Bel Soggiorno Hotel & Spa ****
On the gulf of Maderno, in the heart of the “Riveria of Lemons” on the western shore of Lake Garda, the Bel Soggiorno Hotel & Spa is in a location with a generally mild climate that can be enjoyed all year round to take in the natural beauty, culture and artistic heritage around Lake Garda. Inside and outside of the hotel you’ll find everything you could ask for in terms of relaxation, comfort and wellbeing. On the fourth floor, accessible directly from the lift, there is a large terrace garden with a swimming pool with an against-the-current swimming facility, a small Jacuzzi bath and a solarium. The indoor Spa, on two floors, offers a wide range of wellness services. The restaurant, with two rooms, offers the best of the local cuisine as well as an exclusive range of dishes designed by the chef for lovers of healthy organic foods. Finally, the spectacular lake view can be admired from most of the rooms, Suites and all communal areas including the restaurant.
The Spa of the Hotel Bel Soggiorno Beauty & SPA is arranged over two floors. On the ground floor there is a Finnish sauna, biosauna, Turkish bath, small hydro massage pool, tropical shower, cooling shower, solarium and beauty treatment booths. The second floor accommodates the massage booths, inspired by ancient Indian tradition, alongside the pressure therapy treatments, sensation, draining, purifying, anti-cellulite, firming and flexibility treatments. The Garda Sol Salon & Beauty Service also has a Salt cave, treatments for the hands and feet and all popular beauty treatments for the face and body. The Spa also organises massage courses for beginners and advanced pupils.
At the Hotel Bel Soggiorno Beauty & Spa, guests can choose from Classic rooms, Comfort rooms, Garden rooms (ideal for large families), Imperial rooms, Venetian rooms decorated in the Venetian baroque style or the "Casanova" Wellness Suite with an infrared sauna for two people. All accommodation is equipped with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, mini-bar and safe deposit box.
The two rooms of the Hotel Bel Soggiorno Beauty & SPA restaurant overlook the lake and serve the continental buffet breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner and a buffet of side dishes. The menu is based on typical local cuisine, but is further enriched by a selection of national and international dishes. Guests can also request in advance, the special menu prepared by the chef which uses vegetables, cereals and pulses in a creative and innovative way to produce natural and healthy options with organic products, completely free of cholesterol, including sweets. Also available on request are special menus prepared for celiacs, vegetarians of vegans. For any other requirements, hotel guests get a discount at a Pizzeria Restaurant nearby.
The hotel’s facilities and services include:
The Hotel Bel Soggiorno Beauty & SPA is located in Toscolano Maderno, a small town of Etruscan origin, while nearby Maderno was a Roman settlement. Not to be missed are the Parochial Church of Toscolano dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, the onld sanctuary of the Madonna del Benaco, the Basilica of Sant’Andrea in Maderno and other buildings and monuments in what was once the capital of the Rivera del Garda. Other characteristic towns by the lake include Maclino, Vigole, Sanico, Bezzuglio, Gaino, Cabaina, Cecina, Roina and Pulciano. But the entire region around Lake Garda is brimming with points of artistic and historical interest and natural beauty spots. Desenzano is absolutely worth a visit, with its historic centre, medieval streets and ruins of an ancient Roman villa. Sirmione stands on a peninsular in the lake, with the Rocca Scaligera, the Grotto of Catullus and thermal springs. Other important sites to visit are the Cathedral of Salò, the Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera, the Casa del Podestà in Lonato and the theme parks on the lake, such as Gardaland, CanevaWorld, the safari zoo Parco Natura Viva and the Jungle Adventure park. Just an hour away by car is Verona, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy with monuments such as the Arena, a Roman amphitheatre that hosts operas and concerts, and one of the favourite attractions for Shakespeare lovers, Juliet’s balcony; but the city is full of other historical and cultural attractions, such as Piazza Erbe, the Basilica of San Zeno and Palazzo del Podestà. The city of Mantua is also not far away, another treasure-trove of historical monuments, towers and bridges, from Palazzo Te to Piazza delle Erbe.