Although having a car would be ideal--plenty of parking--I was able to travel to the hotel by train from Milan via Turin easily. The hotel arranged for a taxi pick-up at the station, which turned out to be an excellent option as well to visit the Sacra di San Michele, the goal of my trip. (Having injured my ankle the week before, I wasn't able to walk the way there and down as planned.) The hotel is welcoming, comfortable, and situated on the lake shore which makes for lovely settings for walks in the area as well as al fresco breakfast views. Rooms are spacious, simple, but with balconies overlooking the lake. Next door to the hotel is a super restaurant with well-prepared standard Italian dishes (including take-out pizza). Great spot for visiting the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Chalet del Lago La Magnolia is located on the shores of the Great Lake Avigliana, in a landscape naturalistic elements of rare beauty. Elegant and comfortable, it offers a wide range of services in a warm and friendly welcome. Moments of peaceful relax are guaranteed by the large panoramic terraces of the rooms and in the green garden with deck chairs and sun beds; Guests can avail of a hotel's fitness center, rent mountain bikes and pedal boats, water activities such as canoeing and sup. The offer is completed by the internal Bar also active at the private beach. Inserted into a tourist complex in which there is also the 'namesake pizzeria restaurant and nightclub. Large private outdoor parking. ... more less
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