Lake Garda, the biggest lake in Italy is an absolutely amazing destination to feel the French ”joie de vivre” while enjoying the Italian ”dolce far niente”. The landscape is incredible, with picture perfect little villages on the lake’s shore, bordered by the Dolomites mountains.
Here you can do all the water sports, having fun in one of the biggest thematic parc in Europe, Gardaland but most of all to enjoy Italy at its best. Great food, amazing people, beautiful and spotless little towns, with millions of flowers and lush vegetation.
Beaches, thermal waters, great wine – Bardolino is worldwide famous for its wine – olive oil, castles, best ice-cream and ancient little churches and beautiful harbors.
Visiting Lake Garda for the first time, I went for a four-star wellness resort. So here’s how it was staying at the Aqualux Hotel Spa&Suites Bardolino
Set in the beautiful Bardolino comune, 25 kilometers – 16 miles away of Verona, in the Veneto Italian region. The hotel is 800 meters away of the nicest beaches of Bardolino. You can easily explore the city by foot, as Aqualux is at walking distance from the city center and just couple minutes away of the entrance in the old city.
The resort spreads to 17,000 square meters and has 125 rooms and suites, 8 pools, AquaSpa & Wellness area of 1000 sum and the AquaFitness.
Aqualux Spa&Suites has ClimaHotel certification and is Environmental friendly, using renewable resources. Moreover, the hotel structure is completely built in wood, except the stairs and elevators.
The rooms at Aqualux Hotel Spa&Suites Bardolino
At Aqualux Hotel Spa&Suites there are 125 rooms and they are all beautiful, with big terraces and amenities for a four-star plus hotel: facilities for coffee, tea, great coffee and tea, minibar, hair dryer, wardrobes, slippers etc. There are available different room options, double, twin and suites for families or couples.
If you travel with your love one, check the round bed double rooms, they look fantastic. There is AC, plasma TV with lots of programs, great mattresses and pillows and the cosmetics are really good. As I traveled light, I used the shampoo, conditioner and others from the hotel and worked great.
Food + Drink at
Aqualux Hotel Spa&Suites Bardolino
The Italian Restaurant
Breakfast and dinner buffet. A beautiful day starts in the morning and the Italian Restaurant at Aqualux Spa&Suites Bardolino offers tasty delicious dishes to get your energy in the morning.
We particularly enjoyed the fresh juices we prepared at our choice, being offered lots of staples options to do the juice on the spot. And the fresh orange juice machine, along with gluten free bread (among other healthy choices) and the variety of organic foods.
The coffee was great and we even tried a vegetable charcoal croissant that was black! On top of all, they do have prosecco for breakfast, so you can totally enjoy being in Italy. I know we did, I can never say no to a glass of prosecco.
Evo Bardolino is the A la carte restaurant from Aqualux Hotel, open for lunch and dinner. As the restaurant is opened to external visitors as well, this is the place to come if you are into the fine gourmet food.
At Evo, the Chef Simone Gottardello blends the Mediterranean culture in a creative way, with a contemporary flair. It is all about simplicity and naturalness, using local supply and products from the lake and water. We had pasta with sea urchins and eggs, shrimps carpaccio with radish and other goodies and for me one of the best tiramisu I have ever tasted, if not the best!
The pools at Aqualux are definitely one of the highlights of the resort. Lots of jacuzzi, waves, jacuzzi again: 4 outdoor and 4 indoor pools in total, with amenities loved by both adults and kids. Sun beads are spread around the area, with lots of vegetation, the gardens being just beautiful.
As a guest of the hotel you have free access in all the areas, beach towels and all the facilities. There are also private massages and spa’s – booked separately- that are amazing. Yet you better book in advance, as the agenda is sometimes full and you can miss it.
Looking to relax in the morning, or before going out at night? You have the Finish Sauna, the Turkish sauna, some other saunas, wet and dry. Then in between session you can relax in the beautiful silence area, that has showers, ice fountain and infused water, teas, fresh and dried fruits. All these are included and there is also a Vitamin bar, inside and in the summer times outside too, with lots of healthy choices.
You like heavy metals? Then you will enjoy the fitness area, that allows you to follow your sport routine.
And BTW, your Instagram feed will just look amazing after a visit at Aqualux Hotel, you’ll find it hard to choose the pictures
Hotel Aqualux Spa&Suites Bardolino
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