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Hotel La Bussola

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Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Mill Valley California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Billericay, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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128 hotel reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

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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45 helpful votes 45 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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41 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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39 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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