Hidden in a true Italian mountain village, is this gem with the most outstanding views. You can't help but to sit every minute on your balcony, soaking in the view from sunrise to well into the middle of the night. With a lovely shop 10mins up the road to get fresh bread and pastries in the morning and a great 'locals' Pizzeria, I had found the perfect Italian getaway for my family. The pool was a reasonable size and again swimming with the beautiful surroundings, you struggled to pull yourself away to visit other areas. We were lucky to experience both types of apartments and they were equally perfect for anyone’s needs, there was nothing needed and all the utensils in the cupboards to cook your favourite dishes too. Sarah was so friendly and even though there was a freak, once in a life time, incident, it was dealt with so efficiently by both the owners of the property and the local services, everything was back to normal within hrs of daybreak and on a Sunday too! A must is to hire a boat, save your pennies and even if for a couple of hours it is a fab experience, head south where the water is so warm and the towns and houses are extraordinary. Recommend 'Boat Hire' in Dongo. If I was to throw a negative in it would be the restaurants around the area we went to, all had the same menus and I didn't get to introduce my husband and daughter to quiet the food heaven I have experienced on my other travels to Italy. This is not to say what we did eat wasn't great.
This was a perfectly good hotel and we may stay again. However, it did not meet my expectations of a four-star hotel. Certain things seemed to be lacking, such as tissues in the bathroom, a dedicated bathmat (though plenty of hand towels to use as a substitute), adequate pillows (because flat and hard we needed two each, but there were only three in the room not four and that was because we happened to be put in a triple and could use the pillow from the single bed), and I noticed that the mirror and light fittings in the bathroom were dusty. The room lamps were dim and there were not enough of them. Conversely, the outside lights were bright all night and it was a good thing I had an eye mask. While awake we could clearly hear the nearby church clock tower chiming each hour/half hour despite closed windows, but it did not wake us after we were asleep. We ate in the hotel restaurant - the gourmet restaurant was closed but my husband preferred the more casual grill restaurant anyway and we had good, large meals. Breakfast was a reasonable continental (no hot foods) but the selection seemed limited for a 4-star hotel. Staff were the best thing about this hotel, we were given a useful tourist package with map and information upon arrival, and the lady on reception was helpful in answering our questions.
Sue from Adelaide, Australia
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