Spring time is officially here so I decided to make the most of Groupon Italia and book a weekend in a hotel in Como province just North of Milan. We stayed in a beautiful hotel called Albavilla, in a town of the same name. Looking at the reviews on trip advisor I noticed that even though the overall score was only 3 stars, it seemed that all the most recent reviews were very good. Digging deeper, I found that the hotel had been refurbished last year, and I think was under new management, so decided to give it the benefit of the doubt and am so glad I did!
It’s a lovely hotel, the rooms were very modern, with amazing views especially when eating breakfast and being able to look out over the mountains. The food was also excellent, our stay included a 3 course dinner on one night and we both absolutely demolished all of our dishes. Also, one afternoon we sat outside to watch the sunset with Aperol Spritzs and aperitivo snacks but when we came to pay they weren’t on our bill, when we questioned it we were told something to the effect of “Oh, the manager forgot to charge for it, never mind.” In general the staff were very accommodating and two of the three I spoke to spoke good English. Definitely reccomend this place for anyone wanting a relaxing trip out of the city.
All in all a lovely trip, and less than a 2 hour drive out of Milan, will certainly be back.