Fifty four members of the St Vincent Singers and friends, stayed at Hotel Puccini for 4 nights this month on a dinner, bed and breakfast arrangement. We could not fault the hotel and its staff. Nothing was too much trouble whether one wanted an extra pillow at midnight, to specialist food for vegetarians! We were on a very tight time schedule re trips and concert venues, but the staff coped admirably in getting all 54 fed quickly and efficiently!
Breakfast was a continental buffet style, while the evening meal consisted of a three course dinner, and both proved very enjoyable. On the final night we were treated to a huge cream-filled gateau, complete with strawberries on top and the St Vincent Singers name in red icing! What a lovely surprise! A Birthday cake was also made for one of the Singers.
The bedrooms were comfortable, the bathrooms very clean and we especially enjoyed the spa showers. The staff were most adaptable when we needed to use the lounge for special events.
Its central situation, with the tourist train bus stop directly outside, and the Basilica where we sang, was easy to get to, and with the help of the little train outside the door. we were driven to the Tettucio Spa in style for our second concert!
All in all a wonderful experience for us all.
Maureen Swire Conductor