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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Hotel La Bussola
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014
young33 Billericay, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Stayed at La Bussola 18th to 25th Sept. The hotel is in a great position overlooking the lake.The owners are always there and so helpful,the breakfast and dinners are very good.and the service is excellent.Room very clean with nice view.Cant wait to return soon.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

La Bussola is family-run hotel in a prime position, within easy (downhill all the way!) walking distance of the centre of Orta San Guilia. The owners obviously take great pride in the hotel and are extremely helpful and friendly. We stayed in a standard room on the first floor (No. 118) which had French doors leading on to a private... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been to Orta San Giulio lots of times and always wanted to stay at La Bussola. Why? Because it's at the entrance of the old town, it's a great stroll into town at any time of the day. The swimming pool is excellent, the views from the restaurant are breathtaking. Staff is very pleasant, rooms are fine.

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125 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just returned from a 2 night stay at this lovely hotel. It is well located in an elevated position above the picture postcard Orta San Guillia. We were in Room 210 on the 2nd floor and had a lake view. The hotel is nice family run hotel and we had picked it mainly from reviews on Tripadvisor and as it... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A cosy and sharming hotel in a beautiful area! The hotel is very Nice, the rooms are practical, and have The most beautiful view! The service is outstanding, and we felt like home from our first day until the last one, 9 days later! The breakfast has all You ned for a good start of the day. Will recommend this... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This a chalet style building located on the hill leading down to Orta S.G town. The area is almost surreally pretty, and the views of it all are unbeatable from this hotel (make sure you get a lake/island view room though, as a few aren't. The breakfast terrace is gorgeous, and the buffet pretty good too. The pool is lovely,... More 

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Channel Islands, UK
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32 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked a suite on the third floor and our balcony looked right over the lake and island. It was very beautiful. The room itself was large with a good bathroom including spa bath. The room was a little on the dark side and did get a bit hot at night being under the eaves in the attic. Breakfast is... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Orta is somewhere we visit regularly and if we can we plan our touring holidays to have a few days relaxation here. On the last four visits we have stayed at the Bussola. This year we were a little earlier than usual and the whole of Orta still seemed to be getting itself ready for the summer season. Apparently they... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Orta San Giulio is a lovely old small lakeside town,with beautiful views, and an unusual hilltop World Heritage site of Sacre Monte.The hotel is well situated, with a view over the lake.It has a long covered balcony on the first floor with lake views, on which you sit out for your meals - very pleasant indeed. Our room was of... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a hotel to be recommended if you like to visit the Town of Orta San Guilio. Ask for a room with lake view. Parking is availlable and we have choosen to have dinner at the restaurant of the hotel, which was not a too bad decision. Although we stayed only one night, one can imaginge to spend a... More 

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Address: Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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