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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Three of us stayed here for 2 nights during July 2014. We booked two of their basic ‘garden view’ rooms. The location of the hotel is reasonably central, being a 5-10 min walk from the ferry pier or town centre. The décor of the hotel is opulent, both in the common areas and the rooms. It seemed very luxurious without... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Staff were helpful and professional. Breakfast was great and could sit outside looking out on to the lake. Our room was great and overlooked the lake even though we thought we were getting a room with a garden view. This was a bonus. TV worked and we enjoyed having access to BBC Channels. Easy access to Stresa which is a... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We loved everything about this hotel from its' old-world charm, exceptional service, and fantastic breakfasts. Our suite faced the Lake and we spent time each day on the balcony admiring the amazing views. The marble bathroom was beautiful. Loved the Murano glass chandelier over the bed. We will definitely return if we are lucky enough to return to Stresa. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Recommended by friends, we came away from our stay at the Grand a Hotel Des Iles Borromees endorsing their "ravings" and hoping we might return one day. We were fortunate to have been upgraded from a garden view room to a lake view room. We would select the lake view room next time despite the additional cost. The hotel's staff... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

The hotel is very grand, has opulent design and massive but it needs a little renovation. Great location with great view of the lake. The internet is not free but in the lobby which allows you to browse it free of charge for 30 minutes only. Breakfast was lovely.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

the hotel is big, elegant on first sight but looking throug it is old and need renovatin and renewal, and a lot of improvement. the room was very tiny, not even 15 sqm althogh written 20-22. the bed soft and plastic under the sheet. no satellite tv and not one foreign channel. (english), the carpet was faded, the furnitures were... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Not a five star by any means. We used booking.com to reserve two rooms with extra beds for children and were told at checkin that they were not advised of our request. Well, after presenting a copy of our reservation, they were bending over backwards to accommodate our wishes! Breakfast was as good as we have had in other places... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a beautiful location, overlooking the lake, that I would honestly class as one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not Europe. The locals are very friendly and you are a short drive from Milan, but far enough away so as not to spoil the majestic and romantic beauty of the location.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Perfect location, OMG views, great food, but dismal, & occasionally rude service. Their main fine dining restaurant has waiters in every direction, doing everything but attend to their diners. We had to ask for water & menus a good 10 minutes after being seated. Bread was taken away from us without asking if we had finished etc. One fork was... More 

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Grand Hotel is a perfect stay for a holiday in a beautiful setting. If you like tradition and grandeur, this is definitely the place to be. The hotel is located at the banks of the lago majore from which it is separated by a road. Fortunately, the traffic on that road is very limited (at least when I was... 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: €164 - €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 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
#1 Spa Hotel in Stresa
#4 Family Hotel in Stresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
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