The location was perfect - we could walk into town - only about 5minutes on the way down, but a good 10minutes on the way back up the steep hill!
The views from the lounge were stunning, we could see right the way across the other side of the lake to Limone.
The arrangements for the key collection were a little confusing. Fortunately we arrived late afternoon, would not like to have done this after dark.
This is a really lovely apartment with a beautiful wrap round balcony. The views are stunning and we enjoyed sitting out and eating at the table. We were even able to sit there when it rained as it is covered by the balcony above. The interior is also so much more spacious and light than the photos would suggest. The owner was very prompt and helpful with my queries. It is true that the walk back from the centre of town is a tough one, but I managed it in 15 minutes (with a few stops to rest on the way up!). As others have said, you wouldn't have the incredible views without the climb. So why only 4 stars? It would have been nice to have a few basic supplies like bin bags, toilet cleaner, shower gel, olive oil, and a chopping board! We were given a lovely bottle of wine and some chocolates but would have traded those for some basic supplies. Malcesine is a lovely town with good lakeside walks. The cable cars to San Michele and to the top of Monte Baldo are a must and the walk down is a worthwhile challenge. Also, don't miss a walk up to the Madonna; if you start from the apartment you're half way there. I can recommend Ristorante Caminetto for a cheap meal and Al Bacio for something special.
We had an amazing holiday in Malcesine, in no small part due to this great apartment. The key handover was seemless with Paolo showing us directly to the accommodation. The apartment itself is really spacious, well-equipped and with amazing views over Lake Garda. Malcesine was a great base as well, with many restaurants just a 10 minute walk away and plenty to do for a family holiday - we squeezed in kayaking, a trip up the cable car and several boat trips to towns on the lake. Oh and Gardaland is a must for the kids - only about an hour's drive away.
Yes, the apartment is up the hill, but to put it in perspective, our 4 year old managed the walk every day!
We have no hesitation in recommending the accommodation and the area as a great place for a holiday!
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Great location overlooking Malcesine with a spectacular view from the balcony and the living room. A very nice, clean apartment and very welcoming owners. It is a steep walk to the house from town centre - under 15 min for us after long days out - but you would not have had the view without it.