Excelsior Bay Hotel

The Excelsior Bay Hotel is in a prime location that offers guests spectacular views over the lake and the mountains. From the hotel’s pool and shaded terrace, you’ll get the best views in the house. Inside, the rooms are simply decorated.

Days here start with a hot-and-cold buffet breakfast, but in the evening, there’s a four-course menu on offer. Plus, on your first night, you get a free welcome drink at the bar. For something special, there’s also an a la carte restaurant.

Just so you’re aware, due to its beautiful surroundings, the hotel is popular with weddings and does not accept bookings with children.

Overview of Malcesine

With Lake Garda at its front and Monte Baldo behind it, Malcesine is one of the most picturesque places in Lake Garda.

When you choose Malcesine as your spot for a holiday to Lake Garda, you’ll find a beach where you can sun yourself, hiking trails that allow you to get out and explore, and a cable car that will take you thousands of metres up in the air.

In Malcesine, you’ll find that it’s impossible to stay indoors because of the natural beauty just outside the Excelsior Bay Hotel – when you stay here, a camera is essential!

Things to do in Malcesine

When you stay at the Excelsior Bay Hotel, you’re only a short stroll away from the heart of Malcesine. Here you can wander the streets and soak up the bustling atmosphere of one of Lake Garda’s most picturesque spots.

If you stay on the front, you’ll come face to face with Italy’s largest lake. A place of majesty and wonder, you’ll be captivated by the scenic views, which is why most visitors spend lazy days down on the front with a gelato in hand.

For travel further afield, the ferry port and the bus station can both be found close by, so you’re perfectly positioned to explore the rest of Lake Garda. For something a little different, you can also either hike or get a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo.

Malcesine has typically Italian roots, gorgeous views and plenty of chances for you to get out and explore. With a stay here, you’ll see Lake Garda at its very best.

Resort Summary

Dwarfed by what can only be described as the Italian version of the Norwegian fjords, the little town of Malcesine sits like a puddle of buildings at the edge of Lake Garda, with a tall castle tower peering up from the top. If you didn’t know any better, landing here you might think you’ve stumbled upon something out of a fairy tale.

Tucked up in northern Italy, Malcesine is all about the pretty looks. Carved with cobbled lanes and waterfront for days, it’s the epitome of a relaxed holiday spot. Afternoons here are spent lapping up the sun, the waves and a scoop of gelato from a local gelateria.

There’s no end to the amount of Italian restaurants here, as well as ways to get out in the Mediterranean sunshine – up in Monte Baldo, down on Lake Garda or just strolling the waterfront with a cold drink in hand. Out here, it’s impossible to stay indoors.