Very happy at this hotel. Dating back to the Belle Epoque Era, the hotel has that style and elegance in its public rooms, whilst lemon trees grow in pots on the sweeping curved steps leading to the beautiful front door. Set in gardens and with a lovely pool side area, the hotel is very convenient for walking down the hill to the lake, and taking the funicular back (1.10 swiss francs) back. It is also right next to the railway station, if you are arriving by train, and has useful parking if you arrive by car. The room I had was a superior top (the top means with a view I believe), which had french doors leading to a balcony and a wonderful view of the lake and town. It was comfortable, and clean, and the breakfasts covered a range of continental breads, meats, cheeses, museli, pastries, yougrt, with some cooked eggs, sausages and bacon.
Things some people may not like. The railway line runs in front of the hotel, and could possibly keep some awake in the late evening if you do not have the windows shut (which are well sound proofed). Personally they were no bother to me.
If you like a hearty cooked breakfast, then you will find that plays second fiddle to the array of continental style fare.
Personally, I missed being able to make a cup of tea or coffee in my room. Although you could get one at the bar. Neither did there seem to be room service .
The hotel did not seem to do lunch - but there is a restaurant over the road with terrace overlooking the lake.
I would stay in the hotel, and pay for a front room with a view, rather than be in the annex. I would imagine the back rooms overlooking the gardens and pool would also be pleasant, but you would miss the lake
Staff are very helpful and speak a range Italian, German, French and English. They are all extremely helpful.
Would definately stay again.
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