We have just spent 11 nights at the Campagnola near Malcesine and found the hotel to be new, stylish and comfortable.
The staff were marvellous, friendly and helpful, but as the title says.... dont expect a Hotel like you might find in the UK with a range of additional amenties, late opening bar, or a place to eat anything other than breakfast, this is a "boutique" style residential hotel that closes sharp at 11pm with lights out!!! (there is a night door for late access).
As long as you dont book expecting snacks around the pool, dinner in the hotel at night or a late night drink, then this is the hotel for you and would suit those looking for relaxation, time for contemplation and a refreshing, comfortable place to sleep, without noisy music or high spirited guests.
The breakfast was more than ample with a choice of boiled eggs, meats, salami, cheeses, fruit, cereal, bread, pastries and conserves with many types of coffee, fruit juice and a range of teas.
This modern hotel was Italian minimalist chic, almost pristine in condition and as guests, we felt the hotel was fresh out of the "box" like a new pin, shiny, clean and inviting.
As for access to the nearest town for something to eat for dinner, it was about 30 minutes walk along a coastal path or alternatively, you could catch the tourist bus from just outside the hotel in the village of Campagnola for the amazingly great price of 1 Euro (great value and again helpful friendly drivers). Malcesine had many different restaurants and choice of types of food.
This is a beautiful, chic, boutique hotel, somewhere to stay with a lovely pool in a quiet location overlooking Lake Garda and the town of Limone on the other side, if your OK with that, then this is a great place to stay, but should you want the usual offering associated with UK hotels book somewhere in one of the larger Towns around the Lake.
But for us, being able to enjoy lake side walks in balmy weather, with a cooling breeze toward the Castle and the many restaurants at Malcesine, was well worth the remoter location and more relaxing hotel. Even if the bar closed early, now at least you know what your booking and I say... enjoy the Campagnola, take time to recharge the batteries and be happy just to relax.
Finally, the bar prices at the fotel were excellent and good value when compared with the centre of town.
Hope this helps you make the right choice.
A lake room really is a must for a longer stay...what a view !!!
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