Esplanade Hotel Resort & SPA

Via delle Vigne 149, Minusio, Lake Maggiore, Ticino, Swiss Alps, 6648, Switzerland | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Minusio

Monterosso on Cinque Terre via Milan and Genova

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

6

... car drivers to drive. Luckily he drove well as once we left the autostrada, it was very, very windy to get to our hotel. Also Wendy is probably almost cured of her fear of tunnels as we lost count of how many we went through in the almost 90 minutes it took to get to Monterosso. We checked in at Hotel Palme, checked out our fourth storey room with sea view and balcony and went for a quick orientation walk. Apparently we are staying in the "new" town which is very busy, lots ...

Time at leisure on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

2

... cheap shoes, clothes etc and the Italian being spoken. We walked through the market without buying anything and headed off for a walk around the village. Luckily for us old folk, it was fairly flat not like Moltrasio. There was a mixture of old (narrow streets and buildings with shuttered windows and window boxes) and new. John checked out the Travel card and this time it worked. (Yesterday it was refused quite a few times at Bellagio but ...

A day on Lake Como

A travel blog entry by wendyandjohn

3

... if we want it tomorrow, then we went for a coffee at the bar next door. When we were chatting he mentioned that he meets lots of people and ones like us that are just like showing his mum and dad around! Now hold on a minute! The guide was 39years old so maybe John was old enough but ........ . Anyway a great day indeed despite the rain. Now time to rest (although the power is off in the hotel due to maintenance and there's no internet!) and plan for dinner and our rest day ...

Plan B.

A travel blog entry by ltessler

8

... around Italy and France, Luck would have it that a guy was standing at the dock with 5 € umbrellas and around the corner was a small thrift store where I picked up a pretty cool light rain jacket for the same price. Churches are a good place to hang out when it's pouring out and Como has a very famous and beautiful cathedral. It's another gothic example started in the 1300's that took several centuries ...

Locando del Isola Comacino

A travel blog entry by ltessler

13

The only island on Como has a very special restaurant that I was lucky enough to visit with new friends, Peter and Luana Harris from Perth, Australia. An hour ferry ride from Como with breathtaking scenery, you are dropped off to have a feast that has been served for close to 60 years. Locando del Isola Comacino. http://www.comacina.it/en/menu.php. Check out the web site to see more. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable meals of my life What started out as a ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Via delle Vigne 149, Minusio, is near Centovalli Railway, Casino di Locarno, and Lago Maggiore.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding