Hotel Gardenia al Lago


Renovated rooms have Empire antiques, muslin billowing at French windows. Eat under candlelit trees where lemon and olive trees surround you


25 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Jasmine-scented gardens and green lawns reach to Lake Garda’s edge: lounge here, drinking in the views, and drop down the ladder to the sparkling water, said to be the purest in Italy. There’s also a small beach 100 yards away. The hotel stands, a feast of colour and design, against the steep, wooded foothills of Mount Baldo. It was bought by the Arosio family as a summer home in 1925. They were piano-makers from Lodi – note the original piano in the music room – and in the 1950s turned the house into a guesthouse. Today it is a small, restful, civilised hotel with that light 1920s charm. The entire family, parents and sons, are delightful. Some bedrooms have been renovated – frescoes were uncovered in the process – and are beautiful, with distinctive Empire antiques, exquisite floor tiles, muslin billowing at French windows and superior Edwardian-style bathrooms. Many have balconies or terraces. Others, more functional, less charming – and cheaper – await regeneration. In summer you eat under the trees, by candlelight, surrounded by lemon and olive trees – they produce wonderful olive oil.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

10 October to week before Easter. Out of season call +39 0365 791168.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Menu à la carte, from €30. Wine from €12.50.


Nightly price
from €100
Singles €75-€172.
25 Doubles
From €100


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Giorgio & Andrea Arosio

  • The most characteristic cultivation of our area was definitely the citrus grove. Since the XV Century monumental stone greenhouses were built around citrus trees planted in the ground. The citrus groves reached the peak in the middle of XIX Century.
  • We like to promote knowledge of the natural beauty here on Lake Garda and support the conservation of its territory. One example of this is the restoration of our lemon greenhouse where every week we organize a walking to deepen the tradition of citrus.
  • Did you know we produce our own extra vergin olive oil, lemon liqueur and bitter orange and lemon marmalades. Every weeks in our hotel's historic celler we organize wine tastings with wines from the lake Garda area and various italian region.
  • Did you know D.H. Lawrence lived here from September 1912 to April 1913 and wrote some chapters of Thwilight in Italy. In our hotel you can visit a showing about D.H. Lawrence's stay in Gargnano. You can also follow an easy walk on D.H. Lawrence's tracks.
  • Gargnano is in the center of Alto Garda natural park. From here you can make interesting walks to discover the natural beauties with unforgetable views on Lake Garda.
  • From our Hotel is easy reach local points of interest such as:Paper valley and museum, Heller Botanical Garden,Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Lake Garda Island.