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Azalea
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
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162 reviews
135 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“expected more”
Reviewed October 25, 2008

I actually was slightly disappointed after reading previous previews. The room I had was quite bare and did not have any atmosphere apart from the little balcony (overlooking the car park and the railway tracks). However, the room was clean and all the essentials were in there but considering the price (52 Euros) I somehow wished I had picked a cheaper place offering the same standard.

  • Liked — nothing in particular
  • Disliked — nothing in particular
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
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Thank Georg S
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London
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2008

The hotel was a little difficult to find, and our initial welcome was rather luke warm (although it did improve during our stay). Considering the hotel was almost entirely full of english-speaking clients, it was surprising how little English was spoken by reception staff. The hotel is very clean and well-situated between the station and the lake (train noise is not a problem - but Baveno is small and is served by a railway!). It also has a large, free car park. The room was a good size, with a comfortable bed and lovely views of the lake and hills from the balcony. The only problem was the toilet, which was uncomfortably squeezed in between the sink and a large radiator. Breakfast was good, although coffee from the machine was poor by Italian standards. A good place to stay for two or three days, but not for a week or more.

  • Liked — View, situation
  • Disliked — Reception
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank JohnandMags
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Ireland
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2008

we have just returned from Italy after staying in Baveno for 8 nights. The hotel was comfortable and clean but the staff were not very pleasant to deal with. The pool is small and there is not much to do if the weather is not good. The bar is not conducive to sitting and having a quiet drink in. The cleaning staff were very pleasant to deal with and some staff were polite in the desk. the breakfast is nothing to write home about tinned fruit, horrible coffee from a machine and a limited choice of cold meats. My advice is to skip the hotel breakfast and eat in one of the local restaurants for better value.

  • Liked — Cleanleness and room size
  • Disliked — the hotel staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank Niamh O
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portland,oregon
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50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2007

This was an OK hotel with a minimally friendly staff. Good location with a short walk to the lake, but the so-called lake view was not so great- a tiny balcony (useless) from which you could see a portion of the lake. The breakfast looked horrible, so we skipped it and ate out. The trains kept us up all night, as the tracks are very close to the hotel, and the neighbors had several dogs who barked all day. I would not recommend this hotel unless you love noise.

  • Liked — convenient location to lake
  • Disliked — train noise
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
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3 Thank daisyranger
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2007

We stayed here for two nights in September. Hotel is 2-3 mins walk from the town and resturants. We found the hotel staff rude and not helpful at all. Breakfast was OK but not great. Hotel has a small pool and area with sun loungers although we didn't use it. The railway track runs at the back of the hotel and is very noisey if you leave the balcony door open at night! Overall OK for the money we paid approx £70 per night.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank UKtravellersLondon
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Negev, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2007

The hotel located in a very quiet alley in Baveno, just 5 minutes walk from the promanade and town center.
The room are large and very clean. Bathrooms new and large as well.
This is a family manged hotel, and the team are very nice and warm.
Hotel also has it's own bicycles (although we did not use those).
Breakfast is nice and rich.

  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank MiliZaur
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SCOTLAND
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2007

This hotel has stunning lake views ,with a really warm relaxed welcome. The whole family greet you and are really helpful. The hotel is spotless and run very well . The pool is small , however for the size of hotel it is perfect and sits in an amazing suntrap. The roof top views are excellent.
The family that run this hotel are really lovely and i would recommend it to everyone!!!

  • Liked — clean , friendly, the views
  • Disliked — tv in room, only in italian really
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
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2 Thank DELSA
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Additional Information about Azalea

Property: Azalea
Address: Via Domo 6, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Azalea 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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Azalea Hotel Baveno
Azalea Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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