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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Umberto I 67, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 36 hotels in Stresa
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful hotel with a wonderful 150 year history. It has excellent staff who obviously enjoy working there and making all the guests feel special. It is a landmark on the lakeside front where there are a constant stream of people stopping by to photograph this hotel and coming in to see the beautiful grounds. It represents a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
13 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had taken a boat to the Island to view the Pallazzo Isabella and after we returned we felt like an elegant lunch.This hotels garden attracted us. We chose a lovely table on the veranda and had the most elegant and delicious lunch. The service was impeccable. We tasted two varieties of wine with our elegant lunch. Definitely the place... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a truly beautiful hotel. It is ornamented both outside and inside. The rooms are gorgeous and spacious , the staff are friendly and helpful and of course the gardens are lovely. Stresa is a lovely town with both high end shops and shops selling knick knacks. The weather in Stresa was not good . Of the 8(eight) days... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you arrive you can sit back a breathe an air of relief. Set in beautiful grounds, lovely rooms that take you back to a time when exclusivity and being treated as if you were special were reserved for the elite. You feel special from the minute you arrive and are treated as such. The setting is superb, a 7... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a junior suite, with the lake view and the extra cost was well worth the money. The service was excellent from the moment we arrived. The front desk was very helpful in making reservations for us and giving us all the information as to where to go for certain activities. The room was large, with a king sized... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed at. Upon arrival we were told our room wasn't ready to return in an hour and a half. We wandered out the hotel and began to explore Stresa. On our return our room was not only ready they upgraded us to a junior suite. We had a beautiful view... More

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111 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at this superb hotel. It was her birthday, so we decided to have a couple of nights of luxury at the end of our holiday driving around the Italian lakes. We arrived early and parked in the underground car park. The hotel is very grand, and first impressions... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely hotel for those looking to enjoy a classical Italian lakeside break. Not for the traveller i search of the ultimate luxury. Staff and service was impeccable. Breakast is excellent. Location is fantastic for exploring the lake and the town.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a truly beautiful hotel reminiscent of the Grand Tour era. The decor is opulent, the gardens extensive with great sports facilities (including a cutting edge gym). But... when we arrived there was no-one immediately around to take the cases from the car -although I could see staff standing around. And no-one offered to take our cases to the... More

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ernest Hemingway, Henry Kissinger, Mussolini, Prince Rainier and Winston Churchill are some of the rich and famous who have chosen to stay in this luxurious iconic hotel. As you walk into the lobby the decor and chandeliers create a jaw-dropping feeling and to the left is a room portraying photographic records and a projection screen proudly presenting a historical account... More

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Address: Corso Umberto I 67, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*
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Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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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 
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