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By Chris Boyle

Take revenge on time’s quick passage, and live at your own pace at this gorgeous five-star deluxe property perched on the shores of picturesque Lake Garda.

Discerning clients will instantly recognize the unique treasures of the recently renovated Lido Palace, a stunning Belle Époque building over a century old, amidst a park of roughly the same age, with an interior design that epitomizes chic modernity. Forty-two rooms and suites grant breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains, a tranquil setting of majestic beauty that has long drawn VIPs seeking repose. At Lido Palace, guests are invited to complement the serenity of the natural environment with nourishing treatments at the state-of-the-art spa, and deliciously languid meals masterminded by Michelin-star chef Giuseppe Sestito.


Apponale Suite

Number of rooms in suite: Two

Number of entrances to suite: Two

Number of baths: Two, each with a bathtub and separate walk-in shower. There’s also a bathtub in the bedroom with lake views through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Suite style: Contemporary design adorned with modern works of art

Key selling points: This striking suite boasts a spacious living room and bedroom, plus a balcony overlooking Lake Garda. Enjoy a 42-inch LCD TV with CD/DVD player upon request, and two classic wardrobes with solid wenge interiors.

Number of suites in hotel: Six, two presidential and four executive


  • Square footage: 1,292
  • Nightly rate: About $3,940 (€3,000)


CXI (Centoundici): This top-of-the-line spa touts eight treatment rooms, an indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and fully equipped fitness center.

Select from a wide range of treatments inspired by the Belle Époque philosophy of total well-being. Beauty treat- ments employ renowned Sensai by Kanebo products, which harness the rejuvenating qualities of Japanese silk.

Signature treatments: CXI Anti-aging Facial, CXI Toning Body Treatment, Rettilarium Facial (lifts and tones with Templar viper’s venom, the natural botox)

Spa Director Stefania Grisenti



Il Re della Busa: Dine on exceptional Mediterranean cuisine, including traditional fish dishes with a modern twist, in this contemporary space helmed by a Michelin-star chef (open for dinner only).

Balì Bar: Lined by columns and topped with Art Nouveau ceiling frescoes, the bar is perfect for a late breakfast, quick lunch or evening cocktails, and the views from its terrace are especially enchanting.

Chef Giuseppe Sestito


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