Hotel Villa Sofia, an historical 19th century palazzo and now an exclusive first class hotel, is located in the most beautiful and serene area of Gardone Riviera, the residential neighborhood with sumptuous Mediterranean villas from the twenties that were the pride and joy of the upper middle class and the German industrial barons of the time. The villa, which was built in 1900 and later turned into a hotel, is surrounded by a large 4,000 square meter park filled with century-old trees. In 1902 the Hohl family, hoteliers originally from Davos, a famous mountain resort town in the Grigioni Canton of Switzerland, moved to Gardone Riviera, which had become popular tourist destination. This marked the start of Pensione Hohl, which was run by sisters Berta and Emma Hohl up until 1951. The hotel was subsequently owned by the Alton-Roncoroni family, who ran the establishment until its closing in 2001. After a meticulous restoration and development project, the completely remodeled Villa Sofia is now open to the public. While preserving the charming architecture of the splendid palazzos of Gardone Riviera, it nonetheless offers all possible modern comforts and amenities. The hotel has a spacious parking lot, elegant Liberty-style common rooms and a marvelous swimming pool with bar service in the park. The 34 rooms and Junior-Suites have air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, Internet, hair dryer, minibar, and digital safe. The spacious Junior-Suites are the ideal solution for families who want to enjoy all the comforts of a holiday home but prefer the convenience and service of a hotel. Tasty snacks are served at poolside, and our Light Lunch menu features scrumptious hot and cold dishes. Guests will also enjoy the Angelo Landi restaurant in the Hotel Savoy Palace, with its unforgettable fish and meat specialties. Hotel Villa Sofia is the ideal solution for a relaxing, exclusive vacation, far from the noisy tourist spots and close to the most beautiful places on Lake Garda. Sailing, biking, horse-back riding, and golfing; wining and dining on the incomparable cuisine of the area; exciting evenings at the Arena in Verona and the theater at the Vittoriale; and hikes in the lovely woods in the vicinity are just some of the many ways that you can enjoy the splendid climate and attractions of this memorable lake. (Tags: Hotel Villa Sofia Gardone Riviera, Garda Lake).