Stayed here for five nights and had a beautiful time. Initially upgraded form lake view to junior suite although the hotel was full over the bank holiday weekend. It was like staying in a stately home with art hung corridors and chairs, sofas and settees that looked several hundred years old. Service was excellent throughout and the concierges were superb.
Nice big double bed with TV and a sitting area with table, sofa etc and doors onto a small veranda overlooking the lake. Could be a little noisy when door was open due to the main road running in front of the hotel.
Large marble bathroom, double sinks, shower over Jacuzzi bath, wc and bidet.
Small basic mini bar but no tea/coffee making facilities.
Breakfast was buffet style and perfectly adequate although not up to other 5* hotels we have stayed in. e.g. only choice of 3 cereals and 3 or 4 fresh fruit dishes. Only one type of milk. Cook your own boiled egg or have scrambled eggs - nothing cooked to order.
Evening meal was excellent - £53 price of basic set 3 course meal.
If you stay here leave time to wander the corridors and view the art as well as go downstairs to the toilets to view the mosaics.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxe and tradition; since 1863 the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is the place to stay while visiting the Maggiore Lake area. The builing, the public areas and the rooms feature all modern conforts while still keeping the same belle epoque atmosphere. The park is decorated with statues, fountains and rare plants and the view from the rooms and the restaurant is spectacular. The Medical SPA of the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is one of the first in Italy and can offer aesthetic treatments combined with a personalized diet. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Stresa
- Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore