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Hotel Excelsior Bay

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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Just a two minute walk from the colourful harbour and cobbled centre of Malcesine sits the gorgeous Hotel Excelsior Bay. With its panoramic views of the lake and high levels of service, it's no wonder this property has been a favourite with Inghams guests for many years. Tucked away in the craggy shore of northern Lake Garda at the quiet end of the promenade, this striking hotel is still within comfortable walking distance of the centre, just a few minutes along the flat pathway. 

The rooms simple, offering modern amenities in a relaxed and comfortable space. One of the highlights of the hotel is its lakeside terrace directly over the water where breakfast can be taken in the warmer weather and dinner is served each evening by the lapping shoreline. 

The restaurant at the Excelsior Bay serves Italian cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients and fresh menus each day. Everything from fresh seafood with langoustines and fresh salads to homemade pasta dishes. The bar lit each evening by candlelight spills out onto the terrace and is the perfect setting to look out over the water with a delicious ice cream or indeed an Aperol.  

Close by, Malcesine town sits reminiscent of another time, its cobbled streets and steep colourful townhouses looming over the lake are full of old world charm. From the local ice cream shops to the quaint shops selling trinkets and jewelry as well as locally produced limoncello and infused olive oils, there is something here for everyone. 

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine


  • No. of rooms: 70
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 4


Rooms at the Excelsior Bay are bright and airy, there design simple and understated yet still an elegant reflection of their surroundings. All rooms feature the following:

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bath or shower 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Satellite TV with international channels 
  • Electronic safe
  • Telephone
  • Minibar (payable locally) 
  • Balcony 

Standard twin room with balcony and pool view sleeps 2-3 

Standard twin room with balcony and side lake view sleeps 2

Standard twin room with balcony and lake view sleeps 2

Deluxe room features a Jacuzzi bath and has views of the pool and lake. Sleeps 2-4  

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone


No adapted rooms

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

On flat promenade, also accessible from main road via lift


An American style buffet is served in the breakfast room and also on the outdoor terrace each morning between 7 am and 10 am. With a selection of hot and cold choices including freshly baked pastries, fruits, yogurts, sausages, bacon and eggs along with freshly brewed coffee and teas, this is the perfect way to start your day.


Dinner is a four course dinner plus generous salad buffet and can be taken out on the terrace during the warmer summer months. Each course can be chosen from the menu which offers a plethora of choices including local dishes and fusion dishes with influences from Sicily and Naples.

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

    Smart- no shorts, no trainers at dinner

  • Breakfast service:


  • Lunch service:


  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Vegetarians


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
  • Wind surfing

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: 10.807285
  • Latitude: 45.759619

For more information on travel and transport visit our Malcesine page


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.

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.** 


Restaurant and Bars

The onsite restaurant at the Excelsior Bay offers al fresco dining in the warmer summer months. Spectacular panoramic views over the lake are paired with exquisite Italian cuisine and fine wine with dishes ranging from fresh seafood risotto to homemade pastas and delicate yet sinful desserts to finish!

À la carte 'Il Patio' restaurant

The candlelit bar also located on the terrace offers up bespoke cocktails as well as traditional Italian drinks such as the famous Aperol Spritz. During the day, light lunches and ice creams can be ordered at a local charge.

Pools and Beaches

There is an ample pool nestled in the gardens of the Excelsior Bay, the vegetation enveloping it giving you a sense of privacy despite being just a stones throw from the lakefront. Sun loungers and parasols are free for guests use in this small but beautifully manicured area. Please note that pool towels are provided but do require a small deposit.

There are a variety of man made beaches along the coast of Malcesine with the closest being the Beach of Navene located just north of the Excelsior Bay. This gorgeous beach with its crystalline waters and views of the distant castle and mountains can be reached either by bus or foot should you want to take in the sights at a more leisurely pace. 


The Excelsior Bay features a small but ample fitness room which is free of use for guests throughout the day. A sauna and solarium is also available at a local charge and is perfect for a spot of relaxation after a long day exploring the scenery of Malcesine.

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Entertainment
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • TV room
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • WiFi
  • Room service
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car parking - outdoor
  • Safe deposit box
  • Non-smoking hotel

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Family Facilities

  • Cots & Linen
  • Child's Menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant

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Hotel Excelsior Bay
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Half Board
29/05/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Newcastle
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