Service was very good. We are non Italian speaking and though we found it difficult to find the right train to get to the area, we eventually arrived and were given the key and instructions quickly and efficiently. The rooms are a little hot, as we stayed during a little bit of a heatwave that even as Aussies we found uncomfortable. The high ceilings and cool floors would make most weather conditions tolerable.
The view is great, although trees tend to block the lake view. It's right over the top of food markets, and within a minute's walk to the ferry over the lake. The thing that goes up the mountain was great, even though I am terrified of heights. There are heaps of good shops nearby, only a few minutes easy walk at the most. These include chemists, sporting stores, restaurants and a great supermarket where you can get lots of cheap produce. There are markets there too. Our Irish cousins had a villa with a pool, so we were able to shoot over there most days too so that helped.
Best part was the view, and the beautiful cool fresh water of the lake on a hot summer's day. The ice cream shop had great product. Perhaps a washing machine, airconditioning and yes wifi would help. The restaurants next door have wifi and serve great coffee.
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This is a great apartment, exactly as described. It’s located in the quietest and nicest part of the equally nice Laveno which is well-connected to trains and ferries (both just a few minutes walk). Nearby there are a few cafes and restaurants (some with wi-fi), all of which are good and some with spectacular views of the Lake as you eat. We stayed for all of August and still it wasn’t long enough! The owner is friendly and helpful and always ready to provide assistance and advice if needed. The only problem is how to give a rating of 6 stars instead of 5!
This is how the apartment is described on Flipkey. And it is.
This apartment is superb. It cannot be beaten for location - absolute water front. The bedroom is large and quiet, the kitchen is spacious and well equipped. The sitting room is comfortable with beautiful views over Lake Maggiore. Drawbacks are lack of wifi and a washing machine. Despite this, no-one could be disappointed with this apartment as a holiday location. The owner is very attentive to your needs in terms of providing as much information as you need, especially in terms of getting there without any stress. We highly recommend this property.