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“Short weekend break” 5 of 5 stars
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Locanda Riviera
Via Legro 35 | Pettenasco, 28028 Pettenasco, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Pettenasco
Puplinge, Switzerland
1 review
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“Short weekend break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this hotel after having spent two sleepless nights in a nearby campsite! We wished we had spent all three nights at this delightful hotel. The views from the bedroom and the dining terrace were simply wonderful, add to that a private beach and extremely friendly staff and you have a destination perfect for relaxing. Don't bother going out to dine - try the excellent restaurant in the hotel - you won't be disappointed. We will certainly be going back.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view room. #4 is excellent.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What do you need when going on holidays? Sun, relaxation, a good swim and great meals. Locanda Riviera offers all this. It has a true 1960s charm of its own and is the perfect place for peaceful "dolce far niente", the Italian way of enjoying sweet nothingness.

I have been to the Locanda Riviera for the past years and am very glad that it has found a new and enthusiastic management plus team keeping this little jewel alive. Located directly at the wonderful lake Orta, guests to this hotel may enjoy direct access to the water, a feature that isn't necessarily a given at the other hotels of the region. Also, the restaurant on the hotel's balcony offers great Italian lunches, dinners and wines and overlooks the idyllic setting of the lake with its ever changing views. The Spaghetti with Seafood, the Gnocchi al Gorgonzola and the Baked Aubergine Cake are a must! There's an ample choice of breakfast every morning, occasionally added with special cheeses and meat cuts of the region (not to forget the warm croissants in the morning!).

The rooms with views to the lake are recommendable, super clean and lovingly addorned with fresh flowers from the garden. If you do want to explore the area for some cultural input or shopping trips, visit the Sacromonte located closeby or explore the pittoresque towns Orta and Omegna.

Apart from these added benefits locationwise, the management and personnel are extremely friendly, cordial and forthcoming. They are Italians from the region or have lived there for a longer period of time, all holding a special relationship to the area. This is the difference with other hotels: no random staff, but dedicated individuals who try to make your experience staying at the Lago d'Orta as enjoyable as possible.

Room Tip: Choose the rooms overlooking the lake - fantastic...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enchanting location, just on the water on the most enchanting lake in Italy... Too bad the restaurant is so bad. Menu is not really inspiring and the food is of poor quality and cure. The worst though was the red house wine... First I ordered a quarter ... They brought a 0.1 glass affirming it was 0.25!!! Than the wine was rather something I'd use to clean windows... Don't know how the rooms are... But avoid this place if you wanna eat honestly well...

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Address: Via Legro 35 | Pettenasco, 28028 Pettenasco, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Pettenasco
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Pettenasco
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Number of rooms: 12
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