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What We Love

  • Outstanding location on the edge of Lake Garda
  • The 16,000-square-foot spa features two pools, salt baths and dozens of treatment rooms
  • Michelin-starred chef Giuseppe Sestito is at the helm of the two restaurants

What To Know

  • The building dates from 1899, but the interiors are completely contemporary
  • Dress to impress at the Il Re della Busa restaurant and the Bali Bar
  • All rooms come with Acqua di Parma bath products
  • Free WiFi

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Lake Garda grande dame turned contemporary spa escape, with two restaurants helmed by a Michelin-starred chef

The Lowdown

When this Lake Garda grande dame first opened in 1899, its classical architecture and prime waterfront location attracted passing aristocrats and royal visitors, including Habsburg emperors. Today it serves as a supersleek hideaway with a contemporary spa, but the timeless elegant vibe remains. The interiors, by architect Alberto Cecchetto, bring together vaulted frescoed ceilings and urban materials including copper, glass and resin floors. Low-slung sofas and coffee tables are scattered around the modern lobby in front of a sweeping central staircase. The 42 guestrooms are decked out with brightly colored feature walls, and some have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Garda. All offer mineral water, Acqua di Parma toiletries and free WiFi. The 16,000-square-foot CXI Spa features indoor and outdoor heated pools, a salt room and several baths (heated to different temperatures), plus dozens of treatment rooms. Michelin-starred chef Giuseppe Sestito is at the helm of the two restaurants: Tremani for laid-back light lunches and Il Re della Busa, a decadent spot for indulgent dinners. Head to the Art Nouveau–style Bali Bar for a nightcap.

In the Area

Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, and it offers plenty of aquatic activities, including sailing, fishing and water-skiing. Prefer to stay on the shore? Start with a trip to the magnificent Palazzo Bettoni before heading on to the ancient citadel Vittoriale degli Italiani. In the afternoon visit one of the surrounding ancient towns, many of which have monthly antiques markets (Bardolino and Arco are particularly good). Food and wine are also a huge part of the local culture, and there are tons of mouthwatering restaurants to try. Splurge on Le Gemme di Artemisia’s sublime tasting menu (the knowledgable chefs also offer cooking classes), or enjoy freshly caught seafood at Osteria al Pescatore while taking in the views of the harbor, dotted with fishing boats.

How to Get There

Lido Palace
Viale Carducci 10
Riva del Garda, 38066 Italy

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 693 Reviews
10th Anniversary
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Hotel and its staff are amazing and the location is just perfect !
Me and my wife decided to stay in a suite on the 4th floor for our 10th wedding anniversary the room was stunning and the views were amazing.
We were greated with a very nice bottle of Preseco in our room and a card wishing us a happy anniversary... very thoughtful.
The hotels food was fantastic compliments to the chef.
The hotels spa is the best i have ever visited great place to unwind at the end of the day.
We hired a car and traveled to many places on Lake Garda and i have to say the lido palace and its location was the best !
Thank you Lido Palace and all its amazing staff for an unforgettable stay.
Hope to visit you again soon
Mr & Mrs Mardle x

Incredible hotel!
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Lido Palace for our belated honeymoon. We were very impressed with the efforts the staff and manager went to to make our stay extra special. The staff were all extremely professional and attentive and we thought one on the waiters, Michele, was particularly good.

The hotel is an a fantastic location that offers amazing views of the lake surrounding mountains. My wife and I both felt it was the most relaxing holiday we’ve ever had, you see so many different birds and hear them singing all day long, it’s very tranquil and the hotel never felt too busy with guests, it was always easy to find a private spot to relax in.

The design and layout of the hotel is just superb, everything is so well designed and flows together really well - it’s hard to describe what I mean but there a multiple entrances/exits to get in and of the hotel, spa or dining areas. The hotel rooms are beautifully designed, we stayed in room 108 which has multiple huge floor to ceiling windows offering fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. Whoever designed the hotel did an incredible job and the attention to detail is clear to see.

The food we had at the restaurant and for room service was delicious and beautifully presented, but fairly expensive as you would expect with a high end hotel. We did manage to find a number of nice restaurants in the nearby town if you don’t fancy eating at the hotel every night.

The only constructive criticism I can possibly give is that the drinks bar in the spa seems to often be unattended. It would be useful if there was a button you could press to get a member of staff to come and serve to avoid long waits. Other than this this though the spa was incredible.

In short, we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days at Lido Palace and will definitely return soon!

you will remember Lido Palace when you're very old - indeed always
Reviewed 5 days ago

I would not normally be able to afford to stay at somewhere so luxurious in such an exquisite setting but decided that my wife deserved a very special trip for her birthday.

From the moment that the lovely Giulia greeted us at reception we could tell that the brilliant staff brought this beautifully stylish hotel to life.Its position in Riva Dell Garda at the head of the Lake is a perfect place to enjoy activities such as wind surfing, cycling, ambling through many nice bars & restaurants ( Loved the Irish Bar!!), or just enjoying fine wine in the beautiful gardens.
The spa, indoor and outdoor pool and access to a lovely little beach within yards created a great feeling of wellbeing.
The food in the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner were the best that I have enjoyed anywhere and made for a very special evening dinner on my wife's birthday.
Some of us may have to pay off a stay at the Lido Palace for some time but so worth it and I will save to come here again as it is the type of place you dream of being at during tougher times.
Thank you to all at Lido and I'll be back.
John

a VERY special place!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The settings are already unbelievable with breath taking views on the lake and with the back drop of the cliffs. The grounds are groomed with colourful flowers planted, palm trees etc. Bedrooms are sleek, clean, very comfortable with Acqua di Parma amenities and amazing bathrooms. Breakfast was amazing - choice is unlimited, lots of italian cheeses, hams, fresh fruit, champagne, everything is fresh and soo delicious. The poolside is a very nice area to relax and you can get to the lake by just opening a swish gate, great pianist in the bar in the evening. I could not recommend this hotel more and I did visit Tremezzo & Villa d'Este in Como... Lido Palace is a worth its price tag.

Short break, AMAZING ...
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed Monday to Friday and what a treat, a beautiful building which has been upgraded in a contemporary style , however still retaining that Wow factor, marble stairways and winding staircase, together with a glass cube for a reception.
The service is unbelievable, attentive without being imposing , making our short stay memorable, only slight criticism would be a coffee machine in the room would have been perfection, although I'm sure it would have been no trouble to have asked room service, that small tweak would have topped off a fantastic stay, well done Lido Palace xx