We were searching for a last minute economical hotel in the Lago Maggiore area and were not really familiar with the towns. After exploring on the internet, we chose Verbania as the only place that had rooms available on the western shore of the lake. It turned out to be the least appealing of the towns to stay in with mostly very mediocre hotels, and this was confirmed afterwards with friends we checked with. We would have done better to pay more and stay in Cannobio or Stresa, both lovely towns with some impressive looking hotel properties. Oh well, maybe next time! Anyway, this hotel had two wings, one without a lift. We had rooms on the 2nd floor of the "no lift" wing so had much climbing and carrying of luggage to do. The rooms we were given were supposed to be for larger families as they were the only remaining rooms when we booked. Our room did not have window shutters or blinds so the early morning light would have come in except after some arguing the hotel staff put blankets over the windows to keep out light. The breakfast was fair. But the price and 3 star category along with the reality of low quality left us very unhappy with this hotel. Add to that the inconvenient location far from the center of the town meant having to drive in or walk quite a distance to get to anywhere interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Sant'Anna is located on the western shore of Lake Maggiore between Intra and Pallanza in central and quiet location, just a few hundred meters from Villa Taranto and the Borromean Islands. The rooms are elegantly furnished in a cozy and equipped with every comfort, as throughout the hotel. Each room has satellite TV, mini bar, air conditioning, direct dial telephone and Wi-Fi. . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Santanna Verbania, Italy - Lake Maggiore