This review is probably somewhat unfair as the hotel itself was good and the staff we're charming. Sadly it was not what we expected or needed.
The description stated that there was parking nearby. What it didn't say that was that it is almost impossible to find a free space. We did manage to park at the station but it is a good walk downhill with your bags and then uphill when you leave.
We had traveled a long way and what we needed was an early night and a good rest. Instead we got very loud music and very drunk people singing and shouting until 1.30am. We were disturbed again at 6am as the town and hotel came to life.
We had changed our plans due to an expected change in the weather and we wanted to travel through the Alps in the sunshine. Perhaps a bit more research would have altered my choice of hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every room consists of a private bathroom with jacuzzi shower-or bath and toilet, satellite television, mini-bar, telephone, connection ADSL, hairdryer, safe, air conditioning, heating. Some rooms have balconies or private terraces. The suites have a private terrace with lake view, private balcony, bathroom with jacuzzi bath, lounge with sofa The apartments consit of bathroom with hydro shower or jacuzzi bath, hairdryer, air conditioning, heating, satellite television, telephone, ADSL connection, safe, kitchen with dishwasher, kitchen ware, combi-oven, sheets and blankets. Most of the apartments have a balcony or a private terras with lake view.Restaurant Il Portico, part of the Residence dei Fiori, is located in the city centre of Baveno, near the lakefront and near the dock for The Borromee Island, few minutes from shops and supermarkets.The Restaurant has a wide dining room for 120 people. The location is ideal for organized groups with Tour Operator but also for private guests.In the Restaurant is possible to organize Birthday parties, events and anniversaries.The cookery is original and creative: our chef pays attention to the details, to the beauty, to the Oriental flavours, with vegetarian courses, and dishes that satisfy guest's curiosity. It is also possible to taste traditional courses like Lasagne and Milanese.The Restaurant is also Pizzeria, with the special Pizza Longa with natural leavening.Restaurant "Il Portico": unmatched flavours and excellence in welcoming near Maggiore Lake. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Residence Dei Fiori Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy