Anyone looking for a quiet and peaceful retreat from everyday life would absolutely love it here at the Paradiso, though it's certainly not somewhere I'd receommend for families with young children. The hotel itself is just stunning with two beautiful pools surrounded by gardens and shaded under olive trees. All meals are included when you consider the packed lunch as well, which to be fair wasn't something we had often although it's worth picking up for the bottled water. The breakfast and dinner however were excellent with a variety of choices. Breakfast was either hot or cold with both scrambled and bolied eggs always available. The bacon and sausage was as you'd expect typically European and not cooked as in the UK but nevertheless tasty. Apart from that the variety of continental style options was wide and should suit most peoples tastes. The only complaint was that there was no fresh fruit juices, although there was still plenty of choice otherwise. Dinner also covered a wise choice each evening with 3 meat/fish choices and 3 pasta each night as well as soups and salads if you preferred. A good choice of sweets and ice creams was also available afterwards so there should be no food problems. As stated there is flowing white and red wine as well as a very drinkable beer during dinner.
The hotel rooms are not large but have everything in them, excellent showers and good working aircon, which was just as well as it was in the low to mid thirties each day and very, very hot with lovely warm evenings and we were consequently grateful for the free soft drinks, water and tea/coffee on tap all day in the bar. The staff are very friendly though don't speak any English. This is also true of the town itself as it is a very uncommercialised area of Italy with mainly Italian visitors, which I actually prefer.
The town of Passignano itself is a delight, particularly the old town with it's plethora of lovely bars and cafe's. The ice creams are obviously excellent but with meals included we obviously didn't get much chance to sample much more, although the crepes and toasted sandwiches are excellent for lunch. Both food and drinks are excellent value and much cheaper than elsewhwere in Italy at around 1 euro for a much better cappuchino than you'll get here, plus the ambiance thrown in for free. Sit at a lakeside bar sipping one and feel the relaxation. Priceless.
All in all the holiday there with Inghams was first class and we will definately go back. We didn't do many trips, preferring to lie by the pool, but with trains and buses so close to the surrounding larger towns of Assisi, Perugia etc it's no problem. One trip I would advise is to the Island of Maggiore which takes about 25 minutes on the ferry and is absolutely stunning for a morning out. You can go to other venues around the lake but if you're lazy like us, it's 12 euros return for both well spent. In fact you'll find it hard to spend anything anyway unless you travel out because you have everything you need at the hotel and in the town. It's absolutely blissfully peaceful so why not give it a try, I don't think you'll be disappointed at all.
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