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Hotel Al Borducan
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Beata C. Moriggi, 43 | Sacro Monte, 21100 Varese, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Varese
Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great hosts and location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Lovely couple and great host, helpful in all ways!
The breakfast they serve was delicious, and the view is stunning from the rooms and the restaurant.
They get our highest recommendation and they deserve it :-)

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here, breakfast, dinner...simply a snack. And we even spent a night...even if we are from Varese and we travel half of the world. This pearl of beauty is charming and astonishing. Out of main tourist routes it worth a week end and the little room overprice. The rooms have all a breathtaking view and are all different. Ask for the one downstairs where one wall is the mountain live rock! Food is very good and hosts always nice.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This hotel is in a lovely Art Nouveau building in the picturesque village of Sacro Monte. The owners were friendly and helpful, and the rooms are spacious - ours had a mezzanine level with a desk and comfy chairs - and the bed was very comfy! Breakfast was great - a buffet which included home-made breads and cakes (the pineapple upside-down cake was amazing!), and eggs cooked to order, all eaten on the veranda with spectacular views of the surrounding area. We had dinner one night here, and the food then was good as well - the meal finished with the Borducan Elixir, a delicious orange-based liqueur and the hotel's speciality. The bar also had a good selection of Austrian beers which we both enjoyed! Sacro Monte is a medieval village full of narrow passageways and cobbles, and so parking is a few minutes away up and down hill - worth bearing in mind if mobility is a problem. But we had a lovely stay here, and would definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This hotel is really beautiful, inside and out. The views are spectacular and the hotel has been lovingly restored to it's 1920's heyday. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the lake and mountains is something very special. We had a lovely dinner at the hotel on the first night and we were accommodated for our vegetarian predilections. The recommended bottle of Prosecco was also fantastic.

It is not really that difficult to get to, the drive up is a bit daunting at first but it is worth a bit of extra effort. Also anyone who is very fussy about cleanliness will be very happy here. You could eat lunch out the bidet!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Sacre Monte is a lovely romantic, charming village. It's set very high so the views are fantastic. After settling into our room we had dinner on the virander (Oliver had pre reserved us a table outside with us being patrons). Dinner was lovely, very relaxing and picture perfect views to constantly look at. Breakfast was also lovely and in particular we enjoyed a long chat with Oliver. We intended to go back to borducan at the end of our holiday but just didn't have the opportunity. We would fully recommend this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: There are two rooms with balconies.
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey
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84 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My girlfriend & I stayed here in July, after a winding drive up the hill/mountain side you come to Hotel Borducan, a very well kept hotel and set to maximise the views out towards the lakes.
Parking is a bit of a pain, very tight roads and not a lot of space. Which also means short but steep walk up to the hotel, you drive up to the door and drop off but you'll have to reverse back down. We had a room with a balcony which was lovely, the room was well equipped and had everything we needed. The hotel has a restaurant which is personally ran by the hotel owners, the decor and views are stunning but the food wasn't up to the 4 star standard of the hotel (nice enough but in my view overpriced & lacking in presentation/ingredients), my advice would be to enjoy the view at breakfast and eat dinner before you get back for the night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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london
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

All other reviewers have given this place a good review, and for good reason. It's a nice place. Sacro Monte is some drive out of Varese, high up in the hills and so has great views out over the plain below. It's a very charming village, with lots of litlle paths, stairways and passages among charming old houses and religious buildings. There's a very pretty church at the top. I went in Novemeber, and it was nicely quiet, I imagine it can get busy in the summer.

The hotel staff are charming, friendly and very helpful. We were upgraded to room with a view from its own balcony - another bonus of off-season travel. The room was good value for money, not fancy but had character with it's mezanine sleeping level. The restaurant is in a nice circular dining room, cleverly decorated with trompe l'oeil wood pannelling. The food was good, if not memorable.

Room Tip: you need a room with a view to get the most from this place, i think most of them have this.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Beata C. Moriggi, 43 | Sacro Monte, 21100 Varese, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 Hotels in Varese
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Al Borducan 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel-restaurant „Al Borducan“ , a vintage manor house, has been completely refurbished without disturbing the original Art Nouveau style of the 1920s.To this day each room has kept its unique charm of the former Bregonzio residence and choice pieces of vintage furniture further the congenial atmosphere of the manor house. It goes without saying, however, that modern facilities like sat-tv, telephone, safe, free of charge wireless internet access, minibar and en suite bathroom cater to the convenience of our guests.Incastonato nel borgo medievale del Sacro Monte di Varese, immerso nel parco naturale del Campo dei Fiori, questo piccolo, raffinato hotel è studiato appositamente per gli ospiti che cercano qualcosa di speciale…L’hotel- ristorante “Al Borducan” gestito da una giovane coppia itala – austriaca, è un’antica villa del 1924 in stile liberty, completamente ristrutturata lasciando inalterato l’aspetto originario, una splendida cornice per ogni tipo di evento ed uno scenario esclusivo per momenti indimenticabili.Il tè pomeridiano, un buon bicchiere di vino degustato in terrazza, la lettura di un libro in giardino o il riposo in una delle dieci romantiche e confortevoli stanze, regalano preziosi momenti di relax. ... more   less 
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