It is the traditionalItalian palace at its best. This hotel is a dream with its legendary Italian service. We get a fabulous suite with Mini jacuzzi (Room 312). Each floor has a topic: Ours was "Roma Baroque".
A "fachino" will park your car (Ferrari not mandatory), the reception/concierge is probably the best in the world in recommending the fantastic nearby restaurant in Pallanza or renting your private Riva for a trip on the lake. The view on the Lago Maggiore and the Borromeo islands is breathtaking. (see by yourself)
The restaurant is affordable with also a stunning view on the lake. We had probably the best traditional risotto (with saffran) we ever had (and we are specialists). Ask for Roberto at the restaurant, which was before at the XSt. Moritz Palace hotel. The service is superb and we were not missing at all the infamous " Hi, my name is Mark and I will be your waiter today" (LOL).
Breakfast is also one of the most luxurious in the world . You can carve your prosciuto San Daniele and enjoy your Nowegian smoked salmo.
The spa is also very good and there is nothing to say against the hotel except a slow internet connection. I forget the bar where we had the best "Aperol Spritzer "of our livfe. Ask the pianist to play Mort Schuman's hit "Il pleut sur le Lac Majeur" .
If you want to enjoy the very top class of Italian Palace, go there and enjoy the European chic. The most attractive thing is probably the room price when you benefit from heavily discounted promotions.
This Hotel is really fantisco !
- 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