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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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Moscow, Russia
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank jruizbarcelo
Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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... More 

1 Thank geoffsher
Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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... More 

2 Thank EvaCJ
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97 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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... More 

Irvine, California
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63 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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... More 

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London, England
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153 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
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... More 

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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... More 

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81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

beautiful location.its like a palace with beautiful paintings and art work all over,including corridors.the food was very good,excellent service.view from the room balcony was superb.we could see the sun rise,which was amazing.the spring blooms in the hotel garden were mesmerising.it was a wonderful experience.would like to go again and spend few more days there.

3 Thank satinderujjain
Isle of Man
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146 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Stayed here for five nights and had a beautiful time. Initially upgraded form lake view to junior suite although the hotel was full over the bank holiday weekend. It was like staying in a stately home with art hung corridors and chairs, sofas and settees that looked several hundred years old. Service was excellent throughout and the concierges were superb.... More 

2 Thank Maldoc
Dublin, Ireland
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here on a business trip and then added 2 extra days for a short holiday. We were utterly impressed with this hotel. In particular the concierge Igor deserves a mention as he helped me with some laptop and printer problems on our first day. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner here and we also had a few drinks... More 

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

Thank you for your nice review, and thank you for staying at the Grand hotel des Iles Borromées. It really shows you enjoyed your stay here in Stresa and that’s how it should be. Most of all I am glad you appreciated the pool. The pool was built in the late 70’s at and at that time it was a... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

This was our third stay. The hotel is excellent in every way- from the rooms,staff, furnishings, service, breakfast on the terrace. Roberto A at the front desk is as good as it gets. We hope to return in September for another week stay.

2 Thank Stephen C

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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: $235 - $445 (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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