Hotel Leon D'Oro, Castell'Arquato
There is little wrong with this hotel, although the breakfast consists mainly of sweet things & the orange juice is odd, which does not suit me. It was served al fresco, which was very pleasant.
I was disappointed that the hotel appeared to be totally modern, yet I was told the building was very old. The hotel appeared to have been totally renovated removing any feature and character that would show its age or quirkiness. The common rooms were stylishly furnished with modern quality furniture and bits and pieces.
The staff was obviously pleased about its high class appearance and their service. I’m afraid I was less enamoured, because I felt the building and their service, though good, did not live up to their opinion, (though the price did).
The restaurant looked good inside but we used the outside section, which initially was quite pleasant until once the mosquitoes flew in. There was little protection against the mosquitoes, so I had to move. I think more could have been done to mitigate this problem. I cannot remember the food, though is was acceptable!!
The hotel advertises a swimming pool. This is several kilometres away and you have to pay to join a club before you can use it.
The hotel is close enough to the historical part of Castell’ Arquato that you can walk to it, albeit up a steep hill. However, there were parking places at the top of the hill should you choose to drive.
On the whole, although the hotel was good, I thought it overpriced even by Italy's standards and I was disappointed by the lack of a historical atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato: the perfect destination for travelers seeking the ultimate in luxury and style of the most authentic Italian tradition of reception. Leon d'Oro Castell'Arquato Charming Hotel is housed in a fully and beautifully restored Art Nouveau building, and today is an architectural masterpiece of harmony and elegance; is a place where the holiday can be relaxing or sports, worldly or culture, is an exclusive and charming for lovers of taste and refinement where he enjoys history, nature, music, food and wine, archeology, spas and cities art. The hotel is managed by Giuseppe Botti (restaurateur), which puts this small relay all its expertise to create a magical and comfortable place of vacation for lovers of castles and cities of art, not to mention the well-being, music and above all the food and wine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leon D'Oro Castell'Arquato Italy/Emilia-Romagna