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La Residenza


In Torri del Benaco, overlooking the charming harbor, dominates the historic Hotel Gardesana, from 1402 residence of institutions, actors, singers, artists and poets.


In front of its majestic terrace the characteristic Italian everyday life takes place, but crossing the threshold of this renowned Residence you are immersed in a simple but elegant environment where you can breathe an atmosphere still alive of a glorious past, where our welcome will make you feel immediately at your ease.


The peaceful bobbing up and down of the boats in the little medieval port, the romantic atmosphere, the solemn presence of the turreted castle of the fourteenth century, the pleasure of a rich breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake, the serene conversation between friends who meet at the Café under the arcades, facing the unrepeatable scenery of the historic Piazzetta, envelop the guest in a magical sweetness that reaches enchantment.


Charm, history, atmosphere, satisfaction, ideal ingredients for a perfect stay. At Gardesana they will find the right combination to make you experience new emotions together with the magic of Lake Garda.


Time passes serenely in the quiet of the lake. You forget the hectic of everyday life and every problems seems easier.



Hotel features:


Close your eyes, breathe in the scent of the lake, listen to its silence, contemplate the sunset from the balcony of your room or make yourself comfortable on the sofas of our Café / Bistrot inebriated by a tasty aperitif.

Our 34 rooms finely furnished in style, recently renovated, some with a view of the enchanting harbor with the medieval castle, are rooms of every comfort with private bathroom, courtesy kit, hairdryer, refrigerator, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe, satellite television and air conditioning (June, July, August and September).  


Our rooms are available with double bed or 2 single beds and in some it is possible to add a 3rd bed on request with a small additional cost.


Room categories: 


  • Double room "Poet's room" Nr. 123
  • Double or twin room with lake view and balcony
  • Double or twin room with lake view
  • Double or twin attic room with lake view
  • Double or twin room without lake view
  • Single room without lake view 




Large loggia with bar service

Free Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the building

breakfast on the first floor terrace overlooking the picturesque medieval port

Private parking with automatic gate and video surveillance accessible only to our guests for the amount of one parking space per room (maximum vehicle length 5 metres, width 2.5 metres) (LOCATE OUR PARKING - Google Maps)

Assisted luggage transport service by golf car to and from the private parking (150 meters)





Check-In: Upon arrival the rooms are available from 2.30 pm.

Check-Out: Upon departure, please leave them free by 11.00.


Porterage service is guaranteed from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:30 to 18:30.


Pets: The Gardesana is a hotel that welcomes dogs or pets, if well behaved. The daily costs per pet are € 20. Restrictions may be placed on access to the dining room and the outdoor terrace on the first floor. Please ask in advance at the Reception.


The Gardesana hotel is a historic building dating back to 1402 with a particular floor plan, for this reason the rooms within the same category can differ in position, size, subdivision and furniture.

Our history

Built at the beginning of the XV century by Family Calderini on the ruins of a roman building, it was used as a store for goods to be delivered on the lake. The building was soon sold to the republic of Venice that took possession of Lake Garda in 1405.