Have not stayed in a 2 star hotel for many years so I was a bit concerned. No need to have been as it was a spotless, friendly hotel with a fantastic view from our room (401). Very centrally located in Bellagio. Best way to get to from Milan is a train to Varenna and then a short ferry ride to Bellagio. Loved Bellagio with its cobbled streets. Reception staff were always on hand with any advise re restaurants etc.. We had our nicest evening meal at Hotel du Lac. A hidden gem for lunch was a café called 3 and a half miles which is just down the road from Villa Carlotta - bruschetta to die for (we went twice). Make sure you also visit Villa Melzi; Villa Del Balbianello and Villa Serbelloni fantastic properties and gardens. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.