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 a close 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. There’s a spa with a Turkish bath, sauna and sensory showers too. We love heading here after a busy day exploring.

When you arrive you'll find it hard not to be impressed. Well-manicured lawns surround six stunning classic Italian villas. 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.

Malcesine is about a 1.5 kilometres away and can easily be reached along the lakeside promenade. The hotel have bikes available for free too. Take the lakefront cycle lane into town or hit the road and head up into the hills for some of the best views over Lake Garda

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 under 16 years.

Added value

Free tea & biscuits from 4pm to 5pm

Honeymoon offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine and flowers

Free use of hotel's bikes

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


The rooms are located in one of the five buildings in the grounds of the hotel. 

  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally. 


Double/Twin Rooms sleep up to two people and are about 20m². Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, fridge, hairdryer and a shower. Cots are available on request, free of charge. 

Double/Twin Balcony Rooms have a modern design and are located in the villas, surrounded by gardens.

Side Lake View Rooms have partial views of the lake and do not have a balcony. 

Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the lake and a bath with an overhead shower. 

  • 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. 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.


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.


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.

  • Large infinity pool with views over the lake
  • Pool towels are provided.
  • Spa with a sauna, Turkish bath, salt room and sensory showers (free to use, robes and slippers are mandatory and payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking 

Breakfast is buffet style with freshly baked cakes, breads and pastries along with hot dishes, cold cuts and local cheeses. Dinner is four courses with a buffet for salads and starters before the fresh menu of the day is offered to you.

The Restaurant is set in an elegant environment with large windows overlooking the garden. 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. This is where you will dine each evening on half board. The dress code in the restaurant is smart casual.

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:
    • 60 metres to the lake
    • 60 metres to lakefront promenade/cycle path to Malcesine
    • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 1.5 kilometres to the centre of Malcesine
    • 1.5 kilometres to Malcesine ferry point
    • 2 kilometres to Malcesine Monte Baldo Cable Car

Reviews of Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo

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Total price from
per person from £859
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Bellevue San Lorenzo
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
01/10/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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