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Hotel Cristallo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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Perfectly situated with the mountains behind and the crystalline, azure waters of Lake Garda in front of its verdant gardens, Hotel Cristallo is a favourite amongst Inghams guests and for good reason. Overseen by the warm and welcoming Moretti family, this comfortable three star offers exceptional value for money.  The décor is simple yet tasteful, with bright colours in the communal areas such as a lively bar and restaurant and spacious bedrooms many with views over the town, lakeside and mountains beyond. Breakfast and dinner are served in the onsite dining room each day with the team of chefs offering three courses plus salad buffet with traditional dishes such as rich pastas, fragrant risottos as well as fresh meat and fish where possible. Breakfast is served in a continental fashion with some hot options available along with plenty of coffees, teas and fruit juices to help get your day started.

There is a lovely garden area with pool and sun loungers with views over Lake Garda’s cyan waters and the majestic mountains beyond. The sun terrace on which the pool is located also has a whirlpool which was added this year and is the perfect place to sit and watch the sun set over the mountains with an Aperol in hand.

For those wanting to get out and about, the lake can be reached on foot in just over 10 minutes and you can reach the ancient, cobbled streets of Malcesine in around fifteen minutes. Be sure to make the most of the ferry port which will allow you to explore the surrounding mountains and other resorts as well as take a ride in the Monte Baldo cable car where you'll be treated to unrivaled views of Malcesine's town and castle in all its glory.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach.

Added value

Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 02 May - 29 Sep 20 booked by 28 Feb 20

Stay 10 nights and pay for 9 nights between 02 - 22 May 20 and 01 Jul - 25 Aug 20

Stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights between 02 May - 29 Sep 20

Free bottle of wine per room with the first dinner for holidays between 01 Jul - 29 Aug 20

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    N/A

  • Official rating: 3

Rooms at Hotel Cristallo are decorated simply and with traditional Italian flare. Offering superb value for money, this spacious and comfortable accommodation often offers views of the town, lakeside and mountains beyond. 

Standard room (sleeps 2) *Please note these rooms are located on the ground floor and have a wall view

Standard room with mountain view (sleeps 2-3)

Standard room with balcony or shared terrace and lake view (sleeps 2)

Double for sole use (sleeps 1)

All rooms have the following amenities: 

  • Air conditioning (from mid-Jun until mid-Sep) 
  • shower 
  • Hairdryer 
  • TV 
  • Safe (locally charges apply)
  • mini fridge (unstocked) 
  • Kettle (tea and coffee must be purchased) 

 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

Two rooms suitable for wheelchair users in the basement, available on request

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

On a gradual slope from the main road, hotel not particularly central so not ideal for the frail. However, you can walk along the main road into the centre of town. It is quite a steep walk down to the promenade.

Meals

The restaurant at Hotel Cristallo is the home to their extensive buffet breakfast and three course dinner of traditional Italian cuisine. Elegantly and traditionally decorated, this bright and airy space is the perfect location to start and end your day. Breakfast service offers up a delicious selection of fresh breads, pastries and fruit with hot options such served up on certain days. Dinner is a three course affair with a rich salad buffet, traditional starter such as melon with fresh parma ham, pasta and risottos, meats and where possible locally sourced fish. Local wines are available for purchase from the Cristallo's bar as well as traditional and delicious cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and refreshing Hugo. 

The Hotel Cristallo also hosts some fantastic evenings such as weekly candlelit gala dinners with a free glass of spumante and a night of traditional Italian cuisine. 

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    No shorts

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Malcesine

Malcesine’s pedestrianised cobbled streets lead up from the lakeside, past shops, cafés and shady squares to the 13th Century castle which towers above the lake on a sheer rock face. The Saturday market is not to be missed and the excellent ferry service makes Riva and Limone easily accessible too. The long promenade leads out from the resort’s southern end past shingle beaches to lovely Val di Sogno, an idyllic spot for lake bathing and watersports. Take the cable-car to the top of Monte Baldo behind Malcesine. Here you will enjoy superb views, an abundance of walks and beautiful nature. With so much variety and character, your holiday in Malcesine is an ideal choice.

 

Things to do in resort

  • Walking
  • Cable-car to Monte Baldo
  • Walks above resort
  • Scaligeri castle
  • Palazzo dei Capitani
  • Museum of natural history
  • Nordic walking
  • Boat trips to Limone and Riva
  • Windsurfing
  • Climbing

The Saturday market is a highlight of all Malcesine holidays and is not to be missed. The excellent ferry service makes Riva and Limone easily accessible too. The long promenade leads out from the resort's southern end past shingle beaches to lovely Val di Sogno, an idyllic spot for lake bathing and water sports. Take the cable car to the top of Monte Baldo behind Malcesine. Here you will enjoy superb views, an abundance of walks and beautiful nature. With so much variety, Malcesine, Italy is an ideal holiday choice.

You can also attend the Verona Opera.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.808187
  • Latitude: 45.760338
  • Location Description:

    15 minute's walk along the lakeside promenade to Malcesine


For more information on travel and transport visit our Malcesine page

Excursions

FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.

Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.

PRE-BOOKABLE EXCURSIONS 2019

Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Thursdays only
11.30am - 5.30pm
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Wednesday and Friday 
8.10am - 6.30pm 
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays and Fridays 
8.00am - 6.30pm  
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 
8.00am - 8.30pm  
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola (optional and payable locally) before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Venice Special from £75 Wednesdays only
8.45am - 00.20am 
An extended version of our exceptionally popular classic tour, this package gives you extra time in the magical city of Venice as well as a trip on a motorboat to visit the Laguna islands.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
9.00am - 5.50pm  
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Bookable Locally

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and subject to change. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

Facilities

Restaurant and Bar 

The restaurant at Hotel Cristallo is the home to their extensive buffet breakfast and three course dinner of traditional Italian cuisine. Elegantly and traditionally decorated, this bright and airy space is the perfect location to start and end your day. Breakfast service offers up a delicious selection of fresh breads, pastries and fruit with hot options such served up on certain days. Dinner is a three course affair with a rich salad buffet, traditional starter such as melon with fresh parma ham, pasta and risottos, meats and where possible locally sourced fish. Local wines are available for purchase from the Cristallo's bar as well as traditional and delicious cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and refreshing Hugo. 

Pools and Beaches

Nestled in the small but verdant gardens of Hotel Cristallo is an ample pool with whirlpool where you can sit and relax in the glorious Malcesine sunshine after a day of exploring the resort. Sun loungers and parasols are provided for guests and this peaceful location offers superb lake and mountain views. 09.00-19.00.

Should you want to take a dip in the lake itself, the famed beach of Navene is located just 4km north of Malcesine centre and offers a man made rock and shingle beach which slips into the cool, crystalline waters of Lake Garda. 

 

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel


Family Facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Cristallo
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
01/07/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Southampton
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