I arrived on a Sunday, 10/21 and saw the doctor that night to start treatments Monday morning.
If I were to say that there was never a problem with the English, spa treatments, food and location that would be doing a disservice to the Continental as they all were above par. They went out of their way to provide excellent service in all areas. It is set in a beautiful park setting, 500 metres (about 3 blocks) from train station and a central location for touring. All staff practice or know English and for those having difficulties with it, they were willing to work on it and use some of universal tourist sign language, making the experience much more fun. Reception and room service always was able to put English speaking staff on the phone, if they could not understand me. Speaking slowly is the best help for success. The hotel guests seemed to be mostly Italians and German. The German lady, in the dining room, next to me practiced her Spanish as I did to have conversation, great fun. The prices were very reasonable and you will not go wrong. It is top on my list for my next vacation. If you prefer a soft bed, not the hard, Italian one, work with the
front desk, they have them.