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Hotel Simplon
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“simplon the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Simplon in September 2013 and it was just superb from the minute we arrived until the day we left. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The maitre'd Francesco was brilliant as were the reception staff. The meals were fantastic, the rooms very clean and the lake view room was special. We will return. Well done to you all for making our holiday perfect

Room Tip: paying a supplement for a lake view room is well advised
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has the lot,lake views ,gardens ,pool, with great staff. Bar with terrace at night is great for relaxing after a day out. But the best was the restaurant stayed on half board and the food was just great and plentiful and not cutting the quality. Fantastic week.

  • Stayed August 2013
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6 Thank James W
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burnley
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Food, views great staff helpful and friendly but:
(a) took several days for my wifes gluten free requirements to be met even though we specifically mentioned these when booking via Thomson
(b) satellite TV did not have any English entertainment channels just news
(c) our mountain-view room was well furnished but very noisy particularly lateat night - not from the road but from the lift shaft nearby

Room Tip: Keep away from the lifts
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I stayed here for a week in June. The room overlooked the lake and pool and gave stunning views of the mountains. The staff were all very friendly and the food delicious and varied during our stay. Such a relaxing week in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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U.K.
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134 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We spent a night here as prices seemed lower than in Stesa. The hotel is huge and the same company seems to own others in the town. We chose a lake view room which was worth-while as it was reasonably sized and had a good view over the gardens, pool, and lake and mountains beyond. Being such a huge place we were concerned that the restaurant might be mainly devoted to groups but my guess (having seen it in through the windows later) was that it might have been ok. In fact we dined at the Sottosopra nearby. The hotel charges for wifi but gave us a credit for online booking which covered this. There was parking in the grounds - fairly full but we found a place. The buffet breakfast was good, and at 7:30 we were the only ones taking it!

The oddest feature of the hotel is the connection to the Hotel Dino which is further along the street. There is a long tunnel lined with reproductions of mostly famous works of art, so called the gallery. It must be a few hundred metres long in total and cross under a couple of steets and several other properties. It must have been very expensive to create, but almost nobody except us was using it, and we only did it to explore the other hotel.

Room Tip: Lake-view rooms cost extra but probably worth-while.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank astronomer-at-large
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London
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53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed in at the Simplon in early September and could not fault the hotel.
All the staff were very friendly, and the food was of a very high standard and believe me you will not go hungry.
The room we had was on the 3rd floor and had wonderful views over the lake and you never got tired of waking up in the morning drawing back the curtains and looking out over the Lake.
The swimming pool although rather cold was lovely and clean and it was never busy around the pool.
The Ferry terminal was only a 5min walk from the hotel and from there you had many options of short trips and some further away.
The islands are only a 5min Ferry journey away and are well worth a visit to see the beautiful gardens.
We also did the Maggorie Express trip, which you can take a boat trip from Baveno into Switzerland and take a beautiful scenic train trip back into Italy and then a short train trip back to Baveno, you can also do the train first and take the boat back. One tip is if you take the scenic train first sit on the right or if taking it back sit on the left where the scenery is far better.
There are many other trips to do so you can do as much or as little as you want but all trips are quite leasurely.
You can also use the facilities at the sister hotel Dino which is connected by a walk way, they have a 25metre indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The only complaint i would have was that they had a fantastic gym at the Dino that all could use but at 10euro's per visit i thought this was very steep and in fact i saw no one use the gym throughout my stay which was a shame, i am sure a token cost would attract at least a few people to use the great facilities.
All in all i would highly recommend a stay at the Simplon

Room Tip: Lake view rooms on the 3rd floor have lovely views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed here with a tour group. The allocated hotel ran out of rooms so a few of us were moved to the Simplon next door. The staff at reception were adequate, but the rest of the hotel was great. Room gorgeous, beds comfy, great bathroom and beautiful views of the lake.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Simplon
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 20, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Baveno
#2 Luxury Hotel in Baveno
#3 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Simplon 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Baveno Simplon Hotel
Hotel Simplon Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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