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.

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 three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Verona Opera (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. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic 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 in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £70 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (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.

Price: from £75 per person

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts 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. Then 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.

Price: from £53 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda (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.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Wednesdays and Fridays

Verona (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. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays

 

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. 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

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

Reviews of Hotel Excelsior Bay

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Total price from
£1377
per person from £459
Includes £30pp discount
Hotel Excelsior Bay
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
12/05/2021 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

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