We stayed 4 nights B & B in this friendly hotel and ate in the restaurant one evening. We arrived by boat, found the hotel easily enough, it is just back from the lake front although it is also conveniently located if you were to arrive by car. Our 2nd floor room had a lovely view of the surrounding mountains, and the lake itself. We had previously stayed on Lake Maggiore, but not in Cannobio. It is a very attractive town, the lake front is very quiet because the main road does not go through it, popular with German-speaking tourists, as it is very near the Swiss border. The hotel is an old building which has been added to several times over the years, the most modern extension (at the back) is for a lift and staircase. There is a lovely front garden in which meals can be taken, but not in rainy April!
Our room was quite large with a big bathroom as well, which had its own window. Staff were very friendly and attentive, I had no problems booking by email. Breakfast was very good indeed, our dinner in the restaurant was likewise very good, we would have eaten there more often but there are plenty of other alternatives nearby.
All in all one of the best locations and hotels we have stayed in in Italy, or anywhere else for that matter. Special mention to the staff at reception.
(A note on getting to Cannobio by train and boat, basically two ways of doing it from Milan Malpensa, either train to Stresa (change at Busto Arzisio) and then boat, but you can also go directly by train from Malpensa to the other side of the lake (Luino or Maccagno) and get a boat across from there. The almost brand-new trains in the latter case are vastly superior to the run-down, smelly carriages we had to endure on the way back from Stresa to Busto Arzisio, where you have to change (which you don't going the other way). Check the boat timetable VERY carefully though either way.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel ANTICA STALLERA 3* is located in the city centre of Cannobio, on the Lake Maggiore, just a few steps from the lake promenade. Our 18 double rooms are personal oases, featured by Mediterranean and warm colors and modern design. They can offer you garden view or city view and are all furnished with flatscreen TV, desk, safe, wellness products and private bathroom with shower. Free parking and free wi-fi connection are at disposal of the hotel guests Enjoy your very own oasis of retreat and well-being at the Lago Maggiore. The hotel restaurant is featured by an interior and quiet garden, the right place to enjoy your breakfast or your perfect dinner. Restaurant Antica Stallera, a bit more pleasure... Let be pampered by the Italian and regional fish and meat specialties. Don't miss out the Pastas and typical risotto delicacies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Stallera Hotel Cannobio, Italy - Lake Maggiore