We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 36 Stresa hotels

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Umberto I 67, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees to your Saves list
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
86%
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
gerovital Sarasota, Florida
Write a Review

611 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    376
    147
    58
    24
    6
See reviews for
85
339
20
56
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (101)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
There are newer reviews for Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
See the most recent reviews
Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the traditionalItalian palace at its best. This hotel is a dream with its legendary Italian service. We get a fabulous suite with Mini jacuzzi (Room 312). Each floor has a topic: Ours was "Roma Baroque". A "fachino" will park your car (Ferrari not mandatory), the reception/concierge is probably the best in the world in recommending the fantastic nearby... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly disappointed the hotel may look very grand however I felt like I was in my great grandparents house everything was old and slow (the wifi) and I felt very uncomfortable (despite paying lots of money to stay!). The main problem was the staff especially at breakfast - once seated it was hard to get a waiters attention to get... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fin-de-siècle masterpiece has a maître d'hôtel called Serafino and in this personage the entire history of this hotel is wrapped. A gentleman of perhaps seventy summers, his face, experience and friendly manner met us every morning. Only classy hotels have such classy staff and yet, this hotel doesn't quite hit the heights. It's more a four and a half... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I am sorry that the guest’s experience at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées was not up to his expectations, and would like to thank him for the nice words of praise, especially on behalf of *most* our staff (Serafino is 63 !) Old fashioned does not necessarily means being a bore, as a matter of fact our swimming pool... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
15 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Carmel, Indiana
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Jersey
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Reading
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
113 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Tingo, Priceline, Odigeo, Otel and Venere so you can book your Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

447 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (443)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (149)
Viewed
Room/suite (69)
Viewed
View from room (42)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (8)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Dining (21)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
0:31
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (131)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Stresa with
any amenities