The perfect spot right on the lake. A review of Hotel Metropole Bellagio
I fell in love with Bellagio when I spent a week there with 7 other women two years ago.....so in love that two of us went back last September and now we are taking our two daughters with us this coming September! This last trip we changed to the Metropole because it is the only hotel right on the lake and we were absolutely delighted we did. Being lakeside at dinner, and able to drop bits of breadsticks to the swans and ducks treading water beneath, was a treat every night. The 3 course dinners were absolutely wonderful with helpful and friendly service and so were was the breakfast buffet. As a matter of fact, we managed to scarf down enough rolls, eggs, fruit, meat, cheese and juices to hold us until dinner with only 1 or 2 gelatos and cappuchino's in between! Our room was on the 4th floor corner overlooking the auto-ferry to the left and the magnificent lake in front so we could hear the light sounds of the town and water was always sparkling from our verandah where I would paint little water colors in the warm sun. All the other hotels are on the other side of the street and being right on the water was the best. Our room wasn't large but it was pretty and we had a huge lovely pink bath with a window over looking the shops below. The service was always excellent and friendly and I've already been in touch with them 3 times in the last week taking care of details and they reply instantly with everything requested and all the necessary information. Only thing the bartender didn't know how to do was make a martini but we gave him a quick lesson and will test him when we arrive! By the way, there is a beautiful roof deck with lounges and tables and chairs for getting a little sun, napping, reading or watching the sunset and it's just a few steps up from the 4th floor. As far as we are concerned this is the only hotel we would ever stay in because of the location and the wonderful service. I hope others will enjoy it as much as we did.