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Hotel La Bussola

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Via Panoramica, 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 1 night here while travelling from Milano back to our family house in Ticino. Beautiful lake with a wonderful island (San Giuglio). The village of Orta is very quaint but can get very busy with tourists. Best time to visit is either early in the morning, late at night or out of season. The Hotel La Bussola is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed two nights at this hotel and were very satisfied. The view from the terrasse is amazing! The pool was very well maintained and was lovely at the end of a hot day. The hotel is within walking distance of the center of town, so we left the car in the (free) car park the whole time. The room... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be hard to find a better location than this hotel above the lakeside. Beautiful terrace for dining and breakfast and superb views from the bedroom day and night. Very friendly and helpful staff (including the dalmatian behind the desk). Very easy walk into the town for a stroll or a boat ride across to the island. My wife... More 

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Kingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This relatively modern family-owned hotel stands just above San Giulio old town. It has good facilities in its grounds, including a swimming pool with a paddling pool for small children. Our room had a "partial lake view" and it was spacious, with a balcony and a quite adequate vista. Meals in the summer are served on the terrace, which has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to stay three nights in this lovely family hotel overlooking beautiful Lake Orta. The hospitality of the owners and staff is nothing short of superb, the location is perfect and it was a sheer delight to enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast on the verandah overlooking the lake. The rooms are spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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