When it seems like the only employee doesn't even have the time o say "Arrivadeci", when we checked out of the hotel, it gets a bit foolish. She dashed about all day and night, and probably didn't make half of what she was supposed to. There were never cheese and ham, which pretty much was what they had to offer, when we came down for breakfast. She was never able to put out something fresh, since she more than enough to do with set / clear the table, run down to the lobby so guests could check out, etc. The pool area was impressing and elegant, but the water didn't seem very clean. The spa consisted as much of dead skin cells as of water. The last part is probably an exaggeration. We were promised an apartment with a view. It didn't have one. If they had removed the forest, we would have seen the ocean. Absolutely no internet in our "apartment", which lay nearest the garage at the top of the hotel. Nice beach a couple of hundred steps below. There's also a good seafood restaurant. A 15 minute walk over the hill to the town and trains. If I have to recommend just one of the Cinque Terre-towns , Manarola is by far the greatest, at least for photo enthusiasts. Here, bathing in the "lagoon" down by the ocean is recommended. Note, that most of the photos of Vernazza, which many says is the most beautiful of the five towns, has been taken from a plane. There's a reason for that. The "Path of Love" between Manarola and Riomaggiore was closed due to a landslide in 2012. It's still closed in 2016. That is information, no one talks about anywhere on the internet or on information boards in the area.
Cool to have been thee. Took a lot of elegant pictures. But the towns around Lake Garda is even better for most families, I'd think.
|Clean and tidy|
|The actual accommodation at Hotel Leopold|
|Family room. (A4) for 4 people w. terrace|
|Facilities on site|
|Internet access / Wi-Fi|
|Swimming pool (can be open in season only)|
|Travel period||July 2016|
|Number of travellers||2 adults, 2 children|