Every hotel I stay in has it's faults and the 3 Re hotel in Sesto Calende has them in abundance so why do I like this place?
I came to Sesto like many, on a course at the AgustaWestland academy so did not expect much in the way of accommodation as going on past experience its just going to be somewhere to sleep and study. However I was immediately impressed by its location right next to a river with a promenade adjacent. the rooms are not huge but adequate.
I'm not the heaviest of sleepers and I always find it hard for the first few days to get used to beds in hotels. Well I was pleasantly surprised here as the mattress was on a par if not better than some very expensive hotels I have stayed at and I had very little trouble sleeping here in fact i would go as far as saying I slept better here than I do at home on my orthopaedic mattress !
What lets the place down and I can only speak for my room is the noise.
I chose a river view room and this comes with a price ( literally) in the evening outside my room you get folk promenading along the river something I appreciate as where I live and work this is not done
However the noise generated by the Motorbikes, Cars and people shouting to each other is a bit of a nuisance as the sound echoes round the room especially form the piazza where I can hear every word ( I may not understand it though) until the early hours
We cannot expect people to stop this enjoyable pastime but the hotel is charging £ 100 euro a night so maybe some better sound proofing would be in order.
Also after a very expensive refurbishment they have elected to have laminated flooring in the rooms and lovely thick pile carpets in the hallways and lounge.
WhY ? if the person above me is not on tippy toes its like being in a drum kit until they go to bed. Having said that the staff are wonderful and one gets the impression of being part of a family.
So would I come here again? Yes but not if I had to study for important exams like you are here for at the academy! which makes up most of the customers.
For a holiday yes but unfortunately I would have to pay more as the rate I suggested was the corporate rate for the course.
The restaurant is in my opinion deserving of its recommendations and I have enjoyed many an enjoyable meal there and as I said the staff are wonderful.