Need to know
42, including 12 suites.
12 noon, but flexible subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $409.72 (€351), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €1.30 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a buffet breakfast. City tax (roughly €1.30 a person, each day) must be paid at check-out.
The 1,500sq m spa offers a collection of globetrotting treatments, including a Finnish sauna, Mediterranean bath, Indian massages and Native American stone treatments. Fine-dining chefs are usually fiercely protective of their recipes, but chef Giuseppe Sestito will happily share some of the secrets to his creations.
Annually for the winter season, from mid-January until early March.
At the hotel
Spa with sauna, steam room, chromatherapy suite and salt room; fitness room with weights, spa shop; library; lounge; and free WiFi. In-rooms: Flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player (on request), in-room music, daily fresh flowers, free mineral water and Acqua di Parma bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Deluxe room 111 is sultry and subtle, with chocolate-wood panels and walls, contrasted with crisp white designer furnishings (oh, and a lonely green cactus to mix things up); but its architectural bathroom is what makes it truly luxurious. Junior Suite 104 may lack Lake Garda views (however, the verdant greenery is a handsome consolation prize), but what it’s missing in ogle-worthy scenery it makes up for in palatial size.
Two. There’s a heated pool in the CXI Spa, which sits alongside the outdoor heated pool, separated by a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. The outdoor pool is surrounded by day-beds and parasols on wooden decking, and is surrounded by the lush manicured gardens.
Swimwear is essential for the CXI Spa and for splashing around in the lake, if you do leave it behind, the spa shop has some elegant replacements. This trip is also the time to put that Stella McCartney for Adidas wear to the test (an old t-shirt and battered running shoes won’t cut it in this upscale establishment).
All common areas are wheelchair-accessible, there’s lift access to each floor and the hotel has several rooms suitable for disabled guests (Single Rooms have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms). Staff can arrange a personal trainer if needed.
Small dogs (under 5kg) are welcome for €30 a night. Dog bowls are provided. See more pet-friendly hotels in Lake Garda.
Children are welcome at the hotel – extra beds can be added to rooms for free and there’s a limited kids’ menu in the restaurant – but this super-stylish stay is tailored to adults.