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Hotel San Marco
Ranked #13 of 35 Malcesine B&B and Inns
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Hotel: 5, weather 0”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Try one of the rooms on the fourth floor (i.e. 42, 43 and perhaps 41) for rooftop relaxation and vie...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2013

I have just returned from a friend's wedding in Malcesine and stayed in this hotel with two friends for 4 nights. The room was spotless and comfortable as well as being large enough for us to not feel we were on top of each other To be honest we were out most of the days and only needed the hotel to sleep in. Other reviewers said the hotel was noisy but - apart from guests coming late into their rooms and you could hear them passing by - we were not troubled by noise at night. We had breakfast one morning - adequate for a continental. The location was perfect with lots of places to sit outside and enjoy brunch, coffee or a beautiful Italian ice cream or two. We found the staff to be efficient when we needed them. Shared between 3 of us, the cost of the room was perfect. I cannot comment on the service as we did not eat here but lunches looked lovely.

Room Tip: Ask for a front room with a view over the lake - we were in a side room with a View of the street P...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Longton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Perfect location in the centre of Malcesine, overlooking the harbour, rooms very clean, with ample space. The view from the room overlooking the lake is beautiful. Parking paid locally, car park just a few minutes away, however there is street parking which is free after 9pm, further down the road. We stayed for 3 nights with our son and future daughter in law, the staff at the hotel were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was typical cold meat, cheese, bread etc. a little more variety would have been nice. Tea and coffee facilities in the room would have been a bonus, as it was very wet when we stayed, a nice hot drink would have been very welcome, when we returned wet and cold. Overall this hotel was perfectly acceptable for our short stay, and the location could not have been any better.

Room Tip: We had a lake view room, a balcony room would be lovely in the summer.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Hotel san marco is having restaurant in is reception and all the smells from the kitchen goes to the rooms .
The rooms are very tiny and smells badly .
There is a lot of noise at the evening because the Hotel is located in front of the main beach and the noise is unbearable .
The staff of the hotel aren't simpatic and sometimes very rude ; they always tell you to be quiet because the restaurant is working .
There isn't parking infront of the Hotel ; if you come there you need to park at the main parking of Malcesine : 2 euro per hour or hope to find free parking infront of the church .

Room Tip: Don't book this Hotel , there are many good Hotels in Malcesine and the area around .
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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hotel san marco l, collaboratore at Hotel San Marco, responded to this review, September 1, 2012
This customers arrived at the hotel already nervous, I dont know why, so we offer 2 type of rooms , but they still complain about smell in the rooms and about the parking.Our hotel has been renowated about 4 years ago and all the rooms have double glass windows , air condition and I can assure our rooms smell fresh and clean air.The hotel is located few meters from the water and in a pedestrian area, so is not possible to find park in the front of the hotel.Anyway ther is a parkin only 100mt from ...I cannot understand why this people can writebad rewiews about our hotel when they havent stay by us any nights!!!!
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Vantaa, Finland
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Great location just in the Malcesine centre harbour. Nice and helpful staff. Rooms are nice and clean. We were three adults in the room and it was spacy enough. Great view from room, only balcony missing. Even the hotel is in the middle of everything, rooms were peaceful and quiet.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Italy
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2011

The location, right on the water in Malcesine, is this hotel's main asset. The rooms were average, nothing special but comfortable, quiet and clean and breakfast was slightly below average. But the view from our room all but made up for it!

Convenient parking is just a few hundred meters from the hotel, which was very easy to find. We took a short sail boat trip, and it departed just steps from our door. We were surrounded by great restaurants (go to Al Gondoliere!!) and all the sights.

It's pretty annoying that the entire bottom floor is a restaurant. A not-so-great, incredibly-overpriced one at that. To get in to or out of the room we had to pass diners every time. And forget asking for a food recommendation. On our first day there, we asked where you could get a good gelato. They of course told us right there in the restaurant. We were suckered in to paying 10-euro for giant cup of cheap ice cream and un-ripe fruit.

If ever back in Garda, I'd probably stay somewhere else. Actually, I'd probably stay in an entirely different town on the lake.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Helsinki
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2011

Stayed here with friends in July 2011 for two weeks. Room wasn't big - particularly since here were three of us, but we managed. The room was in good condition - the cleaning wasn't excellent, but ok. Beds & bathroom ok. Breakfast ok. but since we stayed so long, we were starting to long for some variation - the selection was exactly the same every morning.
We had a big balcony with lake view, and we loved it. It was on the second floor, but with the doors closed and the air-conditioning on, there was no noise.
The location was perfect. I missed having internet connection.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel San Marco
Address: Via Capitanato 9, 37018, Malcesine, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Malcesine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Malcesine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Marco 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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