Hotel Maximillian

  • Lake Garda, Italy, Malcesine

  • 4

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The service at the Hotel Maximilian is great and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. 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.

Lakeside location in Malcesine

Located in the beautiful bay of Val di Sogno (Dream Valley), which is a protected area on the lakefront surrounded by greenery, Hotel Maximilian's the ideal place for a relaxing lakeside retreat. We love the restaurant where you can have dinner outside on the terrace next to the lake. In the colourful gardens, you'll find a large swimming pool and whirlpool with unrivalled views of the bay and mountains beyond.

Relaxing spa facilities

The wellness centre offers a range of facilities including a Turkish bath and sauna as well as beauty treatments and massages that can all be booked and paid for locally. It's the ideal way to finish off a leisurely stroll along the lakeside path.

Added value

Free use of hotel's bikes for summer 24 (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Holidays in Malcesine offer a picturesque tourist town of cobbled lanes, medieval architecture and the ancient Scaligero castle. In fact, churches, castles and fortresses dot the shores of Lake Garda, taking sightseeing to new levels with the beautiful backdrop of lake and mountains. Treat yourself and taste the authentic flavours from the Italian restaurants in this family holiday setting. Malcesine is full of courtyards, gardens, trattorias, shops, gelaterie and bars that create a lively town atmosphere in the summer; great fun for children and adults alike! 

Family walking in Malcesine

Set your sights high and take the cable car running from Malcesine to Monte Baldo - a perfect excursion for a summer day, with cooler temperatures and a breeze guaranteed. At the top you’ll find walking and biking trails of all levels with wonderful views over Lake Garda, as well as several restaurants. The range of trails here make it ideal for families, it's easy to find a route that's manageable for little legs, or if you have teenagers, they'll love trying out some of the more exciting biking routes. Mid-way, the cable car stops at San Michele, where you can amble back down to Malcesine on a mule track getting maximum views with minimal effort.

The prettiest town on Lake Garda?

It’s a hard one to call, Lake Garda being so beautiful (and one of Italy’s best loved summer holiday spots), but summer holidays in Malcesine really do stand out from the crowd. Scaligero castle is built on a rock jutting over the lake, with fantastic views all around. There’s the Palazzo dei Capitani near the port - with its waterfront gardens, natural history museum and paintings - the 1200-year-old church Antica Pieve di Santo Stefano, and the huge white statue of Madonna dell’Accoglienze looking over the town (a relatively easy 8km round-trip walk from town).

Lakeside beaches and dreamy islands

Just 100m from the centre of Malcesine is pebbly Paina beach, with lifeguards, volleyball courts, a skate park, bars, restaurants and a beach club. It's a must-do on a hot summer day. Wander up the coast and the beaches multiply; most have floating swim rafts and a pizzeria close by. A few kilometres south of town is Val di Sogno beach, and when the lake water is low you can walk over to Isola del Sogno - ‘Dream Island’ - or even swim to it just 20 metres from the shore. Scuba divers might like to rent gear and visit the boat wreck just beyond Isola del Sogno.

Family days out: exploring Lake Garda from Malcesine

Malcesine is a great jumping off point for visiting the other Lake Garda towns and the perfect town for those who want to explore on holiday. Catch the boat over to the western shores of the lake to Riva or Limone for more ancient architecture and a different perspective of Garda. From Limone, stroll along the new cycle-pedestrian path, which is suspended over the water, hugging the cliffs - this is a really stunning walk an easy route for all ages.

Why book a summer holiday in Malcesine with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Malcesine's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Malcesine include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 40
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 3


The rooms in the annexe are located about 60 metres away from the main building. 

  • Official rating: 4


Garden View Rooms are located in the main building on the ground floor and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a terrace and garden views.

Lake View Rooms are located in the main building on the ground floor and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a terrace and lovely views of the lake.

Villa Stefania Suites sleep up to three people and are located in the annexe (extra bed is a double sofa bed). They have a balcony or terrace and lake views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book. 

Lake View Rooms for Sole Use are available on request, please call to book.

Please specify twin or double beds at the time of booking.

All rooms have:

  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Cots are available on request.

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €2 per person per night is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • This hotel is located on a steep hill up from the lakeside promenade. The hotel can also be accessed from the main road. There is no accessible access to the outdoor pool or lakeside.

Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Verona airport
  • Lakeside position on the Bay of Val di Sogno
  • 5 metres to the lakeside promenade leading to the centre of Malcesine
  • 60 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 1.7 kilometres to the centre of Malcesine
  • 2.5km to the Monte Baldo Cable Car
  • Outdoor pool with whirlpool overlooking the lake, surrounded by sun loungers and parasols
  • Pool towels available free of charge
  • Panoramic terrace
  • Garden
  • Spa with sauna, steam room and solarium (payable locally)
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Public breach opposite the hotel
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking garage

Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the terrace and tuck into a choice of freshly baked cakes, pastries and breads along with cheeses and cold cuts. For half board guests, dinner is served in the hotel restaurant with a view of the lake, you can enjoy four courses from the à la carte menu.

A snack bar is located on the veranda by the pool and offers small plates during the day and the hotel's bar has an impressive cocktail and wine list as well as a lovely terrace.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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per person from £879
17/09/2025 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
Bed & Breakfast
Hotel Maximilian
Lake Garda, Malcesine
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