One can only be impressed by the opulence of the public areas at this hotel. Deep pile carpets, massive Tiffany ceiling shades, and every other facility you could ever want. We used the very large indoor pool (just too warm!) and the table tennis facilities. The hotel is richly decorated into every corner and we noted that at night, the lights were always on, whether or not anybody was around. In addition the huge basement easily accommodated two conference halls and there were dining rooms to allow everyone to be seated at the same time. One day, whilst we were at the hotel, eight tourist buses arrived and were simply absorbed.
However, the down side of all this palatial bling is that it leads to personal travelers feeling lost and a certain lack of atmosphere - you feel as a small cog in a very plush wheel. Lack of a welcoming smile was all too obvious on the face of the Matriach who dominated the reception desk. Which was a shame as it would appear that she had transferred her demeanor to the other receptionists. Despite all the impressive facilities, I would still swap to a smaller less impersonal hotel. But you might enjoy it! Who knows?
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Baveno
- Dino Hotel
- Grand Hotel Dino Baveno, Italy - Lake Maggiore