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.
- 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