Set on the edge of the pale emerald Lake Garda, the historic Hotel Bella Riva's name, translated as "beautiful shore," highlights the crowning jewel of the location. Yet, the 5-star Lake Garda luxury hotel offers much more than unobstructed lake views and easy access to the energizing waters of Lake Garda. The renovated hotel's classical architecture, eclectic art, dazzling chandeliers, sleek rooms, pristine grounds, and modern amenities successfully marries the natural world and the best of the modern age. All 23 of the boutique hotel's guest rooms are stylish, tastefully decorated and airy. Choose a room with a balcony, or the Junior Suite with a terrace, to fully appreciate the full expanse of the lake and its surroundings. A peaceful oasis, in an active area, guests can relax to the sounds of incoming waves, hourly church bells and bird songs either in the garden or with a cold strawberry bellini beside the warm infinity pool. A ferry ride away, amble around farmers markets, where an assortment of savory cheeses, charcuterie and sun-ripened fruit can be enjoyed. Take a dip in the star attraction - Lake Garda - then warm yourself under the afternoon sun. Spectacular views are de rigueur at Hotel Bella Riva, but in the evening, request a corner table on the terrace, order a crisp martini, and salute the sun retreating beyond the lake's horizon.
Optimally situated on the banks of Lake Garda, the 4-star Hotel Villa Rosa Desenzano captures guests hearts at first sight. However, the hotel offers much more than a gorgeous neo-classical façade and an ideal location. Professional staff, fashionable decor, and, modern facilities ensure that guests will only fall more deeply in love with the luxurious Lake Garda's Hotel Villa Rosa Desenzano, as time progresses. Guest rooms are immaculate and spacious, with beds so comfortable that it's almost a struggle to rise. Almost. A generous breakfast, waiting poolside sunbeds, tranquil beach area, and the historic town of Desenzano del Garda are the magnetic pull upward to begin each marvelous day. Guests can choose various activities: energizing the body while swimming Lake Garda, working out at the 24-hour gym, or lounging for hours, under parasols, at the pool. Within walking distance of the center of town and a beach, guests can alternately choose to while away hours sightseeing, souvenir shopping, enjoying a frothy cappuccino, or frolicking lakeside. To end a golden day, dine al fresco on the hotel's terrace and relish the views of the sun burnishing Lake Garda.
Hotel Corte Valier provides travelers with the best of both worlds: stunning nature at the very heart of the wonderful town of Lazise. A newcomer to the world of luxury hotels, the 4-star Hotel Corte Valier, with its idyllic setting and superb facilities, promises to be a front-runner for years to come. Situated on Lake Garda's shores, the luxury hotel boasts spacious rooms, an inviting spa, an exquisite fine-dining experience, and striking natural views from every window. Choose a lake-view room and watch the morning sun change the hues of the ever-changing Lake Garda or close your eyes and be seduced by the scent of jasmine that floats above the air - everywhere. Romantic days can be spent lounging poolside on comfortable sunbeds, enjoying the gentle vibrations of jet streams in the jacuzzi, or strolling around the modern hotel's manicured gardens. Within walking distance, Lasize's narrow streets of restaurants, bars, boutiques and shops await. Travel a little further by car, and admire the architecture and history of the famed Malcesine Castle. As lovely as sightseeing can be, hurry back to the hotel's rooftop bar for the unbeatable view of the sun streaking the sky as it slowly disappears behind Lake Garda.
Belfiore Park Hotel is a fantastical dream that you'll wish to never wake from. In the heart of Brenzone sul Garda, the fanciful, candy-colored industry-awarded hotel delights on every level. Situated on the shores of a private beach, the 4-star hotel provides guests with panoramic sea and lake views. Guest rooms are spacious, tastefully-decorated and outfitted with modern amenities. The Junior Suite la Villa, directly on the beach, and with a private garden, provides unforgettable views. An upscale, luxurious paradise, Belfiore Park Hotel offers tea and cookies in the afternoon, superbly prepared Italian dishes, decadent soaks in the hot tub, and amazing treatments to align mind and body at the dHara Wellness Center. Spend a day sunning poolside while marveling at Lake Garda or meander around the hotel's grounds and relish the sight of the gorgeous bougainvillea-filled gardens dotted with butterflies playing hide and seek. A short drive away from Malcesine castle, museums, and quirky shops, travelers are bound to stumble across an adventure. The only puzzle is where to find the best view as the sun sets over Lake Garda - from the hotel's pool overlooking the lake, while sipping prosecco at the hotel's Al Vas restaurant terrace or from the comfort of a lake-view suite.
HOTEL VIEW: LAKE GARDA, PRIVATE BEACH
Hotel Villa Florida Suites & Suite Apartments (4 Star)
For almost seven decades, travelers from around the world, have considered the renowned Hotel Villa Florida Suites & Suites Apartments their ultimate dream home away from home. Though the luxury hotel has been renovated since its inception, it retains its essential blend of glamour, warmth and first-class service. Wrapped in nature's embrace - olive groves, lemon trees, orange trees, and lavender bougainvillea - the family-run 23-room hotel faces the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda. Staggering panoramic views of the lake and mountains can be seen from every room's balcony or terrace. Guest rooms are classically decorated, elegant and spacious. After the hotel's lavish breakfast buffet, guests rest poolside, while revelling in the superb views of Lake Garda, linger in the garden where several varieties of orchids bloom in spring, or play a few rounds of table tennis in the garden. A short walk from the center of Gardone Riviera, guests can visit lakeside cafes to consume perfectly wrapped pastries, reinvigorate with a chilled glass of prosecco, and stop in at quaint shops for the perfect memento. Hotel Villa Florida Suites & Suite Apartments rightfully sits upon a hill, as it's above standard in every regard - supreme service, gourmet treats, gorgeous suites, and awe-inspiring views of Lake Garda as the sun rises and sets.
A Renaissance painting come alive, the luxurious Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais (only a 10-minute drive from Lake Garda itself) overlooks olive groves, verdant gardens, and vineyards. Set in the midst of a centuries-old vineyard, the 5-star Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais promises guests a magical and delightfully intoxicating experience. From the very first moment, guests are whisked from the gate to reception by buggy, and further welcomed with a glass of seductive wine. Completely restored guest rooms are extremely spacious, classical and opulent with views of the gardens or pool. For ultimate Lake Garda honeymoon bliss, enjoy several courses of splendid fine-dining paired with the perfect wine - of course! - under a sprinkling of stars at the hotel's award-winning Michelin-starred restaurant Oseleta. Unwind with a deeply relaxing massage at the hotel's spa, laze dreamily poolside, saunter in the gardens, or wisely lose time contemplating the symmetry of the vineyards' rows. For a day of adventure, bicycles an be rented to explore neighboring vineyards, or the winding country roads that lead to the impressive Lake Garda. Recognized for its outstanding service, incomparable beauty, and views that amaze and relax, the incredible Villa Cordevigo Wine Relais allows guests to step into their own fairytale.