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“A warm welcome (& the best croissants either of us has EVER tasted)”
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Hotel Michelangelo
Ranked #1 of 10 Arona B&B and Inns
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“A warm welcome (& the best croissants either of us has EVER tasted)”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

It was an arduous trip getting to Aruna, what w/ a train snafu in Milan. Chose Michelangelo because of its good Booking.com review scores but was pleased to have two old fellows know to point us to the RIGHT as you depart the station (most hotels are on the left); from there it was a pleasant & pretty stroll.
Our host, Roberto, met us with genuine pleasure & delight. He is a former cruise chef and his love of life, travel, people, & food shows in his pleasant and well-kept hotel. Rooms have slippers & bathrobes, the first we've experienced in this past month (at the price-level we travel),
We'd written that we'd wait to book Friday night depending on how we liked the hotel and again, breakfast chased all thoughts of moving on to Stressa from either of our heads. DON'T FILL UP ON INITIAL COOKIES/JAM; save your appetite for the BEST croissants either of us have ever tasted! Each has fruit jam, chocolate, or cream inside and they are SCRUMMY! There is yoghurt & ham cheese toasties for those wanting more'substance'.
The weather was 'iffy' until the morning we left, so it was wonderful to have such a pleasant room with great internet connection to return to and get much needed photo down-loading & correspondence done.
Arona is a darling place and were we to return, we'd look no further than Michelangelo for our next stay, thanks to 'Roberto' (who sent us off to our early train with two final croissants; THANK YOU!)

Room Tip: #25 was spacious, toasty warm, and quiet. The bathroom was clean & had lots of nice shelf-room f...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is only a few hundred meters from the city centre of Arona (which is a nice little town at Lake Maggiore), therefore awesome when you want to explore the area around Lake Maggiore and enjoy some city nightlife.
We booked a double room but were offered a family room instead for the same price, which was really comfy.
The host was really nice, he made a special homemade fruit bowl for breakfast. And was always in for a little chat.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We chose to stay in Arona for our tour of Lake Maggiore. I found the hotel online. It is an older hotel that has been renovated. The room for 2 was huge and spotless clean. Parking was protected. Our issue is that the toilet was very high (our feet did not touch the ground (we are 1.62m. and 1.75) and the sink was extremely low. But again bathrobes and slippers. Shutter were closed because of the street and restaurant noise. Restaurant below was pretty calm though when we went to bed. The hotel is on the main road to the city's center. It is quite close from the town. Breakfast was continental with Italian croissants made by on the spot.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

we (couple, 28/31) booked the hotel at the last minute. Even though we booked a double room, we were given a Family room. Room was therefore very big and most important: very clean and also modern. There is no view and shutters were closed due to the warm weather.
Location is spot on, maybe 300 meters to town and 200 meters to the Lido where you are able to swim for free. Here I would like to add that all the "nice" hotels in the City Center are not ideally located in case you want to go swimming. There is a small Harbour and no place to sunbath or easy Access to the water. Therefore I preferred the Location of Michelangelo.
Breakfast is typical Italian, you get to choose a hot beverage and they will bring you a glass of jucie, plus sweet Croissants and Donuts. There are no meats or eggs available. For us, no Problem and we enjoyed the Italien way. Breakfast might get boring after more than 2, 3 days.
I would recommend it for a few days, maybe not for a longer stay. Value for Money is amazing!!

Summary:

+ 75 Euro a night - fantastic
+ super clean
+ nice staff
+ good Location
+ recommended for 2, 3 nights
+ only 6 rooms

- no view (you would have to get a Hotel in the Center)
- breakfast is fun for a night or 2, but then might get boring

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Michelangelo
Address: Viale Francesco Baracca 18, 28041, Arona, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Arona
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Arona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Michelangelo 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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