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Corso Belvedere 88, 28823 Ghiffa Italy
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#2 of 2 hotels in Ghiffa
Location
4.6
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4.1
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3.9
Value
3.5
Hotel Ghiffa has 39 comfortable rooms many of which face directly on Lake Maggiore, enjoying a wonderful panoramic view.Your Hotel on the Lake Maggiore.Hotel Ghiffa enjoys an exceptional position overlooking Lake Maggiore, in the centre of Ghiffa, a popular holiday destination in the Piemonte region (Northern Italy), ensuring you an unforgettable stay in a charming and peaceful environment.This splendid Art Nouveau hotel, built at the end of the 19th-century and completely renovated, offers an elegant atmosphere, with refined interiors and a superb range of features, including spacious accommodations, an excellent restaurant, a panoramic terrace, a garden, a bar and a delightful outdoor swimming pool.The Ghiffa hotel’s location is extremely convenient to reach the ferry dock, where you can catch a boat leading to the fabulous Borromean Islands – a major tourist attraction for their picturesque setting.Our swimming-pool 16×7 with its gorgeous view on the lake Maggiore – lago Maggiore and the terrace solarium with and sunshades offers relaxing hours and for those who are no swimming pool fans there is the private beach with its lying-chairs to rest and admire the beautiful scenary.Our restaurant is a pleasant and elegant veranda on Lake Maggiore with a view unforgettable; there, the edge of Verbano served by qualified staff and courteous, you can enjoy delicious and tasty specialities Piedmontese wine and traditional local and international cuisine.How to reach Hotel GhiffaDistances:Malpensa Airport 45 km From the railway of Verbania Pallanza: 15 km By carFrom the A26 follow the signs for Switzerland and exit Verbania.Continue for about 3.5 miles until you reach Ghiffa and then follow the signs to the Hotel Ghiffa.Motorway A9, Laindon – Como – Chiasso, Gravellona Toce, exit Baveno – Verbania.Head towards Switzerland – Locarno, pass the town of Verbania, proceed for 3.5 km to Ghiffa.The hotel is centrally located on the right.From the director of Northern Europe towards exit Bellinzona Locarno and the Italian border, 25 km from Ascona.By planeThe local airport is the international airport of Milan Malpensa, about 45 km from the hotel
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Asma E wrote a review Aug 2021
Hilversum, The Netherlands4 contributions
We have rented 2 scooters here with the kids and we enjoyed it very much! The scooter were easy and lovely to drive. The staff was very polite and helpfull. We made a beautiful trip with our kids. We would love to go back again next time! Thank you very much for your service!! We will see you again!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Fiona wrote a review Jul 2021
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Thanks for these wonderful days we spent at Hotel Ghiffa. This hotel is very lovely and we enjoyed our holidays so much. Super nice Location with private beach and swimming pool. Direct access to the lake. Hotel Ghiffa is located close by the lake and offers a fantastic view. The ambience and as well the food is excellent! Thanks to all the staff members for the great service. We promise to come back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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tommyx wrote a review Sep 2020
19 contributions17 helpful votes
This place could be so much more! Stayed for two nights (room 312, seaview), the location and the deck for sunbathing is simply stunning: clean, right next to the sea, covered with sand. Rooms are small, but generally okay (exceptions below). The seaview rooms have a great view overlooking the lake. But that’s about it. When we arrived we wanted to have a coffee on the restaurant terrace but were told that it’s a restaurant and for a coffee we have to go to the poolbar. The coffee there is served in a paper cup. The poolbar guy seemed to be too busy with his mobile that he denied to bring a drink to the sunchairs, about 20m away, although he clearly had nothing to do. On the weekend, a lot of sunchairs were "reserved" for outside guests. Although the hotel claims air condition in the rooms, this information is not quite correct. You have to tell reception to switch it on and off, as there is no individual control in the room. How to contact reception? You have a phone in the room, but absolutely no room information. Same with the minibar: Although the hotel proudly features minibars in the room, our room had none. Had to go to the bar, waited 3mins. because no one was there and had to return empty. You get different beach towels, some bigger, some smaller. When asking for the bigger ones they said there are none available this day (?) and when asking for a second one the request gets refused. Wi-fi? Didn’t work in our room and not on the sundeck. Breakfast was less than average: Limited choice and if you're rather late (bit still within breakfast time) you risk that some things (croissants, cheese...) are simply not available anymore. And: This is Italy and you’ll get instant coffee for breakfast! There is a possibility to order real coffee, unfortunately nobody tells you and it costs extra. We were disappointed, as the price was above 200€/night and with a bit more (service) effort this could be an amazing place. For us, the value for money was not good.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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monk wrote a review Sep 2020
Monaco102 contributions33 helpful votes
Rooms are completely outdated. Seems like they have not done anything since the 80s. The building has a fantastic potential, as it is very nicely built and the location is stunning. The pool and beach are very nice, but thats where it all ends. Breakfast was terrible and the staff seem to be lost. Pity....
