Welcome to Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda – or as I like to call it: Wellness Heaven! A complex which towers elegantly over Lake Garda like a royal castle. The resort is so perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape that you have the feeling of floating in the clouds. In this hotel review I tell you why the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda is for me the most beautiful hotel on Lake Garda.

My Review of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda

Location & Accessibility

The Lefay Lago di Garda is located – as the name suggests – on the beautiful Lake Garda in the north of Italy. Specifically, in Gargnano on the Riviera dei Limoni. The best way to reach the resort is by car. From Munich it is a 5-hour drive to the Lefay. The last part of the journey by car is quite adventurous: Due to the high location above Lake Garda, quite a few meters of altitude must be climbed by car. But it’s worth it: from the entrance gate it’s only a few meters, past cypresses to the reception at the lobby.

Fun Fact: The Lefay has its own helipad – so if driving is too long for you, you can also arrive by helicopter. 😉

the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy nestled in the green mountain,s overlooking the blue lake Garda

The concept of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda

As I have already hinted, the name Lefay stands for a wellness paradise for me. We already stayed at Lefay Dolomiti a few months ago and were so in love after our visit that we couldn’t wait to visit the second resort on Lake Garda.

Wellness, relaxation and well-being is at the heart of the Lefay philosophy, which runs through the entire resort. This is characterized not only by the 4,300 m² spa area, but also by culinary delights and elegant moments of well-being. The most diverse levels of wellness are covered – since we all have different perceptions of what pure relaxation means to us.

a drone photo from the pool at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy, surrounded by mountians
overlooking the Garda lake from the infinity pool of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy

The Suites at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda

All suites at Lefay were completely renovated, modernized and refurnished in 2021. This gives them a very modern and at the same time cozy ambience with top facilities. Normal rooms do not exist in all the Lefay resorts. Even the “smallest” room category are the 50 m² Junior Suites. After that, there is no limit to the size and luxury level of the suites.

Sky Suite

We stayed in a heavenly Sky Suite. With 134 m², this suite category offers not only a lot of space but also privacy. The name “Sky Suite” comes from the height and the view of the suites. The side which looks onto Lake Garda is completely windowed and surrounded by a large terrace. Especially when the clouds hang a little lower over Lake Garda, you have the feeling of being in heaven.

The suite consists of a total of three rooms, which are arranged one after the other: A living area with minibar and separate chamber for suitcases and jackets. Behind it is the bedroom with toilet, walk-in closet and a dreamlike bed, from which you look directly over Lake Garda. The view upon waking up was simply stunning! We slept with the blinds open every night to marvel at the sunrise over the water in the morning.

the living room with cozy sofa at the sky suite of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy

Living Area

the bedroom of a sky suite at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy with cozy bed and view over the Garda lake


At the end of the suite is the huge bathroom, whose highlight, besides a rain shower and freestanding bathtub, is the private glass sauna. A sliding door leads from the bathroom out onto the terrace, where a private Jacuzzi awaited us! It is located in the middle of the terrace, but still protected from outside glances. Thus, you can enjoy maximum privacy and enjoy the view undisturbed.

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the elegant bright bathroom with tub and sauna at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy
the elegant bright bathroom at the sky suite of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy
sitting in a jacuzzi with a glass of champagne and looking at the sunset


The Lefay is the perfect retreat to relax and simply unwind. Both indoors and outdoors are numerous wellness oases.

