The clear waters and pretty villages surrounding Lake Garda, Italy’s biggest lake, are perfect for relaxing by the water – or at a hotel with spectacular views. From lavish Renaissance palazzos to chic eco-friendly retreats, we’ve picked out the best la garda italy hotels with lake views, so you can spend your time here in luxury.
The L’Orangerie restaurant at the Grand Hotel Terme in Sirmione is one of the finest vantage points in town (there’s some stiff competition), with its tables spread across a terrace overlooking the lake and backed by centuries-old parkland studded with towering cypress trees. Dining options include glazed mackerel with fennel, radish and pink grapefruit, as well as halibut with pumpkin, artichoke and truffle.
Rooms at the deluxe Villa Cortine Palace Hotel aren’t as spacious as those at Grand Hotel Terme, but you’ll still get to soak up the beauty of Lake Garda in comfort. From your yellow-sunlounger-lined pool and jetty, you can see the shimmering waters of the lake stretching out into the distance. Alternatively, head to the restaurant for elevated Italian cuisine at Oseleta.
Designed as an antidote to the lakefront’s many grand old residences, the rooms at the AQVA Boutique Hotel are minimalist but stylish, with warm furniture and color pops. The coveted lakefront location means that the shoreline promenade is just steps away, and you can dine on classic Trentino dishes at the onsite Tremani Bistrot. If you’d prefer a more active vacation, the hotel has a fitness center with plenty of lake-view equipment. la garda italy hotels