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.