Hotel Cristallo

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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Hotel Cristallo is a charming hotel that has a very friendly and welcoming feel, thanks to the Moretti family who own and run it. 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

Early booking offer available for summer 2021 (ends 28 Feb 21)

Free nights available between 01 - 21 May 21 and 30 Jun - 24 Aug 21 (min stay 10 nights)

Free nights available between 02 May - 29 Sep 20, 22 May - 29 Jun 21 and 25 Aug - 01 Oct 21 (min stay 14 nights)

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


Twin/Double Rooms sleep up to two people and are on the ground floor with a wall view. Facilities include air conditioning (June to mid September), TV, safe (payable locally), fridge, kettle, hairdryer and a shower. Rooms on higher floors with mountain views are available for a supplement.

Twin/Double Lake View Rooms have a balcony or shared terrace with lake views.

Double rooms for sole use are also available and have a french bed and wall views.

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

Adapted rooms are available on request.


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 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.


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 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. See terms & conditions.** 



The pool areas has a bit of an upgrade for 2021 and now has two whirlpools and a nice sun terrace with loungers. It's in the hotel's gardens with nice views over the lake and mountains. It's open from 9am to 7pm and pool towels are provided.


There's a brand new private wellness suite for 2021 that you can pay for locally (€50 for 1 hour 30 mins, max 4 people). It's got a Jacuzzi, bio sauna, Himalayan salt wall, sensory shower and relaxation area.

General Facilities

  • 3rd Floor sun terrace with panoramic lake views.
  • Fitness room
  • WiFi (payable locally, €5 per week)
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant

Breakfast here is a delicious selection of fresh breads, pastries and fruit. Dinner is a three course affair 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 traditional and 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:
    • The centre of Malcesine is around a 15-minute walk along the lakeside promenade

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Cristallo page

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per person from £529
Includes £10pp discount
Hotel Cristallo
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
26/05/2021 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Newcastle
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