I feel slightly ambivalent about the BW Master (hence the middling rating). It's a classic BW on the American model, so the rooms are comfortable, neutral and dominated by the enormous bed (in our standard room it took up most of the available floorspace). In fact, we could have been anywhere in the US or Europe. The frankly odd thing about the room was the bathroom door, which was sliding and frosted glass - in fact the whole bathroom wall was frosted glass. Let's just say that if I was in the bedroom and my husband was using the 'facilities', I felt it best to avert my eyes. On the plus side, the bed was comfortable and the sleep quality was good.
The breakfast buffet is huge and in an L-shape. Unfortunately it was so badly laid-out that just making and buttering a slice of toast entailed a lot of walking between bread, toaster and butter. The toaster was also so useless that even after putting a slice of bread through twice it still hadn't changed colour. Final gripe about the breakfast involves the staff who were clearly so fed up with their jobs that it was only with great reluctance that we could get them to bring us coffee, and despite the room being almost empty of guests they were apparently unable to keep up with the demand for cups and glasses. By contrast, the reception staff were very friendly and helpful.
Finally a word about the location which is outside the walls of the medieval town. This has the advantage that the area is very quiet and away from the crowds and traffic in the old town. However, it also means a walk through a long traffic tunnel under the walls (about 5 minutes at least underground). The first couple of times you make this trek it seems like nothing, but having stayed there 2 days and walking into town and back twice each day, it started to get old in the end.
I think if we were to return to Brescia (and it is a lovely town), we would hesitate about where to stay. The Master is not a bad hotel, and at around €90 for bed and breakfast it wasn't bad value. It's just that there are so many lovely family-run hotels in Italy (and we stayed at several on this trip), and it just didn't feel right staying in a faceless impersonal corporate chain outside the historic town centre.
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