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Hotel Val di Sogno
Ranked #9 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

First I must say that from the moment we arrived the staff were the friendliest that we have encountered at any hotel anywhere.With only 36 rooms the hotel aways seemed quiet and restful.It is also away from the main road in a very quiet location.The location of the hotel right by the lakeside was simply stunning. The room was superb with a balcony overlooking the lake. The shower was like an oasis on the hot days that we were there.Bedding was changed regularily and the room was spotless. The food was to a very high standard and always beautifully presented. We stayed 7 nights and there was something different for everyone each night. Be aware however that you choose your evening meal at breakfast time so you need to think about how hungary you will be that evening. Breakfast was a basic "european" buffet. The only nod towards an english style breakfast was bacon and scrambled eggs. Otherwise it was hams, cheese, rolls etc. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel in the future and would recommend it to family and friends.
The walk into town is a good half hour and can be quite draining on hot days so be aware and take it slowly. There is a bus service into Malcesine but the little tourist bus is only hourly with a three hour gap in the early afternoon.

Room Tip: I think every room has a lake view but this is essential to get the full benefit of the stunning loc...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Val Di Songo for our honeymoon. It was perfect, just the right size hotel as we did not want a large noisy stay. The location was superb, right on the Lake edge in a small cove. All bedrooms face the Lake so you are guarantteed a great view all day long. The rooms are very spacious and light and airy. The balcony is a very good size to relax from. The hotel is 30 minutes stroll away from the main town, which you reach by walking along the side of the Lake. There are places to stop and just take in the beautiful scenery along the way. You could take the local bus from outside the hotel is you didn't want to walk. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and nothing was ever too much. The food was very good with a wide choice of continental breakfast and a la carte evening meal. The food was presented to a high standard and was always lovely and hot. The meats were always tender and tasted lovely. As the hotel is not close to an area with restaurants, you would be best to stay Half board. You would not get this standard of food if you went to just a restaurant in the town. There is a good sized heated pool with swim up bar and plenty of sun loungers both around the pool area in in the gardens looking out to the Lake. The gardens are maintained very well by the staff and we found the whole hotel and its grounds to be to a very high standard. We will most definitley be staying there again and would recommend it to any of our friends and family. It was truely a wonderful place to have our honeymoon.

Room Tip: There are 4 types of room. We stayed in an elegance room which was a great size, if you fancy more s...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

We had a wonderful week at the Val di Sogno, where we stayed before our son's wedding at Scaligeri Castle. Lovely family run hotel, with outstanding views and wonderful customer service. The food was also wonderful and the service first class. I had arranged a dinner for the family before I arrived and chose a menu from those emailed through to me. Immediate and polite and helpful responses to email and lots of individual care and attention given to us during our stay and for our dinner. The hotel is also just a lovely 20 minute leisurely walk along the lake into town but we also took the small bus from just outside into town which is a 5 minute journey so very convenient indeed. I would thoroughly recommend this small but very beautiful hotel for a week's break on the shores of Lake Garda - you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2013

We stayed at the Val di Sogno for a weeks much needed break in May. The hotel itself was in a lovely quiet location, with stunning views overlooking the lake. The hotel was a little smaller than we anticipated but nevertheless it was a lovely hotel and very much up to date in style and decor. The staff were very nice, helpful and made you feel very welcome. The walk from the hotel in Malcesine was half an hour at a steady pace - again the views along the lake were stunning. The only downside to staying at the hotel was the food. Having booked half board we did expect a little more variation from what was being offered. The cooked breakfast was limited to bacon and scrambled eggs the other egg option being hard boiled. There was a limited selection of prepackaged biscuits, a small selection of pastries, together with a small selection of cereals and fresh fruit . The orange juice tasted very synthetic and certainly was not freshly squeezed. The evening meal which we had to pick from a menu card at breakfast was again limited, although well cooked. The salad buffet bar was very poorly presented, limited and resembled a salad bar at a supermarket. There was an a la carte menu available at lunch time, we also noted that they did not have a light lunch/snack menu which is usually available if you do not want to have a large meal at lunch time. Apart from the food we had a lovely stay and would not rule out going back to the hotel but only on a bed and breakfast basis.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

