We stayed at the Hotel Du Lac for three nights in July 2011 and were delighted with our choice. The hotel is right on the lake, so you can have breakfast and dinner right over the water. Our room had a small balcony so we could sit out and enjoy the views at leisure. There is also a terrace which is for sunbathing and relaxing during the day and where dinner is served in the evening. Our room was simply furnished with solid antique furniture and a firm, comfortable bed. The hotel owner/manager was extremely helpful and courteous and speaks a number of languages well. The breakfast buffet was truly excellent, with especially good croissants, fruit, meats and homemade jams.
As well as the hotel being gorgeous, the village of Gargnano was also more than we could have hoped for. It is quiet and non-touristy, but big enough to have a good selection of restaurants and bars,most of which are right on the lake. The ferries call at Gargnano so it is a great base for discovering the other towns and villages on the lake.
We also stayed a couple of nights in Como and whilst it was nice enugh, it didn't come close to Gargnano nor was our hotel up to the Hotel Du Lac. We would love to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Du Lac is a small hotel, almost a private house, full of atmosphere, peace and comfort, and it is the ideal spot for an absolutely relaxing stay, steeped in the gentle atmosphere of the lake, and cradled in our magical old-world charm. The bedrooms are charmingly appointed with original period furniture. The hotel also has a restaurant where traditional local and national dishes are served accompanied by genuine wines from various Italian regions. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Du Lac Lake Garda/Gargnano, Italy