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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Not long returned from a fantastic 11 day stay at this beautiful, elegant and exquisite hotel. When I booked this holiday no lake view rooms were available so opted for a double room with garden view. When greeted by Sylvia on arrival and shown to our room, we were delighted to see that we had been upgraded to a lake...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2014

It is the traditionalItalian palace at its best. This hotel is a dream with its legendary Italian service. We get a fabulous suite with Mini jacuzzi (Room 312). Each floor has a topic: Ours was "Roma Baroque". A "fachino" will park your car (Ferrari not mandatory), the reception/concierge is probably the best in the world in recommending the fantastic nearby...

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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

Highly disappointed the hotel may look very grand however I felt like I was in my great grandparents house everything was old and slow (the wifi) and I felt very uncomfortable (despite paying lots of money to stay!). The main problem was the staff especially at breakfast - once seated it was hard to get a waiters attention to get...

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I thank CharlVSmi for his patronage and for sharing his experience with us, even if I am not happy at all to read this review it is nevertheless useful because it gives us the chance to face some of our shortcomings. The most attentive readers will note that the feedbacks we receive about our breakfast are controversial, while most of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This fin-de-siècle masterpiece has a maître d'hôtel called Serafino and in this personage the entire history of this hotel is wrapped. A gentleman of perhaps seventy summers, his face, experience and friendly manner met us every morning. Only classy hotels have such classy staff and yet, this hotel doesn't quite hit the heights. It's more a four and a half...

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I am sorry that the guest’s experience at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées was not up to his expectations, and would like to thank him for the nice words of praise, especially on behalf of *most* our staff (Serafino is 63 !) Old fashioned does not necessarily means being a bore, as a matter of fact our swimming pool...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful 150 year history. It has excellent staff who obviously enjoy working there and making all the guests feel special. It is a landmark on the lakeside front where there are a constant stream of people stopping by to photograph this hotel and coming in to see the beautiful grounds. It represents a...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had taken a boat to the Island to view the Pallazzo Isabella and after we returned we felt like an elegant lunch.This hotels garden attracted us. We chose a lovely table on the veranda and had the most elegant and delicious lunch. The service was impeccable. We tasted two varieties of wine with our elegant lunch. Definitely the place...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is a truly beautiful hotel. It is ornamented both outside and inside. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious , the staff are friendly and helpful and of course the gardens are lovely. Stresa is a lovely town with both high end shops and shops selling knick knacks. The weather in Stresa was not good . Of the 8(eight) days...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Once you arrive you can sit back a breathe an air of relief. Set in beautiful grounds, lovely rooms that take you back to a time when exclusivity and being treated as if you were special were reserved for the elite. You feel special from the minute you arrive and are treated as such. The setting is superb, a 7...

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Carmel, Indiana
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We booked a junior suite, with the lake view and the extra cost was well worth the money. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived. The front desk was very helpful in making reservations for us and giving us all the information as to where to go for certain activities. The room was large, with a king sized...

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New Jersey
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at. Upon arrival we were told our room wasn't ready to return in an hour and a half. We wandered out the hotel and began to explore Stresa. On our return our room was not only ready they upgraded us to a junior suite. We had a beautiful view...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
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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: $241 - $477 (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, Italy - Lake Maggiore
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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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“All that way, pay for the Lake view”
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Must have lake view.”
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“View of the lake and mountains is ideal, but garden view is fine too.”
  • View from the boat touring one of the small islands.
 of 5 bubbles 768de, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Anything facing the lake.”
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“Lake view!!!!!!”
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