Hidden amid the limestone peaks of the Dolomites Mountain Range, Italy’s largest lake is a pleasure to behold. The sparkling azure waters of Lake Garda welcome serenity-seeking vacationers from around the globe for its picture-perfect vistas and exciting aquatic activities. Hiking and biking along the shore or kayaking and boating through the waves make for a quintessential Dolomites experience.
The elegant old lakeside town of Gardone Riviera lies less than half a kilometre away, where guests can meander around cobblestone streets or admire the exotic vegetation of the Heller Botanical Garden.
A transfer from the Valerio Catullo Airport takes one hour by car.
Rooms & Suites:
The 19th-century Grand Hotel Fasano was once the hunting lodge of an Austrian emperor–a regal tree-lined estate that served as the ultimate summer escape. And despite being badly damaged in WWII and a spate of later renovations, the imperial edifice and grounds still retain much of their antiquated charm. Elements such as spruce wood ceilings, bright beech staircases, and calming hues of beige and cream bring forth the old-world elegance of a bygone era.
The Germanic-style hotel has 80 well-adorned rooms and suites over two separate buildings. Villa Principe houses the majority of the brightly lit standard rooms, many of which come complete with their original wooden balconies. Surrounded by leafy gardens and inviting sunbeds, it’s a tranquil and setting to relax and unwind.
The main building features the upper tier rooms and sumptuous suites, all of which come complete with a beige colour scheme and creamy ivory-hued furnishings. Most of the stately marble bathrooms have showers, while the balcony rooms boast either mountain or lake views.
Pool & Facilities:
A heated indoor pool and an inviting outdoor pool are available for those who’d rather not brave the lake outside.
Some guests, however, make a beeline for the exquisite 3,500 metre Aveda Spa, where a holistic approach to wellness allows for a unique sensory experience. Facilities include an indoor/outdoor whirlpool tub, two steam rooms, three saunas, chromo therapy showers, and a Kneipp therapy–everything you need to restore the equilibrium of body, mind, and spirit.
Personalised treatment plans delve deep into the rejuvenation process, while hairdressing and nail salons ensure guests can look their best. If you’d rather a proper good work out, the in-house gym has inspiring lakeside views.
Mountain bikes, paddle boats, and kayaks can be rented from reception.
Food & Drinks:
The Grand Hotel Fasano is a hit with foodies, with several gourmet restaurants serving up delectable fare made from top-rate ingredients. Four unique options are available to tempt the palate:
Il Fagiano for gourmet Italian and international; Ristorante Il Pescatore for more casual cuisine; Ristorante Magnolia for a midday Mediterranean lunch in a leafy garden setting; and the minimalist La Darsena beach club for a funky lakeside feast.
The hotel also boasts three unique bars for those after a cheeky post dinner tipple. La Terrazza is a hit for its jaw-dropping views, while the Gin Lounge steps things up a notch for its 100+ varieties of the hard stuff. Master distiller Rama Redzepi ensures every concoction is heady and delicious.
Grand Hotel Fasano offers a number of fully-equipped meeting rooms and conference halls that cater to every kind of event. The property’s elegant style and gorgeous surroundings make for a productive environment that will impress your guests.
Some of the best golf courses in northern Italy reside a short distance from the hotel, including the internationally renowned Gardagolf Country Club.
Scenic countryside views/Off the beaten path/Stunning design/Romantic sunsets/
Heated outdoor pool/Fine dining/Excellent service/Stylish bar/Indoor pool/
Exclusive perks for Premium Europe guests/Pay on arrival/Direct online booking/