8.26km from Padigione AntoniniThe location is beautiful, high up the mountain in a very 'hilly' area with lovely scenery, overlooking a valley on the outskirts of the village of Santa Maria del Monte, a medieval UNESCO world heritage site. This small 10 bedroom hotel is right next door to the old funicular railway too. Our bedroom (No. 3) was lovely, comfortable, quaint and elegantly rustic with fabulous views from one of the best balconies I have ever had. We were half board and the evening meals were excellent (be aware if you book half board that the restaurant closes on Sunday evening and all day on Monday. We were lucky that the restaurant was unusually booked for a private party on the Sunday night that we stayed and the chef kindly agreed that we too could dine there that night, albeit with no menu choice which didn't matter...it was yet another really good dining experience). The chef's tasting menu which we enjoyed on one evening was very good indeed. Breakfast was basic but perfectly good offering breads, cold meats, cheeses (most days), hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit and yoghurts. Service in restaurant and hotel throughout our stay was very good and very friendly. I would dispute some of the description in the introduction at top of page. There was no mini-bar in our room. 24 hour room service was definitely not in evidence ..in fact after dinner on the first night we went upstairs to the bar for a drink to find that it was in semi-darkness with no-one there to serve you. Instead of perhaps playing some cards after dinner in the bar and 'bistro' area we retired to our room each night after dinner to watch something on our iPad as the tv did not seem to have any English speaking channels. I also cannot imagine where the conference facilities could possibly have been! Wi-fi in our room was good. This was though, a lovely stay and we would really love to return at another time of year. There is parking in the hotel's small car park which is essential as there is nowhere else to put your car. Hiring a car to get here from Milan Malpensa airport is essential and also to explore the area including Lake Maggiore which is about half an hour's drive away. Several other restaurants in the area, only one of which we managed to try for a lunch. We managed to pick the rainiest weekend you could imagine for our three night stay. This place would be so much lovelier without the wet and, if there was sun, it would be just amazing.