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Hotel Augusta
Ranked #32 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We loved hotel Augusta! We were on our honeymmon and I was a bit sceptical before we arrived as I thought the price was cheap in comparison to a lot of other hotels in the area and I wasn't sure what to expect, however it was wonderful, probably the best hotel overall of our trip through Italy! The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was big with lots of windows and a balcony with a mountain and lake view. The decor was a little bit dated but it was extremely clean and comfortable, as was the bathroom, and the shower was powerfula nd always with hot water. The hotel itself was also very clean and comfortable, great public spaces, a fabulous outdoor and indoor pool in a beautiful garden. The breakfast was served over a good time period and was varied and plentiful, and we ate it on a terrace overlooking the gardens and castle. The hotel is a 2 minute walk in to the centre of town, the castle and the lake, but just away from the main centre so as not to be noisy or tiny. There is a great pizza place accross the road and it is opposite the cable car so convenient for trips up the mountain. Parking is free and there were always spaces. Free internet access also. We loved it at this hotel and would recommend it to everyone!

Room Tip: Ask for a high story floor with a balcony and lake view.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Our first time to Lake Garda and we were so happy to be staying at this lovely hotel, we had the Romantic Suite with stunning views of the lake, mountains and castle, we loved relaxing and sunbathing on our spacious balcony with amazing view. The hotel staff were so helpful and efficient, always obliging and giving us helpful tips on where to visit and eat. Breakfasts were excellent in bright cheerful rooms and also tables outside on the two lovely terraces.
As previous comments mention there is a small road on one side of the hotel with light traffic which starts from around 7am, however the many advantages of this wonderful location definitely outweigh this!
Hotel Augusta is minutes walk from the lake and the beautiful old town of Malcesine. We had a great holiday and will be back, thank you Augusta!

Room Tip: Definitely book a room with balcony! Lake-side rooms are quieter.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Netto12
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

Wow, we were amazed the moment they upgraded us to the villa style part of the hotel on checking in. The facilities feel so private and relaxed, you can enjoy a cold drink in all areas of the grounds, its amazing. 5* on location, we loved the location (young couple) and i'm sure anyone of any age will agree. Everything was on our doorstep and the 1 minute walk into town was always a winner! The views are breathtaking, high mountains behind us & overlooking the top of the town and amazing lake in front and around us.

Hotel Augusta arranged transport from Verona Airport to our stay and on return they done the same, the transport was on time and such a lovely 40 minute drive along side the lake.

Breakfast was perfect everyday with a large selection of cheese, ham, salami + breads. Fresh juice, tea or coffee & ice water. Not to forget the boiled eggs and selection of fruits. You can eat inside or outside, very welcoming.

The outdoor pool setting is really inviting, we loved chilling out by the pool and they even have a 'cool-down' jacuzzi outside which is the best for those summer days.

Lastly, we would stay here every year and i'm sure it would be just as great experience each time!

Room Tip: Book the villa style rooms in the separate villa building, it has curly steps up to the rooms and ha...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

This was our 5th stay in the "Hotel Augusta" and once again it was a wonderful week,we booked direct with the hotel as we have done previously and found the Bendetti family very accomodating and extremely helpful, we booked the flight to Verona with Ryanair had an excellent flight arriving on time to find our minibus driver waiting to transfer us to Malcesine, the only downside to this was the driver didn't speak english and we were kept waiting an hour because somebody didn;t turn up, when we arrrived at the hotel we were told the driver had been phoning to say that we hadn't got off the plane!!!!

We travelled with 2 friends who had never been to Lake Garda before and they were lost for words when we arrived with the spectacular views from our balconies across the lake the mountains and the wonderful setting of the hotel, needless to say they will be returning again.

The rooms we had were adjoining and very comfortable, clean and the bathroom was well equipped and clean towels every day. The breakfast was continental but plenty of it even if you didn't come down to breakfast until late.

We had some excellent meals at different restaurants but especially at "Pedro's" once again he really made you welcome as always the food was 1st class.

After reading previous comments about the hotel i would just like to say that our 1st stay at the "Augusta" which we booked through Thomson's we were in a room without a balcony which was quite depressing but the next time we paid extra to have a balcony which was well worth the money and now everytime we request a balcony and this time we had rooms 36 and 37 and it was by far the best ever.

All we can say is "cannot wait to return to Malcesine and hotel Agusta" it is our idea of heaven.

Just a note you wouldn't need to take an alarm clock with you as the bell at the castle rings every hour and chimes once on the half hour then a minute later the church bells do the same.

