This was our 2nd visit to the Hotel du Lac, but our 10th time in Malcesine. We now feel that we have found our favourite hotel!
Renate, the manager, gave a friendly welcome and remembered us from 2 years ago. Our room, which overlooked the pool, was tastefully decorated and had a large balcony. We had a fridge and tea-making facilities - rare in Italian hotels, and very welcome.
The breakfasts consist of an ample range of cold food plus boiled eggs. Something to suit every taste. Particularly enjoyed the tiny custard doughnuts!
The evening meal consisted of 4 courses (plus salad bar), with a choice of everything except the starter. Although there was the occasional disappointing course, each evening included at least one really good dish. The staff are very obliging and willing to offer alternatives if neither main courses suit. Wines are fairly priced in comparison to other hotels.
During our visit we were lucky enough to see the firework display. The hotel terrace is the ideal place from which to view the spectacle over a cool drink. We were impressed by the way in which the staff helped a couple to celebrate their wedding anniversary - special meal, special table, cake with candles, card and gift from staff...lovely!
This year the lake's water level was higher than on recent visits. This made it possible to enter the water from the hotel's private jetty; it's lovely to swim in the lake without negotiating the sharp stones.
The hotel pool is maintained to a high standard with a constant flow from a small fountain. We never felt it to be too crowded; there are plenty of sun-loungers.
We are obviously fans of Malcesine which is bustling yet relaxing. The only change since our last visit is the new Castle museum. It has been updated to cater for different languages with interactive displays. Worth the visit if only for the information about the lake itself (the film of divers is a real eye-opener).
Will definitely visit Malcesine and Hotel du Lac again. I feel sure that we will again receive a cheerful welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is completely renovated and equipped with the newest standards of the 4° star category.Our hotel boasts about an enviable, elevated position with stunning views overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Lake Garda with a romantic view facing the old town of Malcesine. It is always estimated for the heavenly quiet position directly on the lakeshore with beach and private wharf with sun-chairs. Walking along the Lake-Promenade a half mile you reach the town.The forty large bedrooms all with balcony or terrace and positioned directly on the lake are all furnished with modern facilities: telephone, safe-deposit box, TV-SAT, fridge, electric kettle, AIR CONDITIONING or heating, modern bathrooms with shower, hairdryer. Hotel facilities, lift, INTERNET POINT, swimming pool, solarium terrace with sun beds, sun umbrellas, pool towels, panoramic view. Whirl-pool (33°) on the lake terrace, parking, carport, fitness room, surf deposit all inclusive.Dining room with air conditioning, dinner with table service, menu choice with salad and dessert buffet, weekly Galadinner by candlelight, Italian cuisine and regional specialities.You can choose daily half board or just Bed and breakfast. Generous breakfast buffet also on the panoramic terrace on the lake side with its splendid view over the Lake.Bar service, snacks and meals, coffee, sweeties, ice cream, cocktail bar. Tv-Sat room.We assure you our best attention, own good language knowledge and wait for your booking inquiry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Hotel Malcesine
- Beach Hotel Du Lac Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy