Viale Marconi, 39Desenzano del Garda25015Italy
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About Giardinetto

Set in an elevated position, with some views across Lake Garda, Giardinetto Hotel offers guests cosy accommodation in a small family-run establishment.

The rooms are fairly simply furnished, and feature en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV’s, in-room safes, telephones and hairdryers.

Reception is open limited hours, but prides itself in providing the very best information regarding the surrounding areas. It can also arrange car and bike hire. There is a small reading room, and also a lounge ideal for relaxing with a drink. There is ample free parking on-site, and Wi-Fi is available and free of charge.

A basic breakfast is available in the breakfast room, but reception staff will be happy to offer the best local dining recommendations for the other meals.

Lake Garda, and its small harbour where ferries can be boarded, is just 200 yards away. For those flying in, Milan airport is 23 miles to the east.


Viale Marconi, 39, Desenzano del Garda, 25015, Italy
Telephone: +390(30)9141704 | Fax: +390(30)9141228 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 11:30

Positive Reviews

Ideal location for touring

It seems the hotel really is in the perfect position. Again and again guests mention that it half way between the lake and the railway station. To them this meant that when touring in the area they could either just stroll over to the station and catch a train to their destination, or down to the ferry port and board a ferry to travel up the lake.

Exceptionally welcoming staff

The excellent staff was by far the thing guests most commented on about Giardinetto. The hotel manager and host, Sarah, was said to lead from the top by being incredibly engaged and welcoming. Several guests mention feeling like on of the family after staying for a few days.

Excellent coffee

While the breakfast in general was enjoyed, it was the coffee that was singled out for special praise by quite a few guests. They all agreed that it met their high expectations they had for Italian coffee.

Negative Reviews

Traffic noise from the street

Guests who had street facing rooms mentioned that they never really wanted to open the windows, especially at night, due to the noise from the cars roaring past. With the windows closed it was said not to be too loud, but light sleepers would want to consider bringing earplugs.

Poor Wi-Fi

Unfortunately it seems the Giardinetto is like many other hotels in that it regularly experience Wi-Fi problems. Guests mention either not getting a signal, or it being too slow for their purposes.

Bathrooms a bit dated

Guests didn't seem to have any issues with the room décor, but quite a few mention the bathrooms as being especially out of date, believing that for both aesthetic and practical reasons they should be modernised.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 217 reviews across the web
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8.7 out of 10 based on 217 reviews