Room Tip: Pay extra for a balcony well worth it so you can spend time watching the world go by.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Eileen-Rich
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Stayed here for 2 weeks in July and agree with a lot of the comment from previous reviews. The hotel is very comfortable but we travelled with Crystal Holidays (Thomsons) which meant we got a room with no balcony. The stay would have been improved if we had a better view or balcony. The rooms to the front means if it is warm at night you need to choose between paying 6 euros for air conditioning per night or sleeping with the windows open and be woken by the traffic around 7 am. The hotel has good facilities compared with others nearby with a good size pool, small gym and outdoor jacuzzi. The garden around the pool also has a slide/climbing frame/swing for kids and a skittle lane and table tennis table.
The cable car is right outside your hotel so easy to get to early which is a must in high season with waits up to 90 mins if you go later on. The tourist bus stops outside which, for 1 euro, will take you on a short tour of the area and useful for getting to some of the restaurants and beaches outside of the resort.
Malcesine has great ferry links to the other resorts in the north of the lake, Limone/Riva and Torbole and bus links to the East of Garda and Verona. All of these are within a 10 minute walk of the hotel.
Martin who runs the hotel is very helpful and informative on where to eat and ideas for what to do. He also is a font of knowledge on the weather you can expect. The staff all try to be helpful and make sure you enjoy your stay. The hotel is mainly used by German couples and families and so the amount of English spoken is limited but the staff do try their best.
Breakfasts are continental with fruit, cereal, meat, cheese etc. They try to vary the fruit, cheese and cakes each day but if you are there a fortnight it does become repetitive.
I would love to go back to the hotel but would look to book direct to get a choice of rooms. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Livimember
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

This was our third visit to Malcesine and we were looking for an hotel on a bed & breakfast basis to enable us to try all the local restaurants on an evening. We managed to get a good deal on the Augusta by booking about 3 weeks beforehand, via Thomson.

We had previously stayed in the Catullo & Meridiana, both of which are only a few hundred yards away so we knew the locality reasonably well.

We can confirm that the Augusta is an excellent base for a holiday, very clean, friendly & efficient staff & with good facilities for a 3 star hotel. It’s close by the cable car and a five minute walk to the old town so handy for the castle & the ferry port.

We had one of the basic rooms - on the premise that we wouldn’t be spending much time in it. It was certainly good value for money, and had sufficient space for our purpose. Yes, it would have been nice to have a balcony & a lake view, but these things always come at a price.

There was some road noise from about 7am as the resort came to life, but this didn’t bother us as we like to get up early on holiday. Lake facing rooms would we think be quieter.

Breakfasts were plentiful, and available up until 10am for those that like a later start to their day. Lots of cereals, muesli, a different fruit every day, nice hams and cheeses with boiled eggs and some really nice cake and beautiful breads. However, if you are looking for a traditional British fried eggs & black pudding etc- remember this is Italy! Interestingly marmalade has now appeared amongst the jams & honeys, and there is a toaster.

The garden is spacious and peaceful (occasionally a bit of noise from the children’s holiday centre next door) and the pool & jacuzzi very refreshing , paticularly after a day's sightseeing. We were invited to enjoy complimentary watermelon by the pool on a hot afternoon. Soft & alcoholic drinks are available from the bar along with sandwiches & ice creams.

The Benedetti family have a lovely hotel with a relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NEETfinderGeneral
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

I can't add much to what has already been said, except to give a up-to-date comment on this lovely little hotel as we were there last week (14-21 May 2011) and most of the other reviews are quite old now.
It is still very clean, and well kept. The staff are friendly and the buffet breakfasts, which mainly cater for the mostly Germans who were there was very nice. Lots of jams and honeys, but no Marmalade for us Brits, I had read this before on here so took so little single servings with me from a previous cruise holiday and used them. For German breakfast plenty of meats, cheese, cakes, tomatoes etc, also on offer yogards in large jugs, cereals and fresh crusty bread and rolls. Juice and coffee from a machine which was Ok, especially the coffee, with even hot milk available to keep coffee nice and hot. You coukld eat out on the balcony on sunny mornings and the room was open till 10am which was nice for lie-ins. The room we had in the yellow building had a lake side view although I have since found out Brits only get mountain view rooms with TA'S from the UK, the Germans who drive over the border and pay direct get lake view rooms. The only way we can have them in the UK is to book direct. The room we had was very large and clean with a large marble en-suite with large shower, bidet, toilet and sink. It was kept immaculate by the room maid. A bottle of red wine was available to but for just 6e (£5.50 approx) As an offer on the table in room, we had one bottle and it was very nice for relaxing on the balcony with. If you are looking for b&b as like us, you want to dine out every night in town I thoroughly recommend this 3 * hotel. We usually stay 4/5* or cruise, but this hotel was perfect for what we wanted and we had no complaints, only wish tea and coffee was available in the rooms/ and marmalade at breakfast, but suppose thats a British thing? Free internet access was very much appreciated using their computer in the bar.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Navene Vecchia 35, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Malcesine
#12 Romantic Hotel in Malcesine
#14 Family Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range: £116 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Augusta 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Augusta, an oasis of tranquility immersed in the greenery of a splendid garden with swimming pool and hydromassage 30, situated close to the historical centre and beach opposite the new cable car of Monte Baldo. We offer a great buffet breakfast on our panoramic terrace plus many other quality service. Completely renovated and equipped with the newest standard for 3 stars category. ... more   less 
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Hotel Augusta Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy

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