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“Too expensive” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ristorante Il Porticciolo
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Via Fortino, 40, 21014 Laveno-Mombello, Italy   |  
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Milano
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Too expensive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Nice location, if renovated :-) Our room had sea view, but was located above a water shrink, so we avoided to look down... Not very appropriate for families with small children, many steps to climb, parking was sometimes difficult. Main problem was the unhospitality of the owners towards foreign guests. We did not feel welcome, the male owner obviously preferred to work in the kitchen than helping his clients. His wife tried to be friendly but did not always succeed. Other stuff was rarely seen. Breakfast would have been okay if complete without several times having to ask for some bread, cheese, butter etc. The hotel has the character of a pension which has seen better times, and the focus seems to be serving clients in the restaurant who leave again on the same evening... :-) Once we had lunch on the terrace (breakfast on the terrace was not always possible!), food was fresh and good - avoid sleeping there, but go to the restaurant :-)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

This place confused me to bits.... When you arrive you think you have driven in to a dilapidated supermarket carpark. From the outside the hotel is falling to peices and poorly constructed. Once you have desended the concrete entrance staircase and checked in, the rooms are actually ok. Recently renovated, funtional etc. We had a Jnr suite with a lake view. Nice view of the lake and Laveno.

I think maybe this hotel was ok in the 60's, maybe, but it is way past its 'sell by' date. It is as if someone has spent money trying to bring it up to scratch and faling. Simply falling to bits in to many places.

The breakfast, was watery coffee, a frozen crossaint, and cornflakes... Thats it. no exagerration.

All of which could be forgiven on a rather quiet stretch of lake Maggiore, if the manager wasnt so grumpy!!! (I assume he was the manager. could be the chef i guess). Grumpy, dismissive and made all to feel generally unwelcome. There was one helpful lady trying to make up for this guys rudeness, but an impossible task im afraid.

Unless you have to be in Laveno, i wouldnt recommend staying at this place.

Room Tip: Jnr suites were fine, dont know about others. Ask for one.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2010

1) This side of the Lago Maggiore doesn't worth a trip. If you want to visit some authentic gems,cross the lake!
2) Laveno is not interesting;
3) The hotel is well located with a nice view but should be sharply renewed;
4) The staff is extremly unfriendly;
5) Breakfast is very poor;
6)We didn't have dinner at the hotel's restaurant

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Ristorante Il Porticciolo

Address: Via Fortino, 40, 21014 Laveno-Mombello, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Maggiore > Laveno-Mombello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Laveno-Mombello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ristorante Il Porticciolo 3*
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