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“Stunning Location, however didn't make us feel special!”
Review of Beach Hotel Du Lac

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Beach Hotel Du Lac
Ranked #22 of 71 Hotels in Malcesine
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2013

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.

Room Tip: If you are going to get a room here, the Honeymoom Suite is lovely and overlooks the lake and is not...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

I rarely comment on hotel stays, but this was such a great experience that I felt I wanted to commend such great staff and service.
The hotel is lovely and in a perfect location on the lake. The staff are so friendly and welcoming and, unlike other reviewers, we saw no favouritism towards other nations. Everyone was treated the same and it made a big difference to have such friendly staff service every day.
Clean and lovely rooms with great balconies if you don't go for the cheaper pool side views- make sure you pay the extra and get the lovely lake views.
Gorgeous walk into Malcesina and a great little outdoor patio to enjoy a cool drink during the day or evening.
Could not fault the hotel or the staff- wonderful place.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank WellheeledScotland
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Just back after 2 weeks half board at the Hotel Du Lac, having booked with a well known British Tour Company and paying over 2.5K for the Holiday.
First off the setting and location are Stunning, the Staff are excellent and the hotel is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, the Food was also Very Good (we ate in 10 nights out of our booked 14 it was so good ) The pool area was also very clean and well tended and I must also say, never busy.
Sorry but that's all the Good bits, my wife and I felt we were treated as the "Brits on a Package Holiday", so don't bother with them ! The first problem was our room, we were advised that it would have a Pool View and not a lake view, which was fair enough but as you can see from our photos, we had a very restricted view of the CAR PARK ! Our Brochure also stated that the Hotel did not accept bookings for Children. This was one of the main reasons we booked it as our "Children" are all grown up now and we Don't want to Holiday with other Peoples Children, that said we counted 24 Children with ages of 5 months to 14 years staying at the Hotel over the 2 weeks we were there (It would seem the Hotel do not object if the Kids are German ! )
Then there were the Dogs, yes, DOGS ! you may not believe me but I actually like Dogs.............But not when I'm eating, Not in the Restaurant , Not Barking, Growling and even on one occasion, BEING SICK ! Needless to say all of the Dogs belonged to Germans, I complained to the Manager, especially when the Collie Dog Vomited in the Restaurant, only to be told with a Shrug of his Shoulders that the Dog was ill ! ! ! ! , Personally I Blame the owners and the Hotel Management, Not the Dogs in Question. we really did not appreciate the company of the Dogs or Noisy, Badly behaved Children at Breakfast and Dinner................so be aware, they will be there even if your Brochure makes no reference to them.
The final straw was that the room we had was advertised as having Satellite TV, Well it did, there were 8 Italian Channels (No surprise there as we were in Italy) but there were also 7 German Channels, the only "English" Speaking Channel was CNN News, and we all know how irritating that can be after Ten Mins ! Now I couldn't really understand this, as the "HUGE" TV in the Restaurant when it was switched on actually had SKY News showing on it (to be fair the volume was turned off but it was SKY News ! )..........so again I approached the Management and asked it there were any "English Speaking" TV Channels on the TV in my Room, only to be told "NO" when I asked if the SKY News , (which was on the TV at the point I was speaking to the management on the subject) could be viewed in my room, I was also told "NO" and the manager then walked away from me and ignored me for the rest of the Holiday.
Well, that's my Rant over, I'm taking up my Complaint with Thomson. The only other thing I will say though is that all of the other previous Comments about the Seating Pecking Order in the Restaurant on an evening are So So True, the Arrogance of the Management and the ANTI British undertone my wife and I felt for the whole 2 weeks have left us both feeling totally Fed up and mislead by Our Holiday Company. I have still marked this Hotel as Very Good, purely due to it's Location, cleanliness, Great Staff and Good Food, Shame about the Management and their attitude and discrimination !

Room Tip: Pay the extra Money and get a Lake View Room, you are then also entitled to a better seat in the Res...
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank DaveandShaz
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Hotel du Lac is a pleasant well run hotel right on the side of Lake Garda about a 5 to 10 minute walk from Malcesine. The dinning room where the continental breakfast and dinner is served looks over the lakes a has a lovely view of the castle. I would recommend rooms on the lake side for which there is an understandable premium, not only are the views better but the other side of the hotel faces the main lake road and may be noisy, certainly the pool and gardens, whilst attractive are nothing to grandeur of the lake and hills on the lake side. You can choose if you want to take the half board on a daily basis after seeing the menu, which is great, on nights we liked what was on offer we eat in the hotel and when didn't we could eat in one of Malcesine many excellent restaurants.

