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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
DaveNKent Gravesend, United Kingdom
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 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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22 helpful votes 22 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 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Billericay, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Reading
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133 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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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