A symphony of lake and mountain, azure waters and charming villages – Lake Garda has long been a magnet for holidaymakers. Our Guru’s pick of luxury hotel lake garda spans traditional villas with decorations to impress Tzars and contemporary offerings chic enough for James Bond (who’s been known to swing by in this or that high-powered sports car).
There’s no shortage of luxury hotels on the shores of this gorgeous destination, with plenty of 5-star opulence – and stunning views – to be enjoyed. Take the hotel where the outdoor infinity pool merges with the horizon, for example. It’s a place to watch the sunset over the azure water, or to unwind in the spa before enjoying a candlelit dinner with the lake as your backdrop.
And when it’s time to eat, there’s an on-site restaurant where sustainability and elegance meet, too. Guests can enjoy local flavors harvested from the nearby lake and served by chefs who know how to bring out the best in their ingredients.
Alternatively, you could stay at a boutique hotel that’s made its name on forward-thinking sustainability. Designed to blend into the landscape of the area, this lakeside retreat is built from natural stone, has organic gardens and even its own energy centre that generates power through biomass, cogeneration and solar panels – reducing its carbon footprint.
You can choose to dine with the lake as your backdrop at La Limonaia or, if you’d prefer something more laidback, relax by the pool and indulge in a drink at the bar. Either way, you’ll wake up to a view that makes you feel like royalty. luxury hotel lake garda