Hotel Maximilian

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

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It doesn’t get much more relaxing than at Hotel Maximilian. It’s in the beautiful bay of Val di Sogno, which is a protected place on the lakefront surrounded by greenery. The centre of Malcesine is about a 20-minute walk away along the lakeside promenade, or you can borrow a bike from the hotel and cycle there.

There’s just 40 rooms here so you’ll feel well taken care of. The service is great and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. The interior is modern with bright rooms and large public areas. Our favourite place is the restaurant where you can take your dinner outside on the terrace next to the lake. In the colourful gardens, you'll find a large swimming pool and whirlpool with unrivaled views of the bay and mountains beyond whilst inside, the wellness centre offers a range of facilities including Turkish bath and sauna as well as beauty treatments and massages which can be booked and paid for locally.

Please note that Hotel Maximilian is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

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

Added value

Free nights available between 01 May - 28 May and 15 Sep - 01 Oct 2021 (min stay 7 nights)

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 3
  • Official rating: 4


Garden View Rooms have modern amenities including a shower, hairdryer, fridge, minibar (payable locally), TV, telephone, safe, air conditioning and a terrace. These rooms sleep up to three people.

Lake View Rooms come with a balcony or terrace as well as lovely views and can sleep up to three adults..

The Villa Stefania Suite comes with balcony or terrace and lake view. They sleep up to three people and and available on request, please call to book. 

Double Rooms for Sole Use come with a balcony or terrace and lake view. They are available on request, please call to book.

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

Please note that there are no adapted rooms at this hotel. It is located on a steep hill up from the lakeside promenade but the hotel can also be accessed from main road.


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

Please note that excursions are not pre-bookable in Malcesine for summer 2021 - some excursions are available to book locally, but will only run subject to meeting minimum numbers.

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 £77 per person Not available for summer 2021

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 £52 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.


Pools & Beaches

In the gardens is a large outdoor pool with plenty of sun loungers and parasols scattered around it. There is also an outdoor Jacuzzi nearby which offers exceptional views over the lake. If you're keen to take a dip in Lake Garda itself, Hotel Maximilian has its own private beach just beyond the gardens where you'll find parasols and sun loungers for guests to use. 


There's a modern and elegant spa centre located within the main building. Here you'll find a Turkish bath, sauna, sensory shower and herbal tea station to keep you replenished. Beauty treatments and massages are also available to be booked and paid for locally. The spa is payable locally.

General Facilities

  • Fitness room
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Spa

The hotel's restaurant overlooks the gardens and Lake Garda. It's open from breakfast and dinner and offers regional delicacies alongside a rich salad bar. Breakfast is served between 8am and 10am and has a choice of freshly baked cakes, pastries and breads along with cheese, cold cuts, bacon, sausages and eggs. Please note that Hotel Maximilian is available on a bed & breakfast basis only but a la carte dinner can be booked locally for €35 per person per night.

A snack bar is located on the veranda by the pool and offers delicious small plates during the day including pasta dishes, salads and hot panini.

The bar located inside the hotel has an impressive cocktail and wine list as well as a beautiful al fresco terrace, perfect for that afternoon cocktail or post dinner aperitivo. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 10.797586
  • Latitude: 45.751235
  • Location Description:
    • Lakeside position on the Bay of Val di Sogno
    • 2 kilometres from the  the centre of Malcesine, about 20 minutes walk

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per person from £549
Includes £50pp discount
Hotel Maximilian
Malcesine, Lake Garda,Bed & Breakfast
22/09/2021 - 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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