This is a large hotel with extensive sports facilities which not only the guests may use. That's immediately obvious if you arrive on a sunny holiday and try to find a parking spot on the far too small parking lot. The hotel is functional rather than cosy. Fortunately, the walls are covered with climbing plants to hide the building structure.
The hotel is located just outside the city walls of the beautiful medieval town Norcia. This small city is really worth a visit, also because there are several restaurants that use the local specialty, the truffle, in their food processing.
The front desk staff is friendly and helpful, although only the young lady spoke English. The older lady did not understand a word I from what I tried to tell her. Anyway, as long as someone is present who speak some languages there is no problem.
We had booked a deluxe room with whirlpool bath and terrace. The room was spacious but not what you might expect of their best rooms. The set-up of the room however dated from 20, maybe even thirty years ago, with controls of radio and air conditioning in the headboard of the bed. The air conditioning was adjustable between 18 and 21° C and it was not quite clear whether it worked or not. I noticed at least a very little effect. Previous guests apparently neither, because the fins of the airco were twisted in all directions to get any effect. The refrigerator of the minibar did not function either.
The breakfast also didn’t amount to anything much. Way too sweet croissants, very limited choice of bread, one kind of cheese and salami, synthetic juice, jam, chocolate spread and that was about it. No, this has to be really better.
But in the evening we had a nice meal at the Grotta Azzurra, a restaurant of the same owners in the same center of Norcia.
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