Wellness & Relaxation, Lake Garda
This is how elegant perfect relaxation can be: the sophisticated Grand Hotel in Gardone Riviera lies on one of the finest sites in the region. Standing on the shores of Lake Garda, it pampers its guests with unforgettable moments of enjoyment…
In its fabulous setting on picturesque Lago di Garda, the luxurious hotel jewel is the perfect place from which to explore the picturesque landscape of the lakes of upper Italy. Embedded in a 12,000-square-metre park landscape with palms and banana trees, this oasis of relaxation radiates an exotic flair. The rooms and suites of the five-star hotel impress with tasteful grandezza, the interior with its cream hues creates an elegant lightness that encourages wellbeing. Tradition and modernity are combined harmoniously. The history of the Grand Hotel Fasano stretches back to the 19th century. At that time the splendid residence was a hunting lodge of the Austrian royal family, the pheasantry giving the estate its name.
The Villa Principe, located in the hotel park, also offers accommodation of the highest standard. The boutique hotel is part of the Grand Hotel Fasano, with guests at the villa enjoying all of the benefits of a renowned hotel. Located directly on the lake, villa and hotel both offer numerous options for active enjoyment. Water sports of all kinds as well as walking and cycling are particularly enjoyable in this breath-taking setting. Golfing enthusiasts will also find ideal conditions here. The nearby, first-class golf courses offer a challenge for every playing level. Exploring the charming surroundings in a wonderful car is both exciting and stylish in equal measure. Guests of the hotel can rent a Ferrari California and delight in both the landscape and the gently flowing lines of this extraordinary sports car. A voyage of discovery on water is equally exciting. Lake Garda shows its finest side in a top-of-the-range designer day cruiser. In brief: all holiday wishes come true in this charming region with its year-round mild climate.
Complete relaxation is easily achieved at the Grand Hotel Fasano. This view is also shared by the readers of VIP International Traveller, who designated the charming refuge Best Wellness Resort with the Readers Travel Award 2012. The elegant domicile not only offers its guests a grandiose setting, select interior and first-class service, it also boasts an exclusive wellness centre, the opulent elegance of which is reminiscent of the thermal baths of ancient Rome. Body and soul can wallow in glorious relaxation at the AQVA SPA. On a floor area of 1,500 square metres guests can enjoy a select bathing landscape with indoor pool, Jacuzzis in indoor and outdoor areas, saunas, steam baths, Kneipp facility, adventure showers, quiet zones, fitness room and solarium. Beauty treatments and massages in the beauty farm deliver care with products from AVEDA, renowned for their natural and high-quality ingredients. Spa visitors can choose from numerous select treatments.
AQVA PARC is the name of the new open-air wellness area. Two pools have been added and connected to the AQVA SPA inside area: a heated infinity pool with relaxing atmosphere, and a sport pool with cooler temperature and a kids’ area with a long waterslide. Herewith the wellness area has been extended to a surface of more than 3,500 square meters and the spa is now one of the largest and finest in Italy.
The palate, too, is deliciously pampered at the elegant Grand Hotel. Each of the four hotel restaurants is a meeting point for gourmets. Chef de cuisine Matteo Felter is responsible for the excellent culinary offerings. The young and extremely talented chef was born and grew up by Lake Garda. Here he was taught the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine as a child, secrets that he now shares with his guests. Matteo Felter gathered experience at the leading gourmet temples of northern Italy. His imaginative creations have their origins in typical regional recipes – yet at the same time are modern and innovative. Light dishes such as salads, homemade pasta, fish or meat from the barbecue are served at midday at La Terrazza, by the lake. Gourmet delights are also to be found at La Darsena. Dinner in the gourmet restaurant Il Fagiano is always a highlight, but a very special treat is to sit on the terrace by candlelight, accompanied by the glittering lights on the lake shore and the soft ripple of the waves.
Corso Giuseppe Zanardelli 190, 25083 Gardone Riviera (BS), Italy