I stayed at the Park Hotel Querceto with my fiance last week for 7 nights and we had a great time. The hotel itself is lovely, definitely worth the 4 stars as it's clean and has all the amenities. We ate in the restaurant one night and the food was lovely. The only criticism there is that the wine is expensive. The food itself is well priced however the total bill will mount up with any alcohol (beer is around 5 Euro and the cheapest wine is 20 Euro).
We stayed in a lake view room and the view was absolutely stunning, a real picture postcard. I will add the panoramic picture that I took to the photos when I am done reviewing. You won't be disappointed if you choose a lake view room. The air-conditioning worked very well on the hot days, it cooled the room quickly and evenly and did not make too much noise. The fridge was stocked (though again, expensive drinks) every day and the room cleaned/freshened every day too. We ate breakfast in the hotel a few times as it came included within our room and again, it was lovely. There was a lot of choice for breakfast so something for everyone including fussy eaters like myself and my partner!
The pool was clean however it was VERY cold. It says on the website that it is heated to 35 degrees - this is not the case. We went down to the pool on one of the hot days of our holiday and although my partner jumped in, he was out again straight away and I could only dip my toe - FAR too cold to swim in comfortably. We didn't complain about this but had we stayed longer, we might have. Also - the pool area was very quiet - no music or anything playing - so nobody spoke to each other and it felt a little clinical, like a doctors waiting room but the views were stunning it has to be said - and the area clean.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The lady who works there does not speak any English so it's a little difficult communicating if you need something and she's the only one there but the others do. We needed an iron (as we were attending a friends wedding during our stay) and it was provided promptly after a conversation with the manager. We needed a taxi for the morning of the wedding and if you need one - I would suggest ordering it for MUCH earlier than you really require it as despite ordering ours the day before we needed it, it was 45 minutes late. Luckily we had given ourselves plenty of time so we weren't late but had we not pre thought it out, we wouldn't have got to the wedding ceremony on time.
Finally - I would absolutely recommend having a rental car if you plan to stay here. In hindsight, we would not have booked this hotel and would have stayed in the town instead as that's where our wedding friends were and they could simply walk to the restaurants and bars from their hotels whereas there is absolutely no way we could have done - it would have taken about 2 hours I think. The hotel is about 5k up a mountain, literally. It takes 15 minutes to drive down to the town and then you have to pay to park (we spent about 50 Euro just on parking this holiday) if you're able to find a space. If you're happy with driving and don't mind the distance, stay here, the views are worth it. If you prefer somewhere with easy access to Malcesine, stay in the town.
Beautiful, breathtaking views over Lake Garda.
Quiet hotel, quiet pool area.
Very clean and tidy, room refreshed daily.
Food lovely, plenty of choice of wine.
Expensive room rate (£130+ a night for two people sharing).
A little too quiet making it a little uneasy in areas.
Not within walking distance of, well, anything really.
In conclusion; The hotel is lovely and the staff are friendly. Stay here if you're looking for a lovely relaxing holiday and don't mind driving to/from the town or if you're using it as a base to visit other places around Lake Garda. If you want to be able to walk into town and don't mind not having the amazing views that this place provides then choose somewhere closer/cheaper in Malcesine.
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Malcesine
- Park Hotel Querceto Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy