Hotel Excelsior Bay

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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You won’t find a better located hotel than Excelsior Bay. It’s right next to the lake and within easy walking distance of the centre of Malcesine and the buzzing harbour. We love sitting on the terrace having a leisurely breakfast, overlooking the lake and watching the world go by. If you upgrade to a Front Lake View or Deluxe Room then you’ll get to eat dinner on the terrace too.

You can easily spend your days chilling out by the pool but the hotel’s location means it’s easy to get out and explore too. Head for the castle to enjoy some panoramic views over Lake Garda, or jump on a ferry to visit the nearby towns. When you return to the hotel, you’ll find comfy rooms with plenty of space. Leave some time to enjoy to a quick drink at the candlelit bar before you go to bed though!

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

Added value

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

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 70
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Twin Rooms have been finished in light colours and offer a good amount of space with modern amenities. They can sleep up to three people and have a balcony, air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, free wifi, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower. Rooms with a side lake view or front lake view are available for a supplement.

Deluxe Rooms offer more space and can accommodate up to four people with the addition of a double sofa bed.

Accessibility

The hotel is on a flat promenade and is also accessible from the main road via a lift. Please note that there are no adapted rooms.

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

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 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.** 

Facilities

Pool

The large pool can be found in the gardens. Sun loungers and parasols are free for guests and towels are available for for a small deposit. The pool is usually open between 8am and 8pm.

General Facilities

  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs in restaurant
Meals

Enjoy an international buffet breakfast each morning between 7am and 10am with hot and cold options. Choose to dine inside or out on the lake view terrace. Dinner is choice of four courses plus a small salad buffet. If you've booked a Front Lake View or Deluxe Room then you can dine on the terrace during summer. 

The 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.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.807285
  • Latitude: 45.759619
  • Location Description:
    • Lakeside position near the promenade, 10 minutes' walk to Malcesine centre
    • 650 metres to the ferry point, about 8 minutes' walk

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Excelsior Bay page

Reviews of Hotel Excelsior Bay

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Total price from
£1737
per person from £579
Includes £30pp discount
Hotel Excelsior Bay
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
12/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Birmingham Int.
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