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“Superb hospitality in beautiful location” 5 of 5 stars
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Via San Antonio 55 | Solcio, 28040 Lesa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Lesa
London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Superb hospitality in beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at The Villa San Antonio as a group of three friends just recently for 2-3 nights.

Gary and Jenny were extremely hospitable and helpful. As there were three of us, an extra bed was put in to the summer house which, although it made it a little bit cramped, showed how helpful Gary and Jenny were. The mattress was quite comfortable but not as comfortable as the main bed in the summer house which I had a quick lie on - it was heavenly! In addition, perhaps the summer house could benefit from blocking out the light a little more?

Sheets were washed when requested, restaurant suggestions enthusiastically given and my friends enjoyed an evening with Gary and Jenny at their rooftop bar (I had had to leave a day earlier). I was really impressed too that Gary remembered all our names so quickly!

Their lovely dog Sascha is so friendly too and made the whole experience feel very homely.

Breakfast is served on a roof terrace with amazing views. The pancakes and scrambled eggs were fantastic. Particularly the scrambled eggs. So well seasoned!

We enjoyed some relaxation time on the private beach which had just been refreshed with more pebbles. Swimming in the lake was delightful - the water so clear and fresh!

Overall, a fantastic time was had and for a very reasonable price too.

Thank you Gary and Jenny!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our long weekend with Gary and Jen, the owners of this Bed and Breakfast. The old villa is nicely located on the shore of the Lago Maggiore just separated by a small road and a great starting point for exploring the region. You have to be careful to arrive by the lake road and not to take the road via the village, as the roads in the village are very narrow and you might get stuck. We stayed in the small summer house which is very romantic and has a nice balcony with a pittoresque view over the lake. While in general everything is clean (towels, bedding), you should not be afraid of spiders. Jen and Gary are fantastic hosts who make you feel very welcome and always have great tips for what to do and see around the Lago Maggiore. The breakfast is being served on a terrace with a beautiful view on the lake and even though there is not a big variety (pancakes and scrambled eggs) the quality is superb- in combination with the hosts and the view one of the best breakfasts ever. We will definitely come again ☺!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our weekend retreat at Jenny & Gary's B&B was fabulous. From the very warm welcome that not once subsided in kindness, happiness and generosity throughout the entire stay, to the spectacular views, the cozy (whilst also spacious!) rooms and terrace, and the amazing surroundings, this was a most special stay. We also enjoyed a nice glass of vino rosso on their boat...Vino Rosso!! Loved it!! As we were welcoming my brother from Canada for the first time to this magical area of Italy, we could not have found a better home and hosts. Huge thanks to Jenny & Gary!! We will most certainly be back.
And to echo the words of others' reviews, yes, the breakfast is excellent!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had an amazing stay at the villa. Everything was just perfect: the host was very welcoming and charming, the view astonishing and the breakfast delightful! The location was great, definitely one of the best places at the lago maggiore.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lovely hosts Gary and Jenny make you feel you're staying at a friends"house. The view from the terrace is spectacular and makes breakfast a delightful experience. The B & B is ideally located to visit the Borromeo islands and the wonderful surroundings of Lago Maggiore.
This was our second time there and we're planning to go back as soon as we get a chance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Additional Information about The Villa San Antonio

Address: Via San Antonio 55 | Solcio, 28040 Lesa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Lesa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Lesa
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
The Villa San Antonio Italy/Lesa

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