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Grand Hotel Dino
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Garibaldi, 20, 28831 Baveno, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Baveno
Greenville, North Carolina
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

This is a great hotel. The rooms are spacious and well furnished. Our room had a awesome lake view. The restaurant is a great one. The indoor pool was also great. The hotel is at a walking distance from the boats if you like to get to the islands (which I recommend). the staff is well trained and super nice. Nice restaurant around the hotel where to eat.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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 December 6, 2013

This hotel utterly defies categorisation.

It looks alike a 1990s style building, on the outside (and with a highly questionable mirrored glass feature at the front that physically hurts to look at).
And then: inside it's an abundance of a myriad of different types of marble, hardwood and chandeliers that the term "excessive" does not begin to quantify.
There is such an amount of it that one would question whether you have been transposed to Las Vegas.
And yet - it manages to be smart, elegant and even tasteful.
It is an outstanding hotel in an outstanding location

The salons are large rooms gazing out over the lake and are quite spectacular places to have lunch.

The Wifi was brilliant, the only times it dropped/failed to connect was when there were a lot of people in the conference ballroom - but it was hardly a big issue: you just had to leave the room and go into the foyer and with the amount of people trying to access Wifi in one place and one time was hardly exceptional.

Buffets provided by the hotel for the conference lunches and the breakfast were among the best I've every seen.
I can't speak to what dinner was like but it was very expensive.

I agree with reviewers who ridicule a pool that closes at 8pm - it is nonsense.

As regard rooms - I was in the newer section above the conference centre, so I only had a view of a wall, with the Alps peaking above it. But I loved the room, large pleasant, and spacious, with suite features of a sofa and armchair. Bathroom was sumptuous.

Staff - you see then at lunch and reception were really friendly and helpful.

All in all - excellent.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed in this hotel during a congress. The room (140) was small, but perfect, especially the terras overlooking the lago was stunning in the morning with rising sun. The service during the congres was fast and excellent. The breakfast was very rich, with good coffee. We had buffet diners, which were at a high level taking into account the number of people. Especially dessert was very fine. In the evening there is a fine bar with a broad choice and live piano on friday.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is the first time I visited this hotel. It is situated at the beach of Lago Maggiore with a very nice view. The hotel is luxury and well furnished. The rooms are a little bit smaller than perfect however. The service is perfect, the rooms are clean and the breakfast is very good. Even the coffee is good. The lobby bar is also very nice.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

The location and views over lago maggiore can't be better. The rooms are spacious and clean. The style is very conservative with a bit outdated feeling. Indoor warm swimming pool was great. The downside: salad that I ordered for lunch had a very disappointing cheap mozzarella... Not the food experience I expected in Italy.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel , Las Vegas styles . The pool was nice and clean. We love the hotel but it was too scary . The room was haunted 3 times in one night . We will never forget the images of 2 women that tried to kill us in our nightmares.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cumbernauld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Lake side room was amazing views spectacular sunrise was breathtaking.
Guiseppi the head waiter was attentive and made a very special birthday ,excellent service and fantastic food.
5 star experience and a step back in time as far as service and attention to detail.
From the chandeliers in the entrance to the grand dining room.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Grand Hotel Dino

Address: Corso Garibaldi, 20, 28831 Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Baveno
#6 Family Hotel in Baveno
#7 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Dino 4*
Number of rooms: 383
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Baveno
Dino Hotel
Grand Hotel Dino Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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