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“Pleasant stay and nice place to be.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Villa Ruscello
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   via Sempione, 64, 28831 Baveno, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Baveno
Hobart, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay and nice place to be.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We stayed a night here on our way from Lausanne to Milan airport, not realising it was such a wonderful location. Right on Lake Maggiore and in a lovely old family home we were made very welcome by the hosts who spoke good English which was great for us. They directed us to a lovely restaurant for dinner where they have a deal with the owners to give their guests a good deal. It was lovely.
The room was comfortable, clean and with a super little balcony. Bathroom was small but absolutely fine for the two of us. The room was a bit warm overnight but Italy is having a heat wave at the moment, no air conditioning but we were able to leave the door open.
The location is superb and I would recommend Baveno to anyone needing to place themselves within an hours drive from Malpensa Airport. Stay a day or two.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room at the front of the hotel where you will get a great view of the lake.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Location is unique , the hotel is like a Castle, the rooms are good average, the parking is the place where you can take the better pictures of the lago Maggiore....Remember tis Tip, The waterfall from the mountains cross the hotel and the noise was for us ......a plus
Price is perfect, breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The 2 double rooms we occupied had both a balcony overlooking the hotel garden and Lago Maggiore with its "Borromeo Islands" of Isla Bella and Isla Madre. The ferry to these islands is just 1 km from the hotel which exists of 2 parts - the old, original house of the parents of the 2 owners (2 brothers) and a new part in which the bedrooms can be found. A little stream thunders from the mountain onto the property and soon afterwards into the lake. The sound is soothing as are the beautiful flowers, Azalea bushes and trees in the well-laid out garden with its different statues.
Breakfast was wonderful with a coffee made expressly the way we wanted to, choice of different teas, cheeses, cold cuts and sweets. The bedrooms have good bedding and are nice and clean as are the bathrooms. Thanks to the high quality windows no noise came from the street below us. It was quiet and peaceful.

Room Tip: Gulio (one of the owners) advised us to go and see some villages among which Orta de Giulio on the s...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

beautiful view from balcony to lake, islands, other cities. balconies so cosy - liked to spend early mornings and late evenings there, watching the sunrise, rain and fireworks in the evening. rooms are clean and size is ok. a private beach to swim and place for cars. a lot of space to spend time outside the room. cosy atmosphere, because this is a small hotel and you can get close with other visitors. nice service - there are some things owners did for us and allowed us for free and it was ar nice surprise. these are things why I would choose this hotel once again.
BUT - this is a good place for those, travelling with car. the road both directions to Stresa and Baveno is without pavement (about 5 min walk) and it's a bit challenge to reach these cities by foot, because the traffic on this road is intensive. And the night sleep is being interrupted by noise from trains passing by very close to the hotel and also from waterfall. breakfest menu could be more creative. If you stay for one night, than it's ok, but if you are staying 3 and more days, it is boring every morning to have the same little selection of food.

Room Tip: Take only rooms with lake view, better if they are located on highest floor.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Little and charming family-run hotel, facing the Borromee Isles, the rooms have direct view from the balcony.
The hotel has nice gardens, one around the villa and the other giving private access to the lake.
The room is simple, but comfortable and with renovated bathroom.
The owners are very courteous and helpful concerning information about events and attractions throughout the region.
Big free parking, which is quite rare in the surroundings.

Really good value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bochum
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

I have stayed here with a friend for 1 night.

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Very easy going. The owners are really nice. We got a room with balcony and sea view, this was the best feature of the hotel. The rooms are basic Italian rooms, shower is a bit small, small TV, oversoft beds, woollen blanket, no fridge.

I recommend this hotel for 1 night and if you get a sea view it is really nice. Parking is free of charge. Internet 8,00 € but we got it for free.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bologna - Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

This is a very nice property right between Baveno and Stresa which means you are perfectly comfortable for both reaching the boat/ferry piers and have some shopping and restaurants.

The Villa is situated in a wonderful spot from where you can see the small islands right in front of you (isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori), but also see the side of the Mottarone, the fascinating mountain from where you can have a breathtaking 360 degrees views of the valleys

Rooms are not very large, but comfortable. Nicely decorated and with enough space to fit your stuff even if you are staying for a week. The toilets are all news and features en en-suite shower.

The service is excellent: the Villa is run by a small family who is taking care of you over the Hotel: they suggest the best service to reach the islands, they suggest and book the restaurant and they can even arrange a free transportation to the islands if you decide to have dinner in certain restaurants located there.
Great breakfast in the morning, both with sweet and salted items: they feature some 'english breakfast' food, beside the typical italian pastries and delicacies

Two small 'cons' have refrained me to give the 5th star to this Hotel.
1) The name 'Ruscello' (water stream) indicates that there is a small river which is running towards the lake and that's a bit noisy if you get a room close to it
2) Unfortunately, the Hotel is located on the 'State' road with no big chance to have a safe walk to some other places.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Ruscello

Address: via Sempione, 64, 28831 Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 14 hotels in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Villa Ruscello 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is a typical villa with a large Italian garden, balconies, terraces and a direct access to the Lake through our little private beach. For over 40 years our family-run hotel has offered our guests tranquillity and unique views of the Borromean Islands. ... more   less 
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