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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

#3 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
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Corso Umberto I, 67, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Staffs
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is simply beautiful. Surrounded by snow topped mountains, the lake is simply magical. The hotel is old world Italian, the standard of accommodation all you would expect from a 5* luxe hotel. We were on bed and breakfast basis, which was excellent with everything you could want, apart from, surprisingly fried eggs which they charge as extra. The... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am travelling a lot. I travelled to Stresa with my wife for the weekend. My first night was a nightmare, I was very varm and sweaty when a woke up, this happend twice this night and I thought I was sick. First I woke up at 02.00 a.m. and next time 04.00 a.m. I talk to my wife and... More 

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coral gables, florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved everything about this hotel. The attention to detail and comfort makes this hotel the finest we have stayed it in italy. You feel like your in paradise with a lake view room and old world feel. Amenities at every turn. We appreciated their efforts to make us feel so comfortable. We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and... More 

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Williams
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a highly decorated grand hotel very much in the style of the Grand Budapest Hotel in the movie, complete with snow-covered Alps in the background. The property is nice and functional, but the staff were not helpful or courteous. Most importantly we were insanely overcharged for dinner for two at the hotel restaurant where the service was overbearing... More 

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

First of all, a thank you to our guest for sharing his experience with us, I regret that this time the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées had not been up to the guest’s expectations. We invest many resources in our restaurant and feedbacks are usually very good, unfortunately, –for us- averages in the food industry are not important: in a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

stayed 1 night - very romantic, great rooms, very good service. if you want to feel like a princess - that's the place to stay. very good dinner and very generous buffet for breakfast. Don't hesitate - this is The Place to stay

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Old world charm and great service in spades. The Italians are so good at service, make the French look so dour, the waitresses took time to make my young son feel so special. Gorgeous room over looking the lake, so wonderful and great interlocking family room facilities with double door, so one side can look to signal they need some... More 

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Melrose, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We stayed at the Grand hotel for the last 3 nights and had no complaints whatsoever. Beautiful room overlooking the lake, with two balconies! Hotel is well situated just a short walk from town and boats. We had dinner on our first night, lobster salad was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the 150th anniversary prosecco. Buffet breakfast also good. Staff... More 

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Lausanne
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157 reviews 157 reviews
50 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

i stayed here with my family towards the end of February. The staff were professional and welcoming. Our room was well-maintained, clean, quiet and warm. Above all, we could relax in a comfortable environment where staff where attentive but non-intrusive. The hotel overlooks the lake with panoramic views to the alps. Breakfast was included in the room rate, and was... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I visited in February when most hotels & restaurants in the area are closed for the season. This is the hotel noted as Hemingway's inspiration while writing A Farewell to Arms and it was warm and welcoming! I was upgraded to a room with a balcony and lake view ~ breathtaking! I arrived via train from Milan Central and had... More 

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GUILDFORD
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I think this is one of those places that does exactly as it says on the tin, as the saying goes. It is an elegant, classic, old school, Victorian five star resort hotel. The building, rooms, staff, ambience , gardens, staff, food and even the corridors are all of an incredibly high standard in a slightly old fashioned ( in... More 

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