-equipped rooms, in addition to the common areas of the swimming pool and bar. In a historic Art Nouveau building, past and present coexist thanks to the contrasts between classic sophistication and contemporary design.
The wellness center of the Garda Palace Hotel represents a moment of total relaxation in this hotel where you will find a sauna, hydromassage tub, Turkish bath, cold well and wellness treatments.
The hotel has private parking, and also offers a bicycle rental service, in great demand in this town in the Garda area.
Hotel Monte Baldo e Villa Acquarone
On the lakefront adjacent to the historic centre, there is this 4-star hotel known for its elegance and hospitality. The overall structure is made up of both the Hotel Monte Baldo and the historic Villa Acquarone; it has gardens that surround it, a private beach, a restaurant known for the typical dishes of the Garda area and a terrace equipped with a swimming pool, sun loungers and tables.
It offers rooms equipped with all services, some in the dependance of the villa (suite) are furnished in a suggestive way with 19th century furniture and decorations. Near the hotel you will find piers and a trampoline, to enjoy the lake to the fullest, even in a central area of Gardone Riviera.
Hotel Du Lac
In the center of the town, in a panoramic position on Lake Garda opposite the port, this hotel offers simple and functional rooms for overnight stays – some with lake view. It is equipped with a bar, a veranda overlooking Benaco and a panoramic restaurant with typical local dishes to be enjoyed every day. This 3-star hotel has indoor and outdoor common areas, to put guests at ease in a friendly and welcoming environment.
The Hotel Du Lac is located in the pedestrian area, a short distance from the famous Hruska Botanical Garden, and from the Gardone golf courses. Perfect for those who want to stay in the centre, spending little and enjoying the vitality of Gardone.
Hotels in the countryside near Gardone Riviera
Hotel Villa Galeazzi
This hotel is located in Barbarano, towards Salò and offers a 4-star stay with simple but welcoming rooms, a large garden to experience the nature that surrounds the structure, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace. The Hotel Villa Galeazzi represents a solution for those looking for a place in contact with Lake Garda, not far from both the centers of Gardone and Salò. In a few minutes you will find yourself on the lakefront and on the ferry pier, from where you can leave by boat to explore Garda.
The hotel also has a private car park, and a bike rental service since the property is located in an excellent area for those who practice cycling.
Grand Hotel Fasano
An excellent 5-star service is what this one of the best hotels in Gardone Riviera offers you. It overlooks the Garda road on one side and the lakefront on the other, immersed in a park where there are two different structures, one historic from the early 19th century (the hunting lodge of the emperors, Villa Principe) and another more modern .
In addition to the swimming pool in the park, the restaurant and the terrace on the lake, for those who want even more comfort, there is a wellness center with spa in the hotel, inspired by the Roman baths that once stood in the Garda area. Here you will find beauty treatments, a Turkish bath, a Jacuzzi and a gym. The Grand Hotel Fasano is perfect for a luxury holiday on Lake Garda, in a historic and charming structure, inebriating for those who love pomp. One thing I want to point out: it’s not for all wallets.
Hotel Villa Capri
A spectacular view of Lake Garda, and well-equipped rooms, some with direct access to the garden and swimming pool, make this one of the best hotels in Gardone Riviera. Elegant both in the common areas and in the rooms with refined furniture, the Hotel Villa Capri is immersed in the nature of Lake Garda with a park of 10,000 m2, and also has an outdoor swimming pool in the garden, which overlooks the restaurant.
Breakfast is appreciated for its local products, and is served on the terrace, while the bar offers a cocktail and snack service: all the comforts and delights of a hotel between the lake and greenery.
Hotel Bella Riva
Another of the best hotels in Gardone Riviera is this 5-star hotel, located towards the beaches of Bornico in the port of Fasano, on the shores of Lake Garda. It offers a stay in a luxury structure dating back to the early twentieth century, with a large garden around it, equipped with a barbecue area and an outdoor swimming pool.
The Hotel Bella Riva has rooms and apartments in nearby Villa Mughetto – a recently renovated 20th-century historic residence. The hotel rooms, on the other hand, are full of comfort and technological innovations, sophisticated design and precious materials.
The hotel also houses a restaurant renowned for its grilled meat cuisine, and for the outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery, with a view of Lake Garda.
Cheap hotels in Gardone Riviera
In addition to the luxury hotels, abundant in the area, there are also cheaper hotels, where you do not have to give up on good services. Among the best hotels in Gardone Riviera, those of medium category have affordable prices: the average for a night’s stay in these hotels is around 80-120 euros, in a double or twin room.
In a classic and simple structure, this hotel is located right on the Gabriele D’Annunzio lakefront, surrounded by orange trees. The view of Lake Garda is spectacular from the rooms and nearby you will find an equipped beach with a swimming pool.
The kindness of the staff is always reported as a strong point of this hotel, also because the family management is given by young people with a passion for cooking and good drinking – which makes breakfasts and meals very popular with guests. Recommended for those looking for the best cheap and comfortable hotels in Gardone Riviera, the Hotel Diana is among the first.
The location near the center and on the lakefront is excellent, which is why this 3-star hotel at medium prices also offers a swimming pool in a luxuriant garden, a terrace overlooking the lake and private parking. The rooms of the Hotel Bellevue are comfortable, equipped with classic and functional furnishings, with a panoramic view. Appreciated for the courtesy of the family management and for the position, this hotel is also suggestive for the history of its residence, dating back to the end of the 19th century.
It is known to tourists given the possibility of also booking furnished apartments in its structure next to the historic hotel, with 3 beds, air conditioning and a safe.
Atelier Hotel Design
The unique style of this hotel makes it a place to stay to recommend for anyone looking for a cheap hotel in Gardone Riviera, which is also a source of well-being and relaxation.
Designed for those who love to sleep or share environments with a creative and colorful design, the Atelier Hotel Design (it defines itself as “hand-drawn”) also has hypoallergenic rooms, for every need. In addition to the continental breakfast service, you will find a bar for snacks and drinks, and a scenic terrace for panoramic views. The position? It is essentially located on the main Garda road on one side, and a few steps from the lakefront on the other.