Royal Garden Hotel
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... Surrounded by the intricate cake like laciness of marble sculpture we walked across the rooftops between the turrets. We took many more photos. After realising that time was now getting short we then rushed down to the stairs, caught the metro back the 4 stops to the Hotel Maddison and walked to 300m to the train station - that's why we booked accommodation close to the station! We made the train with 20 mins to spare so we bought a snack boarded and we were on our way to ...
... but we are then advised we can go into the Dining Room if we wish, well then it all changes. It is like being in a very flash Restaurant with silver service having Moet poured down your throat, and given a menu that you only dream of. So we kick off with Cornmeal Crusted Scallops & Quail legs stuffed with goose liver mousse which is just about the best thing I have ever eaten. Christopher, our Indian waiter from Mumbai, keeps pouring the Moet while we wait for our ...
... it, so they recommended a cafe further along the lakeside. 20 minutes walk later, we were sitting there, drinking our coffees and cokes, and watching the swans and ducks on the lake. A short walk further to the next ferry stop - and the heavens opened again, only this time it was torrential. Once on the ferry we could barely see the shore!
Getting back to Como was stopped at a restaurant / gelaterie for a lovely lunch, and by 2:30 we were in the car ready to start the ...
... return our security deposit, and to call Jane "the perfect wife" - not like those Nowegians from a couple of weeks ago who left such a terrible mess.
As we made our way further and further north, we soon lost count of the number of miles a stationary traffic going in the other direction.
We had planned a stop in Modena for lunch, but unable to easily find somewhere nice, we finally ended up in a ...
... in the narrow alleyways that are shared by pedestrians and vehicles. Before catching the ferry back to Lake Como we sat at a port-side cafe for a snack.
We decided to end the evening with dinner in Como to avoid having to rush back to Milan. We dined on buffalo mozeralla and tomato, sciantielli a fruitti de mare and ravioli and shrimp. While it was not a bad meal, it was not as enjoyable as the previous evening.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking