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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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shifnal
Reviewed October 29, 2016

it is the most magnificent of hotels,like an art gallery and the most opulent stately home combined,almost more staff than guests!it is very pricy compared to large selection of restaurants that are only a few minutes away.We were there during Avery wet weekend in October but the famous gardens where still stunning.But beware the island garden/palaces closed for the winter...

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Avila Beach, California
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We got beautiful sweet with all the nice amenities of a Grand Hotel including balcony overlooking promenade and the lake. Lovely breakfast. Great outdoor pool we got to use(beginning of June). Nice spa with small indoor pool and sauna. Overall nice experience. Perhaps slightly overpriced considering off season rate. Can't justify paying more in July/August.

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atlanta
Reviewed October 27, 2016

On a long row of beautiful hotels which are classic or designed to appear so, this hotel is the most scenic and perhaps largest on Lake Maggiore in Stresa. The furnishings are lovely and the setting is serene, but the staff was occasionally to often contrary for lack of perhaps an exact word. The concierge, for example, handed our key...

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Curitiba
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The hotel is very well located right in front of the lake. Its seems like its an old hotel but has been renewed. The conferences rooms are good, breakfast room is very nice with a great view and breaksfat was very good. My room was kind of old, at the penthouse but with only two small windows. This bugged me...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Superb pricey hotel. I'm always happy to pay for quality. With the amount paid by clients I would expect better than a buffet breakfast or at least an egg chef standing by. Its the opposite, no chef, pretty average buffet, and they charged me an extra €9 for a couple of fried eggs!! Could and should do better!

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

I thank MAG900 for his review and for his patronage. I am sorry to learn that the Grand hotel des Iles Borromées has not been up to the expectation. Specifically because of the price of the fried eggs. Considering that it took him more than a year to “digest” those eggs and write his review, I am sure that to...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautifully appointed grand hotel from the second half of the 19th century. Has a nice spa with sauna, Turkish bath and inside swimming pool. Very nice rooms, poorly isolated from the neighboring ones. Disappointingly slow free wi-fi, consistently metered under 0.5 Mbps in the room. No wifi in the restaurant/breakfast room. We were disappointed to find our luggage still at...

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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

A very grand hotel. We were stunned on arrival as we dared to pull our rental car into the ornate gates. Service very high quality and great French cuisine. The grounds are nice. The atmosphere is grand but relaxed. There is art everywhere! It's an easy place to be and feel special. Staff are friendly and welcoming. The concierge was...

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Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed October 21, 2016

My husband and I stayed here during a Backroads walking/hiking tour of the Italian Lakes. We were celebrating our 30 Anniversary and my 60th Birthday. The whole trip was magical, but this hotel was one of the absolute highlights. It is truly a Grand old hotel, but beautifully updated for modern comfort. Make sure you get a room that faces...

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calabasas
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Get a lakeview room, view is breathtaking. Go on the ferry to visit isola bella and isola madre. go to verbania and visit villa taranto. Eat at Papagamo restaurant in Stresa , ate there twice , meal was outstanding. Breakfast at the hotel comes with the room, best breakfast we had in Italy, it has lake view while you eat....

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful staff, food, setting; bathroom shower/tub & fixtures oddly situated causing partial flooding of bathroom floor if not used very judiciously, very slow tub/shower drain. Beautiful garden view with flowers and fountains; I would definitely stay there again if I ever return to Stresa.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $172 - $327 (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
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
#1 Spa Hotel in Stresa
#4 Family Hotel in Stresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
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“Must have lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles anjumvira, 1 week ago | Read review
“View of the lake and mountains is ideal, but garden view is fine too.”
  • View from the boat touring one of the small islands.
 of 5 bubbles 768de, 1 week ago | Read review
“Anything facing the lake.”
 of 5 bubbles cullasaja, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Lake view!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles marygay, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“The garden view get the sun in the afternoon”
 of 5 bubbles gilishropshire, Oct 29, 2016 | Read review
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