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“Fantastic stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel dei Tigli Angera
Via Paletta n. 20, 21021 Angera, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Angera B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend over Easter, had a lovely time, and would definitely recommend it. Some of the key points:

- Clean, comfortable and spacious room with good mattress, excellent power shower/ bathroom, TV (with BBC World and CNN).
- Heating - I was actually too hot the first night and woke up a few times but then I just adjusted the heating the next day which was easy and it was perfect.
- Free wifi!
- Good, fresh continental breakfast with all the usual things plus those tasty Italian blood oranges with the juicer machine (I had loads;) - also the coffee was fantastic as it should be in Italy and the staff friendly.
- Minibar - I know this is a small thing and most people ignore the minibar but they are a dying breed in many hotels and I like them.
- Excellent location by the beautiful lakeside and I highly recommend getting a boa trip to Stresa and the islands (Isola Bella and Isola Madre) which are simply stunning with the lake and mountain scenery.
- Very friendly staff eager to help me with restaurant bookings, boat trips, advice getting around and generally anything and everything. Plus the lounge area was comfortable to relax in and read about the area whilst waiting for my girlfriend to get ready.
- Good value.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Norwich
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46 hotel reviews
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

I came to Angera because I was working for the week at Ispra. The two hotels offered me at this time of the year (off-season) were the Pavone and the dei Tigli. I chose the second because of its slightly better reviews. First the good points. The receptionists and the caretaker (who spoke no English) were happy and helpful. My computer caught a dreadful malware virus on their unsecured wireless network; yet they were so helpful, even calling in the Caribineiri (who were useless). After one day, the same waitress at breakfast knew exactly what I wanted by way of coffee and brought it without asking. Good service. Additionally, many Italian hotels have dreadful heating systems – but dei Tigli’s was fine. It was snow and sleet on the first day but the room was warm as well as the lobby area. The negatives? My room on the second floor had no desk and was dreadfully gloomy. It overlooked a small courtyard. I am sure it would have been beautifully shady and a refuge from summer heat but in the dreadful March weather, it was depressing. In the bathroom (quite well appointed). The fixed shower head spayed not only the shower cubicle but all of the rest of the bathroom. There is some maintenance needed, including the loose loo seat and other small imperfections that a good hotel would pick up. So I am torn in my rating. I liked the hotel and its people; but the owners cut corners and fail to support adequate maintenance. If you like the laid-back touch and you relish the location right close to Lake Maggiore, you will love it. For me, I had to work in the evening and as I lay on the bed (because there was no desk) I could hardly see my computer keyboard even with every light on. If you stick out for a better room, I am sure you would have a great time – and one of my colleagues had a nice balcony and desk. The TV, by the way, has BBC World Service. The fixed price of Euro 95 per night for a single occupancy seemed to be the same whatever room you got - reasonable value but i wished I had complained and got a better room.

Room Tip: I am told that rooms on Floor 1 are larger and better - but I cannot vouch for that advice..
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed here just one night and it was perfect and incredibly good value. The room was large and very clean with a decent sized shower. Unusually for Italy the wi-fi was free and reached our second floor room without any problem. The staff were really friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. Breakfast was good by Italian standards (i.e. nothing cooked), but fresh rolls and croissants, fruit salad, fresh fruit, yogurts, cold meat and cheeses and the freshly squeezed orange juice was great. We shall definitely visit again when in the area.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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UAE
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed there in NOV12 for 4 nights. Very good breakfast - exactly you need in the morning - not more not less. Room comfortable and very clean maintained. Free WiFi - and at a good speed. But, what really makes the difference is the staff attitude - they really make you feel at home. By heart, not by written procedures.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Very close to boat from Arona. Staff was very helpful. Free wi-fi in room and lobby. Free use of great bicycles! Very good breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice, selection of meat and cheeses, yogurt, scrambled eggs and croissants.
Room was comfortable. No coffee pot in room.
We were there October 23 - 25, so, unfortunately the castle was already closed.
If you visit here, take the extra cab trip to a great restaurant Golosi dei Renghi!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Napa, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stayed here in Oct 2012 for 3 nights. Good location, quiet, nice Jr. suite on 3rd level with balcony. Room clean, bed comfortable, bathroom clean. Good daily maid service. Friendly and helpful desk staff. Good breakfast included. Easy walk to the ferry to Arona or Stresa. Ferry ride to Arona is about 5 minutes and runs almost hourly. Several good restaurants in the area including the one next to Hotel Pavone about a block away. Would stay here again no doubt, especially if you wanted to drive up to Switzerland or visit towns on this side of the lake. We also took the ferry up to visit Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Isola Pescatore and Stresa. Barbara at the ferry boat ticket office is very helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancashire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The title of the review says it all. The hotel is down a small winding alley off the main road passing Lake Maggiore through Angera. It is nominally 3-star but expect nice comfortable rooms with a tasteful decor. The hotel appears family run and as a result has a certain degree of (charming) informality to it all. The staff did not speak much English but made effort to be helpful. Had a nice quiet sleep. The breakfast was nice though the choice wasn't large. Having said that, I don't usually have huge breakfasts so was sufficient for my liking. There was no charge for the wifi access and the speed was reasonable. On the night of my arrival, I asked for suggestions for a restaurant and was pointed to a nice place nearby (in the next street effectively next to Hotel Pavone. The pizza and beer were great and very nice large slice of tiramisu was most welcome.

As others have noted, the hotel is a stone's throw away from the lake which is nice to walk around. Angera itself is a charming little town, with winding streets and a 13th century castle. I enjoyed walking around the streets (though they were rather quiet as it seems the place is used mainly for holiday homes by people in Milan - I didn't mind the lack of tourist bustle though). The castle is a short walk up from the hotel and you get some great views from there.

I stayed at the hotel for two nights for business but I could easily consider coming here for a weekend getaway or staying for longer and using Angera as a base to explore the surroundings of Lake Maggiore. Would definitely stay again when back in the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Paletta n. 20, 21021 Angera, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Maggiore > Angera
Amenities:
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Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Angera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 31
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