Outside, the infinity swimming pool looks out over the beautiful panorama of Lake Garda. However, the most popular is the heated wellness pool, with various aquatherapy massage jets. The pool leads from the indoor area to the outside and is heated to a pleasant temperature. Thus, it can be used at any time of the year. Additionally, there is a large whirlpool outside, which is partially covered by a “cave”.

the blue wellness pool at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy, overlooking the mountains

Heated Wellness Pool

the swimming pool of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy

Infinity Pool

a hot tub whirlpool of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy, surrounded by green Mediterranean plants


Indoors, the wellness area is the heart of the resort and goes over several floors! Here are my personal highlights:

  • The Adults Only Spa area with the panorama sauna – it is made of glass and offers fantastic views. Great aroma infusions take place here several times a day.
  • The Salt Cave – as in the Lefay in the Dolomites, there is a cozy grotto with a salt lake in which you can float weightlessly – similar to the Dead Sea.
  • The Spa treatment area with couple suites – The Lefay Spa method combines ancient knowledge from Chinese medicine with the latest scientific research and treatment methods. We reserved a partner treatment consisting of an aroma bath, a Bamboo massage, snacks and relaxation. The Couple Suites are decorated according to specific themes. Overall, they are very cozy, however I found the newer massage suites at Lefay Dolomiti to be even nicer.
  • For those who don’t want to miss out on enough exercise during their vacation, there is a top-equipped and glassed-in gym with a view.
  • The Lefay Spa Shop – This is where the in-house produced care and beauty products are sold. Some of these can also be found in the suites as amenities. My husband in particular is a big fan of the Lefay Spa series.
a Panorama glass sauna overlooking the scenery of lake Garda in Italy, the sauna is located in the hotel Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy #

Panorama Sauna

the indoor wellness pool of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy

Indoor Pool

a spa couple treatment room with bathtub and sofa

Couple Treatment Suite

Breakfast & Restaurants

Indulgence plays a central role in the Lefay concept. And it doesn’t matter if you prefer to eat consciously and lightly, or if you prefer to treat yourself – you’ll find everything here! The products used in the two restaurants at Lefay Lago di Garda come largely from the region and the dishes change with the season.

La Limonaia

The main restaurant La Limonaia serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast consists of a buffet with a live cooking station for hot food. I especially loved the juicer, which allowed me to create a fresh juice daily. However, for a hotel of this class, I would have loved an additional à la carte menu with hot dishes.

Lunch and dinner are served exclusively à la carte. What I find fantastic is that in addition to the set dinner menu, there is a daily changing menu, as well as a new spa menu every day with light, conscious food. This way, the dinner never gets boring, even during a longer visit. The dishes here are locally inspired, with a unique touch. Both in terms of taste and price the dinner at La Limonaia was absolutely high class.

a table for two at the window, overlooking the scenery at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy
The main restaurant at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy with palm trees and white curtains


For a special dinner, the gourmet restaurant Gramen is the right choice. Here the finest seven-course menus are served, and all without meat! There is both a vegetarian / vegan menu, as well as one with fish. However, dishes can also be ordered à la carte. We opted for the vegetarian menu with wine accompaniment and were very surprised at how varied and flavorful the dishes were prepared. Even my husband, who usually prefers meat, ate all the dishes and enjoyed this special evening very much. The ambience and the first-class service put the crown on the whole experience!

Lounge Bar & Pool Bar

There is a bar both by the pool and in the lobby for drinks and snacks. During our visit in October, the bar was already closed due to the cooler weather, but the lounge bar in the lobby was in full operation! It’s the ideal place for a leisurely aperitif in the evening or a “nightcap” before bed.

the lobby of the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda in Italy with cozy sofas

Résumé of our stay at the Lefay Lago di Garda

I have already mentioned it, but I can only emphasize it again and again: The Lefay Resorts are dreamlike wellness resorts for the ultimate relaxation. Especially for couples who want to enjoy a romantic getaway and tranquility, it is a paradise.

While the entire resort is not designed as an Adults Only Resort – only some spa areas & the Panorama Sauna are exclusively for adults – we hardly saw any children during our visit. The concept is primarily designed for adults.

Together with the first-class food and service, as well as the gorgeous panorama that can be enjoyed from every corner of the resort, Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda is for me the most beautiful hotel on Lake Garda and an ideal resort for a special occasion and to escape from everyday life.

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We had a sponsored stay at the Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, which doesn’t influence my opinion and review about the hotel.

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