Hotel du Lac

Villa di Gargnano,Lake Garda, Brescia

Roomy bedrooms are superbly old-fashioned with big beds and wardrobes, 30s’ lights and polished terrazzo floors. Enjoy views over the lake


12 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The hotel oozes old-style charm. A 1900s townhouse in a quieter, less touristy part of the lake, it’s in the same street as the villa where DH Lawrence eulogised about the “milky lake” of Garda. The oxblood façade, with white relief and green shutters, is as striking as the view from the patio that overhangs the water; you can swim from here. Valerio’s grandparents had a piano shop in Milan and lived here until 1959; much of their furniture remains. The family could not be more helpful. Roomy bedrooms are wonderfully old-fashioned with big beds and wardrobes, 30s’ lights and polished terrazzo floors; beds are deeply comfortable and dressed in crisp cotton. Six rooms look onto the lake and have small balconies or terraces. The dining room, around a central courtyard with a palm tree that disappears into the clouds, looks directly onto the water. You can also dine upstairs on the open terrace, where metal tables and chairs are shaded by an arbour of kiwi – a magical spot at night, the water lapping below, the lights twinkling in the distance. There’s even a small music room with a piano to play – guests sometimes do.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
November to week before Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Menu à la carte, from €30 (Restaurant closed Mondays). Restaurants nearby.


Nightly price
from €120
Damage deposit
Singles €90-€142.
12 Doubles
From €120


A really lovely hotel. We arrived on the first day of the season and we were almost alone in the hotel. The owner could not have made us feel more welcome. The room was lovely with access to the terrace for our daughter to play on and amazing views of the misty lake. The food was good and the house wine exceptional for the price. Dinner on a lake side table was charming. The local towns were lovely to explore. This hotel and the area is well worth a visit.


A delightful small hotel perched on the edge of Lake Garda. The owner was extremely hospitable and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed swimming in the lake and breakfasts and dinners on the flower bedecked balcony. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend it to other travellers looking for a peaceful retreat near the water.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Valerio Arosio

  • The most characteristic cultivation of our area was definitely the citrus grove. Since the XV Century monumental stone greenhouses were built around citrus trees planted in the ground. The citrus groves reached the peak in the middle of XIX Century.
  • We like to promote knowledge of the natural beauty here on Lake Garda and support the conservation of its territory. One example of this is the restoration of our lemon greenhouse where every week we organize a walk to deepen the tradition of citrus.
  • Did you know we produce our own extra vergin olive oil, lemon liqueur and bitter orange and lemon marmalades. Every weeks in our hotel's historic celler we organize wine tastings with wines from the lake Garda area and various italian region.
  • Did you know D.H. Lawrence lived here from September 1912 to April 1913 and wrote some chapters of Thwilight in Italy. In our hotel you can visit a showing about D.H. Lawrence's stay in Gargnano. You can also follow an easy walk on D.H. Lawrence's tracks.
  • Gargnano is in the center of Alto Garda natural park. From here you can make interesting walks to discover the natural beauties with unforgetable views on Lake Garda.
  • Our "Lido dei Limoni" Beach & Bar is located only 200 metres far from our Hotel. Our guests will enjoy the rental of beach chairs, sun beds and beach umbrellas for free. Here is also possible to rent paddle boats, kayaks and bicycles.