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Alison T wrote a review Jul 2019
Norwich, United Kingdom25 contributions15 helpful votes
Went for long weekend with brother and sister in law as part of low key big birthday celebration for my partner. Fabulous, hotel and room beautiful , glorious views over lake, staff - nothing was too much trouble. facilities excellent.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Room Tip: top floor rooms with small terrace directly onto the lake are beautiful
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FrankandJules wrote a review Oct 2018
Wigan, United Kingdom136 contributions44 helpful votes
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We have just got back from a ten day stay at this hotel. It was excellent. There is not a lot going on in Ghiffa itself but that is what makes it so relaxing and so in my view it is an ideal place to stay if you want to relax. It is also easy to access local busier towns via the regular boats and buses and these are very cheap. The staff in the hotel, from reception staff to the waiters, to the domestics are very professional and go out of their way to help you. Special thanks to Laura and Kienis (hope I got your name correct!) on reception. The hotel is tastefully decorated and very clean and the views are simply stunning. If you can, book a room with a terrace. We fell in love with Ghiffa and the people there. Twice, when stood at a bus stop, locals stopped their car to give us a lift into Intra! This hotel continues to promote the family feel and is somewhere that we will definitely return to.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Flavio C, General Manager at Hotel Ghiffa
Responded Oct 8, 2018
We are really happy that your long stay at Hotel Ghiffa left you such a good feeling. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the hotel and the region. Special thanks from the entire staff for your nice comments: we keep trying to do our best and these feedbacks are always a great achievement and a beautiful prize but even if your comments tell us that we are going in the right way we know that we must keep doing our best and improve day after day. We send you our best regards and really hope to welcome you again on the shores of the Lake Maggiore. Laura - HOTEL GHIFFA
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Vladyslav T wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
We are planning to come back next year, what a perfect weekend destination! The lake is clear-blue and warm enough to swim even in September, and Hotel Ghiffa seems to be the only hotel in Ghiffa with its own beach and direct access to the lake. There also is a swimming pool with an amazing lake view. We rented a boat at the hotel and went to see the islands of the Lago Maggiore - what an experience! The hotel conveniently has its own parking as well. The only thing - the free breakfast is not particularly filling, you’ll find boiled eggs, cheese, ham, granola and yoghurts, which is enough for me, but for hungrier people there is an option to order omelette for about €5 extra. Otherwise, Hotel Ghiffa has about everything you need! All the amazing people working at the hotel were very kind and helpful and made our stay truly wonderful!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lot R wrote a review Jul 2018
Hamburg, Germany9 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband, daughter and I went for lunch at the hotel. The terrace is nice and the view is pretty. However, the burger my husband ordered was less than average with cold chips and the fried sea food I ordered should have come with vegetables and potato but it didn’t. The waiter did not ask once if we were happy with the food. We had to get a children’s chair for our daughter ourselves and she didn’t even get her own plate although we mentioned that she was sharing our food. The service was grumpy and less than inattentive...outrageous 2,50 service charge per person, even for our daughter. We could have had three full lunches at nicer places for the money we spent at this place. We would definitely not recommend the place to anyone for food!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Flavio C, Owner at Hotel Ghiffa
Responded Oct 9, 2018
Dear Lot R, Whilst it was a pleasure to have you as our guest,we are very sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your lunch at the Hotel Ghiffa. We would like to apologize if we came short of meeting your expectations on this particular occasion, rest assured that the general manager personlay taking your constructive feedback on board. It is truly disheartening to know that you left our hotel with a negative impression. We understand that you would prefer not to stay with us again. However, if you do allow us the opportunity of a return visit, please do contact me directly and I will be pleased to overlook your experience with us and will ensure that you will have the best experience ever. We are committed to offering all of our guests exceptional service and trust that we can turn your perception around into a memorable and positive one. Best regards, Flavio Cattaneo
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JEAN-PAUL H wrote a review Jul 2018
Oberaegeri, Switzerland111 contributions45 helpful votes
Very well located in Ghiffa, the hotel has a special class and is very comfortable in all aspects. Great pool, great little beach, nice bar area. Great services from personal. Obviously, u need to take a lake view room, otherwise frustrating. The hotel also rent boat directly from the hotel deck, super convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Grégoire O wrote a review Jul 2018
Buggenhout, Belgium6 contributions1 helpful vote
It is a beautiful location, the rooms are pleasant and very clean with a nice view if you ask for the lake side. The staff is also very friendly. But the restaurant is outdated. I hope they review their menu again.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Flavio C, Owner at Hotel Ghiffa
Responded Oct 9, 2018
Dear Grègoire, Warm greetings from Hotel Ghiffa! First and foremost we want to thank you for sharing your feedback about your stay. Clearly, we value the utmost all constructive comments as they ensure to our Team the tools to further improve and match our guest’s expectations. Unfortunately, your stay was not a memorable one based on your experience shared within TripAdvisor in regards to the Restaurant Menù. We sincerely apologize for this shortfall. I personally want to thank you for raising the issue to our attention that helps us to constantly improve our services. I would like to inform you that we do have a great project for the Lake Front Restaurant for the next opening in April. We sincerely trust that your will give us a second chance when travelling back to Lago Maggiore and experience a great vacation just like all of our loyal guests do over the years whenever staying with us. Best regards, Flavio Cattaneo
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyPiedmontLake MaggioreGhiffa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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HOTEL GHIFFA - Prices & Reviews (Lake Maggiore, Italy)

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ghiffa
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ghiffa?
Nearby attractions include Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto (3.2 miles), Lago Maggiore (3.9 miles), and Isola Madre (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ghiffa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ghiffa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ghiffa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ghiffa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gelato d'altri tempi, Trattoria della stella, and Estremadura Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Ghiffa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Ghiffa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.02 miles away from the center of Ghiffa.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ghiffa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Isola Madre (4.9 miles), Borromeo Palace (4.8 miles), and Mausoleo Luigi Cadorna - architettura di regime (3.9 miles).
Does Hotel Ghiffa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Hotel Ghiffa accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.