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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Porto Valtravaglia, Lake Maggiore, Lombardy

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robdncn9
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Superb apartment with amazing views”
Reviewed 6 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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We received a warm welcome on arrival despite being a few hours earlier than we had arranged. The owners showed us round the apartment and how to work appliances, security gate etc; and had very kindly left us a welcome torta which was delicious. The apartment forms the upper floor of the owners house so has a few stairs to climb to reach it. We were pleasantly surprised at how roomy the apartment is and it was much bigger than expected. The main bedroom with double bed is very spacious and has access to the huge toilet/shower room. The second bedroom is almost as large with twin beds and a sofa also suitable for sleeping on. This also has access to the toilet but looks has a high window looking out over the front of the house and the lake. Both bedrooms have writing desks and wardrobes and air conditioning. The kitchen is very modern and immaculately clean with fridge/freezer and induction hob/oven and air con. There is also a table and chairs for eating at and a huge bookcase of the owners literary collection. We never ate at this table as the main living area has a balcony with a table and four chairs where we spent most of our time while in the apartment. The lounge has a very comfortable sofa bed together with TV, however you'll spend most of your time admiring the stunning views from the balcony rather than watching television. The balcony view was the highlight of the apartment and far exceeded our expectations. On most days you can just see the snow-capped summit of Monte Rosa, one of the highest Alps in Switzerland. It is well protected from the elements and we were able to watch a thunderstorm during the night outside while staying dry. There are numerous socket points throughout the apartment, including the balcony so if you have kids who need phones charged etc you won't go short. The pool is bigger than the photographs suggest and is very welcome on the hot days. The owners do have children who also use they pool but they were very discrete and we had no difficulty spending as much time as we wanted in it. The property has a secure entry gate with remote control which the owners provided so coming in and out by car is not a problem. The house sits near the end of the road and I would recommend having a car. It is only a couple of minutes drive from the centre of Porto Valtravaglia which has a new supermarket which stocks everything you'll need plus a few bars, gelateria and lovely restaurants. To explore the Lake Maggiore area I'd recommend having a car anyway; the property is only 15 minutes drive from the main town of Luino where you can catch a ferry to many of the lakeside towns and has an excellent market every Wednesday. The owners recommended two restaurants which we both tried and loved. All together this is an excellent apartment in a great location with lovely owners and we're planning on a return stay next year if possible.

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Liked best: View from balcony
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
10 Jul 2016
dear Duncan, thanks for your detailed and excellent review.
we are happy that you enjoied your stay, the apartment and the places aroundthe lake.
for us too it was a pleasure to have you as guests, and we will be happy to have you here in the next years.
good leave
Mariella and Aldo
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TopDogRou...
Cornwall UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Tranquil retreat for family or couples”
Reviewed 8 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Beautiful apartment with great views down the lake. Slightly out of the town centre so nice and peaceful but a car is essential to explore the surroundings. The owners are lovely, the apartment is clean and the swimming pool perfect for the hot summer days. There are also several nice restaurants in the town, the prices seem to be average for the area.

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Liked best: Cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you as guests, and we are happy to know that you enjoied your stay.
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Jaxanne
Bath
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous. Couldnt have been better.”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

This place is fabulous. The views from the appartment are amazing. The appartment its self is very spacious, clean modern and well equiped. The pool is very deep and my teenage sons had great fun diving in. The appartment is in a very quite area and the walk into the local town is steep but managable. There is plenty to do in the area but if you want to get out and about, then you will need a car. I would recommend the cable car at Lugano-Mombello, the cable car at Monte Lema, a bike ride around lake Varese and a trip to Swizerland. If you book this accommodation, you will not be disappointed. The owners are on hand but are very discreet. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: Quite location. Good Accommodation and Pool.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review, we appreciate it. We are happy that you loved our apartmemt and the place around here. It was a pleasure to meet you
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Rosemary...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely property in excellent location”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Anna. Nice apartment with a gorgeous balcony with views across Lake Maggiore. We really enjoyed the lovely garden with big football goal and outdoor fireplace for cooking, and the pool was beautiful and clean (although a bit chilly in April, but that didn't stop us swimming most days!)

An absolutely brilliant base from which to explore the area. We went up the cable car from Laveno, enjoyed a boat ride from Laveno to Intra to explore the lovely gardens at Villa Taranto, went to Swissminiatur in Switzerland for the day, drove up the mountain to Arcumeggia the 'painted village' and lots more. The local parks are brilliant and the children would have been quite happy just playing in the parks and eating gelati.

Many thanks for a very happy stay!

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Ciao Rosemary, thank you for the nice review. We are happy to know that you enjoied your stay, hope to have you and your family again as guests.
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CityHoppe...
Jerusalem
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great apartment with welcoming hosts”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Lovely installed apartment on the top floor of the villa. Fully equipped kitchen, separate living room with beautiful balcony, very nice garden with pool. We stayed there a family with 3 teenagers for 8 nights. We had a lot of fun and relaxation. The hosts are adorable and discrete, they are helpful in every way. It is definitely a recommended place to stay.

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Liked best: The personal touch of the hosts
Liked least: We had to leave early and had no real opportunity to say goodbye
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Jun 2016
Dear Guest, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family.
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