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Hotel Antares
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Hotel Antares
Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you are looking for a hotel with good location and don't care much of high comfort this hotel is for you. Excelent location (very close to the lake and Arona station) and friendly staff is advantage of the hotel. If you need parking while travelling by car this hotel can provide it. All other things are far from 4* level: furniture is old as well as bath equipment, very noisy, no safe in the room. I was not much disappointed with the hotel, but i would not advise it to my friends.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Irina M
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Excellent place. Rooms much better then famous Giardino and Atlantic hotels. Not noisy but very close to the Main Street. Best service in Arona. All stuff are very polite and trying to help, what i cant say about other hotels (usual "Italian" service ) and of course special thank to Omar !!!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Chudovishe
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Antares for two nights on our way to Switzerland. Location is good, quite close to the lake. Hotel has own parking lot for visitors, which is definitely a plus. Hotel itself is a bit out dated and the decorations are quite...ugly. Hotel seemed to be almost empty, at least we hardly saw anyone else during our stay. Breakfast room was deserted, we were the only ones. And for the four star rating the quality was not good enough either. And the price was quite high also, I didn't expect this at least...but the staff was friendly and everything went well for us, so we are pleased.

As a conclusion: it's an old hotel nearby the lake without any lake view. I would rate this to two or three stars. If you get a cheap offer, take it, but don't expect a high quality hotel for your money.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank Elena_M1109
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

On a recent trip to France Switzerland and Italy my wife and I used several hotels all booked via Expedia. I was asked to review all except one - this one!!! It was dreadful: we booked a room with a bath-tub and a balcony but on arrival were given a room with a shower only and no balcony. The management readily gave us another room with a bath-tub with a shower over. The bath was not at all inviting and was not used. The balcony looked out onto residential building opposite (about 30 feet away) and the view was dreadful and the balcony was not used.
We had booked for two nights but I immediately changed the booking to the one night and the next day we moved on to a different hotel in Switzerland.
The public areas of the Antares were very rough and dingy (more like how one might expect a hostel to look)
we were offered a 20% discount on food in the restaurant but we cannot comment on the food or the service as faced with the dreadful appearance of the hotel we were not brave enough to face the experience. For similar reasons we could not face the breakfast that we had paid for so we stopped at a roadside cafe during our "escape".
All in all a very bad experience - this hotel is billed as a four star hotel - I know there are variations in people's opinions but in my view this hotel should be a TWO star at best. The last words are really hardly necessary but I will say them anyway - NEVER AGAIN FOR US AND BE WARNED!!!

Stayed: September 2012
2  Thank Ian R
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Reviewed December 7, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Luigi F
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Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 9, 28041, Arona, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Arona
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #4 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Price Range: $114 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Antares 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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