Originally booked here for 2 nights but having been given an apartment that smelled of damp we complained and were given a. "Comfort" room but decided to move on the next morning. The hotel was probably a good hotel about 15 to 20 years ago but now it's a crumbling, unkempt and dated establishment with an eclectic collection of rooms with no real flow.
The dining room in particular was dirty and doesn't seem to have been dusted for a long time. Plant boxes used in there were almost triffid like and we saw at least 3 tables with couples having about a third of their tables being occupied by overhanging plants.
There was no bar as such but the largest outdoor, plastic covered , seating area with no real use apart from it being used as a smoking area.
The hotel did have two saving graces, the evening meal was good albeit pricey and if as much attention was paid to the upkeep of the hotel as that of the garden ( it was beautiful ) they would have an excellent hotel.
Why would you want to see the owner at breakfast cooking bacon and omelette in the kitchen in his suit? Unhygienic ? Does he have a food hygiene certificate? That did it for us! Don't waste your hard earned
cash! Certainly don't be tempted by the fitness suite! It was a joke.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Park Hotel Rovio on the south side of the Monte Generoso Rovio, is located only 2 km from Lake Lugano and 15 km from Lugano. It offers an outdoor pool and free parking.A delightful park and lawn invite you to a sunbath and offer views of Lake Lugano and its surrounding mountains. There is a heated swimming pool (open from April to September) in the park.Fine regional cuisine is served in the restaurant of the Park Hotel Rovio.For children there is a little play area. The Park Hotel offers a small and simply fitness room with a sauna. ... more less
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