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La Sorgente

Via Sempione 48, 28831 Baveno, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 8 Baveno B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shoreline, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two fabulous breakfasts with Francesca. She puts out a great spread - fresh fruit, meat and cheese, homemade bread (by her husband, Ricardo!), tasty pastries, and juices - but the best part is chatting with her. She speaks so many languages that she can communicate with just about anyone. She is able to make anyone comfortable with her... More

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Milan, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The advice on resturants and sight seeing was exceptional, the view from our room was breath taking. Breakfast-magnificent. They were the best hosts ever. Road noise is a minor issue if you leave the windows open. Geoff & Merrin ( Melbourne Australia.)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Francesca and Ricardo are exceptional hosts and we had a lovely stay at La Sorgente where they and their special cat Pippa made us feel very welcome and completely at home! They also provided wonderful advice and recommendations about the local restaurants and sights which we would never have had if we had stayed in one of the big, touristy... More

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sissi C, Owner at La Sorgente, responded to this review

Wow! ...Are You sure that we do deserve such a beautiful review? All joking aside, we've been touched by such a deep and lovely review. We are also very pleased to read that you fully enjoyed your stay here at La Sorgente.. The most important thing. Thanks from the bottom of our hearts! Riccardo & Francesca More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Although we booked on the wrong month, Francesca and Ricardo welcomed us warmly. We had a wonderful stay. The room has first class views over the islands and the breakfast is delicious. The great tips Francesca gave us and the cool cat make one realize why it is so nice to stay at a B&B. Thumbs up

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sissi C, Proprietario at La Sorgente, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a review for our B&B. We are really glad that You had a pleasant stay with us and we wish You all the BEST for the future!!! Francesca & Riccardo More

Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The views from our room were incredible, however, there were times when we wondered whether they made up for the traffic noise that the location brought. The first part of the walk to town was a challenge with little or no sidewalk for quite a distance in either direction.

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sissi C, Proprietario at La Sorgente, responded to this review

First off sorry for answering so late and thanks a lot for your review. Unfortunately there is nothing that we can do against traffic. Our house is on the main street between Stresa and Baveno and traffic noise is the downside of such a beautiful view. We do not hide this and there are even many other reviews where you... More

Wokingham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We recently spent a week with Francesca & Riccardo. The room was exceptionally clean and tidy and the bed was very comfortable indeed. The breakfast was huge - great variety and all home made. It was good to sit outside and take in the fabulous view across the lake. Riccardo collected us from the train station, which was helpful. They... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

Unfortunately we seem to be the ones to get the worst beds in the house. Two cots with wooden slats which would fall off every time one sat down on the 'bed'. We had to lift the very thin mattress and put the slats back in place. On the other bed the slats were bent the mattress sagged like a... More

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fraLagoMaggiore, Proprietario at La Sorgente, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review. We try to do our work with devotion and we are very sorry to hear your partial disappointment on this review because our aim is to make all our guests feeling good with us. On the other hand we will take your positive criticism as another good way to learn and move forward by... More

Lausanne, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

La Sorgente was a fantastic bed and breakfast! Francesca was the perfect hostess- treated us like family. The rooms were a good size and clean. The view from the room/balcony was spectacular. Every morning Francesca made an amazing breakfast and she offered tips on where to eat and what sites to see. My parents and I stayed two nights and... More

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West Friendship, MD
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2010

La Sorgente is conveniently located in Baveno on the lake shore opposite the Borromean Isles. The building is on a hillside which requires a slight climb from street level, so would not be suitable for persons with limited mobility, but offers and excellent view over the lake. Our room was simple, but spacious, with a balcony overlooking the lake and... More

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39 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

This is a lovely bed and breakfast with about the best food we have ever had- home made pastries and cakes and bread! Owners really helpful and know the area really well. The views from the rooms are great but the only drawback is its proximity to the road down below and the train up behind the house. The road... More

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Address: Via Sempione 48, 28831 Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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"La Sorgente" is a fascinating stone-built house surrounded by a terraced garden.The house is is placed directly on the way connecting Baveno and Stresa. La Sorgente has a stunning view of the lake.This romantic B & B offers two double bedrooms with a balcony and a private bathroom as well as two double rooms with private bathroom and a window looking the lakeThe rich buffet breakfast is either served in the drawing room, which with its fireplace also serves as a relaxing lounge , or alternatively, as the weather gets warm, in the terraced garden facing the lake. ... more   less 
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