Fodor's Expert Review Palace Hotel Villa Cortine

Viale C. Gennari 2, Sirmione, Lombardy, 25019, Italy Fodor's Choice

This former private villa in a secluded park would be ostentatious if it weren't for the bucolic lakeside setting, the charming decor of the older rooms, and the accommodating staff. The hotel dominates a low hill, and the grounds—a mixture of lawns, trees, statues, and fountains—go right down to the lake. The villa itself dates from the early part of the 19th century, although a wing was added in 1952: ask for a higher floor for a better lake view.

PROS

  • an opulent experience
  • lovely pool area
  • beautiful grounds

CONS

  • very expensive
  • no spa at hotel but thermal baths a short walk away
  • no gym

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Countryside
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 030-9905890

HOTEL DETAILS

54 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–mid-Apr., Free breakfast

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