Hotel Gardenia al Lago is a charming small -family-owned and operated- hotel right in the small village of Gargnano on the “Lemon Riviera” side of Lake Garda. Be delighted by the classic 1920’s flair of this villa, once the holiday home of the current owners.
Jasmine-cented gardens full of olive, lemon and palm trees gives direct access to the lake, said to be one of the cleanest in Italy. You can swim right off the ladder or enjoy the beach chairs, sun beds and beach umbrellas from the “Lido dei Limoni” Beach & Bar, only 200 meters far from the hotel. It is also possible to rent paddle boats, kayaks and bicycles. The hotel’s lemon greenhouse has been restored and offers a guided walk to know about the area’s citrus growing.
Wheater permitting, lunch and dine under the trees in the garden overlooking the beautiful lake and impressive Monte Baldo on the other side. Breakfast is served in the dining room with its panoramic look-out point. The hotel produces its own extra vergin olive oil, lemon liqueur and bitter orange and lemon marmalades. In the historic cellar, wine tastings with wines from the Lake Garda area and various italian region are organized.
There is a bar, a reading room and a salon, where you will find an early 1900’s piano built by the family and still in use today.
Peace and quiet characterize the airconditioned rooms at Gardenia al Lago. Most of them renovated with distinctive Belle Epoque furniture, exquisite floor tiles, French windows and Edwardian bathrooms. Most have balconies and terraces overlooking the blue of the lake or the green of the gardens. Facilities include a TV, a safe and a hairdryer. Some rooms are more functional and awaiting regeneration, but at an attractive rate.
• 25 rooms ✅ free WiFi throughout and use of computer in the reception area • (limited) parking • tour desk • wedding arrangements • beach towels provided • wellness room for beauty treatments and massages
Your hosts: Giorgio, Valerio & Andrea Arosio