Room Tip: Always pay for the lake view.
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank CD
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Regular visitor to Lake Garda and Malcesine provides an impresive vista of lake, mountains, architecture and sunsets. Du Lac is ideally situated on the lake and provides an impressive backdrop to a relaxing holiday.

Easy access by car and adequate parking. Great views from room balcony and restaurant terrace. Rooms are modern and efficient, though the beds a little hard for my taste. Unless you are anticipating a 'full english' on a daily basis, the breakfast is more than adequate and the one occasion we dined on an evening, the food was both good and exceptional value. Drinks are reasonably priced also and the terrace bar is an ideal spot for a night cap.

Given temperatures in the mid 90's, the hotel is a 20 min (enjoyable) stroll to the centre and ideally placed to explore the north end of the lake. Exclusive jetty makes a lake swim ideal and we enjoyed the kayak (small charge). The pool at the rear of the hotel provides an alternative haven, especially if the lake is windy (quite typical) first thing.

A final thanks to the warm welcome we received from all the staff and a special mention for the attention we received on the day of a family birthday. More than happy to recommend a stay.

Room Tip: Most rooms have lake view but make sure you have one
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank JnJ_ontour
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stayed at the Beach Hotel Du Lac for 7 nights mid July and what can I say, it was just absolutely lovely, the location, the hotel, the staff, the food everything. We travelled by train from the UK to Lake Garda via Milan and we were picked up (and returned) from Rovereto by a pre-arranged taxi through the hotel who took care of that, Deborah was very helpful in anything you needed to know, yes some information books are in German, but so what, just ask the staff they are more than helpful in getting you somewhere or giving you information. Renato the Director is lovely and so are all the other staff, they go out of their way to make sure you are happy. Breakfast is more continental, after all you are in Europe not England and was lovely. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis in the 5th floor honeymoon suite which is a room alone on the 5th floor (you have to climb one floor of stairs from the 4th floor lift access) but don't let that put you off as the views from the balcony with chairs, table and sunloungers is spectacular. The bedroom itself is large with a great shower room. The mini bar is reasonably priced if you get thirsty. We did eat a few times in the hotel in the evening sometimes off the set EUR 13.00 priced menu per person and sometimes from the a la carte. The fixed price menu is for 5 courses including salad buffet and antipasti but the only thing I would say is be careful if you order part fixed menu and part a la carte as they will still charge you the full 13 euros for the fixed price plus the price of what you order from the a la carte but the food was so nice we didn't really care and the gala night is something not to be missed which they hold once a week and give the tasting drinks menu a go, very interesting! It was also our 10th wedding anniversary and my husband only mentioned it to them to surprise me with a dessert decoration and they gave us a glass of prosecco each and some flower decoration on the table and lovely wording on the dessert and a specially created card for our anniversary, which really really was lovely and so kind of them. The location is so beautiful, about a 10-15 minute walk along the lake front path which is accessed through the bar/restaurant terrace into town. We noticed the bar along the way which somebody refers to in these reviews but to be honest we didn't take any notice of it much and you can only hear it faintly from the hotel. There is also a private jetty on the shingle beach where you sunbath and go down steps into the lake and swim. We used the pool which is at the back of the hotel a few times and was lovely also a hot tub there as well and plenty of sunloungers. The hotel itself is clean and modern interiors (air conditioning in room) and yes the lift can be a little slow but then again it can be quick, just pot luck really. Overall such a lovely stay would love to go back and would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to anybody looking to stay in beautiful Malcesine, they really do look after you and get to know you and you're not just another hotel guest.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

My partner and I stayed 4 days at the Hotel Du Lac at the end of July. Renato (Director) and his team give professional and friendly customer service with the added benefit of the hotel itself being absolutely lovely. Its location is just perfect, with views of the lake, Malcesine and the mountains just breathtaking. We stayed half board; the meals hit just the right spot, each one taken with the lake just yards away. We loved the way the mountain view changed colour throughout the day as the sun moved around. The hotel is modern with air conditioning with the interior design lending itself to the exterior majestic location. Our room was just lovely, with everything one needs, the balcony had both loungers and chairs. You can take a dip either in the hotel pool or the lake, both yards away. The town centre is a 10-15 minute gentle stroll along the promanade, the only problem we had was that we hadn't booked a longer stay. Well done Renato and team.

Room Tip: Rooms with a lake view, the higher floors give a more panoramic view.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Gardesana 63, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Malcesine
#6 Family Hotel in Malcesine
#8 Luxury Hotel in Malcesine
#9 Romantic Hotel in Malcesine
Price Range: $117 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beach Hotel Du Lac 4*
Number of rooms: 37
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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