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.
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Fantastic facilities , superb location but most of all the hotel staff were just the best ! Always professional yet so friendly , certainly made our stay memorable . In particular a massive thanks to Ciro whose levels of service and friendliness were superb throughout our stay, totally professional and a great credit to the hotel . We will hopefully be back next year !
We stayed at this Hotel for 10 nights half board.
Lots of sporting activities
Things to improve
Comfort of sun beds just basic plastic beds
We lost some of the pool twice a day due to a swim team which was not previously advertised
Food was ok lacked flavour
We felt staff could be friendlier
Lacked a variety of wines at a reasonable cost
Shuttle bus was really disappointing as you have to queue in the full sun and it got a bit tense some mornings as the shuttle was not frequent enough
The resort is really too far from Garda and at night all taxis and buses stop early and we were left having to walk for 40 minutes up the hill after a visit to the Opera.
We felt the charge for clean pool towels was unfair
Pool bar food very poor and on the whole not very healthy
The size of the bedrooms not suitable for a family of 3 it felt very cramped
We had the most fantastic holiday staying at the Poiano Resort. The location of the hotel is perfect and the views are breathtaking. The staff were so helpful and friendly especially Fabio Castellani, who was so helpful with my brother who has autism. Fabio made him feel so welcome and it really meant a lot to us and made our stay extra special. Gigi who works on the bar was also so helpful and all the staff work so hard to please the customers. The food was also top quality we had a beautiful 3 course meal every night. We will certainly be back. The resort has everything for families and couples and you can pop into Garda on the shuttle when ever you fancy. We didn't want to come home :)
We spent 2 weeks in this resort in a 2 bed apartment. They say it caters for 6 people- doesnt- very small we were a family of 5 for 1 st week then 4 for 2nd and still was too small. However facilities were good- a decent sized swimming pool , beach ball court archery a kids club for smaller children and clay tennis courts which you had to rent for €12 an hour + hire racquets at €5 if you didn't bring your own.
Over all a nice place to stay in Garda and very helpful staff in apartment reception and the What's up staff to help you organise any tours ect.
The hotel rooms are dated, tired and small . We looked over the balcony to see dirty sky lights of the restaurant . The noise is bad on an evening. Twice during our stay , on two consecutive days they didn't clean our rooms and we had to ask for fresh towels.
The restaurant had nice views with linen table clothes . However the food was very poor, boring and tasteless. Italy has wonderful food it just handnt reached this hotel, also they only serve their own wine -poor.
The breakfast often served cold food . The eggs even when we went to breakfast at 7.30 were cold. The fried eggs looked like rubber food children play with.
They regularly ran out of food. There was two dinning rooms serving different food . One evening we were told they had ran out of soup with a shrug of the shoulders and a bad attitude. However we saw soup being served . Our food was Luke warm, fish full of bones , the other restaurant was eating a turkey dinner.
Vegetables were in short supply and choice of fruit limited don't expect to eat healthy in this hotel.
Some of the staff were pleasant , however many were not .
If you are thinking of booking we urge you to think again . We felt it was not value for money.