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Residence Carl & Do
Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Baveno
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Huddersfield
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Excellant accomadation and facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2009

I stayed here with my family for a week in May 2007. This is the best accommodation I have ever stayed in.

We expected a one bedroom apartment but we were put in a two bedroom apartment which was huge. The rooms are decorated to a very high standard, the bedroom was very spacious and private, we had 3 TV's, the kitchen was well stocked with kitchen utensils etc. The only bad point is that the building is against a very busy main road so it iwas not pleasant sitting on the balcony which was a bit of a shame.

Another fantastic point to note about Carl and Do is that although there is no pool on site you can use the facilities of sister hotels in Baveno and Stressa. I highly recommend going to Hotel Dino, only a short stroll down the road. We used the Jacuzzi facilities next to the lake admiringly the beautiful views of the three islands. There is also an underground corridor which links Dino with Hotel Simplon, decorated to impressive standards and lined with art work.

I would highly recommend this accommodation, if you want a quiet holiday in a beautiful setting.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2009

Excellent accomodation just a short walk from centre of village. Very high standard. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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brisbane
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2009

I stayed at Carl & Do by default on a tour in 2007 - loved it! Last September, because of the great value it offered, I based myself there for a 5 week European holiday.
The location, both for seeing the attractions around Lake Maggiore & for travelling to Switzerland or around Italy, was excellent.
The staff at Carl & Do (especially Paola) made my stay so much easier as a non-Italian speaker.
I would thoroughly recommend Carl & Do to anyone planning to stay in the Lake district for a week or more - laundry facilities, 200 metres to the supermarket, cafe opposite, great lake views - what more could you want? :-)

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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1 Thank 50schick
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Cramlington
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2008

We have just come back from Lake Maggiore after staying at the Carl and Do Residence.
As the two previous reports state the Apartments are of very high quality and the reception is like a 5 star hotel.
We were staying on the first floor just down from the sun terrace.
Our room was facing a very busy main road which had traffic 24 hours a day.
Although the room was double glazed this was not enough to keep out the noise of the traffic.
There is no by-pass in Baveno so all of the major traffic passes this road (ie heavy goods, motor bikes, tourist buses and normal traffic).
This did affect the quality of our sleep and I found it a bit wearing towards the end of our holiday.
We had a very small balcony which faced the main road. There was a building opposite which only seemed to magnify the noise.
We did speak to other residents staying in the same building but did not have the same problem as they were either higher up or facing the back of the building.
We had no view as such, just a building and a small corner of the lake.
However it was a good location for walking to the centre of Baveno and all of the local amenities.
It is a very small resort which is very pretty but again, all of the local restaurants and bars (except for a handful) are on the main road which is difficult to escape. You can only walk a small portion of the lake and then you run out of footpaths. If you want to stay safe, I would advise you to take a bus/taxi or boat into the nearest town which is Stresa.

  • Liked — Quality of residence
  • Disliked — Road Noise
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2008

Very High standard of accomodation, spotlessly clean and extremely well maintained.

We had a 2 bedroom appartment with a lake view - and I mean lake view. No standing on a chair to see a bit of blue in the corner - the view was full on !

The apartments themselves are well equipped and very clean, comfortable and in superb condition. Our master bedroom had an ensuite and shared access to the double balcolny with the lounge area. The lounge area had enough room to accomodate a family of 4 comfortably. The seperate kitchen was small but well equipped should you want to use it ! All the little touches were there - eg code operated safe at no extra cost.

The reception area was more like a 4 star hotel than a residence. The staff behind the reception desk were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble.

It is situated on the edge of Baveno but the centre, ferrry terminal and railway station all can easily be reached within 10 minutes (walk). The public beach of Maggiore is opposite the hotel - Just across the road and through the park.

There is a well stocked supermarket a 2 minute walk away.

If you want a downside there's no pool. You can use the pool at a nearby hotel that is very good but quite pricey at 10 Euros per person per day.

This is the best self-catered accomodation I have stayed in anywhere.

Would thoroughly recommend

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — No Pool
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2008

My family and I were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to stay at this wonderful and amazing apartment hotel, whilst traveling on the 'The Best Of Italy' Cosmos Tour.

I have traveled all over Italy 9 times and this has by far been the best accommodation. The staff came out to the bus to greet us all when we arrived. They were so helpful and went out of their way to make us feel so welcome.

The rooms were very comfortable, spacious, clean and the view of Lago Maggiore was breathtaking. It didn’t matter if there wasn’t a pool or gym or sauna or even a dining room. The small games room and a laundry area were sufficient.

The local store and restaurants were only a few steps away and so were other necessary shops and facilities. A glorious stroll would take you to the piazza overlooking the lake, watch the small boats taking people across in the distance to the islands, the most popular of them being “Isola Bella”.

If you are looking for total tranquility and a taste of paradise on earth, this is the place for you.

  • Liked — EVERYTHING
  • Stayed October 2007
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Property: Residence Carl & Do
Address: Via Carlo Zacchera 2, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
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Ranked #3 of 12 Specialty Lodging in Baveno
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Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Carl & Do 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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