This place confused me to bits.... When you arrive you think you have driven in to a dilapidated supermarket carpark. From the outside the hotel is falling to peices and poorly constructed. Once you have desended the concrete entrance staircase and checked in, the rooms are actually ok. Recently renovated, funtional etc. We had a Jnr suite with a lake view. Nice view of the lake and Laveno.
I think maybe this hotel was ok in the 60's, maybe, but it is way past its 'sell by' date. It is as if someone has spent money trying to bring it up to scratch and faling. Simply falling to bits in to many places.
The breakfast, was watery coffee, a frozen crossaint, and cornflakes... Thats it. no exagerration.
All of which could be forgiven on a rather quiet stretch of lake Maggiore, if the manager wasnt so grumpy!!! (I assume he was the manager. could be the chef i guess). Grumpy, dismissive and made all to feel generally unwelcome. There was one helpful lady trying to make up for this guys rudeness, but an impossible task im afraid.
Unless you have to be in Laveno, i wouldnt recommend staying at this place.
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