Villa Pinin is a good choice for a place to stay while visiting the wonderfully charming and romantic village of Orta San Giulio. Mariagrazia is a very kind hostess. She speaks some English, and we only speak a bit of Italian, but we were able to communicate adequately during our stay. The modern villa is in an excellent location. The walk into the village along the perimeter road takes 7-10 minutes, depending upon your destination. It is a delightful stroll past older villas and gardens and small shops. Villa Pinin is also a short walk to Sacro Monte, a site not to be missed. Access by car is very easy, though Google's directions needlessly take you through the village.
Room was of a decent size and bathroom was very nice. Adequate storage, with the small foyer and wardrobe adding all needed storage area. Breakfast was very nice. Full continental breakfast. Good coffee. Mariagrazia will prepare an egg for you upon request. Breakfast is served in a common living room area with peaceful views of the lake.
There is some noise from other guests, but it wasn't bad. The bed was king size and quite comfortable. There is no noise from the road. Unfortunately, however, a fairly large hotel is being built just up the road from Villa Pinin. While that building appears to be many months (at least) from completion, once open it well may change the overall ambiance of Villa Pinin.
Orta San Giulio is a delightful, charming, romantic village, with at least a couple of very good restaurants (La Locanda del Buon Riso and, especially, Ristoro Olina). Very good base from which to visit other lakes, if so inclined.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Pinin is located in a quiet and exclusive position in “Conca D’Oro”, at the beginning of the Love Promenade, an enchanting path leading to the town of Orta (only 10minutes walk). It has a breathtaking view of lake Orta.Villa Pinin offers a peaceful and romantic holiday, because of its well furnished ensuite rooms which are created in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The right choice for people who would like to fully enjoy the beauty and charm of this Italian lake. It’s the right formula for anyone looking for a genuine Italian experience. ... more less