We have travelled around the world and we can honestly say that our experience with Millennium was as good as any hotel we have stayed at (including Wynn's Las Vegas). For us, the location was perfect - right on lake's edge and about 40 m from the ferry terminal. Magnificent uninterrupted view of the lake and snow capped mountains in the background. The hotel is very close to excellent restaurants and within walking distance of the train station, Piazza Grande and the Old Town as well as the funicular to the Pilgrimage Church of Madonna del Sasso.
We requested a double room with a lake view but, as these were taken, we were upgraded to the 'penthouse' which also had a lake facing balcony. This was at no extra cost on condition that we only used one of the two bedrooms and we didn't use the kitchen (both of which were fine by us).
The apartment was very clean as we assume the other rooms would be. The shower in the bathroom we chose (there were 2 bathrooms) was rather confined but we got used to that. Plenty of water pressure and instant hot water. Early in the evening there was traffic noise but this disappeared later in the evening. Importantly, the floors were serviced by an elevator.
Breakfast was included in the price and it included cereals, yoghurt, boiled eggs, sliced ham, cheeses and a selection of bread rolls and croissants. It was nicely presented and for us it was more than adequate. Petra made an excellent fresh coffee but there was also a range of teas available.
In our experience, it's the little things that are so important. We needed some laundry to be done and Sonje (who we think is the manager) said they would do a load in their machine for CHF10. Within a few hours it was pressed and beautifully laid out on our bed. It's also the chocolates on the bedside table and the very helpful advice about anything - ferry timetables, specialty shops etc etc.
Sonje and Petra are both multilingual, including speaking very fluent english. Ilda was the lady who looked after our room and our laundry. We will definitely stay there again and recommend the hotel to our friends.
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