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.
How to Get There
Very close to Garda village but enough distant from the centre. Olympic 50 m swimming pool, helpful staff, beautiful and clean resort. We spent 4 nights as a grown-up couple and will bring the whole family of 5 next time.
Amazing resort and Lago di Garda with all surrounding beautiful place close-by.
We stayed here for 3 nights in July and we certainly weren't disappointed. Our room was dated but had a modern bathroom and was clean. The view we had was beautiful with the lake in the distance. We stayed half board but ate out on two of the nights. There is only a choice of 3 different starters and main courses to choose from and some of the options are a little strange. The food available from the pool bar was great: pizzas, panini's, burgers etc. The pool is huge but has rather uncomfortable sun loungers but the view makes up for that!!
A pianist played on a couple of the nights which isn't my cup of tea but other guests really enjoyed it.
The location is a little further away from the centre but the hotel do provide transportation so it isn't a problem. We did struggle to find a taxi back from the centre. I don't know if you need to book them or what but we didn't see any drive past or at taxi ranks so we did have to stick to the time of the hotel transport.
Garda is a great base as the ferries take you to most of the other towns, we bought a day pass and spent a couple of hours at Lazise and Sirmione which were both beautiful and so different. I recommend this hotel and would return on a self catering basis.
Always nice to return to Poiano when working in Garda.
Nice and relaxed atmosphere though it’s always crowded. Either by German tourists or other groups visiting the area.
A nice restaurant and a good place to have Spritz in the sunset. Some distance to the center of Garda but the shuttle bus takes you there in a minute. The pool is large and 6 tennis courts can keep you active all day. If that’s your desire. Breathtaking view from most of the apartments.