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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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Newcastle, Australia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This isn't a hotel, its an experience. Conveniently located just a few hundred metres from the station, you will think you have been transferred to another world and another time. The concierge is chivalrous and very helpful. We we given a free upgrade because it was my husband's birthday - this meant a lake view room next to the Hemingway... More 

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Lagrangeville, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's no doubt that lakeview setting is magnificent, but that's also that case for many adjoining properties.. Given the tripadvisor reviews, we booked a junior suite at the Grand for a three night stay in mid-May. However, When we elect to pay top dollar we expect better. We swim most days of the year, whether home or abroad, so a... More 

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England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! It is impossible not to be impressed by this lovely hotel. We were met on the station platform and our cases taken for us, important as there is no lift or ramp, and driven down to the lakeside hotel. We had chosen a garden view room and it had a wonderful view over the water feature and the amazing... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights. It was a pleasure trip and our first time in Stresa. Our room had a balcony overlooking the fountain and an altogether enjoyable view. There were shutters that could block out the light. The bathroom was well equipped. The included breakfast had everything we needed. You could eat indoors or out. We did not eat in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This property was tops. It is a beautiful, historical building that takes you back in time. The accommodations were lovely, the gardens were spectacular. We stayed on 3rd floor and were upgraded to a lake view. We traveled with our 18 year old daughter and our room was so large that she had space to call her own. The concierge... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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154 reviews 154 reviews
23 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

None of the 5-star hotels we've visited while in Italy (though excellent in their own right), compare to this lakefront hotel which has hosted the greats of history for more than 150 years. Each floor is a reflection of a different historic style with antique furniture (new beds), decor and accents. It stands as a beacon on the waterfront and... More 

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South Staffs
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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coral gables, florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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