My wife and myself, together with two friends have just returned from an eight day stay at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Bavino, Italy. The trip was organised by Travelsphere and our tour guide Debbie was an absolute gem throughout our stay. We and others valued not only her ability to assist with trips etc, but also her knowledge about the area and about local cultural norms. Debbie was extraordinary when along with hotel staff she, arranged medical assistance when my wife needed to be transported to hospital for treatment. Debbie was able to translate and also to advocate on behalf of my wife in order to ensure she received a good medical assessment. We were allocated room 209 and our friends were allocated room 208. The rooms were situated at the front of the hotel and were a reasonable size, although a little tired. It has to be said that we have never had such a comfortable nights sleep - the mattresses were superb, the only distraction being the road noise from the busy main road right at the front of the hotel. The noise can be reduced by closing the windows and using the air conditioning to circulate air into the room. Other reviewers have noted the road noise at the front of the hotel being an issue, the noise does reduce during the night though. The hotel staff were really warm and welcoming, and the reception staff dealt quickly with issues of concern. We needed extra pillows, and had a problem with the shower tray. The reception staff dealt with both matters very efficiently. This is despite operating a very busy hotel. The hotel has a beautifully situated swimming pool, accessible via an ascending path through a delightful well maintained garden area at the rear of the hotel. There is an area set aside with sun loungers and the pool is staffed by a lifeguard. Food at the hotel is very nicely prepared, and two choices of starters, main course and sweet of the day. Staff in the spacious dining rooms are pleasant and will change menu options if requested. The dining room manager Phillipe ensures cleanliness of utensils, dishes and table ware and a really high standard from staff. The bedroom linen and towels are changed daily and the rooms are clean. The bar area is very nicely situated and has lots of seating for chatting with a drink. Being central in Bavino, the hotel has lots of useful information about bus and boat timetables. Lots of places to eat, for that special panini our group of four recommends Bar L'in Contro just a five minute walk, near the ferry terminal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Beau Rivage of Baveno offers comfortable accommodation in a wonderful Lake Maggiore setting, with enchanting views of the Borromean Islands. Wi-Fi and parking are free. All rooms are air-conditioned. The hotel's amenities include bar, an outdoor swimming pool with whirlpool, and spacious air-conditioned lounges. You can relax in the charming internal garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beau Rivage Hotel
- Hotel Beau Rivage Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy