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“Superbly located with a garden oasis, very helpful and friendly staff”
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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #18 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Superbly located in centre of the town, 1 min from cable car/tourist bus and 3 mins from old town, waterfront and restaurants. Nice garden to relax in, our balcony (double room #4) had a view of the castle and the mountains East and West. Simple rooms and breakfast. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

I booked this hotel after reading all the reviews on here and I have to agree with most of what is written here. It is a great location at the bottom of Mount Baldo, just a couple of minutes to the town centre, lake and the beautiful castle, plus the tourist information centre is just around the corner with the bus stop directly opposite.

As previously mentioned here (I really should have taken a bit more notice), this hotel does only accept cash or travellers cheques, even though several other sites say that that they accept all major credit cards. They only accept a credit card as a holding deposit for the booking, luckily for me there was a cash point literally around the corner from the hotel.

Again as mentioned on this site, the hotel is extremely clean, the breakfast is more then adequate and the young guy who served at breakfast was really helpful and friendly. The hotel itself is basic, but more then sufficient for travellers, it has a wonderful garden, sauna, jacuzzi and a garage should you need it.

I stayed here the last week of October and luckily for me the weather was great. One thing to note about Malcesine is that organised tours to Venice, Verona and most of the boat trips around the lakes finish at the end of September, (though there were still a few running at the end of October) something I was not made aware of and neither were several other people who were staying at other locations in Malcesine. Luckily for me it was not a problem, I took a train to Venice and Verona is only bus ride away.

Malcesine is only about 2-3 hours drive away from Germany therefore the majority of tourists here are German. Finally, this hotel allows dogs to stay with their owners if you are ok with this then this hotel will work out fine for you.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 July 2009

After reading the reviews, my husband & I didn't hesitate to book this hotel and it lived up to all the expectations on previous reviews. Perfectly located in a reasonably quiet location but short walking distance from the centre of Malcesine and a stone's throw from the cable car. The hospitality was warm & genuine and the rooms were light, airy and comfortable. Every room has a balcony with 2 comfy reclining chairs - my husband requested a quiet room on a high floor and this is exactly what we got. Our room (15) overlooked both the castle and the cable car and was in the far corner on the 2nd floor, it was quiet enough to have the balcony door open at night. A couple of very minor negative points - you may be charged €8 per day for parking in the garage as there is very limited parking in the grounds. The bathroom, although very clean, was quite small, particularly the shower cubicle. I also think it is a little overpriced for a 3* hotel (we paid €110 per night, although admittedly it was in high season). However, I wouldn't hesitate to return to Hotel Ariston due to the fabulous location, bright & clean rooms and warm hospitality.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2009

For the cost the hotel bed rooms were a little basic, but the loaction and service really made up for it.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank Sun1979
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Reviewed 4 May 2009

We stayed in this hotel for a week in the early season (mid april) and planned to use this as a base to tour lake garda and the surrounding area. The location of the hotel is ideal, literally around the corner from the cable car station and just far enough away from the centre of malcesine to be quiet without being a long walk away. We had a car and a parking space was available in the hotel grounds, however, I think the availability of parking may be a problem at busier times. A garage space is available at extra charge. The room was bright, in good condition with a nice clean bathroom with a good powerful shower. Everything was clean with a maid doing the rounds everyday to tidy, clean and change towels etc.. The breakfast was nice and just what you would expect really, cold meats, cheese, cereals, fruit, bread, fresh coffee etc.. Our only quarm was that due to our early season visit, the weather was abit on the english side and when it felt cooler, the room had no heating control (only extra blankets). Obviously this wouldnt be a problem later on into the summer and the room did have a remote control air con unit for the heat. If you are spending alot of time in the hotel itself, you may run out of leisure things to do, with the weather not being so great, we had a look at the games room, sauna and gym. No problem with any facilities but you have to ask reception to use them all and it's un-manned in the basement. The hotel does also suffer from the lack of a swimming pool, a hot tub is situated at the bottom of the garden but it was all shut away for the duration of our stay. The garden looked well kept and would be very inviting on hot days with lots of places to lounge under numerous tree shaded spots. We booked direct with the hotel who replied in good time and in english. The hotel does not accept card payment and asked for cash which could be a problem for some. All said, it was a nice stay in a very under-rated hotel, I wish we had the cash to compare this place with the top hotel in malcesine - baring the absence of a pool, I dont think there would be much difference.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank snic25
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Reviewed 26 September 2008

We loved our stay at this excellent hotel. The room was on the small side but it did have a balcony and was clean and very well equiped, although we forgot to pack the travel kettle so remember if you like a cup of tea!. The bathroom which seemed brand new was spotless and had a lovely shower. The staff were cheerful, friendly and very helpful. The breakfast was very good with boiled eggs, meat, cheese and delicious cakes every day. The hotel itself was perfectly situated just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Malcesine and we were really surprised how quiet and relaxing the hotel and garden was. The hotel arranged transfers from Brescia Airport for us and everything was very organised and efficient with emails answered promptly and English spoken throughout.
Malcesine was great, beautiful scenery, lovely food with ice cream to die for and a perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank HampshirePoppy
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Reviewed 16 August 2008

We have recently returned from a holiday in Malcesine, Lake Garda, staying at the Hotel Ariston. The Hotel is very clean and bright, and the staff are extremely friendly. Although there is no restaurant, the hotel provides a good continental breakfast with a varied selection of food to cater for all tastes. Our daughter and her fiance chose to get married at Malcesine Castle and as we did not know the area we obviously had concerns that everything would run smoothly. We need not have worried. All the staff were extremely helpful and couldn't do enough for us. The hotel is close to the centre of Malcesine and within easy reach of several good restaurants and bars, but it is not a noisy area and was very peaceful when relaxing in the beautiful hotel garden. There is also an inviting terrace which we often went back to for coffee and a chat after a meal. We hope to visit Malcesine again, and Hotel Ariston.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Address: Via Navene Vecchia 4 | Lago Di Garda, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Malcesine
#17 Romantic Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range: £87 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ariston 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eco Hotel Ariston is comfortable and cared in every detail; surrounded by a large, beautiful garden, it has a favorable position for every kind of activity. Situated just a few steps away from the historic center of town, the Scaligeri Castle and from the most beautiful beaches of Malcesine and Lake Garda. Adjacent to the cable car to Monte Baldo, it is the best starting point for lovely natural walks and excursions. Ideal for those who prefer not to use the car. Tastefully refurbished inspired by some principles of green architecture, Feng Shui and energy saving. The guest can enjoy: breakfast with organic and fair trade products served in open-air the terrace, outdoor Jacuzzi, elevator, non-smoker lounge with satellite TV, small center with sauna and massage, meditation room, ping-pong and table football, bicycles, private car park and guarded garage, free wifi access in the lobby and garden, reservation of excursions, guided tours and taxis. Upon request we serve food for celiacs and those suffering from food allergies. Our wine list includes many prestigious local wines and some organic wines. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ariston Hotel Malcesine
Hotel Ariston Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy

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