Lake Garda - Brenzone
Featured in the Italian Coeliac Society web site as catering for coeliacs.
' A great big thank you for organising a lovely holiday at Hotel Eden. We used the buses, walked a lot, the food for both of us was great and the GF provision superb. Mixed weather but that was fine and the pool was lovely and warm. We think Brenzone is one of the best spots on the lake!' Ann & Simon April 2017
' Hotel Eden is a typical family hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and they are renovating the older style rooms year on year. The hotel is certified by the Coeliac society of Italy so you can be safe in the knowledge that they know what they are doing. On arrival we were shown the day's menu to choose what we wanted for that evening's meal. On asking what was gluten free the response was 'everything. We can make anything on the menu gluten free'. And that was the sense of the hotel throughout the holiday - nothing was too much trouble and all requests were always dealt with efficiently and with a smile. What made it even nicer was that every single member of staff always wore the biggest smiles and looked like they were happy to be there helping you.' Debra and family August 2016
'Just wanted to thank you for organising our trip to Hotel Eden Brenzone. We had a fantastic holiday and were really looked after. The recommendation for Verona was superb.' Vicky & John July 2016
'We have just returned home from a wonderful holiday at Hotel Eden. The room and balcony were superb and we spent much time on our balcony just watching the boats on the lake and all the changing scenery around us. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the gluten freee food was delicious. We also enjoyed the swimming pool which was heated. We can thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone coeliac or not!' Gill and Chris June 2016
'Hotel Eden was great, it was comfortable and the position by the lake amazing. The staff were really friendly and very helpful, they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The food was absolutely delicious and Paul was spoilt rotten. He has never had such a choice of gluten free food before, they even had gluten free beer! It made such a difference to not have to eat something different to everyone else, he picked from the same menu and they just made it gluten free for him. The Foleys April 2015
"We had a lovely holiday at Hotel Eden. My husband Mike, who is the coeliac, was very well looked after and enjoyed his meals. Even though he was the only coeliac for most of the holiday the chef, David, went out of his way and even made him a tiramisu one evening. Max, the manager, was always on hand if we wanted anything. We had some lovely walks along the lakeside and it wasn't very far to the bus-stop one way and to catch the ferry the other." Diana & Mike September 2014
"Our room at Hotel Eden had a magnificent view over the lake and the balcony was an ideal place to relax and watch the activity on the lake. The staff at the hotel went to great lengths to cater for my wife's gluten free diet. Parking at the hotel was easy under the olive trees and the lakeside path was wonderful." Robert & Rita August 2014
Hotel Eden, 3* situated in Brenzone, just a few kilometres south of Malcesine, is in a fantastic position boasting a wonderful lake view from the hotel terrace, and at the same time only 50 metres from the beach. Guests can choose whether to relax on the terrace or in the garden and swim in the Hotel Eden part indoor /part outdoor heated pool or use the tunnel under the road that connects directly with the wonderful Hotel Belfiore garden and the new private garden and beach area with sun loungers belonging to Hotel Eden. The outdoor pool and Jacuzzi at Hotel Belfiore can also be used for a small fee.
The hotel has 37 rooms, all air conditioned with balcony and many with lake view. The rooms on the first floor are all Junior Suite Panorama and as the name implies each has a big terrace and wonderful lake views. In 2015 six of what were the Classic lake facing rooms on the upper floors were completely refurbished with new flooring, new LCD TVs, a hydromassage shower and balcony with full lake view and have now changed their name to Eden Comfort. There are also several family rooms for max 4 persons with a double bed and sofa bed that becomes bunks. The 2 Eden Plus rooms facing towards the mountains but with a large patio are now called Eden Superior. Coeliac guests are welcome and both breakfast and dinner are served in the Hotel Eden restaurant or during the summer months, weather permitting, on the part covered panoramic terrace. From the main road there is a short walk up an incline and some steps into the hotel reception. However car parking is at the top of the incline near the olive trees.
For those who can fly into Verona airport a REASONABLY priced transfer to and from the hotel is available.
