Stayed at Vega for a week half board to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We really liked it there. It is a small hotel in a great position. It is sitting right on the lake so you can sunbath on the deck and enjoy the lovely views, and is very close to the harbour area and ferry point with its shops and restaurants. However it is really quiet at night so we slept well. We had a side lake view which we liked - could see the lake on one side and see the mountain and church (and people watch) on the other side. The room itself was a bit small and maybe in need of an update, however it was comfortable.
The restaurant is lovely, very modern and sleek with amazing views of the lake. We didn’t get a table right by the window which would have been nice, however you can see the view wherever you sit so no problem really. The food in the evening is traditional Italian which is our favourite. The pasta starters were fantastic and we looked forward all day to them. The fish dishes were good and I had a very good Osso Buco. One of the waiters gave very ‘interesting’ descriptions of the desserts eg “Eton mess without the meringue”! which turned out to be strawberry shortcake (very nice). We learnt to look at the desserts first and try to match the descriptions.
All the staff were very attentive and polite. The lady behind reception was really lovely, very helpful and kind. And Marco….well he certainly is a character but is very charming. We liked him and his banter, and he works soooo hard to keep his hotel running smoothly.
Malcesine is a lovely resort, with its castle and ancient narrow streets and lanes contrasting with the very modern cable car up to Monte Baldo. It’s definitely worth going up. It was lovely to walk on top of the mountain in the cool air. Lovely alpine flowers everywhere, herds of cows and goats with bells on – and serious mountain bikers and guys parascending off the mountain! The north of the lake is an interesting contrast of serious sporty types and those like us who like a gentle wander around admiring the scenery and eating the lovely ice creams.
If we revisit Malcesine we would definitely stay at Hotel Vega again.
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- Also Known As:
- Vega Hotel Malcesine
- Hotel Vega Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy