We can only re-iterate the upbeat reviews on TA. I don't "do" reviews too often but felt moved to write after such a great ten days in the Maximilian. This modern hotel has a main building and two small annexes (we stayed in an annex and loved it) set in pleasant lakeside grounds. We managed to get moved to an upstairs room after initially being given one at ground level but some may not find this an issue.
Good sized indoor pool so my wife could do her obligatory "laps" and a smaller one on a terrace outside. Lots of space so you can lounge in the sun with some degree of privacy if you want. Good sauna (need to tell them you want to use it so it can be switched on) and steam rooms in the beauty spa and gym looked ok (but I never tried it!!).
Real "fine dining" experience but never felt bloated. I think that we felt disappointed with only one meal over our ten day stay. Hotel staff were great fun, even though we never quite sure how much our waiter actually understood!! Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the lake was also great fun. The small bay was much more interesting than staring at the main lake itself.
Location is 2km south of Malcesine town so we enjoyed the almost-daily walk into town on the lakeside promenade and I am hoping that this has helped offset some of the added kgs I will have inevitably added by eating dinner in the hotel. The walk could be a bit of a "downer" for those with mobility issues (there is a bus service close by) but it was well worth it for us because the location seemed far superior to hotels closer to town. Be sure to walk south down the lakeside one day and visit the "fish museum" in the charming little port of Cassone for an insight into life in the area in the early-mid 1900s.
Loved Malcesine but that is another story.....
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- Also Known As:
- Maximilian Hotel Malcesine
- Hotel Maximilian Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy