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“Lovely hotel, v v clean, great breakfast and friendly owners” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ideal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Gardesana 36, 37018 Malcesine, Italy   |  
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Ranked #40 of 73 Hotels in Malcesine
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely hotel, v v clean, great breakfast and friendly owners”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Chose this hotel because it has a large pool, aircon and lake view at very reasonable rates and decent reviews. Not disappointed in most aspects.

Pros. So clean and sparkling throughout and lots of art deco style stained glass in lobby area. Very comfortable patio area at front and two gardens with lots of shady areas and some outdoor equip for children. Good size pool for such a small hotel and masses of sunbeds so no need to save with towels - but they still do! Owners very friendly and accommodating and arranged cheap transfer from Verona airport too. Good choice breakfast and reasonably priced drinks.

Side lake view lacks privacy as apartment block next door very close (especially room 25 which we had) but good sized balcony with chairs, table and we've had worse lake views than this elsewhere. Reasonable sized bedroom with modern furniture and well equipped. Excellent aircon. Compact bathroom with tiny shower but super shower head and pressure so not complaints there.

Cons. Beds very hard and squeaky with even smallest movement causing noise all night long - they do need replacing. Location at top of town so bit of a trek up hill which gets a bit tiriesome if you have bad knees like me and no lift so not suitable for anyone with walking disabilities.

Overall excellent stay and would stay again which is unheard of.

Room Tip: Avoid room 25 for lake view and suggest garden view rooms for privacy aspect and some shade.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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kildwick
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The hotel is in the perfect location for walking into Malcesine town centrel. Rooms are big and clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definately go back again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cheshire
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2010

The Hotel Ideal is in a great location, just a short stroll to the beautiful town of Malcesine....The large pool is very spacious with amazing view's of the town......
It is a family run hotel and is ideal.......,
One of the family members is a character and you have to adjust to his sense of humour.
We have stayed here numerous time's and it is good value for money ......
Great hotel ........

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2007

Loved stay in Malcesine. Main area was 5 minutes walk down hill from hotel. Great pool to relax in.

Staff were great and really helpful and rooms were cleaned every day with fresh towels.

Continental breakfast every morning. The hotel has a bar downstairs but no adjoining restaurant however loads of places to eat within minutes walk.

Takes about hour and half from Verona airport. Hotel organised a bus collection and when we decided to get taxi back organised pick up for us.

There was no iron in the bedroom so may want to bring that withyou. There is also no kettle or fridge but the rooms are airconditioned and have hair dryer in bathroom.

Very enjoyable stay and would highly recommend the Hotel Ideal

  • Liked — location and friendly service
  • Disliked — lack of amenities in bedroom, kettle, iron fridge
  • Stayed August 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2006

My in-laws have been coming to the same hotel in the same part of Italy for many years now and after joining them I can understand why. I have now stayed at the Hotel Ideal on three occasions and enjoyed every minute of it. For those who want to enjoy a foreign country without the pampering you would expect in five star accomodation it provides a perfect base for exploring Lake Garda, or relaxing by the pool or in the beautiful garden area.

The rooms are a good size and kept in excellent order by the friendly staff who work at the hotel. The family who own and run the hotel are excellent company and are happy to help in any way they can. Although the hotel does not have a restaurant, this makes no difference as Malcesine has a vast amount of excellent places to eat at very low prices (compared to the UK anyway).

One of the best features of the Hotel is the swimming pool which is situated in the large garden area at the back of the hotel. Set on a small hill you have extensive views across the lake and surrounding mountains and they are specatular to say the least. The pool provides the perfect escape from the intense sun in Malcesine and it is always a relaxed and quiet atmosphere around it.

In the garden you can relax under the shade of the olive trees which is perfect for having lunch as we often did, simply buying fresh food from the supermarket 5 mins down the road and then borrowing plates etc from the hotel.

At the Lake there can be sporadic thunderstorms with spectacular lightning so having a balcony to sit and watch them is a big plus, getting a room at the back of the hotel is a good option as it is quieter than the front which is roadside.

Malcesine is a great place to relax and enjoy excellent weather, food and wine, it is only an hour away from Verona for those who love shopping or the opera so there is something for everyone. The Hotel Ideal is an inexpensive and dare I say ideal place to enjoy what the area has to offer. Trip number four won't be too far away.

  • Stayed July 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Gardesana 36, 37018 Malcesine, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
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Ranked #40 of 73 Hotels in Malcesine
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ideal 3*
Number of rooms: 113
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