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“A gem, a great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Rigoli

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Hotel Rigoli
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A gem, a great place to stay”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed three nights at Hotel Rigoli on Lake Maggiore and we are happy we did. After crossing the Alps by car from Geneva (do it, the scenery is great), we arrived at the hotel at about 3 PM. The reception by the owners was warm, a very pleasant couple. They showed us to our room which was spotless and well appointed; the beds were quite comfortable. We relaxed, seated on the balcony to enjoy the great panoramic view of the lake, with a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio (not expensive) and small canapés from the hotel.

The hotel's location is perfect. It is about a twelve minute leisurely walk to the village's main street and center where there are many restaurants and shops. Also located on main street is the station from which one can purchase day tickets to visit many of the islands by boat (recommended).

The buffet breakfast which was included was plentifu and very good indeedl - many cold cuts, a good variety of cheeses, various breads, eggs (cooked to order), coffee, etc..

We ate dinner there the first night; the menu was plentiful and the food was, well, just OK. The following two evenings we ate in restaurants in the village.

We highly recommend this hotel because of its location, its warmth, its cleanliness. The atmosphere was relaxed throughout our stay. Do not hesitate one second to take a room with a balcony facing the lake - you'll be glad you did.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Rigoli in September 2012 in Baveno. We had a very enjoyable stay!. The owners and staff were all so happy and friendly, they made us feel very welcome. The hotel is right on the lake and we had a room with a balcony overlooking the lake just beautiful. The view is very pretty and serene, we even saw swans swimming on the lake.. Breakfast was quite substantial, cereal, fruit, breads, cakes, cold meat. cheese, eggs, toast and lots more even cappuccino. We had dinner a few times in their dining room and it was very nice.
The Hotel Rigoli is just around the corner from where the smaller "summer boats" leave for the islands or catch the ferry both very reasonable cost wise. The "summer boats" run about every 1/2 hour we found them good to use and it was fun on the smaller boats sometimes we were the only people on board. There are a few nice little cafes and restaurants around for a cheap meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the hotel and would love to go back one day!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Madison, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2012

I stayed at Hotel Rigoli in September and it was my first stay in Baveno. I did not really know what to expect but I was very pleased. The owners and staff are all super friendly and make you feel like a guest in their home. The hotel is directly on the lake and I would certainly request a room with a full lake view since why bother staying on the lake if you can't appreciate a great view. We had halb pension therefore having both the evening meal and breakfast which I can highly recommend. The evening meal was really really good and so was the breakfast. Breakfast was served on the beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and was one of the best breakfasts that I have had in the lakes region. You won't just be offered pastries and coffee and maybe a little yogurt, no you will get a buffet of cheeses and meats and eggs and fruit and about everything you could want. No dinky litttel breakfast here, you won't be hungry when you leave.

Baveno was a little slow compared to Stresa and not that much to do there, but Hotel Rigoli is just around the corner from where the boats leave for the islands so you are only about a three minute walk to catch the boat from the hotel. One tip I would offer is stay away from the "summer boats" operators, there boats do not run near as often as do the public transport boats to and from the islands.

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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

A lovely place! The breakfasts were delightful, delicious, and very complete, and the wait staff was always friendly and eager to please.

We had a room with water view, and it was spacious, as was the en suite bath, and it was complete with all of the amenities. The bed seemed a bit hard for our tastes. We were surprised by the towels... They seemed more like tablecloths, but they did they trick and worked fine nonetheless. Someone made a good point regarding the campground next door. Even though our room was on that end of the hotel, the campground wasn't a problem (although it was a bit noisy).

It was probably more frustrating that the wifi signal was spotty in that end of the hotel, and we had to use wifi in the lobby for a stable signal. If you have multiple devices, ie phone, iPad, laptop, you'll need to ask for a separate Internet passcode for each devise/user.

It's easy to walk everywhere in Baveno, or to the bus into Stresa.

We would recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Pat & Robert Petrie from Dunfermline, Scotland.
We have recently returned from our 3rd holiday in the Hotel Rigoli. Claudia and her team looked after us to the highest standard. We paid the extra for the Lake View room and would always advise this due to the hotel being only a few yards from the lake.
The breakfast (not continental) is absolutely 1st class being taken on the terrace beside the lake. The cheese board at breakfast would put many hotels to shame at Dinner.
Dinner is also of very good quality and the chef does a wonderfull job producing local delights. It seems nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff as long as you enjoy your holiday.
I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who is looking for a quiet family run hotel with great food and the friendly service, 5 minutes from the ferry point. You will be delighted too.
We intend to return again next year and have already told Claudia.
Thanks for a wonderfull holiday!
Pat & Robert.

Room Tip: Always pay the supplement for a lake view and balcony ( it 's not a lot). The hotel is so close...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Rigoli, in Sept 2012. The Hotel was on the lake side with great views. It was good to have breakfast on the terrace every morning. The evening dinners where very good, well prepared and a good choice on the menu. The rooms were kept immaculately clean as was the entire hotel. Go for a lake view/balcony room, you won’t be disappointed. The Hotel is a very short walk to the promenade and boat station in Baveno. Claudia and all of the staff could not have been more helpful - she booked restaurants taxis etc for us

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Oxford, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Most of the points about this really excellent hotel have been told already. We booked our stay direct with Claudia via email. The booking was sorted within 5 minutes including arranging a taxi from Malpensa to the Hotel. Our flight was late but nonetheless we were given a very friendly welcome by Claudia, Monica and Fabio and a very good dinner was quickly arranged. We had a lake view room- well worth the upgrade the views are fantanstic. To go to sleep and wake up to the gentle lapping of the lake water a few feet away was wonderful. The rooms are very clean and modern. Buffet breakfast was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Rigoli
Address: Via Piave 48, 28831, Baveno, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Baveno
#2 Family Hotel in Baveno
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rigoli 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated directly on the lakeside in a quiet, sunny position with a magnidicient view over the Borromeo islands and the Alps in the distance. The only hotel far from the main road. Bedrooms with panoramic balcony overlooking the lake, wi-fi, satellite TV, safe and air conditioning. Panoramic Restaurant and bar, private beach, buffet breakfast served on the terrace by lake. A warm welcome from the family run hotel. Countless opportunities for walks and trips motorboat and ferry far only 5 minutes from the hotel. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rigoli Hotel Baveno
Hotel Rigoli Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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