What We Love
- A four-star resort overlooking Lake Garda, with breakfast, an apartment option and moreThe dreamy views over Lake Garda
- The delicious Veneto cuisine and impressive wine list
- Booking yourself a soothing treatment at La Spa
What To Know
- Family-friendly resort with tennis courts, archery and an Olympic-size swimming pool
- There's a free shuttle bus that makes trips in and out of town for a couple of hours in the morning and afternoon
- If you miss the free hotel shuttle, there is a city bus that stops not far from the resort
Poiano Resort is dreamily perched high in the hills above Lake Garda, amid sprawling private grounds, where you’ll find rolling parklands of olive trees and grape vines. It’s surrounded by fragrant rose gardens and has spectacular views of the valley. This is an excellent base for visiting the lake, exploring the stunning countryside and towns of Lombardy and Veneto, or simply unwinding with soothing spa treatments and delicious Veneto cuisine.
The resort is made up of a number of buildings scattered throughout the gardens. You’ll also find an Olympic-sized swimming pool, as well as six tennis courts, a volleyball court and a gym with personal trainers on hand. There are nine golf courses nearby, as well as plenty of places for watersports and mountain biking. The property makes the most of the magnificent views over the valley, with private balconies in each bedroom and a pretty al fresco dining terrace in the Ristorante Poiano.
Good to know
A city tax of €2 per person, per day is payable at the hotel.
Please be aware that the apartments are located 656 feet from the hotel. Guests staying in the apartments may use the hotel’s facilities.
Please also note that the spa is for adults only (aged 18 and above), and access is €12 per person and includes a spa kit (towel, bathrobe and slippers). Use of the spa must be booked in advance (please contact 338 5279950 or e-mail email@example.com).
Rooms and apartments
Rooms and apartments at the resort are elegantly styled in soft pastel hues. Each Costabella room, located in the central building, boasts a private balcony with panoramic views of the park. The One Bedroom apartments are housed in six blocks of flats and offer more space.
The Ristorante Poiano serves delicious dishes prepared in the rich culinary tradition of Veneto. The dining room has glass doors that open up on warmer nights to transform it into an al fresco terrace with views over the lake. Dishes are accompanied by a fantastic selection of wines from the local region and the rest of Italy. The Gazebo Poiano, by the swimming pool, is open throughout the day, serving pizzas, salads and sandwiches.
La Spa is a modern, state-of-the-art establishment. Constructed in stone and Venetian marble, it has panoramic windows looking out to the lake. It boasts a saltwater pool, Turkish bath, sauna and bio shower. You can choose from a range of treatments including Tibetan bell, hot stone and sports massages, scrubs and facial treatments.Please note that the spa is for adults only; access is €12 per person and includes a spa kit (towel, bathrobe and slippers).
Poiano Resort is a mere two miles from the shore of Lake Garda, the largest of Italy’s lakes and a longstanding international tourist destination. Lake Garda is famed for its watersports opportunities – sailing, kite surfing, windsurfing, canoeing in particular. Monte Baldo, overlooking the lake, is very popular with mountain bikers, and there are also plenty of canyoning opportunities locally. Be sure to take a ferry trip around the lake to see the many charming little villages, delicious and quaint restaurants and beautiful old churches on its shores.
How to Get There
Enjoyed our stay at Poiano. Lovely views, food was fair/good and staff were polite. The only downside was there is no set system for the shuttle bus into Garda. You can be waiting for the mini bus for quite a while and then people can just come along and manage to get on the bus before, so you have to wait for it to return. Poiano should address this system to make it fairer.
We stayed at The Poiano for 11 nights in August and had a lovely time. The resort is about 1 mile out of Garda which gives it a very relaxed feel. There is a minibus to take guests into town but, generally, we walked (20-25 mins) and caught the bus back.
The leisure facilities were excellent, a very large pool, small gym and well maintained tennis courts were available. Yoga classes took place outside under the trees which was a lovely experience.
We ate in the restaurant most evenings and the food was very nice, always fresh and hot. It was also a treat to have good quality local wines.
Staff were very friendly. All in all we had a wonderful holiday.
We loved the Poiano Resort. We had an great time. The location is amazing, in this valley setting with the most beautiful view.
So it is a little way out of Garda but that was absolutely fine and we loved coming home to the sanctuary of the resort of an evening.
The boys ran freely within the grounds, my eldest enjoyed football till late with all the others on the floodlit pitch. My youngest loved the kids club and the play area. We tried nearly all the activities.
We loved the half board and tried new foods we would not have done without it. My husband and I are pescatrian but that was never a problem. Then we had the Ferragusto buffet which was out of this world.
We thought all the staff in the restaurant were so lovely and they work so hard. Everyone really went out of their way to make the holiday enjoyable.
The spa was fantastic just wish I had time to use it more and wish to send thanks to the wonderful yoga teacher. There was just so much to do but also plenty of scope for relaxing when you wanted to do nothing. We explored other areas of the Lake with ease by bus and went to Verona.We were sad to leave and would return.