Hotel Cristallo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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Hotel Cristallo is a charming hotel with a friendly and welcoming feel. It’s located about 15 minutes outside the centre of Malcesine and around ten minutes from the lakefront. The benefit of this location is that you get lovely lake views – especially from the terrace where you’ll find a few loungers. There’s more loungers in the garden by the pool.

The décor here is very traditional. Expect bright colours in the rooms and comfy furnishings throughout. The restaurant feels just as homely and serves local Italian food for dinner. After you’ve eaten, head to the bar for a night cap.

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

Added value

Free nights available for summer 22 (min 14 night stay)

Free nights available between 01 - 20 May 22 & 29 Jun - 23 Aug 22 (min 10 night stay)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 46
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Rooms

Twin/Double Rooms sleep up to two people and are on the ground floor. The windows overlook an external wall. Facilities include air conditioning (June to mid September), TV, safe (payable locally), fridge, kettle, hairdryer and a shower.

Mountain View Rooms sleep up to three people. They are on higher floors and have views of the mountains. 

Lake View Rooms sleep up to two people and have a balcony or shared terrace with sun loungers. They have views of the lake.

Single Rooms are either rooms for one person with a French bed or a double room for sole use with wall views.

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

Adapted rooms are available on request.

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
  • Swimming pool with two whirlpools and a nice sun terrace with loungers (open 9am to 7pm)
  • Pool towels are available (payable locally)
  • 3rd floor sun terrace with panoramic lake views.
  • Small private wellness suite with a whirlpool, bio sauna, Himalayan salt wall, sensory shower and relaxation area (payable locally, available to book for private use for up to four people for approx. €50 for 1 hour 30 mins. This fee includes a towel, slippers and a bath robe)
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Parking (payable locally)
Meals

Breakfast here is a delicious selection of fresh breads, pastries and fruit. Dinner is three courses with a salad buffet, traditional starter and main course. There's a candlelit gala dinner once a week, too. Local wines are available for purchase from the Cristallo's bar as well as delicious cocktails.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.808187
  • Latitude: 45.760338
  • Location Description:
    • 1 kilometre to the centre of Malcesine
    • 20 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 1.1 kilometres to the ferry point

Reviews of Hotel Cristallo

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Total price from
£998
per person from £499
Includes £318pp discount
Hotel Cristallo
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
28/05/2022 - 7 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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