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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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Corso Umberto I, 67, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 9389 38
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely presentation, stunning views, good service and good food/wine

the food was good but not as good as we expected. The wine and desserts were better that the dinner itself. The service was little bit lost due to the restaurant was full with the guest of the Hotel. It's nice experience due to the amazing location and decoration of the Hotel but the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
LadyPrado
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

the food was good but not as good as we expected. The wine and desserts were better that the dinner itself. The service was little bit lost due to the restaurant was full with the guest of the Hotel. It's nice experience due to the amazing location and decoration of the Hotel but the restaurant itself needs to improve the... More 

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Ispra, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The setting is absolutely beautiful, you sit in their grand dining hall or (as in our case) their lake view sun terrace (although it was dark by the time we got there). Service is very good and friendly. We had the menu. The choices may have been a bit on the safe side, the food was fine, no complaints but... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I were guests in the hotel for two nights and ate on both evenings in the restaurant. On the first evening we were impressed by the service. We both skipped antipasto and primo and went straight to the secondo. My wife enjoyed her veal on celeriac mousse very much. My lamb filet pieces with artischokes spears and... More 

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England
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Beautiful hotel right by the lake and away from the main town, yet, walking distance everywhere. Exquisite deco, very rich and full of antiques and beautiful paintings. Very comfortable beds and rooms, bathroom with the whirlpool bath! Breakfast is an event itself. There is everything you could wish for from continental option to eggs, bacon and sausages. Everything very good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We wanted to have a diffrent dining experince so we decided go for a more luxurious restaurant. The hotel looked very grand . The dining room was nice looked elegant. We check the menu and decided to have rivoli and wine. I found the waiter a bit arrogant . the other one inexperienced. My husband had dessert and he liked... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Like the hotel itself, all of our meals at this great hotel were enjoyable. The breakfast buffet was the best of our trip, and the dinner was awesome. A must visit when in Stresa.

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1 Thank Richard M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

As we were staying at the hotel, we ate at the hotel twice This is a fine dining restaurant - the food is of a good quality and well presented but the waiter(s) are arrogant and not personable. We are very much acustomed to dining at top end restaurants throughout the world and I would say the good compares too... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

But food wasnt impressive considering its gorgeous plating. Definately its plating is absolute beauty. Loved the ambient but not quite appreciate is service and taste of some dishes. Lamb was too dry for me. I expected a juicy meat. Even though the risotto was low calorie menu it was too blend. Unless you are highly caucious on your diet, dont... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate several times in the hotel in the evening and all meals were superb. Very attentive and helpful staff. Book early if you want a terrace table in the summer months, we had to eat inside once or twice as we left it too late to specify an outside table.

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2 Thank Rex S
The Hague, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

went to stresa to have lunch, were attracted by low calory dishes. the food was excellent but service.....more waiters than customers but they ignored us when our glasses were empty. we had to pour wine and waterr ourselves, it could be possible in a pizzeria round the corner but not for that bill we got. DISAPPOINTED

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corso Umberto I, 67, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 9389 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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