Well booked a 3 Star Albergo and we got a very basic 3 Star Albergo.
Room had a partial lake view with a small balcony. No frills. Hard bed. Air conditioning controlled from reception and not cool enough. Modern small bathroom but badly designed with nowhere to hang or place things. No tissues or toiletries.
Albergo run by brother and sister. Anna who manages the accommodation we didn't find friendly to non Italian guests. Brother runs the restaurant and does an excellent job. Food was superb and well priced. Restaurant is very popular with locals so you need to book.
Location of the Albergo enjoys good views of the lake but too far to walk down the steep hill to shops and the lake ferries. Nothing to do in the immediate area.
Best feature is a lovely pool & Restaurant.
We wouldn't return but it served it purpose for a short transit stop. If we were staying longer there are other hotels nearer the lake offering more.
We would recommend this totally - IF staff had just been a little more friendly
The location is wonderful, in a beautiful 15th century building just up the hill (around 15 mins walk to the town centre/ train station) next to a 15th century church is also part of what used to be the hamlet Marasino.
The room we had was clean and had an amazing view over Lake Iseo. The Albergo has a nice swimming pool - also with lakeview. The breakfast is OK and the food in the restaurant is great.
Then why (??) did the women working in the hotel (apparently the owners) receive us in such a cold and at times even hostile way? This is the reason why we do NOT recommend Albergo Orazio.
My husband and I stayed five wonderful days here. The inn is beautifully maintained; part of it is from the 15th century; other parts are very nicely renovated. Our room was terrific: large, very clean, big windows, and a very large balcony (that we dined on a few times)---with spectacular views of the lake and Monte Isola, common rooms are lovely, and there's a large pool surrounded by olive trees----in June, we swam here every day in the afternoon. Orazio also has a serious kitchen, very, very good food served outdoors or inside----on the weekend, it seemed that people came here as a destination. The location at first seems a bit remote, up the hill from the lake, but there is good walking down to the lake to take a boat to Monte Isola, maybe twenty minutes-----and also good walking up the hills behind the inn. We loved the fact that there is a well stocked food store right across the street----a bakery that delivers bread to the whole village, plus wine, water, proscuitto, cheese, milk, etc.....