Feltrinelli has been described as the best hotel in the world by some reviewers. That is a very bold claim. It is without doubt a very fine place to stay and being compact, only 28 rooms I believe, it is a tranquil spot with glorious grounds. Gargnano is a nice village and the hotel is only a ten minute walk or they offer a complimentary shuttle. Our room II Poeta was large and gorgeous with great views over the lake. A very large bathroom with giant shower deep bath and separate WC. Staff are courteous and attentive; But boy this comes at a huge price so not a place for the faint hearted. At these prices you might expect it to be the best in the world, It is not and frankly it would be silly to claim that it is as every top hotel have their special qualities. For my money Aman group consistently achieve the highest standards and get pretty close to perfection.
The restaurant is a fine place to eat with great service from the team, but eye wateringly pricey for what is on offer with big mark ups on wine; Even top London restaurants look a bargain next to this restaurant. They do offer smaller portions on all dishes which is good. It is michelin listed but we found the food a bit hit and miss. Some dishes were exemplary others outright disappointing. I ordered a burger for lunch and was offered it medium;It came dry and overcooked. I had sea bass twice at dinner and the first one was delicious second under-cooked lukewarm and poor. That said a pasta dish called carbonara (not to be confused with the traditional tratoria dish) was sublime and I could have eaten it all day! The chef is clearly very talented but needs greater consistency and simplicity if he is to offer value.
It is a wonderful place to stay and if the restaurant can up its game then it will get close to being perfect.
- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Gargnano
- Grand Hotel Feltrinelli
- Villa Feltrinelli
- Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli Lake Garda/Gargnano, Italy