We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Sportsman Hotel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sportsman Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sportsman Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 97: English reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Loved our stay here. It's on the lake with its own private beach, that works really well. Hotel staff all friendly and attentive. It really is only a 15 min walk in either direction to get to garda or Bardolino so you get the best of both. Breakfast was great each day (we really liked the pancake station) and snacks...

Thank mark s
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Most Magical hotel I have seen right on the lake in Garda! Brilliant Food consisting of 5 courses and Michela the Maitre De and all the smiley staff felt like a family after 2 weeks and we were sorry to leave them. Ideal for Ferries or the Rapido anywhere on the lake. Based about 15minutes from Garda and 20...

1Thank loopylady47
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is our second holiday in this hotel, we love that the hotel is right on the lake front and is just a fifteen minute walk from Garda and twenty minutes from Bardalino. The hotel provides a mini bus if you don't like walking. A free lake cruise is provided every Wednesday, the crew are very friendly and informative, free...

2Thank stanny47
Reviewed 8 July 2016

What a wonderful week we enjoyed at this superbly maintained and run hotel. The food (5 courses!) was excellent and well presented. Our lake view room (recommended) had a wonderful vista, what a view, fabulous. We ARE going back as soon as we can.

Thank Tony G
West Midlands
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The staff at this hotel are so so good - nothing is too much trouble. The only problem is the position - if you are fit and can walk for miles you will be fine. But if you cannot walk for any distance and cannot ride a bike you are stuffed. The distance to Garda is shorter than Bardalino and...

Thank Carole_RWestMidlands
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband, myself and our two friends have recently returned from a holiday at the Sportsman hotel. We stayed from the first of June until the eleventh and were allocated rooms 313 and 314. We paid extra to get a lake view and we were not disappointed. The views are spectacular and listening to the waves in the morning was...

Thank Marlyn M
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My wife and I recently returned from a week's half board in the Hotel Sportsman courtesy of Thomson Sun and Lakes Holidays. The hotel is ideally situated midway between Bardolino and Garda, each a 15 minute walk away, and consequently is in a much quieter area. The walkway however along the lake shore was generally very busy with both people...

Thank Johntee56
St Helens, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely holiday at the Sportsman, great facilities, lovely room, lake view, no balcony but two opening doors and a wonderful view; worth asking for rooms overlooking the beach and lake. Lovely meals, especially breakfast and in the evening, garden to sit and relax, after a walk or after dinner. Really well located for a short walk to...

Thank Dellis_46
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Ideal quietish location but easy walk to bars, restaurants and shops. Rooms good size, well equiped and beautiful lake views or side view rooms have outside terrace. Garden with patio furniture and small beach with free sun loungers just yards from the door. Hotel restaurant food good selection and great value. Beach towels and bag provided and complimentary welcome bottled...

1Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The previous review by Sue B 'Excellent week in Excellent Hotel' said it all really.... and just to add our sincere thanks for making our short stay at the Sportsman from May 6th to 9th so very enjoyable. We found the hotel reception areas 'homely' (a little dated perhaps but fine) with the garden and private beach areas small but...

Thank Julie C

130 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (118)
Bathroom (5)
Room/Suite (13)
Pool/Beach Area (19)
View from Room (11)
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Dining (5)
Other (36)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (12)
Pool/Beach Area (1)
View from Room (2)
Room/Suite (5)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bardolino hotels
2.2 km away
Hotel du Lac et Bellevue
Hotel du Lac et Bellevue
#4 of 43 in Bardolino
351 reviews
3.2 km away
Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort
1.5 km away
Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite Bardolino
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
Nettuno Hotel
Nettuno Hotel
#5 of 43 in Bardolino
408 reviews
2.1 km away
Parc Hotel Gritti
Parc Hotel Gritti
#21 of 43 in Bardolino
670 reviews
2.8 km away
Hotel Gardenia & Villa Charme
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sportsman is located halfway between Garda and Bardolino, directly on the lake, in an enviable, calm and peaceful location. It is the perfect destination for guests who wish to relax or do sport. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, lounge, tv room, terrace, swimming pool, private beach, wifi, air conditioning in all rooms, heating and car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sportsman Hotel

Address: Via Gardesana Dell'Acqua 17, 37011, Bardolino, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Bardolino
Price Range: $137 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sportsman Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 71
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Agoda and HotelQuickly so you can book your Sportsman Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sportsman Hotel Bardolino, Italy - Lake Garda
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Bardolino
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bardolino
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bardolino
#18 Family Hotel in Bardolino
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sportsman Hotel staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sportsman Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask when you book if you want a lake view and a bath (most rooms have showers)”
 of 5 bubbles jimmymac102016, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a terrace or balcony otherwise you will not get one.”
 of 5 bubbles ElinorC297, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Lake view was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles FANDG2014, 10 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a view of the Lake are worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles W5329DLdavidc, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“double with lake view beautiful room”
 of 5 bubbles TAYLORJ123, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5