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“This is a four star hotel?!?” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Antares
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Gramsci 9, Arona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Arona
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“This is a four star hotel?!?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Antares for two nights on our way to Switzerland. Location is good, quite close to the lake. Hotel has own parking lot for visitors, which is definitely a plus. Hotel itself is a bit out dated and the decorations are quite...ugly. Hotel seemed to be almost empty, at least we hardly saw anyone else during our stay. Breakfast room was deserted, we were the only ones. And for the four star rating the quality was not good enough either. And the price was quite high also, I didn't expect this at least...but the staff was friendly and everything went well for us, so we are pleased.

As a conclusion: it's an old hotel nearby the lake without any lake view. I would rate this to two or three stars. If you get a cheap offer, take it, but don't expect a high quality hotel for your money.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

On a recent trip to France Switzerland and Italy my wife and I used several hotels all booked via Expedia. I was asked to review all except one - this one!!! It was dreadful: we booked a room with a bath-tub and a balcony but on arrival were given a room with a shower only and no balcony. The management readily gave us another room with a bath-tub with a shower over. The bath was not at all inviting and was not used. The balcony looked out onto residential building opposite (about 30 feet away) and the view was dreadful and the balcony was not used.
We had booked for two nights but I immediately changed the booking to the one night and the next day we moved on to a different hotel in Switzerland.
The public areas of the Antares were very rough and dingy (more like how one might expect a hostel to look)
we were offered a 20% discount on food in the restaurant but we cannot comment on the food or the service as faced with the dreadful appearance of the hotel we were not brave enough to face the experience. For similar reasons we could not face the breakfast that we had paid for so we stopped at a roadside cafe during our "escape".
All in all a very bad experience - this hotel is billed as a four star hotel - I know there are variations in people's opinions but in my view this hotel should be a TWO star at best. The last words are really hardly necessary but I will say them anyway - NEVER AGAIN FOR US AND BE WARNED!!!

Stayed September 2012
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Address: Via Gramsci 9, Arona, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Arona
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Arona
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Antares 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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