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Wellness Hotel Casa Barca
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Panoramica, 15, 37108 Malcesine, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 73 Hotels in Malcesine
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“A gem of a hotel and one to return to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

we have just returned from a short 7 night break at the Casa Barca hotel. It is a superb hotel, professionally but discretely managed. It has that certain style; a modern elegance if you like.
The room had a nice size balcony and was beautifully fitted; the bathroom was superb. Through out our stay the servicing of the room was great. Also a nice touch was being shown the room refrigerator and being told to use it for whatever we liked, including drinks bought in the local shops....what a change from other places!! The breakfasts were, again, wonderful with a wide choice. There is a great mini gym, a steam room , a sauna all available for no extra cost.

If there was one slight criticism it would be the firmness of the beds; too firm for me but thats only a minor thing.

If going with Crystal or Thomson holidays ( they are one and the same) I would suggest NOT being tempted by organised tours to Venice and around the lake. Venice is swamped by cruise ship customers and around the lake is something i would suggest you research and arrange yourself. We found them pretty disappointing. All in all thoroughly recommend Casa Barca

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have recently returned from an 11 night stay at this hotel. This was our first trip to Lake Garda and we were not disappointed, we were getting married on May 28th in the castle and staying at Casa Barca added to the magic of our wedding day. The hotel is nestled amongst olive trees away from the main road and it is only a 5-10 minutes walk to the centre of Malcesine. We could not fault this hotel at all, the hotel and our room were spotlessly clean, the staff Claudio, Antionella and Anna to name just a few were very welcoming and approachable; every time you would walk into the foyer you were always greeted with a "Ciao, how are you", they made us feel so special, and they helped with the storage of the wedding dress. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. We were very impressed with the hotel’s facilities; the gym and wellness centre were brilliant. The roof terrace was a lovely place to relax, as you had plenty of comfortable sofa’s and sun bed’s to sit on whilst you admired the superb view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The breakfast was just perfect and you could not fault it at all, everything was freshly prepared and the meats, fruits and breads were constantly being replenished. We spent many an evening chatting to Claudio in the hotel bar, again this area was very well presented and relaxing. We cannot wait to return to this hotel, this is a truly special place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Hof, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We are a mid-aged couple without children and visited this hotel for holiday in May 2014. The hotel is a family owned, very friendly hotel with nice service personal. The rooms were very clean,light and much above standard. They are not the cheapest but what you get absolutly justifies the cost. The restaurant, especially the breakfast is a very good, large continental buffet. There were not much children because there were no school holidays when we visited the hotel. But in our opinion it will be also a good place for family holidays.
The Spa is very clean and a definite plus, also the gym is very clean and good equipped, they have good machines, no cheap damaged things.
The pool is big (enough space for swimming) and clean, not too much chloride. The sun terrace is also very big, clean and nice to visit.
The Hotel is near to the city of Malcesine, you can easily walk there within 5 minutes.
We will definitly come back to this nice hotel in the next years.

Ingrid and Klaus

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We spent a week in this excellent hotel using it as a base for exploring the beautiful Lago di Garda and the surrounding area. It's easy to see how Casa Barca gets to be rated as the best hotel in Malcesine. Unusually for us, we have not a single criticism.

This is a small hotel located in a slightly elevated position away from the lake shore and main road through the town. Just a few minutes' walk to the town centre, it's a quiet peaceful location on the aptly-named Via Panoramica. There are lovely views over the lake from front-facing rooms and the grounds which also offer an outdoor swimming pool and bar terrace. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed in modern Italian style. There is a breakfast room, a small but really nice spa, and a bar area. Although this is mainly a B&B establishment, a small snack menu is available in the evenings. We did not try any of the snacks but the buffet breakfast was of a very high standard.

Everywhere in the hotel is kept as spotlessly clean as a British hospital in the 1950s. The hotel's owner and his staff are unfailingly courteous and friendly - and very hard working. They are also extremely willing to help with whatever you might wish. We had a spacious and well equipped room, also stylishly decorated as the rest of the hotel. The bed was very comfortable and there was a small balcony with a table, two chairs, and a great view.

Overall, this is a delightful hotel that fully deserves its rating - a credit to its owner. We'd be very happy to return any time!

A note for visitors travelling with a tour operator such asThomson: Excursions in the area are best booked directly with the Tourist Office in Malcesine (or perhaps through the ever-helpful hotel staff). We found the tour operator's service to be unreliable and they impose a surcharge on debit and credit card payments. If you book through the Tourist Office the prices are exactly the same, no card surcharge, and confirmation of booking is instant.

(Obviously, this is NOT a criticism of the hotel.)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have stayed in Malcesine we like it a lot. With the old town it is difficult to get modern classy hotels that are near to the action. This hotel has managed it. With all of the modern facilities that you would wish for including free wifi though the ease of access via social media should looked at. Great room with corner balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. Pool spa facilities and sun terrace. Really good breakfast buffet and a good selection of coffee. The only problem was the size of the show cubical. The shower was powerful and hot but not much room

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed at Casa Barca for 5 nights. The hotel is modern clean design which suits our tastes. The room was spacious and overlooked the lake and swimming pool. The breakfast was really great, I have never had the option of champagne on the breakfast buffet before! I indulged a couple of mornings. I had a hot stone massage which was wonderful, I had been suffering from a sore hip which woke me most nights after the massage it was much better. We found the family who own and run the hotel very charming and so helpful. We hope to return some day.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The hotel is super clean, well-managed, has excellent customer service; new, modern decor and is beautiful and relaxing from every angle. We enjoyed the bacon and hotdogs and cappuccino machine at breakfast; great view of Lake Garda!!! Angela

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Wellness Hotel Casa Barca

Address: Via Panoramica, 15, 37108 Malcesine, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Malcesine
#1 Luxury Hotel in Malcesine
#1 Spa Hotel in Malcesine
#4 Family Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wellness Hotel Casa Barca 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Casa Barca, which was completely renovated in 2007, lies embedded in an olive grove of 4500 square meters and it is only a stone's throw away from the historic old town and the lake. The guests can enjoy the privilege of a rejuvenating and relaxing atmosphere.The modern design is the perfect starting point for a holiday under the motto of comfort and physical wellness.Our new health spa will help you to make your dreams come true. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Albergo Casa Barca Wellness
Wellness Hotel Casa Barca Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy

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