Sorry David have to disagree!!
Let's be as honest as possible here:
It is very dated, inside and out. Corridors have peeling walllpaper, smells etc. Basically they have 4 blocks A-D. Only B and some of A are for public, The rest are for 'students' - all ages in large buses. A and B face pool/ back. If facing pool very noisey. We were in B and at bottom of exit was dried vomit (delightful)! All around are fag ends (I appreciate Italians smoke more). From overhearing some conversations - it is clear that some younger people come to fall out of bed, drink, burn in sun, drink and fall into bed (hence vomit!)
Like many trippers - booked this for our 11 year old son between Lake Maggiore and Venice. The pool is big, clean but dated. can stand in all of it which is good. BUT be aware that at hot weekends all the locals visit and can be very busy!! If cloudy you'll be fine. The bar is owned separate to the hotel so they have no idea what is happening. But Vincent who owns bar is great and bar is good. When there are lots of people in they will run events eg a disco in the pool area with bright lights that shine all night in your room, and goes til 1am (as my man said it was a little like being in guantanomo bay!
We had booked a room for Saturday night through WOTIF but got dates wrong so asked if we could get one for Friday night. I believe we therefore got worse room left! Room number 237B - BEWARE! Shower broken, air con broken (very old noisey big unit above door), facing disco and lights, peeling wall paper, parts of wall missing, bash in door - you get the picture! Then son threw up all night - oh Bliss!! Had to have door open or would have died of heat!
I went to complain to reception - asked to see a Manager on Sat morning. Basically no Manager - maybe in pm (Saturday). She tried very hard, bless her - and gave us a reduced fee! I got the sense she had many complaints generally and that the owners did sweet F.A. Had to stay second night as Wi-Fi too bad to locate another place. Saw this room before accepting it -.225B. It is the same decor, they're very small, old but at least shower/ air con working and faces back.
We came to Italy to enjoy pucker italian cuisine and yes good food is important to us. If it's not important to you don't bother reading rest! The first night included evening meal. This is a starter of 3 pastas. We each tried one - they taste like a packet ones - least italian pasta I've ever had. Then there is a buffet. this was disgusting! No other words. Tough, cold when should be hot, tasteless, greasy and not authentic eg slimey artificial mozzorella. My son tried each of the desserts for us - tiramisu - tasteless, chocolate blancmagne and creme caramel - as if made with powder and all served in large metal containers cut up like school dinners! He had one mouthful of each and he likes sugar/ sweet! Then threw up all night - could be bug or not.......... I ended up on a liquid diet of a large bottle of Prosecco to drown sorrows - now that was good! My man said he was sure the chef was from an old eastern european prison.
So I suspect if you time it right and either avoid evening meal or don't mind 1970's english bad food, it could be OK! And to be fair it is cheap!
Personally I would like to tell everyone NOT to come here so they will have to start doing something to improve it......... And they have the nerve to ask everyone to promote them on social media on their leaflets! Seriously, on driving round the area (which is beautiful) there are some lovely hotels that may not be on websites.
Phew! Glad I got that off my chest!!
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