The staff are brilliant at this hotel, they made you feel very very welcome from the day you arrive to the day you leave. We stayed there for one week, there was four of us in total (2 Couples) we had what we would class as a Suite for a room, it was huge, the bathroom had what we would call a double shower, brilliant facilities and maid service every day, it was kept very clean our rooms (2 & 4) were overlooking the front of the hotel with massive balcony's and gorgeous views of the mountains on the side of the Lake. Breakfast was wonderful, a really good selection of cereals, and different breads and they had a different hot and sweet thing every morning. One day would be Boiled eggs and raisen bread the other would be scrambled egg with bacon and marble cake. They had a good selection of meats on offer too. Christian was brilliant at breakfast, by the third day he didn't have to ask us what we wanted for our hot drink he just automatically brought the coffee for us. Fantastic service. They have a sister hotel the Astoria, which is a fair walk. i would say about 10 minutes and yep not too bad going its downhill but coming back is a bit of a killer especially if it is hot. We tended to go to the lake for a swim too but even as hot as it was it was a bit cold in the water. In around May they started to trial a bus service, you get on the bus wherever you want, brilliant for us as the bus stopped just outside the hotel you pay your Euro and you get off where you want. We did not realise how far the centre of Malcesine was from the Orchidea, we tried to walk (i think the long way round) on our first day and gave up. so the bus is a brilliant addition for anyone staying at any hotel outside of the centre, check the times the buses run, they stop for about 3 hours in the afternoon but they do run until midnight. Next door to the Orchidea is a lovely restaurant/bar they are very friendly there, the dogs are expecially nice (Sophie & Miya) They have the TVs here too, which did make it very busy as we were there when the Euro semi finals were on. The one thing i would say on a very small downside is you have to check out at 10am (i believe the astoria is 9am) when it is baking hot outside and you are being picked up at 3pm the chance of not being able to have a shower and still enjoy your last day is a bit daunting. They do however have very large toilets which for freshing up were okay, we managed fine. So yep i would definately rate this hotel very highly, i thnk anyone who goes to this hotel or this area will fall in love with the place. It really is a pretty part of the world and yep you guessed it we will be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At only 2 km from the centre of Malcesine and 900 mt from the beach, the Hotel Garnì Orchidea is situated in a very peaceful area surrounded by a large olive grove. The Hotel is just 1,5 km from the new Cable Car station which will take you up Monte Baldo, known as the botanical garden of Europe, in a few minutes. At the top you can go for walks, ride a mountain bide or fly on a paraglider. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garni Orchidea Hotel
- Hotel Garni Orchidea Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy