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“Brilliant touch of Italian class” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Splendid
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant touch of Italian class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2012

Just returned from a holiday at the Splendid. it has truly stunning views of the lake and enjoyed breakfast on the terrace looking out on to the lake every morning. Breakfast had something for everybody with a good selection of food available. The terraces with nice comfy seating was lovely to just sit and relax if you didn't want to sit on the beach. We had a room which overlooked the pool and the lake, the room was very spacious and clean.The reception staff were very polite and helpful in particular Federica who helped us retrieve a jacket which we left on the bus. This hotel was excellent with very tasteful Italian furnishings. Baveno was a short walk from the hotel but had some excellent eateries especially The Posta, truly lovely food at a reasonable price. We would recommend this hotel and would definitely go back in the future.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

After a short 2 night stay at the Hotel Splendid with my girlfriend in early July we can safely recommend a stay there. The hotel is very spacious as it is set a few hundred metres down from the main town centre (a very easy 5 minute amble for restaurants, cafes and boats). The hotel has a great pool for those who dont want to swim in the lake, and for those who do, there is a large private beach which has been built for guests only which makes use of the amazing views. The rooms themselves were very nice, with great big beds, a spacious bathroom and nicely appointed decorations. The staff also were incredibly friendly, from the reception staff to the bar staff. As a nice, recently renovated hotel this one is a great place to base yourself while you relax by Laggo Maggiore.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K H
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Royal Leamington Spa
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2012

This hotel lives up to its name. Having just spent a week there from 1st to 8th July 2012 I can report that it is worthy of the praise given by previous visitors. We had a superior double room overlooking the mountains at the rear of the hotel which was considerably cheaper than the rooms with a lake view. When the hotel was renovated a few years ago it is evident that no expense was spared as all the fittings and fixtures are of the highest quality and sympathetic to the age of the hotel. It is truly opulent and typically Italian! The public areas are truly comfortable both inside and out. The terrace overlooking the lake has very comfortable chairs and sofas with large umbrellas to protect from the hot sun. The pool is magnificent however the lounging area can get very hot under the sun and apart from the umbrellas there is no shade. Baveno is a lovely quiet town, much more pleasant than the larger resort of Stresa, a couple of miles south which is very busy, both worth a wander around the cafes and shops. Also there is a greater choice of restaurants in Stresa than Baveno. However Baveno centre is just a 10 to 15 minute stroll from the hotel and has a reasonable choice of places to eat and drink. We are very glad we stayed in Baveno rather than Stresa. Most hotels in Stresa are on the other side of the busy road, whereas the Splendid is right on the lakeside, just a perfect location, probably the best on Lake Maggiore!
We also enjoyed the small town of Feriolo just a mile or so up the road from Baveno, a few nice lakeside restaurants at reasonable prices.

Room Tip: Choose a mountain view room which are considerably less in price than the lake view rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Barty18
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Dublin, Ireland
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71 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

The Splendid is in a great location and makes the most of it by having great public areas overlooking the lake. It was done up around 2009 and has that ubiquitous look - so you could be anywhere in the world. However, it worked for us. It's not intimate or even that friendly - but a good place to relax and take it easy. Baveno is a short walk away, and having rambled around Stresa, I'd prefer Baveno! We had lovely food in one of the local restaurants and it all felt a bit more like you were in a proper working, Italian town - compared with Stresa which is lovely, but most definitely a tourist town.
I'd stay again, but would prefer to pay an inclusive rate for the hotel, i.e. include breakfast and internet access was a bit too corporate and too expensive.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank fs001
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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

This is a fabulous hotel with superb staff. It is luxury at a reasonable price. Bedrooms are big, very comfortable, with clean sheets & towels every day. The views over the lake are stunning, the pool and spa wonderful.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the road as it can be noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neil H
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful week stay at Hotel Splendid.
The hotel is beautiful and the staff are fantastic. We stayed in the new part of the hotel, which also contains the spa. We had an amazing, clean and handsome room with 2 enormous balconies over-looking the lake and pool. Although we hadn’t paid for a lake view they gave us the room just to be nice! We found the restaurant to be really excellent and again the staff were really friendly and couldn’t do enough to help you.

It is necessary to have a car because although you can walk to Baveno from Hotel Splendid there isn’t that much in the town. Stressa is a short drive away and has a lot more to see and do. Also there are so many wonderful restaurants to visit in the area so a car is a must.

It is a very quiet hotel and it seems there are very few guests there during the week although more arrive for weekends (we were there June 22nd-29th).

In the church of Stressa there is a statue of the Virgin Mary’s sister who is the patron saint of hospitality. This is very appropriate for this area and especially the Hotel Splendid as everyone is very kind, friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Richard H
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

I stayed for a short business trip in the area, hoping to chill out during the week. The hotel was looking good and had wonderful reviews, so I gave it a try. It was priced in line with same category in the area. I consider quite unfair discovering then that the room fare doesn't include anything at all (no parking, no fitness club, no spa, no internet and so on). The hotel furniture and decor is extremely heavy and tacky, definitely not in my taste, nothing like the kind of class and elegance it pretends to be. The hotel was crowded with tourists, giving the atmosphere of being on a cruise. No way to relax, even the lounge atmosphere was compromised by some mediocre live music. The restaurant is on a even lower level, the food served is definitely bad, clearly aimed to a public not used to the italian standard. Overall not quite a good pick.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gpress
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Property: Hotel Splendid
Address: Via Sempione, 12, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Baveno
#2 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
#3 Family Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Splendid 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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Splendid Hotel Baveno
Hotel Splendid Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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