Hotel Excelsior Bay


Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

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3.5 * Views Onsite Parking Lake Front Swimming Pool

  • Superb lakefront position just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Malcesine
  • Lakeside terrace where al fresco breakfast can be enjoyed

The Hotel Excelsior Bay occupies a superb position with splendid views over Lake Garda, situated on the lakefront promenade within a few minutes' walk of the centre of Malcesine.

A highlight of this hotel is its large lakeside terrace that you can enjoy during those balmy summer evenings. Throughout the warmer months, start your days with an al fresco breakfast on the lakeside terrace (weather permitting) and spend hours lazing around the swimming pool. Whilst some areas of the hotel are slightly dated, the Excelsior Bay offers a unique location and is ideal for those wanting easy access to the beautiful town of Malcesine.

Guest rooms are simply decorated and comfortable but this hotel enjoys a beautiful setting by the crystal-clear waters of Italy’s largest lake and within easy reach of Monte Baldo, one of the most evocative places to visit on Lake Garda.


The hotel has 70 rooms (official rating 4 star) Citalia does not allow children at this hotel, however this is not an adult-only property.


Bars & Food

Hotel Bar

Open for food 11am - 6.30pm (and drinks 7am - 1am)

During the day the hotel bar serves delicious pasta dishes, light meals, sandwiches and snacks. In the evenings guests can enjoy cocktails and ice creams by candelight during the summer months. 

Il Patio Terrace

Included With: Bed & Breakfast

Open 7.30am - 10am and 7pm - 10pm

A buffet breakfast is served on the terrace in front of the lake. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is normally in use mid May - September.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

Guests can use the gym, fitness sauna, solarium and a massage centre located in the fitness centre.

Parking & Wifi


Free on-site parking


Stay connected with free wifi in the hotels public areas and guest rooms.

About the location

A holiday in Malcesine takes you to the shores of Lake Garda, in northern Italy. This fairy tale medieval town, with a backdrop of the lake’s ice blue waters and an imposing mountain range, is a favourite with couples attracted by the romance of its cobbled streets, colourful houses and relaxing beaches. Active holidaymakers will love hiking or cycling in the mountains, para-gliding at dusk or stand up paddle boarding across the lake. Adventurous travellers will love riding the cable car 7,000 feet up Monte Baldo, where you can look down through the clouds over the town and surrounding area.

The town rises from the shore of the lake, its steep cobbled streets leading to historic landmarks like Castello Scaligero, built in the 13th Century. The castle and grounds now house three museums and temporary exhibitions. Around the port, you'll find a selection of cafés serving spremuta (freshly squeezed fruit juice) and gelato, as well as the odd glass of wine. While away an hour watching boats sailing on the lake and cable cars heading up the mountain.

Transfer Time

The hotel is 1 hour 20 minutes from Verona airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Twin Balcony Room

Max 3 Adults

Twin Balcony Rooms feature twin beds and a balcony. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 12-17m²

Twin Side Lake View Balcony Room

Max 3 Adults

Twin Side Lake View Balcony Rooms feature twin beds and have a side view of the lake from the balcony. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 15-17m²

a bedroom with a bed and a window
Double Front Lake View Balcony

Max 2 Adults

The Front Lake View Balcony Rooms feature a double bed and have a front view over the lake. The marble bathroom has either a shower or a bathtub, with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 16m²

Deluxe Pool/ Partial Lake View Room

Max 4 Adults

Deluxe Pool/ Partial Lake View Rooms feature double beds, bathroom with shower and wooden floor, there is also a living room area. These rooms have a pool and partial lake view. They can sleep up to four adults.

Size: 22-34m²

a bedroom with a large mirror
Single Room

Max 1 Adult

Single Rooms are located on the ground floor and feature a French balcony with a view of the inside garden or to the side of the hotel.

Size: 10-14m²

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A lovely spot.


Tripadvisor review Jun 17 2024
Just back from a week in this charming hotel situated in a great location. Wonderful views and close to the beautiful little town and if there are more helpful staff anywhere I have yet to meet...
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Great hotel in great location


Tripadvisor review Jun 13 2024
My wife and I have just returned from 11 nights at Excelsior Bay. The hotel is wonderfully situated on the lakefront and you literally walk out of the hotel onto the beautiful coastal path, which...
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