The village of Brenzone is mid way down the eastern side of Lake Garda, so easy to take a local bus or boat and visit other lake side villages such as Malcesine from where you can take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo for views as far as the Dolomite peaks, Limone or Riva del Garda to the north and Garda, Bardolino and Sirmione to the south. For those who enjoy Italian markets, just 2 kilometres down the road is Castelletto with a market every Tuesday. It is also not far to the Gardaland, Movie World and Caneva theme parks or the 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.
Passing in front of Hotel Belfiore is a lake side path which makes for pleasant walking away from the road, going to either Porto di Brenzone at just 200 metres or Magugnano, the nearest ferry stop, with its narrow streets and almost hidden bars and shops. For those who are keen on water sports, near to the hotel are both sailing and windsurf/kite surf schools. From May to September the hotel offers accompanied excursions to discover the territory of Monte Baldo and also to visit the medioeval churches in Brenzone village.
In the hotel: Reception – bar/lounge – panoramic terrace - restaurant with lake view – lift – heated part indoor/outdoor swimming pool - new jacuzzi with hydro-jets of water and air, with back, neck and foot massaging action – - new for 2017 small gym with lake view - private parking under olive trees – ping pong table – children’s play area - access via a tunnel under main road into Belfiore garden to private beach with sun loungers - coeliac guests welcome - B&B or half board available – Wellness Centre Dhara, - hire of city and e-bikes, windsurf, canoes and pedalos
In the hotel rooms
37 rooms - Classic, Superior, Comfort and Junior Suite - all with balcony and many with lake view – air conditioning – heating - direct dial telephone – TV sat – wall safe – mini bar – bathrooms with shower – hairdryer
family rooms for max 4 persons available
Shops & bars – bank – chemist – tennis – sailing & wind/kite surf schools – cable car – public boats on the lake – bus stop - Arena di Verona for summer opera – Verona city – Venice – Gardaland and other theme parks – Sigurtà botanical gardens
How to arrive
Airports:Verona 55kms; Milano/Bergamo 128kms
From Verona VERY reasonably priced transfer bus; BY CAR turn right out of airport and then left onto dual carriageway going north. Follow green motorway signs and join A22 motorway north and exit at AFFI – Lago di Garda. Follow signs to GARDA. In Garda town turn right direction Torri del Benaco and then Brenzone. Hotel on the right hand side after Magugnano in a panoramic position
From Bergamo By car; turn right out of the car hire depot, filter into the main road and follow green motorway signs and onto A4 direction Venezia. Take Peschiera exit, follow to Peschiera centre and Lazise, then Garda and up the eastern side of the lake, passing Lazise, Bardolino, Garda and Torri del Benaco. The hotel is on the right hand side on the main road just after Magugnano in a panoramic position.
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 14.00
Check Out: Any day 11.00
Prices shown are per person per day sharing a double/twin room Bed & Breakfast with half board supplement. Coeliacs very welcome
10% discount on all bookings (min 7 nights) made at least 30 days before travel date and payment direct to the hotel at end of stay!
PRICES FOR 2018:
Eden Classic: 2nd or 3rd floor, balcony lake or mountain view
April incl Easter €49,00
May to 23 June €55,00
July, August to 09 Sept €60,00
10 Sept to mid October €55,00
Eden Superior (was Eden Plus
): 1st floor, terrace and mountain view
April incl Easter €55,00
May to 23 June €60,00
July, August to 09 Sept €65,00
10 Sept to mid October €60,00
Eden Comfort Lake View (was Lake Superior)
: 2nd or 3rd floor, balcony and lake view
Junior Suite Panorama
April incl Easter €59,00
May to 23, June €65,00
July, August to 09 Sept €70,00
10 Sept to mid October €65,00
: 1st floor balcony and lake view
April incl Easter €69,00
May to 23 June €75,00
July, August to 09 Sept €80,00
10 Sept to mid October €75,00
- Half board supplement €13,00 per person per day for all the week. €19,00 if just occasional.
- Family rooms for max 4 persons with big discounts for 3rd and 4th beds.
- Stays of less than 7 days supplement of €5,00 per person per day on B&B price.
- Tourist/city tax applicable and should be paid direct to the hotel at the end of stay.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added.