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Our selected hotels for golf holidays around Lake Garda:
Desenzano - Sirmione - Chervo resort - Palazzo Arzaga

Piccola Vela hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Piccola Vela****- Desenzano

On the eastern edge of Desenzano del Garda, and just across the road from the lake, you will find this very up to date hotel.  The rooms are larger than average and very well appointed (mini-bars, air-conditioning etc.).

There is a quiet garden at the rear of the hotel and another garden in front which is mostly taken up by the hotel's pool, which is well shielded from the road by thick hedges.

The hotel is very well run by a young team and there is a tremendous restaurant on the ground floor which serves a tempting selection of traditional dishes with a few subtle twists to appeal to a more international spectrum of diners.

Outside, just across the road the lake itself is at your feet, as are the livelier bars and eateries that make-up the trendier eastern side of Desenzano.  There are also a few late night venues around town should any of your party like to party.

Underneath the hotel is a good-sized garage and there are plenty more parking spaces on the forecourt.

Piccola Vela hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Piccola Vela hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Piccola Vela hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
One of the hotel's suites
Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Park Hotel****- Desenzano del Garda

The most luxurious hotel in Desenzano del Garda with the finest location too. The Park hotel sits in the very centre of town, looking out over the lake, near the town's small beach and right at the end of the cobbled pedestrian section.

The hotel itself has forty-five rooms and twelve suites all of which are very well appointed (air conditioning, TV, mini-bar, etcetera) and have been decorated in light modern shades that lend the hotel a feeling of classic elegance.

The hotel has a welcoming bar in the traditional style on the ground floor next to the restaurant that has recently enjoyed a facelift with pastel shades now to the fore.  Outside on the lakeshore and around the small quayside you will find a huge choice of other restaurants ranging from simple late night pizzerias, swish enotecas, to the stereotypical family-run establishments all quick-fire Italian and gyroscopic gesticulations - great fun!

Take the lift to the rooftop and you will find the Park Hotel's swimming pool and sundeck (complete with bar service).  If you prefer 'wild swimming', in front of the hotel are stretches of beach and the cool waters of Lake Garda where you can literally immerse yourself in the beautiful scenery on a hot Summer's afternoon.

Conveniently, the hotel also has plenty of car-parking space infront and a secure underground garage (for which there is a small charge).

Park Hotel - Desenzano del Garda
Palazzo Arzaga resort - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga - breakfast
Palazzo Arzaga*****

In the hills around to the West, but not far from Lake Garda, the imposing 15th Century Palazzo Arzaga is nowadays a truly luxurious and slightly secretive hideaway.

The Palazzo is arranged around a central square courtyard in classical Italian architectural style, with the reception, bar, restaurants and sitting rooms occupying the ground floor and the Superior sleeping accommodation above, Standard rooms occupy the ‘Residenza’ outbuildings.

The whole Palazzo is furnished with genuine antiques and where the original frescoes no longer persist tapestries have been hung to clothe the mason’s work.  Outside there is a more modern feel to the patios, the pool area with its solid wooden sun-loungers and the golf course extending out from beneath the terrace.

With an 18-hole course designed by Jack Nicklaus Jnr. and a 9-hole Gary Player course, swimming pool, health spa and (naturally!) wonderful dining, your only problem will be leaving!



Stay three nights - enjoy a fourth free!!!

Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Palazzo Arzaga***** - Lake Garda
Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo Resort*****

The Chervó resort is a stylish new development constructed thoughtfully in local stone, very much in keeping with the old Masseria that it has grown out of.  The resort lies inland, about five kilometres due south of Lake Garda, away from any autostrada noise but perfectly positioned for getting to the other golf courses around Lake Garda.  Very much a five-star establishment Chervó offers superb accommodation in a self-contained resort with 27-holes and a par-3 course too.

The Chervó resort has both hotel rooms and apartments designed for longer stays.  The hotel bedrooms are arranged around two cloistered courtyards giving the resort the feel of an antico borgo - molto italiano!  Standard bedrooms are comfortable enough, there are also Superior rooms with four-poster beds and large Suites available too if you would like a little extra space.

