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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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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We’ve just had a fantastic family holiday here and would highly recommend.
We stayed half board although would have preferred bed and breakfast only as we love eating out but this is not an option. It’s either self catering in older apartments or half board in the modern larger junior suites. The Junior Suites are spacious and great for a family of 4. Very comfy beds. Full size Comfy beds for children too - not the typical sofa bed. Note the “double bed” was actually 2 singles pushed together which is so often the case. Large bathroom with double sinks and powerful shower. Our view was the best we have ever had from a hotel room.
Recommend hiring a car. So much to see and do around Lake Garda. We always saw a group of people hanging around near reception waiting for a shuttle bus and it’s too far to walk into Garda.
Pool is massive. 1.4m deep throughout so younger kids may not enjoy as much as can’t touch the floor. There is a small padding pool for children under 1m. Ball games allowed but my kids were disappointed of the no inflatable rule. Seems bizarre when the pool is big enough for everyone and lanes for swimmers already separate.
It’s built on a hill. Not an issue for us but by way of an example it was 133 steps up from the swimming pool to our room. We had emailed the hotel asking for a quiet room and that’s what we got with the lovely views over the lake. We also asked for a kettle which is not standard in a junior suite but this was provided no problem.
Very clean throughout.
Food good in general but could improve in some areas. For example the sausages and bacon at breakfast were so fatty and undercooked that my kids went continental for the week. Also meals on the evening included things like rabbit, octopus and guinea fowl which some may love but we would prefer more run of the mill food and as such ate out more times than not.
Garda itself is very picturesque with some lovely shops and restaurants to explore in the evening.
We’ll definitely return to this hotel.
The Hotel Poiano was a great family holiday to Lake Garda. The staff were friendly and amazing with my 1 year old. The reception staff were very helpful. There are two restaurant managers, one always went above and beyond and was extremely friendly and approachable and the other was more reserved. We had one issue with the restaurant where we had to wait 40 minutes for a high chair and in the end I had to find one from a dirty table and clean it down and take it to the table for my 1 year old to use. Once this was raised with management they were very apologetic and made sure that a complimentary bottle was in our mini fridge and every night we had a high chair waiting at our table....great service!
The rooms and hotel was always spotless and the maids were always out on view. The ground of the hotel was beautiful with lovely views of the lake in the distance. The pool was cooler than normal hotel pools but this didn't bother us. If you are going on holiday with a young child we were given a camp bed for our 1 year old which we were a bit nervous about as no cot was provided but we wedged the camp bed by the wall and pushed our beds to cover the other side and put down the spare blankets to ensure he had a softer landing if he did fall out of bed and this was fine for my 15 month old.
We hired a car but the other guests were very happy with the free shuttle service to Garda Town.
The food was excellent for ferrogosta and the buffet was to die for. I have never seen cakes as exquisite before. Normal evening meals were small in portion and lacking in accompanying vegetables but always had variety of meats and fish available. Food was to a good standard. Breakfast was also good with pancakes and typical European continental and cooked breakfast options available however my partner was very disappointed with the scrambled eggs as they tasted like cardboard. Apart from that we were very impressed with the hotel and would love to return.
Thank you for a lovely holiday.
This resort just blew us away, it is set in a beautiful location, with stunning views. The food was amazing and the drinks were a reasonable price. The hotel rooms and corridors were spotless clean and all the staff were helpful and friendly.