We were here in May of 2004 & it was outstanding! We had arranged to be married in the Castello & Silvia & Michaelo made sure our stay was unforgettable! Nine yrs later & I think of them daily!!! Food was great, accommodations satisfactory, & the hospitality unbeatable!!! Thank u, thank u! We will be back next yr for our 10 yr anniversary :)

  • Stayed: May 2012
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3  Thank BeyondDallas
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

We stayed just one night when delayed near Lake Garda by a vehicle breakdown. The accommodation and location were very good and we were well pleased with our room (except that the hair dryer did not work). However, dinner was a very different matter. There appeared to be a very good a la carte menu available but the only offering to visitors on dinner, room and breakfast terms was a very limited set menu. When I saw the written menu, I thought that, for a four star hotel, it would turn out better than it looked. It didn't. The general impression both for quality and presentation resembled a British two star hotel in the 1960s. First was the buffet of salads. It was just that - a choice of basic salads. There were no special items with some originality or perhaps fish content - with the sole exception of a bowl of quite good small artichokes. The next course was a choice of pasta or fruit juice (fruit juice as a starter in the UK went out in the 1970s). It was just a pile of pasta in the middle of a plate. Nothing special nor any attempt at appealing presentation. The main course offered a choice of fillet of Sea Bream (widely farmed nowadays and therefore probably the cheapest option they could find), Chicken (well known to be the cheapest meat) or Frikadele of Minced Meat (minced meat can be anything and is certainly a very cheap option). We had the Chicken which was just some pieces of chicken with sauce over it in the middle of a plate. It was OK but nothing special. Here again there was no attempt at appealing presentation. A bowl with broccoli and potatoes was also placed on the table. The desert choice was just Coffee and Cream Pudding, Ice Cream or cheese. Knowing the excellent reputation of Italian ice cream we both chose this. We received three scoops each of assorted flavours (their choice - were not asked what flavours we wanted) in a china bowl of average quality ice cream - not the superb ice cream one expects in Italy. If you go to any basic bar or cafe in Italy and order ice cream you will be offered a choice of flavours of excellent quality, magnificently served in a glass probably with some cream and other garnish.

The breakfast the next morning was buffet style and just about satisfactory. However, here again it certainly did not particularly impress for what is supposed to be a four star hotel.

The hotel was expensive but if the food had matched the quality of the accommodation it could have been considered good value. My "average" rating is based on very good accommodation and very poor food. Italy is supposed to be one of the great countries of the world for food. It can be, but if you want good food avoid the Val di Sogno.

Room Tip: All rooms are lake front - probably little difference between them.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Stayed at the hotel for the last week in September just before the end of the season. Our room was very spacious with a balcony overlooking the lake. The breakfast was the usual continental style but also with a small choice of hot food that was cooked to perfection. Definately worth booking half board as the restaurant food was excellant and if there was nothing suitable on the menu they were happy to cook something especially for you. The only small thing is that dinner is between 7.30 & 8.30 so quite early for us & service a little rushed. Reception booked a tour for us which was added to our bill being very helpful to us. The walk into Malcesine is a good 30 mins which is fine on a dry day but less so in the rain especially on the way back from a night out. There is a tourist bus available but it could be more frequent.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Val di Sogno 16, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Malcesine
#3 Luxury Hotel in Malcesine
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Malcesine
#14 Romantic Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range: £126 - £387 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Val di Sogno 4.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your ideal stay here on Lake Garda, where to live a relaxing experience discovering the area and beauties of the lake, themountain and the inland, lulled by the sound of water, the starry sky and ... the silence! The Hotel Val di Sogno is the ideal place, situated directly on Lake Garda shores. With its heated pool, its green garden and lovely view it is designed for your holidays in relax, among sports, nature and landscapes ... simply a dream! Passion for hospitality, familiar sleek approach, unforgettable experience of serenity and peace. And for those who love good food, our young kitchen brigade offers the best local dishes elaborated with enthusiasm and creativity in the new Restaurant DOLCIAQUE. ... more   less 
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