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“For us, the perfect stop between Sirmione/Verona and Milan”
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Hotel Villa Giulia
Ranked #12 of 19 Hotels in Gargnano
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Exploring Lake Garda by train and boat we chose the villa as our base for the upper lake. Close to the pier and a destination in itself we can reconfirm all things mentioned here before.
We got the last room available, #16, under the roof – but were perfectly happy with size and style!
At the pier they have nice day-itineraries set up – we choose Malcesine & Limone. Only to realize that a day at Villa Giulia is among the best, Lake Garda has to offer.
A private Villa, still family run – one can emulate “George” – a (private) villa on the lake! Staff is efficient but unobstructive. Grounds are limited but meticulously maintained.

Even in paradise, we living can find shortcomings:
No elevator in the historic main building – but, please don’t put one in!!! It would change the mansion into a hotel.
In the bathroom, more storage surface for indispensablenes would be helpful!

My compliments to the dedicated family – for keeping a jewel like this alive in the main stream tourism around Lake Garda!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon and it was our favourite hotel of the trip. Gorgeous grounds and lovely rooms. Wonderfully relaxing, would love to go there for R&R every year! Great location a short walk from Gargnano which is a beautiful little village on the lake edge.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have stayed here three times ( a fourth is coming up in a week) and have concluded that this is our favourite hotel - the location, with no road within sight or sound, lawns sweeping down to the lake, the ambience of the beautiful house , the staff and the food . Breakfast on the terrace looking across the lake to Monte Baldo is a delight.
The pretty port of Gargnano is a gentle walk away , with the lakeside lined with cafes and bars.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Hugh S
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The place was amazing. Set in the small town of Gargnano within walking distance to the town, ferries and restaurants. Very quiet location with gorgeous grounds that were very well maintained. The room had a great view of the lake and the staff was quite friendly. My only caution would be going to the restaurant for dinner. It was very expensive but the food was not excellent. It was fine but not worth the cost. Otherwise I can only say good things about the hotel. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2015

We were on a trip around France and Italy (Antibes, Venice and Lake Garda) and stayed here for 3 nights.

We have been to Gargnano many times before and remember this hotel being 3 star and it seems it has recently become 4 star. Being there in person it exceeded our expectation of what we thought was going to be a modest hotel.

Pros
* superb staff who all spoke perfect english.
* superb location (a short swim away from Grand Villa Feltrinelli which is 2000 Euros a night)
* magnificent grounds right on the lake
* lovely facilities including a very nice pool with gym equipment around it
* very nice room (only concern was bathroom being a bit dated)
* very nice breakfast on terrace overlooking lake.

Overall if you want a just a bed and spend your time on the lake book a B&B. If you want top notch luxury spend 6 times as much as book the Feltrinelli. However if you want comfortable, affordable luxury and a great location book here.

Only concern was all the wasps during breakfast...

  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled with family
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Barbara-VG, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Giulia, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2015

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your positive feedback.
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We hope to welcome you soon again. Yours Sincerely,
Barbara Bombardelli.

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Reviewed 16 September 2014

Gargnano has avoided the worst excesses of tourism that afflict the lake resorts further south and this hotel, just a stroll away from its centre, offers a pleasant haven for a few days R&R.
The setting is perfect, in a beautifully tended garden beside the lake, and offers a variety of room types: in the main building itself, in a modern annex overlooking the pool area and in villas/cottages on the lake side of the garden.
Rooms, spotlessly clean, are well furnished either in a modern (but not 'cool') style or more traditionally.
Meals are served on the terrace overlooking the lake which on a fine day takes some beating for a pleasant place to eat. If wet, one eats in the dining room which, at dinner, lacks atmosphere, but there are several restaurants in the town itself as an alternative, ranging from the very simple (San Martino/three geese) to the more upmarket Miralago and the even higher class Tortuga (though its dining room too lacks charm).
Food is to a very high standard. Breakfast was excellent: buffet style with hot (scrambled eggs sausage/bacon) plus ham, cheeses, cereals, breads and an excellent choice of fresh fruit. Lunch included several salad options plus some heavier dishes, including lake fish of the day. Dinner involved some pretty serious, but never pretentious, cooking. The menu was a la carte with main courses around Euro 20 and desserts, somewhat surprisingly, about the same. Limited selection of wines by the glass.
Reception staff were very friendly and helpful indeed and couldn't do enough to try and make the stay enjoyable. Restaurant staff rather less so, but maybe that was the 'end of the season' effect.

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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We have just arrived home from this beautiful hotel. I would recommend the location and tranquility to anyone. The hotel has a nice pool area, which was very quiet when we were there. Only five minutes from the local harbour which again is quiet and tranquil. Perfect place to have a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake was a perfect start to the day. We only ate once at the hotel my meal, ravioli and pork belly was perfect. My wife's steak was not, under seasoned and over cooked. But this was a minor blip on a perfect 3 days. We will defiantly be going back.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Rimembranza 20, 25084, Gargnano, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Brescia > Gargnano
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Gargnano
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Gargnano
#7 Romantic Hotel in Gargnano
Price Range: $468 - $637 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Giulia 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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Giulia Hotel Gargnano
Hotel Villa Giulia Gargnano, Lake Garda, Italy

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