In its new brochure Crystal the finest Lakes & Mountains offers a range of hotels in Europe’s premier lakes and mountains resorts - from boutique hotels to historic palazzos, and lakeside villas to a luxury 15th century former monastery.

Among properties featured are: 

Hotel Villa Aminta on Lake Maggiore in Italy, a former private villa whose bedrooms are decorated with frescoes. The Villa Aminta has a gourmet restaurant its own private beach and views of the Borromean islands; 

Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace on Lake Como in Italy, built in 1910 in Art Nouveau style. The outdoor pool ‘floats’ on the lake with its own private lido. In the evening relax at the poolside bar or dine on the terrace overlooking the lake;

Hotel Klosterbräu in Seefeld, Austria, a former monastery built in 1516 offers gourmet dining in four restaurants; 

Landhaus zu Appesbach in St Wolfgang, Austria, originally a private country house frequented by Edward VII is now a boutique hotel containing antique furnishings and a salon with English newspapers; 

Hotel Eden Roc in Ascona, Switzerland, a member of the ‘Leading Small Hotels of the World’ with original wall paintings and attractively laid marble floors which bring to mind the majestic beauty of an Italian palazzo.

Prices start from £459 for seven nights’ self catering at the four-star Parc Hotel Germano in Bardolino on Lake Garda in Italy, departing between 1st and 12th May 2010 from Gatwick inclusive of transfers.

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