Elegance with lovely views
Posted Aug 24, 2016
Some 500 yards along the promenade from the town centre, an elegantly appointed hotel rewardingly old-fashioned in décor, fresh and immaculately clean. TV in many languages. Wi-Fi is free and reliable but needs re-registration twice daily. An indoor pool is always a useful back-up. The outdoor pool is very pleasant, with grassy areas around, and colourful flower-beds. I would ask the staff to add a No-Smoking rule around the pool (or restrict smoking to an outer corner of the garden), since smoke drifts down onto the water and impedes those trying to swim properly. A separate area could be created for those merely wishing to splash! Shade becomes somewhat limited as the sun moves into the afternoon: perhaps the umbrellas should be moved a little. Buy an all-inclusive ticket to allow entrance without queueing to (2 of the 3) Borromean Islands – which should be more enjoyable early, before the crowds. Check in advance on the somewhat infrequent connections to/from Malpensa Airport: though the hotel can reserve bus return tickets from the very gates.