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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Corso Umberto I, 67, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 9389 38
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Ranked #11 of 91 restaurants in Stresa
Dining options: Reservations
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went for a night from Milano. I really fell in love with the hotel. It's interior, while very well preserved, felt like from a different time. And service could not have been more attentive and friendly. It's an easy trip from Milano, first stop on the trains from Milano centrale towards Geneva or Basel. Then a 5 min walk... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The hotel had a lot of character and was a pleasure to stay at. There was little to fault. The accommodation was well appointed and the bathroom was a delight. The views from the balcony were great even given we did not have the best weather. Breakfasts were well provided for and the service in the restaurant was efficient and... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We didn't stay here but walked thru the lobby etc and it, gorgeous , definitely worth a walk thru. I took several pictures of the elevator doors which are a work of art

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Doncaster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Whilst we did not stay at this hotel it is a must to walk around and visit. It was built in 1863 and has all the character of an italien hotel of that time. A very beautiful old building that is decorated and adorned with artifacts of its time, very tasteful but not a cheap place to stay. The pool... More

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Didnt stay there because of the cost, but went for a drink in the over-the-top lobby and walked around the grounds. One can just picture Winston Churchill on his honeymoon

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Attard, Malta
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful ambience, top notch service and quality food. Would definitely recommend (even if not staying at the hotel) , for it's meat dishes (as that's what we took) and for the antipasti. Desserts of apple pie, ice cream, fruit tart and cheesecake were good too.

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Fife
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We ate lunch in the 'Hotel Des Iles Borromees' to savour the experience of grand dining from another era. The welcome was warm and it appeared that the dress code was not as rigid as might have been supposed in such opulent surroundings, which was almost a pity. The dining room was quiet on our visit and would have been... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

If I'm staying in a top class hotel the one thing I take for granted is Internet access. This is 2013 and even when on vacation I need to stay in touch. I booked the room via Expedia and it came with free Internet access. What they didn't say is that it is only available in the lobby and every... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I agree with the gentleman from West Virginia. The Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees is truely a magnificent hotel and a grand experience in the true Hemmingway tradition. We arrived here on the boat from Lacarno which took about 4 hours. The scenery was lovely and I would recommend a the trip on the lake. Our room had a view... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

As we stayed also in the same hotel, we had twice an evening supper. Reservation is not required except if you really want a table outside. View of the lake is nice outside. Service is good in the beginning but slows down at the end. In general, service is really not great and not up to the same level as... More

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