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“Great for tennis AND sightseeing”
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Club Hotel Olivi
Ranked #24 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great for tennis AND sightseeing”
Reviewed 28 September 2012

Having had lots of holidays where the tennis courts were a bad joke it was a delight to find all 9 courts here in good playing condition and the tennis properly organised.
We stayed at the end of the season and all the staff were still courteous and friendly. Our room in the far end block had a great view of the Lake.
The food was really good and the Chef dealt with my dietary requirements in a professional manner.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Such a lovely hotel! The room was a good size with gorgeous view of the mountains and bit of the lake. There was plenty of car parking just outside of the reception, which led to the large dining area. Dinner was delicious and great value for money. For 20 euros we received a large buffet and 3 courses. The grounds are big with lots of sports facilities and a little play area for kids and a clean pool.
The hotel is just off the main road and is about a 20 minute walk into Malcesine. Friendly service, good food and lots of amenities.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Our 3rd visit, ten tennis players from Bedford.
Plus points - hotel lovely as ever with friendly staff, excellent food, wine and service. The clay tennis courts are super to play on and are maintained very well. Location good, 5 mins walk to lake and 20 mins into Malcesine town. Hotel gardens and pool absolutely beautiful, at least when the sun shines.
Not so plus - weather in May not reliable, we had 30 hours continuous rain. At least there are 2 covered courts. Rooms in blocks 1 and 2 are good but not fantastic (no bath, small shower) but I guess this is why it is 3 star. Costs like much of Italy a bit on the high side. Ferry costs on the lake gettinng a bit steep.
Hotel quieter than previous visits - affects of the recession in Germany?
And we felt the earthquake in Bologna - quite violent even 120 miles away!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

This is my 3 rd stay and each time the stay has been very enjoyable The staff make you very welcome especially the family that run it 2 lady twins and one of their daughters.The location is close to the lake. There are a good selection of tennis courts. The food is plentiful with 2 buffet garden parties during this stay.

  • Stayed August 2011
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ireland
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

very good tennis courts,incl.the option of playing indoors on 2 clay courts if wet.the tennis coaches are brillant,my 2 children enjoyed their time with francesco while we were impressed by Giorgio's coaching(speaks 5 languages fluently!).
the hotel rooms:basic but functional and very clean.no noise at night as the hotel is situated in large generous gardens which are kept beautifully.who wants to spend much time in the room anyway here!
the beds were very comfortable.
as we took only breakfast i cannot comment on the dinner option but breakfast was very basic and a bit of a let-down.with children a fridge would be great in the room which they said would be integrated in next winter's renovations.
one restaurant we found in malcesine is the Taverna dei Capitano,wonderful,they make their own fresh pasta,read my separate review for this please.
we will definitely be back to clubhotel olivi and their very friendly and attentive and helpful staff and hope they continue to improve the rooms a bit and the breakfast a lot.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2010

Arrived at hotel, having booked 3 months previously - play a lot of
tennis and had spotted this hotel.
Promising start - reception modern and staff friendly . Taken to room in
Family and Friends accommodation. Very disappointed in the room - on
first floor at the back. View of a brick wall from the balcony - dark
inside. Inside clean, but stark. Furniture badly chipped in places - bit
like student accommodation. There are no pictures of this accommodation
on the website, so unlike the other rooms actually shown on the website.
No indication given at time of booking that there was a difference, or
that there was no view whatsoever. These are the 2 room Family and
Friends rooms and appears that they are all at the back with no lake view.

Had to wait for a day to speak to the manager who was not around - she
was not helpful at all. Did not take any of our points on board, was evasive
and said that there was nothing that could be done. Said that we were
thinking about leaving, and she offered to call round local hotels to
find something else for us - got the impression that she wanted rid of us.

Were put into another F&F room one floor above where we were, but still
no view, and also exactly the same set up.

On the last night we had to move rooms, and were put in one of the
Junior Suites, which was the other room that we thought about booking to
start with, but since we believed the quality of the rooms were the
similar went with the F&F. These are smart rooms - certainly live up to
the reputation the hotel is trying to foster.

Food
Disappointed in the food - at breakfast given a choice sheet where you
chose the starter and main for the evening. Sat at same table every
night. Buffet starters - OK, next two courses came out in double quick
time, buffet desserts, which our son enjoyed - in at 7.30 out at 8.30.
The staff were clearing tables and setting out next days breakfast while
everyone was still eating. Our son said it was just like school dinners.

Facilities
The facilities are good - tennis courts and pool. There were storms,
which meant that uncovered courts were unplayable for a time - when we
did play they were great courts. The swimming pool and lounger area were
excellent. Not a great deal to do in the rain though.

Summary
Setting is stunning - views down the lake with mountains on both sides.
Room poor quality - did not live up to expectations at all. Reception
staff friendly and very helpful - manageress not so. Food poor quality -
bit like being in a hospital. Overall did not represent good value for money.

I note that the Hotel has now revamped their website and now displays
pictures of the Family and Friends rooms - these still do not represent
the ones we stayed in.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2010

Just returned from a five day stay at Club Hotel Olivi, recommended by my sister. This is my third visit to Lake Garda and definitely the best value hotel I have stayed in. The staff were without exception pleasant, friendly and helpful and you get the impression that they genuinely take a pride in giving excellent service. It is well worth paying the slight extra for a lake view and I would recommend requesting a top floor [only two storeys] room near the pool. The food was plentiful and varied: dinner started with a superb salad buffet which often included prawns, parma ham and bresaola, then a choice of first course or second course [often fish] and desserts. We paid 15 euros each to be picked up at the airport which took all the stress out of travelling.

As for Lake Garda, it was still warm enough to swim and my top tips are: Take the boat to Castelleto and walk back along the lakeside - very pretty and you can make lots of stops along the way at cafes for coffee lunch. Go to Monte Baldo early [or you will queue] and then walk down from the half way stage back into Malcesine. Take the bus to Bardolino on market day - pretty, bustling little town.

All in all a very enjoyable trip.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Club Hotel Olivi
Address: Via Gardesana 160, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Club Hotel Olivi 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ANOTHER WORLD ON LAKE GARDAFar away from the hectic world, nestled at the foot of Monte Baldo majestic mountains, at the shore of the mystical Lake Garda, lays our resort Club Hotel Olivi, a true hideaway, enclosed in a park of 30,000 m2 in the “Valley of Dreams” – Val di Sogno. The hotel is located 2 km south of the center of Malcesine and the lake shore is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel where a private dock is available for our guests. Within this spectacular realm, you will find that the Club features the savoir-faire of hospitality, entertainment, leisure activities, and sports which will assure your vacation is a true pleasure. ... more   less 
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