"Hotel Moresco - Great Reviews are True"
We chose the Hotel Moresco based on the excellent reviews we had read.
We were very pleased to find that the reviews are true. We have stayed in many "fancier," i.e. 5+ stars, more expensive hotels all over the world. And the Moresco is by far one of our favorite hotels ever. The staff is professional yet warm. The interior and facilities are comfortable, clean, and inviting. There is an overall feeling of generosity that is unmatched by any of our other hotel experiences.
When we arrived (on foot from the train station - not a big deal of a walk), we were welcomed, shown to the lovely garden, and offered free drinks. Cold water, Prosecco, out in the garden while someone got our bags to our room (which was ready upon our early afternoon arrival)? Yes, please! Gratis snacks were brought as well, and we unhurriedly enjoyed the respite.
Same feeling is true during the evening happy hour each night in the hotel's bar/library. While guests do pay for drinks, a very generous spread of food is set out and replenished - pasta, sliced meats and cheese, olives, etc. This hospitality went on long past the advertised hours, and in fact in returning later after dinner, we noticed that there were chocolates out. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere encourages some mingling among guests. We have never been the types to try to make friends with other travelers in a hotel, but here it was natural to chat, and the guests were all pleasant and fun, from all over the world.
Liz from Washington, DC