With the mountains of the Dolomites rising up in the background, the lakes and resort towns of Lake Garda offer an incredibly scenic backdrop to a holiday. Spend your days cruising the clear waters by boat, taking in towns like Salo on the west lake shore and Riva del Garda with its harbour-facing fortress; or head to sunny Sirmione to enjoy its cosy microclimate and chic restaurants.

Then, come the night, the best hotels at lake garda will make your trip even more memorable. With a range of rooms and suites from which to choose, including some with lake views, you’ll have no problem finding your perfect place to stay at Lake Garda.

A hotel with its own jetty means you can easily get out on the water, and you’ll be close to shops and restaurants too. Rooms are simple and comfortable, and there’s a good spa on site, too.

For a modern take on the traditional guest house, book one of the many rooms at the Home Hotel Caravel in Nago, not far from Torbole sul Garda. Rooms have high ceilings and fancy vintage details, from Oriental rugs to leather couches, and the hotel has its own pool in summer, along with lots of loungers and a sauna with windows that look out onto the forest.

In a lakeside town near Desenzano del Garda, the aptly named Classique Lake Garda is another classic guest house-style hotel. The rooms are surprisingly spacious, with high ceilings and details like exposed beams adding to the charm. There’s also a gorgeous terrace, and the staff can arrange wine tasting trips and lake cruises at a discount for guests. hotel at lake garda