I’ll start by saying this is a very good hotel.
We have stayed in both the AC, and the Malino Lario both twice before, but consider this hotel to be a class better (technically it is, as it’s a 5 star).
It’s located a little further out from the harbor, about a 15-minute walk through the main shopping area.
A taxi from the airport is around 20 euros or you can opt to get the bus.
We took a taxi this time, as there was a huge queue at the bus stop at the airport, which would have meant we’d have been waiting for the second bus, at least 40 minutes.
To walk into the centre, turn right out of the entrance then right again down the pedestrian street. This takes you to Plaza De La Constitucion, which is at the top of the main shopping street, close to the cathedral.
As we were on an early flight and at the hotel by 10:15 am we had requested an early check in, though unfortunately this wasn’t possible as the hotel was very busy.
Marta (I think), the young lady on reception was very helpful during check in and was always cheerful and smiling during our stay.
We left our cases at reception until we were able to check in around 1:30 p.m.
The reception area is very nice, with the bar adjacent.
All areas of the hotel are well appointed and clean.
Our room was a standard twin/double room, and was quite spacious.
There’s a small settee, a TV, a desk with a kettle (tea, but no coffee), a well-stocked minibar, a good size safe and three socket points.
There’s adequate wardrobe space and plenty of room for two full size suitcases.
The room air con was very good, and the controls actually worked well!
Our room was 120, see photos. There no ‘view’ from the room, it looks into an internal ‘atrium’.
The bathroom has two sinks, an over bath shower, a toilet and a Bede.
There are complimentary toiletries, shower gel, shampoo, toothbrush and paste, and plenty of clean fluffy towels.
The bathroom had two socket points plus a shaver point.
The beds were comfy with plenty of spare pillows.
The rooftop pool opens 9 am until 8 pm, though we managed to get up there at 8:45 am, as the door isn’t locked.
The pool towels are located in the toilet adjacent to the pool, and there's no sign so a lot of people kept going down to reception!
The pool area is clean but could do with the decking re-staining.
There’s a retractable canopy in one corner of the pool, which was half closed whilst we were there.
There aren’t enough beds at the pool, and they could comfortably fir another four, which are required as around 10 a.m. you are likely to have to lay on the hard decking.
There isn’t a bar at the pool, though there’s a phone to order drinks.
One of the only disappointments with the pool is you cannot order snacks to be eaten at the pool, so you have to go down to the bar in reception.
The hotel has free WiFi, which is strong throughout the hotel and the rooms.
The small gym is well air-conditioned and has a handful of new equipment.
The breakfast buffet was very good.
A great selection and all good quality.
There an ‘eggs to order’ option too, omelet’s and crepes!
There’s a good range of meats, cheeses, pastries, yoghurts, cereals, fruit, fresh coffee and also the machine.
You can if you like indulge in strawberries dipped in ‘molten’ chocolate, and wash it down with a glass of cava.
The lady was very attentive and really eager top make sure you were happy – I think she was also called Marta (?) – thanks!
We also had food in the bar one lunchtime.
We had a goat’s cheese salad and a chicken club sandwich, plus two large beers.
This cost all in 27.10 Euros.
The photos don’t do the food justice; the quality was really very good for two such simple dishes…really good!
In summary an excellent hotel, others may have better locations but this still wins for me, will definitely go back.
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