As you would expect in Italy, food is highly important at Chervo.  The hotel offers one of the longest breakfast buffets imaginable.  For dinner there is a rather fine restaurant at the Clubhouse that is open every evening.  If you wish to go into Desenzano or Sirmione for dinner you will need to drive or take a taxi.

There is a full spa at Chervó too with all sorts of treatments available in addition to the jacuzzi, hammam and sauna.

Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Chervo Apartments

The apartments at Chervo are built in and around the hotel rooms in a very similar cloistered stone style.  They are perfect if you are looking for the extra flexibility of self-catering and come in a variety of sizes and configurations: two-bedroom to four-bedroom.

f you are interested in staying in a Chervo apartment please let us know and we can advise on the best size and combination for your party.

Chervo resort - Lake Garda
Hotel Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda
Hotel Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda
Hotel Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda
Hotel Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda
Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda

In the centre of Desenzano very close to the restaurants clustered around the quay, the Bonotto hotel is a simple, friendly hotel with a jolly family-run feel to it.

This unpretentious establishment with its newly refurbished and refurnished bedrooms is a great location for golfers just looking for a clean and tidy base for their golf holiday on the shores of Lake Garda.

Bedrooms and bathrooms are compact but adequate in size and have decent beds.  The small bar on the ground floor makes a good meeting point and the rooftop terrace offers lovely views aver the town and lake.

The Bonotto Hotel also has a handy garage where you may lock away your car safely overnight.



Single rooms available at very reasonable supplements.

Hotel Bonotto*** - Desenzano del Garda
Castello Belvedere - Lake Garda
Castello Belvedere - Lake Garda
Castello Belvedere - Lake Garda
Castello Belvedere

Apartment style accommodation - perfect for the longer stay.

The apartments of the Castello Belvedere offer high quality self-catering accommodation in a small complex built into and around the 18th Century Castle. The resort sits in a vast nature reserve of olive groves just two miles southwest of Desenzano del Garda.

There are twenty-seven apartments in total with various combinations of bedrooms. So just let us know the make-up of your party and we shall liaise with the Belvedere to reserve the best possible permutation of apartments for you. During the months of July and August reservations are usually from families staying a week; in Spring and Autumn however we can arrange shorter stays for you.

Don't worry about bringing linen and towels - it is all supplied and daily cleaning can also be arranged for a small extra charge. There is a reception on-site open during the day in case you require anything, plus night-time security.

The magnificent pool and sundeck at BelvedereEden Hotel**** - Sirmione
Eden Hotel**** - Sirmione

If you are planning a romantic trip then there can be few better places to stay than the medieval fortified town of Sirmione on its slender promontory jutting into the lake.

The Eden hotel has a prime location to one side of the main square and looks out over the lake. From here you can stroll the narrow streets of Sirmione (always busy during the day) or relax on the quiet sun-deck suspended over the lake itself.

Cars are not the ideal form of transport in Sirmione with its tiny streets and myriads of meanderers. However the hotel has its own garage so that once you have negotiated your way into town, the car can be tucked safely away.

Sirmione Castle
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Sample Itinerary

4 nights at the Piccola Vela hotel in Desenzano
3 rounds of golf at Garda, Arzaga & Chervo
Hire-car -
£668.00 per person excluding August


Guest Comments

"GPE Service - 9/10
Very efficient and nothing was too much trouble.
Park Hotel - 9/10
We liked the hotel very much.
Arzaga GC - 8/10
Verona GC - 9/10
GardaGolf - 9/10
Chervo - 8/10
All the courses were good and would happily play them again."
Mrs. R. Hughes - Berkshire

"9/10 for the hotel (Bonotto) - a good 3-star hotel who's staff are a real asset. Very friendly and helpful, in particular Christina."
Mr. C. Mara.

"9/10 Piccola Vela hotel - Good quality and service.
Arzaga and Garda Golf - Both fine tests of golf and in good condition, we enjoyed both courses very much.
Very good all round service - many thanks."
Mr. B. Hale - Carmarthen.


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