Grand Hotel Bristol
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Weather was a bit cloudy early on as we started our first day in the Italian Lakes Region. There was an optional tour of the palace at Isola Bella, a little island in the lake, it wasn't my cup of tea so after brekky Mumsie joined the others for the short boat ride and I took a walk along the waterfront into the little town of Stresa. Some very …
Our transfer to Charles De Gaulle Airport demanded a pickup 4 hours before our EasyJet flight to Milan - goodness knows why because the ride took only 45 minutes and we were so ridiculously early that the bag drop wasn't even open! Our driver, a young Frenchwoman, was a terrible driver - on and off the accelerator every few seconds - and it was …
... and plastic ponchos. We caught the shuttle airport bus (good at only 6 euros each) with a very cute tiny dog in his mums bag on board! And then at the airport, another shuttle bus to get to the hire car yards, about 10 minutes away.
It was quite entertaining on the bus in that we were jammed in and the door wouldn’t shut, but then turns out this was from the rain mucking up the door mechanism. The driver attempted it about 20 times with no ...
... then headed for the ferry back to Lenno all tired from the activity and heat not to mention the wine with lunch. Pre-positioning the car turned out to be very good forward planning as no one felt much like being active on our return. The best we could muster was a leisurely swim in the lake when we got back. We cooked in house and dined on our private balcony, more vino and early to ...
... a few minutes, and soon we were following the signs to the lighthouse. We were also on the hunt for another geocache. Already the day was incredibly hot and we were sweating and we hadn't even started our 30 minute walk up the hill. Luckily for us the path was shaded by the trees and this time and we didn't have to walk up in the sun.
The walk was rough because of the heat but it wasn't that steep and wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The views from the ...