Hotel Alpino

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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Hotel Alpino has one of the best locations in Malcesine. It’s just 350 metres from the castle and overlooks the town square. There’s not too many amenities at the hotel but with Malcesine on your doorstep and the lake just minutes away, you won’t miss them. You’ll find the ferry port close by too. Take the ferry to the colourful harbour of Riva or across to the beautiful resort of Limone. Make sure you explore the gems of Malcesine: hike up and take the cable car to the summit of Monte Baldo, walk the cobbled lanes of the town and head to the castle where you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Garda.

This is a family-run hotel so expect to be welcomed with open arms. With just 27 rooms, you’ll feel as though you're one of the family. You’ll have breakfast in the cosy dining room that looks out towards the mountains and if you want to eat dinner here, there’s a charming public restaurant and pizzeria you'll receive a 10% discount. The pizzas are baked in a traditional stone oven - there's nothing quite like tucking into a fresh pizza whilst sipping an Aperol.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport.

Added value

Anniversary offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 27
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 2.5

Local Fees and Taxes

Cots are available on request for about €5 per day, payable locally.

Rooms

Twin Rooms are about 15-18m² and can sleep up to two people. They are located in the main building with a lift and have air conditioning, TV, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, a fridge, hairdryer and a shower.

Twin Balcony Rooms are about 15 - 20m² and sleep up to three people. These rooms have a balcony.

Single Rooms are about 11m² and have a balcony and a queen-size bed. 

Double Rooms for Sole Use are slightly larger at about 13m² but do not have a balcony.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Malcesine

Malcesine has a lot going for it and it’s perfect for anyone seeking an active holiday. It’s in the north of the lake so you’ve got lots of mountain trails to explore. This is one of Lake Garda’s most recognisable resorts. Its beautiful 13th century castle makes it easy to spot from the water. If you go and take a closer look you’ll be rewarded with some pretty impressive lake views. We love the little cobbled streets and charming cafés too. There’s a long promenade from the southern end of the town where you can walk for a few miles along the lake. 

What to see on a Malcesine holiday

The cable car goes straight from the town to the top of Monte Baldo, which is a starting point for lots of walk and cycles. The views from up here are incredible so we won’t blame you if you just want to sit and enjoy them instead. The town’s also big on water sports – you can try your hand at sailing or paddle boarding. There’s a busy ferry port too so you can head to some nearby towns like Limone or Riva very easily.

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Things to Do

Things to see and do

Scaligeri Castle is a must-see in Malcesine. It’s been there since the 13th Century so history buffs will love walking around and reading about it’s interesting past. Head to museum to find out more. Before you go back into town, make the climb to the top of the tower where the lake views are incredible – don’t forget your camera.

Palazzo dei Capitani is probably the second most important historic building in the town. In the 15th Century it was the headquarters for the Venetian rulers of the area. It’s close to the harbour and once you’ve finished exploring inside, you can admire the lake views from the gardens.

Food & drink

A favourite past time of tourists in Malcesine is eating and drinking. The harbour and lakeside is filled with cafés and bars offering fresh food and local wines. Pull up a chair and order your favourite dish while you people watch or look out over the lake. We recommend trying a glass of Bardolino red and a big plate of bigoli – a long, thick spaghetti-like pasta from the Veneto region.

Activities

We love walking holidays in Malcesine. To get the best views, head up Monte Baldo. You can see for miles up here and get 360 degree panoramas. The Walk of the Little Stone Men is a great route to do – it’s less than five kilometres and suitable for all abilities.

There’s nothing quite like jumping on your saddle and peddling along Lake Garda. It’s such a relaxing thing to do and a great way to build up your appetite! We recommend a leisurely bike ride along the shore to one of Malcesine’s nearby resorts where you can stop for lunch. If all that sounds a bit tame, then take to the sky. The top of Monte Baldo has some great, thrill-seeking routes down the mountain.

It’s almost impossible to resist taking to the water in Malcesine. Paddle boarding is a great activity for everyone and gives you a nice, unique view of the town. Get more serious and take a sailing or kite surfing course. It’s always nice to come back from holiday with a few new skills.

Excursions

Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Verona Opera from £76 per person (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening. We’ve included transport to and from the arena so you won’t have to worry about a thing. Find out more about Verona Opera and view the 2022 schedule.

Price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available

Venice Classic from £72 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special from £85 per person (full day)

Extend your day in Venice with this excursion. You’ll spend the day exploring the cobbled lanes and canals. We’ve included a lagoon boat trip that takes around an hour – you’ll get to see the Laguna islands as well as other famous spots and monuments. There is so much to see and do in the city, and with your departure time back to your hotel not until 9pm, you won't be rushed to fit them all in.

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites from £55 per person (full day)

Start with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. There’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda from £51 per person (half day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salo and Limone.

Departs: Wednesdays

Verona from £45 per person (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. 

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

 

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Small lounge
Meals

A buffet breakfast is served each morning in the bright and airy breakfast room. Enjoy fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, pastries, cold cuts and cheeses. There's hot options too including eggs and pancakes. The breakfast room has lovely views out onto the courtyard and lake.

The Alpino Pizzeria Restaurant & Bar is located on the ground floor of the hotel. It's open to the public as well as hotel guests. The menu is à la carte (payable locally) and they offer tasty Italian dishes including freshly prepared pizzas from the traditional stone oven. Be sure to leave room for the local gelato.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.8059929
  • Latitude: 45.7639514
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Malcesine
    • 40 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 150 metres to the ferry point
    • 350 metres to Malcesine Castle

Reviews of Hotel Alpino

Tripadvisor reviews
Total price from
£698
per person from £349
Includes £360pp discount
Hotel Alpino
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
22/06/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Birmingham Int.
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