We finally managed to get back after 3 years, oh how wonderful this hotel still is. Last time we went we did so much we didn't have a lot of time for Malcesine or the lake. This time we spent more time in and around the resort and hotel. We spent time around the pool, but there is also a fantastic terrace on top of the hotel with fantastic views almost all the way round, this is usually a little quieter than the poolside, we used to take wine up there late evening and watch the sunset, and to see the stars. Let me say the hotel is still as fantastic as the first time we went, from the hospitality of all the staff to the food and cleanliness of the hotel. Emil and Marco still can't do enough for their guests. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
We travelled with Thomson again, I do like the new way they do their welcome meetings instead of being in the hotel they actually took you on a walkabout round Malcesine which was very interesting with the knowledge the reps had and you could see exactly where all the recommended amenities where.
We didn't do any of the organised trips as we did lots last time. This time we did more of our own thing, we did walks on monte baldo and the lake. We took the ferry over to Limone. We caught the public service bus to Verona (as we wanted to visit some gardens) which I was worried about doing, it was so easy to travel this way. It was only 5 euro 60 each way, you are better getting both your outward and return tickets from the bus station/tourist information, it is cheaper then getting them on the bus. They have lots of info in there and maps to help you get around, the buses run about every 1/2 hour, it takes about 2 hours to Verona but it doesn't seem that long as it is so scenic for most of the journey, there is a screen on the bus which tells you which is the next stop, We will do more independent travelling next time possibly trying the train from Peschira. We will be revisiting this hotel and resort again with no doubt, hopefully in the not to distant future. We think Malcesine is the best resort for location, the ease of getting about to different places also there is plenty to see and do there. We love Lake Garda it is so clean and the people are so nice, always making you feel welcome wherever you go without pestering you like you find in many other European countries. All this make such an enjoyable holiday.