If you like old, but want “old elegant” then give this a miss, however, if “old rustic” is more your thing, then this might be for you.
This hotel is an Italian hotel, run for Italians on the top of a hill near Lake Iseo, and I think it struggles with what it wants to be. Certainly not for children or for the elderly, as cut into steep terraces on many levels. This is a romantic “couples” hotel, for the twenty five to fifty-five age group.
Why Mixed up? Well....................this hotel was once a property of the monastic order of Capuchin, an offshoot of the Franciscan order. Much of this heritage is preserved with rooms being named after various Friars “Cella de Friar Antonio” etc. In keeping with the monastic orders values, nothing is decadent, with the rooms being clean but basic and very “farmhouse rustic.”
The pool is very pleasant on a terrace above the hotel and the restaurant as also to a high standard and both could fit easily within a more “elegant” location.
Approach road to hill top is very steep with a number of hair-pin bends and altogether not very well signed.
Staff were always friendly and helpful, although English was limited, but we got by and made it work.
Aircon worked, but was noisy.
Nice touch, they call you and ask what time you’d like breakfast, but ....... they think 08:00 is early, so not for the business traveller who needs to be up and out.
Would stay here again, but not on a business trip.
Parking was free. Didn’t use the internet. Insects were free too, got bitten all evening on the terrace during dinner!
This hotel needs to define what it wants to be. Elegant, rustic, historic, ecclesiastic as the current mix dosen't work.
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