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Hotel Villa Smeralda
Ranked #23 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed for 11 nights in August with our daughter, son in law ,and grandaughter,and we had a fabulous holiday .I can only confirm what the other reviewers are saying about the wonderful views and excellent service from all the staff ( thank you all) I cannot fault anything about it !We have stayed in Malcesine on numerous occasions but this is by far the best hotel we have stayed in.We will definitely be booking for next year.

Room Tip: The lake view rooms are worth paying extra for fantastic view
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

We booked a room last minute and were so lucky to find this gem. A bit out of the way, with a walk up hill, but you are rewarded with magnificent view of lake Garda and super service. We had a newly renovated room on 2.nd floor close to the pool. A sofa converted into a bunkbed ensured space for the whole family.Breakfast was plentiful and we also had one dinner and lunch at the hotel, which was reasonably priced and good quality compared to in town. We found Malcesine very charming and would happily return to both the village and hotel, next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Me and my Mum stayed here at the end of a long weeks traveling around Italy in June. We stayed for 4 nights and we wished we had stayed there for our whole holiday!!
Fantastic service (thank you to the Manager), amazing views-worth spending the extra to get a balcony with views of the lake. The 5-10 minute walk into the town was not an issue...always good to have a walk back to the resort after a big meal anyway!
Would definatley recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to treat themselves and have a memorable experience.
Thank you for such an enjoyable stay, me and my Mum will always have those great memories xx.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Thank strawberry225
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Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

We're still here and so very impressed with the warm welcome and anxiety to please and accommodate our wishes. It's brilliant! Don't hesitate!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Thank debdigitus
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

Villa Smeralda is a small, family run hotel situated on the Villa Panoramica. The short walk up from the town centre is rewarded with wonderful views of the lake (our lake view room with a balcony was spacious and comfortable). However, since we arrived by bus from Verona Allessandro, our host, met us at the bus station and took us and our luggage up to the hotel.

Breakfast on the terrace was very pleasant with a large choice of breads, pastries etc as well as fresh fruit, teas, coffees etc. Since we were the only British guests Allessandro ordered an English paper especially for us, making us feel even more welcome.

On the evening of a severe storm it was good to be able to eat at the hotel rather than venture into the town.

The pool is large and there is plenty of room to sit and relax on hot July days. The hotel also has plenty of room inside to sit and relax.

At the end of our stay there was a threatened transport strike but we were well looked after by the hotel staff who made sure our bus and train would be running and took us to the bus station in plenty of time.

We really enjoyed Malcesine, and the Villa Smeralda was just the type of relaxed and friendly hotel we were looking for between visits to Verona and Venice.

Room Tip: A room with a lake view balcony is excellent
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

After staying in Riva 2 years ago, we travelled across the lake to Malcesine for a day trip and instantly fell in love with the medieval town and its natural charm. So much to see for those that wish to explore and equally some divine locations along the lake to bathe and soak up the sun alongside stunning views of the mountains. We were determined to return to this 'jewel of the lake' and were fortunate to be strongly recommended Villa Smeralda as a hotel to stay in by close friends who had honeymooned their themselves 5 years ago.

Our experience from the booking to our departure, was first class. We booked directly with the hotel and tied up our own airport flights via Brescia, Verona airport. Our contact was with Alessandro, the son of the proprietors, who we have since learnt have ran the hotel since 1972. His kind help ensured that we were able to book a taxi transfer from the airport to the hotel and back again for our journey home. His passion for ensuring that guests have a happy and memorable stay was obvious and we were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for him or his staff. They were always looking to bend over backwards to accommodate any needs and suprisingly they often tried to anticipate our needs, most refreshing and unusual!

Our room, of a "Superior" standard, selected for our honeymoon was a high standard. It was very clean (cleaned every day with replacement towels), spacious and the views from the balcony were breathtaking and jaw dropping. Even on 1 day where there was torrential rain, we felt more than happy enough to spend the day in the room itself, such was the comfort and space.

As we prefer to eat in different restaurants in the evening, we stayed for breakfast only and found this to be more than satisfactory. Choice from a continental buffet was generous and you were free to help yourself to as much you wanted to set yourself up for the day.

As a wedding surprise, we were treated to a night at the Opera in Verona to see Carmen (well worth a visit to see any Opera in such an amazing arena) which friends had organised through the hotel via Alessandro. This was a night to remember, with all the travel and ticket arrangements easily handled by the hotel and we experienced a truly magnificent occasion.

The facilities of the hotel were strong too. A wonderful terraced bathing area that has mesmerising panoramic views of the lake and mountains as well as a separate, suitably sized pool and lounging area too. We even treated ourselves to a few jacuzzi sessions in the top terrace area!

I must admit, I am stunned by the comments made from the Polish guests that were posted on here, it doesn't bear any resembalance to what we have come across. We were the only English couple during our 10 day stay but never felt this an issue in the slightest and to be honest, it was very refreshing! In fact, I think it went in our favour as if anything the staff seemed even more considerate to ensure we didn't feel isolated in any way. All in all, so far as Villa Smeralda is concerned, we couldn't have hoped for a better hotel for our honeymoon and cannot speak highly enough of Alessandro, his family and staff for their service and the ambience of the place. We were so impressed that we have even booked our 2011 stay before we departed to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.

Our very general views of Malcesine is that it is a perfect fit for so many holidaying purposes. Bathing in the sun, wondering around the many pretty streets that are packed full of high quality restaurants and bars, wonderful walking and cycling opportunities whilst there is easy access to other areas round the lake via a hopper boat service.

If you were ever thinking of an ideal place to mark a special occasion or perhaps just to enjoy a holiday that strikes way above those you might get in package holidays to say Greece, Turkey, Spain, etc. then you won't get much better than this - we loved it and are counting down the weeks to our return!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 27, 2010

fantastic hotel in a gorgeous location - made extremely welcome - bit of a walk to town but worth it for view from rooms and pool and roof terrace - aboslutely stunning -

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Address: Strada Panoramica, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Family Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range: $118 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Smeralda 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hotel Villa Smeralda Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy

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