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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful hotel. Amazing decor. Scenic view across the lake. Staff were very helpful. Breakfast was superb. Nothing negative to say about this hotel .Felt like we had stepped Into a posh movie set . Highly recommended this hotel.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two days pre-cruise. Quite frankly, it was the highlight of our trip. We loved our lake view room with gorgeous views. We were there over the May Day weekend and the hotel was completely booked. The azaleas were in full bloom and the formal gardens extraordinary. Service was charmingly extraordinary. This is the hotel's 150th year... More 

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Melbourne
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Who can beat awakening and seeing the lake out of your window? Yes the rooms are a bit small due to the age of the hotel, and the decor is rather "exotic Italian" but the location facing the lake is unbeatable. Breakfast in the huge dining room is relaxed and varied, and we also had dinner there (their 53 euro... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stylish, yet relaxed, with attentive staff on hand for any need. All in a perfect lake side setting, convenient for exploring the many delights of this beautiful area. Stresa is the perfect base for exploring Lake Maggiore, and the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees is the best hotel, without a doubt!

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It really is a masterpiece. Great place to stay and 'Wow' we just could not believe the amazing quality of the furnishings and decor. Each floor's corridor is dedicated to the various periods of art culture over centuries of Italian history. So you have to visit all five floors to experience it. Make sure you do not miss the fountain... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 12 days in early May. This was our fourth stay at this hotel. Do health issues, we cannot travel in Europe the way we used to travel. We now stay for extended periods in places that we enjoy the most. This is a grand hotel in every manner. Great facility and even better staff. We will return again in... More 

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Israel
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24 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very grand and has a real feeling of history. Ask for a lake view- it is worth it for the picture postcard view of the lake. Service was excellent - the only thing missing was a welcome bottle of water or fruit in the room that one would expect of a hotel at this level. Internet is... More 

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Bristol, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a week at the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees. Location of the hotel was really good with only a ten minute walk into the centre of Stresa. We had a lake view room which was well worth the extra cost and what an incredible view! The bed was a little hard for us but they swiftly supplied... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were moved to this hotel by the hotel we were supposed to stay, always a concern but in this case a pleasant surprise. The hotel is charming and very well appointed. The rooms were clean and quite comfortable. The staff was outstanding and the biggest bonus, they served Crown Royal at the lobby bar. Big shout out to Francesco... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have booked this Hotel for a long weekend with my family incl dog. Arrival was as expected for this category of hotel smooth and staff was very friendly. We spend the following days quite some time at the pool. The unheated water was quite fresh (but not unusual for May) but the surroundings and the weather mad it a... More 

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