We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 25 Varese hotels

Palace Grand Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via L Manara 11, 21100 Varese, Italy
Hotel amenities
Palace Grand Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added Palace Grand Hotel to your Saves list
Ranked #13 of 25 Hotels in Varese
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014
Montygomez Bradford, England
Write a Review

214 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (22)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Bradford, England
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We booked this hotel through booking.com, having researched on trip advisor. Although some reviews were negative, there were enough positive ones to make us take a chance. I'm so glad we did. The hotel is situated on top of a hill at the end of a winding track just outside the centre of Varese. The hotel itself is a grand... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hilversum, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The Palace Hotel used to be a hotel with grandeur. However, this must have been a while ago. Today the rooms are nice, completely renovated to modern standards and nicely decorated, but the hotel misses something... Maybe guests? Breakfast was poor. But the location is nice, very quiet, and we needed a place to stay in our way down to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woods
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
24 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This hotel was obviously once very grand but now is a little tired. The decor shows its once grand status and the rooms are all very clean and we'll appointed. Staff and friendly, professional and helpful. my single room was bigger than some doubles I have stayed in in more modern establishments and the views of the mountains and lakes... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Beautiful hotel with great views of Lake Varese. The rooms were clean, large and comfortable. Ask for a room overlooking the lake with a balcony. The hotel is old but full of charm and history and its name The Palace Grand Hotel Varese will not disappoint you. Breakfast was fair and dinner at the hotel was poor with a small... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
122 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I spent the night before my birthday in this hotel and was pleased with the choice. It’s located on a hill on a hill and our corner room had great views. Free parking is available on site. The rooms were a little old fashioned but nice. The bathroom was huge but only had a small shower. The food in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Hi, I spent just one night at this hotel in the first week of April. It was certainly pleasant. Did it wow me ? Well no - but that's ok. It was clean, functional, the staff were professional and the location was lovely. The view from my room was spectacular. Breakfast was fairly basic but again, that's ok - I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed in this hotel two nights for a trip to Lake Como. Although it was not in walking distance of Varese, it served our purpose just fine. Beautiful location. Excellent views from hotel of mountains and town below. Gave you the feeling of staying in a renovated castle or palace - very tall ceilings. Interesting decor, especially in lobby.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The hotel is situated in the best place of Varese, that is an average North Italian city, where it's nothing to do, if you are not on a business trip. The hotel looks like a real palace - especially from the outside and from the social places (lobby, restaurant). Although the standard room is small and lacks some pleasant facilities... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed at this charming hotel as part of our Trafalgar tour. Location - good. View - excellent. Staff are friendly and always ready to assist (was not happy with our initial room and they did not hesitate to change it for us). Dinner was enjoyable and breakfast buffet acceptable. However, the building is in need of some maintenance.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Linz, Austria
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Staff was very helpful, friendly and the hotel is a charming old building. Location is good with a view of Lake Varese. VERY slow internet (this was important as I was on a business trip)...I ended up using my foreign mobile phone as a hotspot and it was expensive. Good restaurant, ok breakfast buffet. Would recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Palace Grand Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palace Grand Hotel

Address: Via L Manara 11, 21100 Varese, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Palace Grand Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 112
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Palace Grand Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Palace Grand Varese
Hotel Palace Grand

93 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (83)
View from room (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Room/suite (14)
Hotel & grounds (19)
Dining (3)
Bathroom (2)
Other (39)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (11)
Hotel & grounds (2)
Room/suite (3)
Business center/function rooms (2)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay