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Hotel La Bussola

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Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
annette60_11 Chatham, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect although needs a bit of energy to return from the village! The owners where on hand for what seemed liked 24 hours a day and were extremely helpful. Our room was a good size, spotlessly clean and had a small but lovely balcony with wonderful views.

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Kent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here six weeks ago so my review is not my usual swift fresh impression but I just wanted to say that this area is beautiful and amazing. This hotel is perfect for its surroundings. There is at least one more local hotel to this one that has a higher rating but I think if you are at Lake... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here at the beginning of June 2015 and stayed 3 days. We didnt dine here as it was always completely empty. The rooms are clean, although the toilets were a little tired and in need of an upgrade. Didnt have a bathtub, just a shower that was adequate. The only criticism is of the lady owner (?) who didnt... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't recommend this hotel enough. Beautiful location with fantastic views of Lake Orta. Lovely pool area and terrace for meals/ drinks. Especially impressed with the cappuccino at breakfast! Whole hotel was spotlessly clean, room was a good size and air conditioning worked very well. Very attentive staff, friendly and helpful. Their cute Dalmatian dog wanders around and naps by the... More 

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our fifth stay at the Bussola as Orta is somewhere we visit regularly and if we can we plan our touring holidays to have a few days relaxation here. As ever the staff were friendly, helpful and spoke excellent English, and as far as I could tell French and German too. Breakfast is a buffet but they will... More 

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Laren, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great swimming pool. Breakfast relaxed. Lovely view at the lake. Very well situated near the village. Quit at night. Good beds. Every day clean sheets.....! We will be back. Good that mass tourism did not found this place yet

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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We booked a room with a partial lake view however found we had been given a huge room with a wonderful view to the island. The breakfast out on the balcony with the amazing view of the lake has a huge selection of fruits, cereals, sweet or savoury and fresh juices. More than you could imagine and beautiful freshly brewed... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Hotel La Bussola is a small hotel perched on a hillside overlooking the village and lake. It is a quiet place to enjoy the peace and spiritual nature of the region from one of the private balconies. Rooms are a little small but service is personal and charming from the owner/innkeepers. I had an early morning flight and the innkeepers... More 

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honolulu, hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Lake Orta is smaller and less known than Lake Como, and the latter is easily reached by taking a train from Malano to Varenna. But Orta is magnificent and more tranquil, and La Bussola is a little gem with a great panoramic view. The entire staff is attentive and friendly, and when I left a bag in the lobby, they... More 

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Mill Valley California
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Up on a hill overlooking Lake Orta and the town, this hotel was clean and convenient. No free internet but cell reception was good. Their restaurant looks like it should be catering to tour bus groups but the food was a great surprise, we were quite happy to eat there, as well as across the street at a pizza place.... More 

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