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“Restaurant a disaster” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Beata Giovannina

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Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Beata Giovannina
Via Troubetzkoy, 21 | Verbania Suna, 28925 Verbania, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 17 Hotels in Verbania
Lausanne
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Restaurant a disaster”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We were attracted to the Restaurant Terrace but had the worst dining experience in Italy! Tried to order Amore wine from the menu but they had run out(?) ordered Montalcino (familiar to us-19 euros a half bottle) but the bottle was corked/badly kept and like vinegar. First time at a restaurant since I don't know when (20 years ago I think). We sent it back on tasting and the manager was adamant we should pay for it! We were polite but found his whole manner unacceptable!! The Parmigana pizza appeared to have aubergines but not the slices of parmesan, the different cheeses and courgette pizza appeared to possibly have tomatoes depending on which language you chose on the menu-we asked in Italian and were told it would but it didn't! The service was slow and chaotic despite there being only 4 tables occupied! 2 failed attempts at wine and pizza later we paid in full and left!The pizzas themselves were ok but just not as per the menu! The place is surrounded by good restaurants in Stresa and Arona where the food and service are great-my advice would be to avoid this place,it is rare to fall upon somewhere that is poor in every respect !

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

I would come back just for the view! You have to get a room on the lake side-- you won't regret it! This is a small inn that is family owned and operated. It's run by the lovely Elena (speaks English) and her partner in crime, Davide. Both were very friendly, and Elena was able to provide great tips on places to go in and around Lago Maggiore. It was much appreciated!

The rooms themselves were simple and very clean and have en suite bathrooms with shower, sink, toilet, and bidet. The windows were large and had shutters for more privacy, if desired. I was fortunate enough to get a room with a balcony overlooking the lake, and there were shutters there as well-- not that you'd want to block the view.

Breakfast was also included. The coffee was great and they had fresh croissants every day. I'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: 1st floor lake front, private balconies & view
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2011

This is a quaint inn on Lake Maggorie. We enjoyed our 3 nights stay here. Our room was very large and clean. Like most of the inns we've stayed in, it is simple, rustic. We had a wonderful room on the second level with a huge wrap around deck with beautiful views and festive flower boxes. The only drawback from the room was that there is no air conditioning. With the huge bacony doors opened you get a nice breeze from the lake. However, if you need airconditioning, this might not be for you. I would definitely recommend a view room! (our room actually went across the back and around the corner, so there was a bit of traffic noise coming from the bathroom window in the moring if it's opened.The breakfasts were typical Italian style; cereals, croissants, jams, and great coffee! We had dinner in the restaurant 2 nights. One night we had pizza and great wine, which was simple and just what we wanted. The other night we chose from their extensive menu. We were surprised how very gourmet the meal was! We ate on the expansive patio both nights. The dining room looks brand new and very modern and cool! Also the location is very fun with quaint towns and boats out to the islands nearby.

Room Tip: Definitely a room with a lake view balcony
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  • Stayed May 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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Additional Information about Hotel Ristorante Pizzeria Beata Giovannina

Address: Via Troubetzkoy, 21 | Verbania Suna, 28925 Verbania, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Verbania
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Verbania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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