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Hotel Excelsior Bay

Italian Lakes, Lake Garda

  • 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. Guest rooms are classic style rooms, but this hotel enjoys one of the best lakeside locations. The lovely Hotel Excelsior Bay is a friendly, intimate retreat that enjoys a beautiful setting by the crystal-clear waters of Italy’s largest lake.

Please note that for 2021 the hotel will only offer Bed and Breakfast.

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 & Restaurants

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 Restaurant

Included With: Bed & Breakfast
Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening.

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

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

Hotel Restaurant

Included With: Half Board

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening.

Open 7pm - 9pm (for guests on half board) 

Guests dining on a half board basis will eat inside the hotel restaurant and have a choice of a starter, a choice of four first dishes, a choice of four second dishes, a vegetable and salad buffet and dessert.

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.

Guests receive one complimentary use of sauna during their stay.

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

Twin Front Lake View Balcony Room

Max 2 Adults

Twin Front Lake View Balcony Rooms feature twin beds and have a front view over the lake. They sleep two adults.

Size: 16m²

Deluxe Pool/ Partial Lake View Room

Max 4 Adults

Deluxe Pool/ Partial Lake View Rooms feature twin beds, a living room area and 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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Fabulous location
Tripadvisor review May 17 2022
Just returned from a weeks holiday at the Hotel Excelsior Bay, fabulous location, literally on the edge of Lake Garda and a few minutes walk from Malcesine centre where you are spoilt for choice of...
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Let me return !!
Tripadvisor review Jan 27 2020
We have stayed at this hotel nearly every year for the last 10 years, the first year we visited the food was wonderful and our daughter had her wedding reception at the hotel, a 9 course meal which...
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