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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

#1 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
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Corso Umberto I, 67, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked the hotel on Booking.com and unfortunately Brexit occurred nd we ended up paying more than we thought we were paying. Be prepared to be stunned by the interior of the hotel which has some stunning art work and collectibles in the corridors. We tried upgrading to a lakeview room but this cost a ridiculous 100Euro more per night... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a stunning hotel right on the lake side of Lake Maggiorie. It is old world 5 star luxury and if you want to experience a taste of the traditions of the "Grand Tour" then this hotel is the one to visit. The decor is stunning with beautiful chandeliers, and artworks round every corner. Staff are very attentive and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is stunning, with very attentive staff. Concierge's couldn't do enough to help. Rooms are well decorated but for the high price they should be, but absolutely amazed there is no tea or coffee, or ironing facilities in the rooms! Food is excellent, as is spa and pool facilities. We ate out most evenings as the near-by restaurants are all... More 

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

Many thanks to Bazz2011 for his nice words, it is fuel for our enthusiasm! The concierge staff is especially thankful! Indeed, we spent a lot for decorations and furniture and I am glad it shows, even if the cost of the room is not that high! Just a word regarding the ironing facilities: even if every room has a smoke... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't really know where to begin. I stayed here in one of the rooms overlooking the wonderful expansive gardens with my teenagers a couple of years ago and fell in love with the place at first sight and experience. I was doing some research and the two general managers, Signori Mariani and Ardulluzo, couldn't have been more gracious and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like waking up in a branded hotel in the morning not knowing which city you are in then do not read on. If you appreciate hotels with history and character seeping out of every wall then this hotel is for you. The location doesnt need too much comment - it overlooks Lake Maggiori, enough said. I travel a... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old hotel. Staff is very good. Especially the Concierge staff, who were extremely helpful to us. I would give it 5 stars except our room was very very small, too small to be comfortable. Too bad because it was nice to see all the antiques and to read the information about the pieces. Our air conditioning did not work... More 

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I thank “900diane” for staying at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées and for her feedback, our concierge and the architect are especially grateful for her nice words. I am sorry to learn that “900diane”was not 100% satisfied about her stay, last winter we invested a lot of money renovating the air conditioning and now it works great, you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent four nights here last week,and when approaching,you see this stunning building standing out by the lake. Like going back in time,opulant,luxury and granduer. Gardens are impressive,staff are very helpful and the rooms are comfy and grand. We had half board so cant comment on food apart from brekkie. Breakfast is very good,lots of selection and choice,but,only a small but,if... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful building, heavily decorated outside and inside - if you like this style. My garden view 1st floor room was big and cozy but it didn't feel like a 5 star accommodation at all. I enjoyed breakfast at the ground floor restaurant with the great lake view. You ca take a 5 minutes walk to the town center... More 

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

Thanks to “AndaGeogiana” for choosing the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées and for appreciating the unique view and the very comfortable location, those are some of the features makes the Grand Hotel des Borromees so special. The Hotel is richly decorated and this is part of its charm, it is a belle Epoque palace, it was built in 1863, it... More 

Byfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chosen as a conference location by our hosts and what a location! The hotel is simply fantastic and I look forward to when I can afford to visit privately - Stresa itself is very gentil and lovely for a passeggiata interrupted by the occasional stop for an expresso or two

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beverly hills, california
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39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

please read this review in context of Hotel's 5 star rating and price. the hotel has a deprived mentality. nothing and I mean nothing five star about this once grand old hotel ; I think what took the cake and reflective of my opinion is I booked a day at the spa and went to wait in relaxation room where... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Cuisines: Italian, European, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxe and tradition; since 1863 the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is the place to stay while visiting the Maggiore Lake area. The builing, the public areas and the rooms feature all modern conforts while still keeping the same belle epoque atmosphere. The park is decorated with statues, fountains and rare plants and the view from the rooms and the restaurant is spectacular. The Medical SPA of the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is one of the first in Italy and can offer aesthetic treatments combined with a personalized diet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Address: Corso Umberto I, 67, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range: $261 - $502 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
#1 Spa Hotel in Stresa
#4 Family Hotel in Stresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
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