I booked the Hotel San Rocco to stay at during my wedding in Orta. in total we had 5 rooms booked. 2 Standard & 3 superior. Upon arrival we were met by the most wonderful reception staff who informed us that our room was ready. The room was 385 euros a night. I had high expectations. Boy was i dissapointed.... we were met with brown walls, damp, black marks on the ceiling, a huge tree obstructing the view of the lake, the room was so dark i just couldnt imagine getting ready for my wedding day in there with 5 bridesmaids.
we complained to reception, who assured us that they would try and move us to another room as soon as possible, but at that moment the hotel was full. They were very helpful.
We moved to the room next door the following day, it was still dark, but had a terrace overlooking the lake so more space.... on the day of the wedding the hairdresser still needed lamps to see what she was doing. Our other guests felt the same as we did about their rooms. plus 40 euros to use the sauna.. really?
On a good note the breakfast was lovely, staff lovely and the view from the pool/ bar outstanding. If you do want a lovely room to get ready in with your wedding party these are not it.... for 1/2 the price there are other hotels on the lake, with bigger, brighter rooms. Leon D'oro for example.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the shores of the picturesque Lake Orta, Hotel San Rocco is surrounded by the ancient walls of a monastery. It boasts a swimming pool and views of the enchanting San Giulio Island. The San Rocco was a convent for 150 years. The Baroque-style Villa Gippini was later added to the original building. The elegant restaurant features regional and international cuisine and breathtaking lake views. There is a beautiful garden, a golf course, and a beauty centre called the Body Harmony Center. In fine weather you can access the Wellness Roof Garden, set on the 4th floor. A billiards table and a fully equipped conference centre are provided. Rooms are elegantly furnished with a flat-screen TV and minibar. Most have lake views. Rooms in the annexe known as Villa Gippini are also available. The hotel is close to Switzerland and the Prealpine valleys. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Rocco Orta Giulio