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Il Sole Di Ranco

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We are quite pleased that we found this hotel + restaurant for our last stay in Italy. Friendly staff, funny room (bedroom in etage), big warm pool, beautiful lake view from the room and a very good restaurant. The breakfast however consisted mostly of sweets and was a bit of a disappointment considering the connected restaurant.

Thank Susbes
Greetham, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were disappointed because we really wanted to love this restaurant. However the food was over fussy with combinations which did not work and a pretentious style of presentation. I love eating in special, Michelin starred restaurants for the inventiveness and unusual flavours, but although this chef surprised us, he did not delight with his flavours. Also, I do not... More 

Thank Walkinggranny
Friesenheim, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Il Sole die Ranco is a small and quirky hotel, tucked away from the main road directly by Lago Maggiore. The rooms are charming, clean and beautiful. No WiFi, but who wants to be surfing the net, when they can be enjoying the fabulous hotel??? Staff are most helpful and friendly. The restaurants serves first class food, and I would... More 

Thank bettinariley
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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We (my wife and I) spend 3 nights in this Hotel. We really enjoyed the time there. The staff was very attentive and friendly. We had a very big room with a nice view over the lake. The breakfast is a Italian style breakfast but everything we wanted was there. On two evenings we also had dinner in the restaurant.... More 

Thank Holger H
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

we chose this hotel for our first wedding night - it was such a lovely place, room was stunning and view was breathtaking. breakfast was excellent, and receptionist (called Tatiana) super helpful and very polite, not just on the day, but also during the whole booking process. only tiny issue is that they didnt provide any conditioner, but only shampoo... More 

Thank GiuliaGrassi2014
Santa Rosa, California
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65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We have stayed twice and love the property but it really does need a renovation. It is the only place to stay in the area and the prices are great. Ask for a room with a view because some have none. The property is small and fills quickly. Angera, the town nearby is delightful and Lago Maggiore is beautiful.

1 Thank Cynthia B
Paris, France
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We stayed here one night in July 2015. The area is very pleasant and the lake is gorgeous. We didn't spend much time in the room but it was very large with an extra couch, an extra bed in a mezzanine and a cute little balcony. The bathroom was extremely nice with all new fixtures. Most of our time was... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015

First and foremost, the double bed in the "superior room" was actually made of two single beds put together, so that after 5 minutes there was a gap between the two mattress. Absolutely disappointing. The AC wasn't good enough to modify the room temperature. It's definitely overpriced. Dinner was good, but overpriced. The service in general was below expectations. I... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2015

My expectations prior to arrival were modest in view of the photo's I had seen on this and their web site. On arrival after a full days travelling, a welcome alcoholic beverage and a meal I thought would be grand? This notion quashed before I even traversed the uneven steps to room 5; where the door handle always came away... More 

Thank Django690
North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Il Sole di Ranco is located in the little village of Ranco on the southern end of Lake Maggiore and while set a little ways away from the major tourist centers on the lake like Stressa it is easy to get to them either by car or boat (ferry). The hotel sits in beautiful grounds with a lovely view of... More 

1 Thank ColsNC

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  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Il Sole di Ranco
Il Sole di Ranco
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Il Sole Di Ranco

Address: Piazza Venezia 5, 21020 Ranco, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Maggiore > Ranco
Price Range: €142 - €248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Il Sole Di Ranco 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“get a lake facing room and ask about the layout”
 of 5 bubbles CynthiaB484, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room located in the same building as the reception at the rear, if you want a lake view then ask for that instead.”
 of 5 bubbles Django690, 22 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Recommend a room with balcony facing the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles ColsNC, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Although we did not sleep here we sat on the bed while making our decision to leave. It felt terrible”
 of 5 bubbles 370nancys, 8 Sep 2013 | Read review
“No chance to choose: management will not even allow you to see a room before committing to a booking!”
 of 5 bubbles Marcovojage, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
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