Hotel Gardenia al Lago

Villa di Gargnano, Lake Garda, Brescia
+39 0365 71195

Renovated rooms have Empire antiques, muslin billowing at French windows. Eat under candlelit trees where lemon and olive trees surround you


25 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Jasmine-scented gardens and green lawns reach to Lake Garda’s edge: lounge here, drinking in the views, and drop down the ladder to the sparkling water, said to be the purest in Italy. There’s also a small beach 100 yards away. The hotel stands, a feast of colour and design, against the steep, wooded foothills of Mount Baldo. It was bought by the Arosio family as a summer home in 1925. They were piano-makers from Lodi – note the original piano in the music room – and in the 1950s turned the house into a guesthouse. Today it is a small, restful, civilised hotel with that light 1920s charm. The entire family, parents and sons, are delightful. Some bedrooms have been renovated – frescoes were uncovered in the process – and are beautiful, with distinctive Empire antiques, exquisite floor tiles, muslin billowing at French windows and superior Edwardian-style bathrooms. Many have balconies or terraces. Others, more functional, less charming – and cheaper – await regeneration. In summer you eat under the trees, by candlelight, surrounded by lemon and olive trees – they produce wonderful olive oil.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
2pm-6pm, please get in touch for late check in
Check out
By 11am
Mid-October to week before Easter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Menu à la carte, from €30, (Restaurant closed Wednesdays).


Nightly price
from €124
Singles €93-€180.
25 Doubles
From €124



We spent a week in this charming hotel, having spent a few days at their sister hotel, the Hotel du Lac, in 2017. The atmosphere, attentive service, food and position on the lake are all delightful in both hotels. The staff are particularly welcoming and helpful, we loved the weekly wine tasting and the guided walk is an exceptional highlight. We missed it on our second visit and were absolutely delighted to be offered a personal tour of the family's lemon grove instead.

Clare, London

A truly delightful and charming hotel. We travelled as a group of four friends and we cannot recommend this hotel highly enough - the rooms, the food, the ambiance, the family and the staff were all outstanding. Hotel service at its best !!

Samantha, Sudbury

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Giorgio & Andrea 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 walking 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 week in our Hotel's historic cellar we organize wine tastings with wines from the Lake Garda area and various Italian regions.
  • 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 an exhibition about 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 an exclusive agreement for the rental of beach chairs, sun beds and beach umbrellas. Here it is also possible to rent paddle boats, kayaks and bicycles.