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Gardesana Active Apartments
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5 reviews
“Excellent - would only go back to stay here again!”
Reviewed 15 May 2013 via mobile

It's was my second trip to malcesine and we occupied a two bed apartment for 4 nights. Other family members stayed in the apartments too. The location to the town could not be better. The apartments are decorated to a very high standard. We had 3 balconies in total and there was plenty of space throughout. The family that own and run the apartments were extremely friendly and approachable. Also kitchen was kitted out very well.....dishwasher, coffee maker, fridge, plates, glasses, cutlery, hop, dining table and 6 chairs. Lots of storage and hanging space between bathroom and bedrooms. Slight negative would be shower pressure and toilet which wasn't flushing correctly. Overall could not have asked for better. A++++

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

We stayed at the Active Apartments for the 2nd week in May, there were quite a few of us so the lovely owners put us all on the same floor which worked really, really well.

The apartments themselves are really comfortable and clean and well equip, we would have liked an oven, but there are so many amazing places to eat out we didn’t really use the kitchenette. They all come with a lovely balcony and if you are at the front you get a fantastic view of the castle or at the back an amazing view of Mount Baldo. They have a very strict policy of keeping gates and doors locked which made us feel very secure.

The location was fantastic, just a short walk from the town centre and castle (where we got married) and right next to the tourist information and bus station.

The owners Pietro and Carolina were so accommodating and friendly. Pietro gave us a fantastic recommendation for a restaurant our first night and they didn’t mind at all that we arrived on a Saturday night at 9pm!

I would recommend this place unreservedly and hope to come back here again with friends or a family holiday!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

This is a lovely little hotel in a fantastic location right near the town centre. Easy walking distance to all the attractions and local bars/ restaurants.
The rooms are clean and we had a balcony with a lovely view of the castle ( where my daughter was getting married ).
The breakfast was very good and there was a choice between continental or one freshly cooked to order .
The owners are very helpful and pleasant , it was the first time we'd been abroad since we found out our son had a serious nut allergy and they fully understood our fears and he was able to have a lovely time and enjoy some great food here.

Room Tip: A room facing onto the main road is great, lovely view of the castle and you can sit out at night an...
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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peachbar, Direttore at Gardesana Active Apartments, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear Kathy, I'm glad you enjoied the stay at Hotel Gardesana.
Starting from April 2011 the building has been renovate completely.
It's now called Gardesana Active Apartments, a brand new Residence with all the best conforts.
The Family Monaci is still there, hope you'll enjoi one day the Active Apartments.
Regards.
Fam. Monaci.
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

We used to go to the Gardesa, every year for years, the Monaci family, are so wonderful, The hotel is spotless, the food good, and they will always make a decent lunch if you request it. Peter and Caroline, were always so welcoming, and we loved sitting out on the terrace at night having a drink. Yes the traffic going past the door was heavy 24/7 but it didnt bother us, the only thing that kept us awake was the clanging of the church bells from San Stefano down the road, which went on all through the night. We are pensoiners now and prefer to go half board. a week ago we passed by the Gardesana on the bus, and they seem to have changed the ground floor into a sports shop? We stayed at the Hotel Sole 5km north of Malcesine in Navene, please read the review, Maybe next year we will go back to The Gardesana. BTW we always used to go with a company called Timescape, I believe its called Italian Getaways now.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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peachbar, Direttore at Gardesana Active Apartments, responded to this review, 14 April 2012
Dear Valerie, I'm glad you enjoied the stay at Hotel Gardesana.
Starting from April 2011 the building has been renovate completely.
It's now called Gardesana Active Apartments, a brand new Residence with all the best conforts.
The Family Monaci is still there, hope you'll enjoi one day the Active Apartments.
Regards.
Fam. Monaci.
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Property: Gardesana Active Apartments
Address: Via Gardesana 270, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 32 Speciality Lodging in Malcesine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1 star — Gardesana Active Apartments 1*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new structure completely renovated with the privilege of a central position which permits guests to reach the Historic Centre, Scaliger Castle, restaurants, bars and the port: in just 5 minutes you can access the beautiful beaches, a lovely garden with a large park for children, the lakeside cycle path, the promenade and the Monte Baldo cable car. Excellent departure point for hill walking or mountain biking with breathtaking lake views. On the ground floor of the structure, the friendly and dynamic "Active Bar" maintained by Pietro and his staff... then possibility of delicious breakfasts at reasonable prices, snacks throughout the day and entertainment for the evening with cocktails and specialty drinks. Under the arches of "welcome" the sporting goods store "100-one" open all year with a wide range of articles aimed at your sport. In front is the "pizzeria Caminetto" offers a wide selection of dishes, pizza, salads, pasta ... the operator Mario welcomes you with a discount of 10%. APARTMENTS The newly structured building is composed of 9 apartments subdivided on 3 floors, accommodating a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 8 guests, with the possibility of a choice of mountain (Monte Baldo), historic centre or partial lake view. Comfort, warmth, practicality and elegance are the formulated ingredients for accommodating a sport loving client but also "reserved" and therefore ideal for families with children. Hope to see youy soon. Fam. Monaci ... more   less 
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