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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say .. this 150 year old hotel is like something from a 50's movie simply beautiful We stayed 2 nights and this was one of the best hotel experiences Ive ever had it's a must The location The hotel The staff All 10 out of 10 I proposed over dinner .. she said yes ... what more... More 

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Jakarta Timur
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is a classic hotel with traditional set up. Far away from new and modern set up like room lock system, tv, and other in room facilities to manage self tydines where mainly available @ usual 5 star hotel. Excellent service where as the room was tidy up twice a day which had never happen in other hundreeds hotel ever stay.... More 

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Radomlje
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in a lovely town of Stresa on the shores of lake Maggiore. Magnificent property and hotel building with dates back to 1863 with lovely garden has hosted many royalties and celebrities in its rich history. Everything was perfect. And if I had to dislike something it would be the indoor pool and the fact that it does not have... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 1 of the best hotels I ever stayed in my life. Historic hotel—150 or 200 years old next to lake maggiore The hotel is within walking distance from the train station Beautifully restored Loved it that hotel lobby is in royal Italian style & the room I stayed in was in venetian chinosiere style. On the day of... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Directly situated on Lake Maggiore this hotel drips of elegance. Inside statues and paintings are everywhere making you feel as though you walked into a museum. The rooms are decorated in elegant old world style. By the luck of the draw we were in the corner room on the fifth floor with island views from all windows. The hotel is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wowed from the entrance and onward. Beautiful hotel, take time to savor the old world charm and decorative detail. Very friendly and helpful service from front desk. Beautiful room, elegant furnishings throughout the hotel. Large and lovely bathrooms. Views across the lake and to the islands and mountains are stunning. This is where you want to stay in Stresa!!! Lake... More 

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shifnal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it is the most magnificent of hotels,like an art gallery and the most opulent stately home combined,almost more staff than guests!it is very pricy compared to large selection of restaurants that are only a few minutes away.We were there during Avery wet weekend in October but the famous gardens where still stunning.But beware the island garden/palaces closed for the winter... More 

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Avila Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We got beautiful sweet with all the nice amenities of a Grand Hotel including balcony overlooking promenade and the lake. Lovely breakfast. Great outdoor pool we got to use(beginning of June). Nice spa with small indoor pool and sauna. Overall nice experience. Perhaps slightly overpriced considering off season rate. Can't justify paying more in July/August.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

On a long row of beautiful hotels which are classic or designed to appear so, this hotel is the most scenic and perhaps largest on Lake Maggiore in Stresa. The furnishings are lovely and the setting is serene, but the staff was occasionally to often contrary for lack of perhaps an exact word. The concierge, for example, handed our key... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The hotel is very well located right in front of the lake. Its seems like its an old hotel but has been renewed. The conferences rooms are good, breakfast room is very nice with a great view and breaksfat was very good. My room was kind of old, at the penthouse but with only two small windows. This bugged me... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxe and tradition; since 1863 the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is the place to stay while visiting the Maggiore Lake area. The builing, the public areas and the rooms feature all modern conforts while still keeping the same belle epoque atmosphere. The park is decorated with statues, fountains and rare plants and the view from the rooms and the restaurant is spectacular. The Medical SPA of the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is one of the first in Italy and can offer aesthetic treatments combined with a personalized diet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Address: Corso Umberto I, 67, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range: €166 - €310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
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#1 Spa Hotel in Stresa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
#4 Family Hotel in Stresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
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“Anything facing the lake.”
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