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Hotel La Bussola

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Megeve, France
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It could be perfect if the decoration was a little more charming and provide a more romantic atmosphere. On the PLUS side : you can come with your dog, it is perfectly clean, staff is very nice, view on the lake is lovely when you wake up, location is perfect to visit the village. on the MINUS side: decoration

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Mahwah,NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Hotel La Bussola is a wonderful, family run hotel with spectactular views of Lake Orta. Our room was large, with a balcony, that gave us visual access to the lake. The staff, which is the family, was extremely friendly and accomodating. The breakfast was excellant with just about anything you would want for breakfast. We had dinner at the hotel... More

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Melbourne
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The town and the island are absolute gems. The hotel has simply sublime views of the island of San Giulio. There is no question that the hotel has aged but the view and proximity to the quaint medieval town count for more. The pool is a good size and a great way to wake up in the morning (the staff... More

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Aspley Guise
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Room was clean with good bathroom and side view of the lake so all good. Only problem stayed during a heat wave and air conditioning went off at midnight and windows could not be left open because of the mosquitoes

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Hotel La Bussola is a fabulous hotel. We had a room with a lake view which was expensive but the panoramic view over the lake and the island of Orta San Giulio is simply breathtaking. You could never tire of that view and the changing light on the water at different times of the day. The room was spacious with... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a hotel with pool in Orta, there are two and this is the one with reasonable prices. Positives are parking lot, lake view, pools including one for small children, location close to the town. Service could be more smiling and the elevator faster. Otherwise, lake Orta is so stunning, difficult to leave dissppointed.

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hull
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

I realy like this hotel. It's clean the staff are very friendly and the location is great just a 4-5 min walk down quiet cobbled streets to the town center. The pool is also great, very clean and their is always a member of staff around. We had a fantastic view from our room and watching the sun go down... More

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was our third visit so it is obviously somewhere we like. The hotel has an excellent hilltop position with great views over the beautiful lake and mountains but it takes less than ten minutes to walk into the town square, a bit more coming back up the steep hills. The rooms are large and there’s ample free parking. It... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We recently stayed at Hotel La Bussola. The rating system above really needs a 3.5 star button ( good ), because this hotel was rated above average, because of its location, views, friendliness and cleanliness, but probably no longer rates a "very good", which it would have warranted in the 1980's. The room was large, and clean and comfortable. The... More

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milan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The hotel is located at walking distance from the town center and it has its own parking (which here is a great asset). The structure looks renewed in recent times, it's clean and well equipped. The view from the terrace is beautiful, the pool is ok and there is some garden around. We had a lake view room, with a... More

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Address: Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
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