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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa

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Corso Umberto I, 67, Stresa, Italy
+39 0323 9389 38
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Shortly after checking in at the hotel and being shown to our room, we were treated to a severe thunderstorm on our first night in Stresa and were therefore glad that we’d booked a table at the hotel’s own restaurant. How wrong could we be? The restaurant staff members were cold and unwelcoming bar for a couple of exceptions. I... More 

Hope, New Jersey
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135 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is over the top in its beauty; the restaurant has very inventive menus and service is top notch. Call ahead at least one day to get outside dining as the experience is wonderful. The meals are very reasonably priced which was surprising considering the service, location and quality.

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aromatherapy massage was divine - one of the best I have ever had. Beautiful lavender oils were used in a full body massage.

Thank LaLionesa
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382 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Stayed here recently. Last time was 4 years ago I think. I quite like the location - off the town but a short walk to it. Had a seafront room with a balcony. Quant furnishings and a nice bathroom, although it took a little while to get my shower working right. But I did it! Only 4 stars as it... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We only had the buffet breakfast, we were there two days. It was very good. Waiters were ok, maybe grouchy because it was hot or maybe they are not well paid. They could be friendlier.

Thank 900diane
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I am a therapist in the UK and have visited this Spa on the two occasions that I've been to Stresa. Firstly, the rooms are good but the couches are fantastic! The couches are so much more comfortable, and practical than the average UK treatment couches. Then there's the staff who are so professional, and work hard to converse with... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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173 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is a wonderful spot to stop in for afternoon cocktails. The lobby bar is elegant and a great place to relax with a campari soda and people watch. The garden behind the hotel is a must see - the statue of the nymphs and the musical water feature (every half hour) is beautiful.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

the food was good but not as good as we expected. The wine and desserts were better that the dinner itself. The service was little bit lost due to the restaurant was full with the guest of the Hotel. It's nice experience due to the amazing location and decoration of the Hotel but the restaurant itself needs to improve the... More 

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Ispra, Italy
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

The setting is absolutely beautiful, you sit in their grand dining hall or (as in our case) their lake view sun terrace (although it was dark by the time we got there). Service is very good and friendly. We had the menu. The choices may have been a bit on the safe side, the food was fine, no complaints but... More 

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

Thanks to “hofmakl” for both her review (this one and the one about the hotel). Obviously I liked the review about the hotel much better but I appreciate that she took the time to write about our restaurant too. True, the setting is impressing, we invest a lot in the decorations and it shows. The view is great too, too... More 

Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

My wife and I were guests in the hotel for two nights and ate on both evenings in the restaurant. On the first evening we were impressed by the service. We both skipped antipasto and primo and went straight to the secondo. My wife enjoyed her veal on celeriac mousse very much. My lamb filet pieces with artischokes spears and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Umberto I, 67, Stresa, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Lake Maggiore  >  Stresa
  • Phone Number: +39 0323 9389 38
  • This restaurant is at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
The Restaurant of the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees - Elegant - Gluten free - Reservations welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?