Sited close to the centre and the historic harbour of Desenzano, it’s only a short 10 minute walk to the bars and restaurants in the town. If you want to go further afield, it’s a 10 minute walk to the train station for easy access to Milan and Venice, a 5 minute drive to the Autostrada, and only 10 minutes to a major hyper market and shopping centre, complete with everything you can thnink of including an Apple store.
The apartment is well appointed, and wanted for nothing in the way of equipment. For English visitors with a penchant for a proper cup of tea, there were even two (yes, 2) kettles. The bathrooms are well spec’d and very clean. The heating/cooling system is a bit weird, but once set to a comfortable level it’s just fine.
The garage is an unexpected benefit. A huge, secure double garage, with remote control doors and gates. Perfect for any car lover who fancies a trip to the lakes, but doesn’t want to leave their car at the mercy of careless strangers overnight. Had I known it was so good, I’d have opted for a road-trip holiday and driven from London instead of taking the not-very-easyJet option. A lift (that plays a little tune every time the doors open that had me humming David Bowie’s ‘All the young dudes’ for two weeks) made transferring suitcase or shopping from car to apartment a breeze.
Excellent in many ways but a few minor improvements would make it exceptional - no microwave, pans supplied were not suitable for induction hob (did not have steel bases), could not control temperature in apartment (it was a little cold when we stayed). A toaster would also have been much easier than using the oven grill. Liked position of apartment and having lift from underground garage to apartment floor.
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