Trieste is one of the most enjoyable cities in Italy.
Piazza del' Unita d'Italia is still one of the largest and beautiful piazzas to visit.
The festive Saturday night locals gathering on piazza, with illuminated buildings and view of the sea is exhilarating.
The hotel location next to the piazza is unbeatable.
The hotel is still very comfortable with excellent service.
The front desk personnel is still friendly, accessible and aiming to please.
Breakfast is still very good.
This is not a chain hotel. The owner Signor Manuel Costantin is virtually there all the time, assuring that everything is running smoothly and correcting any problems real or imaginary that guests may encounter.
The parking on the street across and around hotel is considered "secure", in addition to public garage and valet parking. It is free at night and on Sundays. As any place in the larger cities in Italy, it is not a bargain.....but cheaper than valet or garage parking. The hotel does not make money on any of the parking venues, it is part of the service to hotel guests.
The newest item is that the owner Signor Costantin was able to acquire adjoining old building and presently in the process of converting into hotel, which would become the part of the original hotel. The new construction did not affect the stay at the hotel.
Just a thought, based on the last travels and experiences. In Europe alone there are over twenty languages and even more dialects. The front desk staff in the hotels has to be conversant, if not fluent, in number of major languages. By not being their native language, they may come across as "offish", "rude". "impersonal", etc. ...all of this is heard before by demanding tourist mostly from northern and western Europe and USA.
Somewhere and sometime ago somebody said the following:
If Germans talk to you, it sound like they are "preaching".
As to French they are "teaching and correcting" you.
When Italians speak to you is like they are "speaking to God".
Enjoy "Dolce Vita'!
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I thank you very much for your second positive feedback.
I am glad to hear that you have had an enjoyable stay with us.
I was most pleased to read that we have fulfilled your expectations in terms of standards of service
We look forward to welcoming you back on many other occasions.
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