We stayed for two days at the beginning of our week-long bike trip in the lakes area, and then again for a night at the end of the trip. This involved storing luggage, and safely storing a rental tandem after it was dropped off for us, and after we left, to await pickup. In each case, the front desk was a model of helpfulness (with good multilingual fluency). They not only did what we asked, they spontaneously made several very helpful suggestions about how to handle the bike hand-off.
We were in two different rooms. At the start of the trip, we had a room that looked out on the hillside and over the adjacent historic buildings. It was light and airy. Not huge, but fine by european standards, and intelligently organized. It looked quite recently refurbished, in a fairly minimalist, simple, but well-built way (nice wood, good quality sheets). The minibar was so quiet that I opened it to check if it was plugged in.
The room at the end of the trip was on a lower floor (nice for tired cyclists!) with a larger bathroom (ditto). Perhaps not as recently redone, and a bit less light and airy, but we felt they did a great job matching us with what we really needed.
The restaurant deserves its own mention. About a third of the menu or more is derived from a cookbook / manuscript by a 15th century master chef. It also features other local specialties like pizzochieri (buckwheat/wholewheat semolina noodles with various veggies, potatoes, and some serious butter and cheese). There's nothing nouveau about the menu, and we loved it that way. Little touches like a historic mustard that incorporates ground almonds (and, I suspect, verjus)--and knowing that it was "composed" in the 1400's--that's special. The wine list and bar also seemed particularly extensive. The headwaiter is fluently welcoming, funny and occasionally sarcastic in a many languages.
Overall, There's pleasant light, airiness, and the cul-de-sac is really very quiet for being so well-situated close to several large autoroutes. It is possible to walk to and from the main train station if your bags are light (allow 20 minutes at a good clip).
As for amenities, the fitness center has a considerable selection of weights and machines for a small hotel (not that we used them). I believe pets are allowed, because one of the other guests had a dog, but there was nothing "doggy" about either of our rooms. (I'd have noticed quickly, due to allergies). Some people might prefer to be closer to the lakeshore, and pay accordingly, thus the "location" rating. The wireless internet worked well, and was free. Breakfasts were good, and nicely presented.
Larius was perfect for what we wanted, and we would very gladly return.
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