Went on Thomson lakes and mountains package holiday for one week from May 17th 2014. Stayed at Hotel Paradiso, Meina, about 11 km from Stresa but with good train and bus connections. Hotel was quiet and very well presented, clean and very comfortable. The staff were very helpful and interested in helping us to make the best of our time with them. Food was good and the choice very fair.You need a lake view room to make the best of the splendid views of Lake Maggiore - feel worth the extra cost. A busy road in front of the hotel and the lack of a promenade were the only disadvantages, but we were aware of this before booking so were prepared.
The discovery package excursions were well organised and the tour guide, Barbara, was very knowledgeable, friendly and competent. We did not take the day out to Milan as we are not interested in city sights and shopping. Instead we went on the 3 hour boat trip up the lake to Locarno, with lunch on the boat and then Centre valley train through the mountains eventually finishing up in Meina, (one change) Thomson's tour guides were first class and were able to advise and arrange anything reasonable that we wanted. All in all a very good holiday with value for money so long as you want some peace and quiet and do not mind the busy road..
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