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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A true Belle Epoque beauty! Great location opposite the Borromees Islands and fantastic views over the Lake to them. We had a corner room with a garden view however our side window gave us a great view of the Islands. Really lovely and within keeping of its history with the rooms having grand style furniture, pictures and wall coverings We...

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Nice, France
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This hotel is perfect located at the Lago Maggiore with a wonderful view to other islands in the lake and of course to the mountains. What a pity that the hotel has not invested enough money to find a better solution for the isolated windows in the rooms. It does not fit together with the historic building. The heart of...

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

Thanks ot AlsterHam for coming back at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees and for sharing with us his experience and sorry if he did not find his favorite concierge Roberto: he choose an early retirement in 2014 (sorry not 2013) and we miss him a lot. I will not go into the details of each single remark and I...

Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2014

We had an excellent 7 night stay. The Hotel building, decor, gardens are just magnificent and so well maintained, representing 151 years of history and hospitality. The gardens are probably the best we have seen in any hotel. The building itself really majestic and the location on the front promenade very good. The main road goes by the front of...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 June 2014

One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Gorgeous, fabulous service all around (including a dr on staff in the spa), babysitting service was great too. Breakfast was included and was the best I've had in my life. Excellent location, particularly for taking the boats to the islands or Santa Caterina. Just left yet still can't wait to return....

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Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Locat is great and the hotel as a whole it is coming back to the begining of 20th century. Service is excellent. Breakfast is good, above the italian average, however no chance for surprises. If you stay there for two months you will get bored of having the same scrambled eggs (by the way congratulations to the cooker) and the...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Just spent a week in this hotel and absolutely loved it. One of the best hotels we've stayed in. Wonderful decor, absolutely fantastic gardens and flowers with really friendly staff. Excellent facilities including a swimming pool well served by staff. The history of the hotel is interesting as it is 150yrs old and has had some very famous guests. Breakfasts...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Impossible to not admire the grand style (we normally tend to prefer smaller/boutique hotels) of this hotel which is beautifully maintained inside and outside and reminds you of the history of the building and of the town of Stresa, It is like stepping back in history. The gentleman at the Reception was very welcoming, the room we had was spacious...

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Atlanta
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I stayed one evening at this hotel. The rooms and the lobby and restaurant are elegant in a grand old style. The breakfast was delicious. It is right on the lake and walking distance to the little town and departure points to see the islands. My room had a small balcony which was a nice touch. Note, not all rooms...

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Irvine, California
Reviewed 17 June 2014

This stately old hotel used to be a guilded palace and it still retains its magic. It's beauty shines both inside and out. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The dining room food was surprisingly good and beautifully served. The wine list was extensive. The only downside was a churly, unhelpful concierge. But overall this was a special place...

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London, England
Reviewed 16 June 2014

That all too familiar type of hotel which rests on the laurels of having an ultra-fancy property and prime location, and uses it as an excuse to slack off in virtually every other area. First of all: my room, 619, was the single most insultingly over-priced room I have ever stayed in anywhere in the world. Actually, I'm using the...

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

First of all I would like to thank “RamblingRambler” for staying at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromèes and apologize for the bad room we gave him. In any business, feedback from the customers is usually a very useful source of information, in this case though, there’s not much that can be used, the description of the room - even...

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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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  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $230 - $436 (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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“Must have lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles anjumvira, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles cullasaja, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lake view!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles marygay, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The garden view get the sun in the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles gilishropshire, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
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