Only downside to this hotel is that it is close to the road, & road can get very busy in the weekends. Bicycle brakes need some attention to get them working better.
Othello and his brother run this hotel. Othello speaks reasonable French, English, German, Spanish and of c Italian. He is awesome!!! He would do anything for you! His brother is a fantastic chef, the meals in the restaurant testify to this, the Gnocchi Gorgonzola was phenomenal, lasagne amazing, the wine cellar is fabulous (Piemonte region wines Barbera d'Alba and others) good selection, Othello even asks the guest if they wish to go down to the cellar and peruse. A different dessert and aperitif is given at dinner each night (for free!) The hotel is right over the road from the lake beach. There is a private beach where others must pay for access, but hotel guests are allowed free entrance - u can rent paddle boats, kayaks, beach umbrellas and beach chairs. We just lay on the beach w our towels for free. When the private beach is closed there is a portion of beach that anyone can access. One day we were the only people there except for two ducklings!! That is unheard of at these lakes! There are 5-6 older mountain bicycles at the hotel, you must pump up the tires yourself. Breakfast had a huge selection from granola, cornflakes, white bread, brown bread toasted, jams, hams, cheese, melon, fresh orange juice, eggs for boiling, omelette if you want, and as many cappucinos and espressos your heart desires. There is a pizzeria next door for dinner as well. There is a large games room with pool table, air hockey table, fussball table, balls and a large flat grass area for kids. There are hammocks on the 2nd floor balcony for sunbathing and reading. Our room had a queen bed, comfortable, slept well, views of lake from bed, balcony w table and chairs, large clean bathroom w hairdryer and complimentary toiletries (soap, bodywash/shampoo, shoe cleaner, nail file etc). There is a a high mountain/hill - Mottarone- (about 20 mins driving) where you can view 6 of the areas lakes AND there is an Alpine roller coaster there w amazing views and great fun.