We stayed at Hotel Du Lac in May for our Wedding in the Castle in Malcesine (I must also mention Pam from "Romantic Weddings on Lake Garda" who was absolutely amazing and organised the most fabulous wedding for us as well as Francesco who took such stunning photo's. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!) Back to the review, we stayed in the Honeymoon Suite on the top floor which is a room on the roof on it's own and whilst it is a lovely room with a lovely location, it was probably our 5th choice for the same price after we found all similar rooms booked up a year in advance. Our family stayed at the Hotel Capri and I have to say I honestly felt much more welcome at that hotel, the staff seemed genuinely interested in chatting to us and engaging with us and I found that I wanted to spend more of my time there as the week went on. Du Lac does have a beautiful view across the lake and it is a nice place to sit and eat breakfast, however I noted that on odd days we were requested to pay an extra 3 Euros if we wanted eggs which were there the previous day for free. I did begin to get jealous of my family telling me about the Hotel Capri buffet by the end of the week.
We never ate an evening meal at the hotel, there are so many stunning restaurants in the town - we were given a bottle of wine to take home one night and a crate of wine to share amongst the group another night with a luxury gold bottle for ourselves - we were amazed at the generosity of the local people and will certainly make a point of revisiting those places when we go back.
Whilst we have recently had an amazing honeymoon with the hotels we stayed in sending little things to our room and making our stay that little bit more special, Hotel Du Lac never actually gave us anything to send their good wishes as a gesture throughout the whole week we stayed and my fiance had to purchase a couple of drinks on her wedding day to share with her bridesmaids. I found this disappointing as we spent a lot of money on the room and even a small gesture on her wedding day would have been good of them.
I would not stay here again as I didn't really feel totally welcome, I would definitely opt for Hotel Capri as an alternative, they treated me like I was one of their guests whilst I was there on my wedding day and were really lovely people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is completely renovated and equipped with the newest standards of the 4° star category.Our hotel boasts about an enviable, elevated position with stunning views overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Lake Garda with a romantic view facing the old town of Malcesine. It is always estimated for the heavenly quiet position directly on the lakeshore with beach and private wharf with sun-chairs. Walking along the Lake-Promenade a half mile you reach the town.The forty large bedrooms all with balcony or terrace and positioned directly on the lake are all furnished with modern facilities: telephone, safe-deposit box, TV-SAT, fridge, electric kettle, AIR CONDITIONING or heating, modern bathrooms with shower, hairdryer. Hotel facilities, lift, INTERNET POINT, swimming pool, solarium terrace with sun beds, sun umbrellas, pool towels, panoramic view. Whirl-pool (33°) on the lake terrace, parking, carport, fitness room, surf deposit all inclusive.Dining room with air conditioning, dinner with table service, menu choice with salad and dessert buffet, weekly Galadinner by candlelight, Italian cuisine and regional specialities.You can choose daily half board or just Bed and breakfast. Generous breakfast buffet also on the panoramic terrace on the lake side with its splendid view over the Lake.Bar service, snacks and meals, coffee, sweeties, ice cream, cocktail bar. Tv-Sat room.We assure you our best attention, own good language knowledge and wait for your booking inquiry. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Hotel Malcesine
- Beach Hotel Du Lac Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy