Spent a week at the wonderful Hotel Vega as a couple on a relaxing break.
Location - directly on the lake with stunning views. Only a few minutes walk from town centre on a peaceful, mainly pedestrian street. The cable car to the peak of Monte Baldo is a 5 min walk (go first thing - when we came back down around 1pm the que was a well over hundred and not fun looking). Ferries run regularly to other towns, and Malcesine itself has some nice restaurants and whilst busy it is not overly 'resorty'. The Thursday music performances at the castle are great. Lake Garda is a very pretty area.
Room - Room at back next to quiet road and amazing views of the mountain range. There is clearly a difference in rooms - the new build is more contemporary (our room could have done with a new TV). Rooms at the back have access to a balcony overlooking the lake. Overall, the room was very good with air conditioning and comfortable bed. Charging 8 euro for the room safe seems a bit unnecessary (and unusual?)
Dining - excellent choice at breakfast (range of cheeses, ham, fruit, cooked eggs, etc.). For the evening menu there was a choice of three starters and three mains (inc. fish option each night). The chef does a fantastic choice in offering variety and we enjoyed our meal each night over a week. The waiting staff are absolutely brilliant - attentive and charming.
Communal areas - always immaculately clean and well-kept. There is a decked terrace and a peaceful garden to choose from; there were plenty of seats and sun beds and it was a relaxing and peaceful setting. There is an affinity whirlpool sitting next to the lake (not having a swimming pool is absolutely fine with the lake and whirlpool offering plenty of swimming/bathing options)
A massive stand out feature of this hotel is how welcoming and committed the staff are. Marco was very happy to help with anything - extra sun umbrellas, drinks on the terrace, etc. His personal touch ensure a very memorable and relaxing holiday.
Highly recommended and thanks to Marco and all his staff.
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- Also Known As:
- Vega Hotel Malcesine
- Hotel Vega Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy