Two hours from Milan and Venice you’ll find the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli, built in 1892 on the western shore of Lake Garda (Italy’s largest lake)! A short walk from the center of the small town of Gargnano, this elegant peach-colored hotel in a neo-Gothic villa is a bit of a misnomer. While beautiful indeed (it does look like a dollhouse!), it is not over-the-top formal or flashy in any way. The decor, rather, includes wood paneling, stained glass windows and beautiful murals peppered throughout.
The twenty sophisticated, old-world rooms and suites are all uniquely decorated to make guests feel comfortably pampered. Bathrooms offer heated marble floors, and Venetian mirrors, and chandeliers can also be found in some rooms.
The Grand Hotel restaurant focuses on the simplest ingredients, as most Italian restaurants do. Dishes are presented in an uncomplicated manner with authentic Italian flavors at the heart of every plate. Travelers can enjoy the luxury of eating at any time, anywhere, such as in the wine cellar or in the garden, as well as in the more formal dining room, which offers stunning views of the lake.
Old lemon-houses, olive groves and Italian gardens make up the surroundings of this hotel. Guests can relax in the swimming pool, enjoy homemade ice cream or go for an excursion to various lakeside sights. Staff at the Grand Hotel are eager to help guests in any way. Lanterns light the paths surrounding the hotel, making it the perfect spot to stroll along and unwind after a day of relaxation and/or adventure!
With an overall feel of a private residence, offering services like complimentary laundry, an unpacking service and a pantry stocked with endless beverages and snacks, the Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli is a wonderful Italian escape.