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Hotel San Carlo

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#1 of 7 hotels in Arona
Certificate of Excellence
Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Arona, Hotel San Carlo is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel San Carlo makes it easy to enjoy the best of Arona. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a minibar, air conditioning, and a sofa, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. Hotel San Carlo features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts an on-site restaurant. If you are driving to Hotel San Carlo, free parking is available. For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Arona, Hotel San Carlo is located a short distance from Collegiata della nativita di Maria Vergine (1.0 mi) and Lungolago di Arona (1.2 mi). While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including Pasticceria Oliver, Strobino, and Baraonda lounge cafè, all of which are a short distance from Hotel San Carlo. If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Il Lungo Lago (1.1 mi), Statue of San Carlone (0.1 mi), or Rocca Borromea di Arona (0.7 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance. Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel San Carlo is sure to make your visit to Arona one worth remembering.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room service
Banquet Room
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 46 out of 100
298Restaurantswithin 5 miles
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The San Carlo hotel provides excellent value for money as a B&B: Room is quite spacious, clean, with a comfortable bed, and we even got a room with a huge private terrace with a magnificent view of the Lago Maggiore - all for the basic price of EUR 100 for the night. I would assume prices to rise sharply in the Summer season. But with this location, and proximity to the Milan Airport - Malpensa, the San Carlo is a great find in the southern part of the lake - in Ancona. However, when you hear the sentence "I have ristorante" at check-in: Be aware, nod, smile, and quickly come up with an excuse for not making a dinner reservation: Already eaten; not hungry; made a previous arrangement at a different restorant, etc. Unfortunately, we did not, and ended up with the worst "gourmet meal" ever experienced in Italy. From the menu and its prices, you look forward to each course. From the first taste you wish you could leave immediately, and by the end of the meal you have sworn to not eat again for a long time. And by the time you shall check out, you realize that your unfortunate visit to the restaurant ended up costing you more than the night at the hotel! So in short: Excellent stay at the hotel if you stay away from the culinary offerings of the restaurant.
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The hotel is on the top of a hill, right across the street where stands the statue of San Carlo (beautiful point of interest, by the way). Breakfest is good, but do not expect a very wide array of options. Very very very quiet at night. Room is clean, with a nice terrace. Bathroom is good but the shower space is really tight for a guy my size (not a basketball player but not a race driver as well).
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Fantastic small hotel overlooking the lake (be sure to get a baloney/lake view room-totally worth it!) located a short distance outside Arona. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The rooms was a good size, very clean and modern. Located across the street from the statue of San Carlo. The on-site restaurant has very good food and the breakfast buffet is great. Highly recommend!
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We had the most wonderful stay at Hotel San Carlo. Super kind service and a wonderful restaurant. Our stay was just perfect! After a lovely dinner, my husband and I sat on our balcony late into the evening enjoying the beautiful view.
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We are travelling on our motorbikes, all around the Alps and booked our rooms 2 hrs before we arrived. We had a very warm welcome and were blown away by the location and superb views of the lake. They have own car park which was great 👍🏼 for our Bikes and walking distance to the lake and town. After a drink on the terrace, we quickly decided we would stay an extra night. Breakfast was your normal Italian fare, cold meats, cheese, boiled eggs, yoghurts and cakes...great coffee too. We had a meal in the restaurant in the evening which was fabulous!! All 4 of us had something different and was suitably impressed. Nothing was too much trouble and a special mention for Marco, who was the star of the show⭐️!!! He bent over backwards to make our visit a pleasurable one. He obviously enjoys his job. We will be back.
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$103 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyPiedmontLake MaggioreArona
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