We have come to the conclusion that Malcesine is the optimum location on Lake Garda with its lake access to Limone and Riva and bus access to the daily markets down the east side of the lake, choice of restaurants and mountain backdrop.
The San Marco hotel could not be more central in Malcesine overlooking the harbour, is family run and upgraded rooms over 4 floors (with elevator). Its outside tables on two sides permits full view of passing pedestrian traffic and the coming and going of lake steamers and small craft while downing a Campari.
Rooms are spacious (the three we have seen or stayed in) with all uptodate fittings (except a soap dish in the shower,(still!). Double-glazing is brilliant for a good night's sleep, though early morning street cleaning vehicles emptying last night's bottles can be an unwelcome alarm call, even with the double-glazing.
Off site parking can be arranged, as can transport to airports like Verona.
If I have a negative comment to make, it is that I would have liked better quality breakfast fare: juices, choice of breads, coffee and cereals.
All in all, the san Marco suits us (our second visit) down to the ground but the staff will have to work on improving the weather in May next year. We now feel part of the Locrini family, all three generations, and are already looking forward to our next visit.
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