Lake Garda - Desenzano
"It was lovely to chill out in the luxury of Hotel Villa Rosa on Lake Garda. I had forgotten how beautiful it is there. The hotel was excellent and the reception staff exceptionally helpful and friendly which all adds to the pleasure. So, an excellent choice and thank you so much for arranging for us. " Carmel & Peter September 2015
"I just wanted to write to let you know that we had a fantastic time at the Villa Rosa. Everything, including the transfers, ran smoothly and the hotel was first class. For the first time since being diagnosed coeliac, I was able to completely relax when eating in the restaurant. I didn't need to worry that I was going to be given the wrong food and it was all absolutely delicious. They also arranged a wonderful gluten free cake for my partners 50th birthday which I was also able to eat. The hotel is really excellent and the staff couldn't do enough for us. We loved Desenzano and will definitely be back again in the future." Mia & Ian August 2014
"We had a fantastic holiday at Villa Rosa. Many thanks for the booking and organising the taxis which were prompt and efficient. We loved Desenzano and the hotel. Hopefully we'll go again next year!" Sue, Sophie, Jessica, Mr. T and Mrs. C. April 2014
"A big thank you for helping us to find and book the wonderful Hotel Villa Rosa. The service was excellent and all of the staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. The rooms were beautiful, clean and spacious, the location was very good as we were within a short walk of the centre of town but still quiet at night. Being a coeliac it made the holiday so much more enjoyable not having to worry about where to eat and if my food would be safe from contamination. The hotel catered for both myself and my dairy intolerant husband extremely well. Breakfast was excellent and after one night dining in the restaurant we booked in half board for the rest of the holiday as the food quality and service was so good and the price very reasonable. We were very sad to leave and would highly recommend this hotel especially to anyone who suffers from coeliac disease or other food intolerances." Honeymoon couple Michelle and Jason July 2013.
'We certainly enjoyed Villa Rosa. All of the staff were courteous and helpful and made our stay very pleasant indeed. From the moment we arrived Vittorio in the restaurant assured Dad that he would look after him. All meals were delicious, and in short, whatever gluten free food my Dad asked for, Villa Rosa prepared it for him! Pauline, Kevin, Bernadette July 2011
How about a bit of luxury without being too formal? Hotel Villa Rosa is an elegant 4 star hotel, a contrast of colours - floor and columns in ivory marble and leather armchairs in black, grey and beige - combining what was an old neoclassical lakeside villa with a modern presence and all this just a few steps from the lake shore! Enjoy breakfast or an aperitif before dinner on the terrace overlooking the lake or in the summer months a lazy day by the pool where you can also have lunchtime snacks. The hotel serves a very extensive buffet breakfast until well into the morning and the Rose e Sapori restaurant offers some wonderful gluten free (and non) dishes for dinner; those that book half board choose from the à la carte menu. Rooms are on 3 floors all en suite with air conditioning and balcony either facing towards a residential area and car park, the garden and swimming pool or Junior Suites front facing to the lake.
Desenzano is a lively town full of shops, bars and restaurants on the southern shores of Lake Garda. Unlike many of the other villages round the lake, Desenzano remains 'open' all year round so is as good for a short out of season break as it is for a full summer holiday. The main town centre, free of cars starts just 300 metres from the hotel, a lovely stroll along the lakeside. Guests who have stayed in Desenzano have enjoyed gluten and dairy free ice creams at Gelateria Tourista and also dairy free at Gelateria Venturelli, both in the centre of town. If you decide not to take the half board supplement for the full holiday make sure you visit Ristorante Kapperi in the centre of town with a full gluten free menu including pizza! Tuesday is market day so be sure to browse through all the colourful stalls and do some bargain hunting for your leather bag or belt to take home! Just one stop on the public boat service is the well known village of Sirmione with its Scaligera castle and narrow streets. Further afield the boats will take you to other lake side villages such as Garda, Bardolino, Salò or even Limone, Malcesine and Riva at the other end of the lake. It is also not far to the Gardaland, Movie World and Caneva theme parks or the magnificent Sigurtà Gardens. Be sure to leave time to visit the historic cities of Verona and Venice, either on an organised excursion or using local buses and trains.
In the hotel:
Reception – bar – lounge - restaurant with terrace and lake view – lift – heated swimming pool with jacuzzi – pool towels provided - garden - snack terrace – gym – conference rooms - free Wi-fi throughout the hotel - free use of city bikes - free parking – garage (for a fee).
In the hotel rooms
62 rooms all with 32” flat screen satellite TV – direct dial telephone – WiFi - wall safe – mini bar - individually controlled air conditioning – heating – bathrooms with shower and bath – hairdryer.
Standard and Superior rooms with side view balcony
Junior Suite and Suite with lake facing balcony, slippers and bathrobe and coffee/tea making facilities.
Desenzano pedestrian area 300 mts – shops & bars – bank – chemist – thermal baths at Sirmione
Excursions – public boats on the lake - Arena di Verona for summer opera – Verona city – Venice – Gardaland and other theme parks – Sigurtà botanical gardens
How to arrive
Airports: Verona 35kms; Milano/Bergamo 80kms. (Daily low cost flights with Ryanair from various regional airports to Bergamo. Jet2, Monarch, BA and Easyjet to Verona)
From Verona taxi transfer to the resort, or airport shuttle to Verona station, train to Desenzano and taxi to the hotel.
From Bergamo either transfer taxi or if hiring a car; turn right out of the car hire depot, filter into the main road and follow green motorway signs and once on A4 direction Venezia. Take Desenzano exit, follow towards the lake, straight over at first roundabout, keep right at second and left at third. At lake side turn left and hotel on left hand side approx 200mts
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 15.00
Check Out: Any day 11.00
Prices shown are per DOUBLE OR TWIN ROOM per day Bed & Breakfast. There is a daily supplement for half board which can either be prebooked or organised once at the hotel. Coeliacs are very welcome and a good variety of gluten free meals are available
PRICES 2023 Prices on request.
Standard room en suite room with a view to the residential area and a parking area
Superior room en suite, possibility of a third bed. View to the garden or swimming pool
Half board supplement €65,00 per adult per day with a choice from the à la carte menu. Reductions for children
Tourist/city tax applicable and should be paid direct to the hotel at the end of stay.
Prices for Junior Suite or Suite on request.
Cancellation terms: up to 14 days before arrival no charge; 14 - 00 days and no shows 100% of the booking.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.86. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added