With its spectacular views and balmy climate, Lake Garda was once the playground of Ancient Roman writers, European royalty and aristocrats. Today, it attracts visitors looking for a relaxing lakeside escape or to enjoy the many outdoor activities that surround the area. And with so many pretty lakeside towns and villages to choose from, you’ll find plenty of hotels to match your style – whether you want to stay in the rustic villas of Torbole Riviera or a luxurious resort that offers state-of-the-art spa treatments.
The four-story Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort is one of the newer hotels on the shores of Lake Garda. Designed to look like a Mediterranean castle, the property is set around a half-circle pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas. Rooms are fit for royalty, with high ceilings, fancy vintage furnishings and modern upscale bathrooms. But the real star here is the view – you can soak it all in from your balcony.
If you’re looking for a Lake Garda hotel with a more contemporary aesthetic, check out the Locanda del Benaco in Salo on the west side of the lake. The small-scale hotel is an antidote to the grand old residences found elsewhere on the shore, with details such as futon-style or pared-back four-poster beds and partition screens. Guests can dine at the on-site Aqua restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling sliding windows frame Lake Garda and mountains, or head to the Limon spa for a massage with lake views. lake garda hotel