Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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It’s hard to choose our favourite thing about Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo. It’s too close a call between the infinity pool that looks out over the lake and the stunning gardens, where you can sit in the shade of an olive tree with a good book. It’s easy to spend an entire day relaxing here, dipping in and out of the pool to cool off. There’s a spa too with a Turkish bath, sauna and sensory showers. We love heading here after a busy day exploring Malcesine, which is about a 15-minute walk away.

When you arrive here you'll find it hard not to be impressed. Six stunning classic Italian villas are surrounded by well-manicured lawns. The rooms are in the villas or the main building and are light and airy. Upgrade to one with a lake view and balcony if you can. The restaurant is fantastic and serves authentic Italian food including freshly-caught fish and risottos. The menu changes every day so you’ll get to try lots.

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

Please note that this hotel is adult only and does not accept children aged 16 years and under.

Added value

Free tea & biscuits from 4pm to 5pm

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 50
  • No. of buildings: 4
  • No. of floors: 2
  • Official rating: 4


Double/Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and are around 20m². Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, fridge, hairdryer and a shower. 

Double Twin Balcony Rooms have a modern design and are located in the villas, surrounded by gardens. Rooms with a side lake view (without a balcony) or lake view and balcony are available for a supplement.

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

This hotel is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. It is situated on a steep hill and the garden has many steps.


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. 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 watersports – you can try your hand at sailing or paddle boarding.

Malcesine 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. They often have weddings here so you can imagine how romantic it is. The rest of Malcesine feels just as romantic thanks to the little cobbled streets and charming cafés. There’s a long promenade from the southern end of the town where you can walk for a few miles along the lake. There’s a busy ferry port too so you can head to some nearby towns like Limone or Riva very easily.


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

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Malcesine for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

Verona Opera (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. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £70 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (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.

Price: from £77 per person Not available for summer 2021

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts 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. Then 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.

Price: from £53 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda (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.

Price: from £52 per person

Departs: Wednesdays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays


Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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.


Pools & Beaches

There's a large infinity pool in the hotel's gardens with great views over the lake. It's surrounded by olive, cypress and magnolia trees making it a real oasis. Pool towels are provided.

If you'd rather swim in the lake just follow the path down from the hotel onto the small promenade where you'll find swimming docks and man made beaches along the path into town. Please be aware that these man made beaches are rock and shingle rather than sand. 


The spa's got a sauna, Turkish bath, salt room, which has fantastic healing properties, and sensory showers with light and aromatherapy. Robes and slippers are compulsory in the spa area and can be purchased locally. 

General Facilities

  • Fitness room
  • Free WiFi
  • Car parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Spa

Breakfast is buffet style with freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries along with hot dishes, cold cuts and local cheeses. Dinner is a four courses with a buffet for salads and starters to get your appetite going before the fresh menu of the day is offered to you. With a daily changing menu, the chefs at Bellevue San Lorenzo create a culinary journey through Italy with both regional and national dishes on offer.

Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers at dinner.

If you're after a nightcap, you can have a cocktail or glass of local wine from the bar and head out into the garden where the terrace overlooks the lake and Malcesine. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.802994
  • Latitude: 45.755607
  • Location Description:
    • 15 minutes' walk along the lakeside promenade to the centre of Malcesine
    • 50m from the lake
    • 100m to the nearest bus stop

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Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
25/09/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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