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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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#1 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Rixensart, Belgium
Reviewed 12 September 2014

If you fancy reviving the early XX century travel experience, this is the place, forget the dumb Titanic exhibitions, this is the place to experience ultrakitsch rooms with acres of,heavy curtains, elaborate ceilings, old furniture, lavish bathrooms, even by Italian 5* standards with idiotic bidet, mistery cord on the wall, massage bathtub and golden fixtures everywhere. Gardens and tatty old-fashioned...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Poor service and surly staff in the restaurant for breakfast, over run by tour groups and buses spoil olde worlde hotel. Also painful wifi service requiring you to log in all the time or not know you are not connected.

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Jupiter, Florida
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This hotel is out of the past. Extremely ornate and beautiful. Hotel is grilled with antiques. Furniture, paintings, huge marble statues, etc. Dinner is very good. Since it was late summer dinner was served on the outdoor terrace. Breakfast is included and very elaborate. Buffet. Eggs, croissants, numerous breads, cereal, fruit, etc. very nice. Thus hotel us close to the...

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New York
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Wonderful to stay at a Grand Dame hotel with exquisite detail any and every place you looked. Service was exquisite, rooms were breathtaking and grounds were vast and beautiful. Felt like a wonderful gift to give oneself.

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I have been wanting to stay at this hotel for several years, ever since we first visited Stresa. We booked a family room for 4 nights, at a cost of 800 euros per night. While the property is lovely, the staff leaves a lot to be desired, as do their policies. We called the front desk to ask for glasses...

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Liverpool
Reviewed 1 September 2014

A fantastic frontage and grand public halls full of Murano glass. A little let down by its 60's feeling swimming pool area with no sight of the spectacular views over Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands. Breakfast included in our stay was very good - would have been perfect if there had been a fresh omelette maker! Standard rooms a...

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1Thank MozLiverpool
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Not long returned from a fantastic 11 day stay at this beautiful, elegant and exquisite hotel. When I booked this holiday no lake view rooms were available so opted for a double room with garden view. When greeted by Sylvia on arrival and shown to our room, we were delighted to see that we had been upgraded to a lake...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 30 August 2014

It is the traditionalItalian palace at its best. This hotel is a dream with its legendary Italian service. We get a fabulous suite with Mini jacuzzi (Room 312). Each floor has a topic: Ours was "Roma Baroque". A "fachino" will park your car (Ferrari not mandatory), the reception/concierge is probably the best in the world in recommending the fantastic nearby...

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3Thank gerovital
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

Highly disappointed the hotel may look very grand however I felt like I was in my great grandparents house everything was old and slow (the wifi) and I felt very uncomfortable (despite paying lots of money to stay!). The main problem was the staff especially at breakfast - once seated it was hard to get a waiters attention to get...

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I thank CharlVSmi for his patronage and for sharing his experience with us, even if I am not happy at all to read this review it is nevertheless useful because it gives us the chance to face some of our shortcomings. The most attentive readers will note that the feedbacks we receive about our breakfast are controversial, while most of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This fin-de-siècle masterpiece has a maître d'hôtel called Serafino and in this personage the entire history of this hotel is wrapped. A gentleman of perhaps seventy summers, his face, experience and friendly manner met us every morning. Only classy hotels have such classy staff and yet, this hotel doesn't quite hit the heights. It's more a four and a half...

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Borromees, Direttore at Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, responded to this review

I am sorry that the guest’s experience at the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées was not up to his expectations, and would like to thank him for the nice words of praise, especially on behalf of *most* our staff (Serafino is 63 !) Old fashioned does not necessarily means being a bore, as a matter of fact our swimming pool...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees & Spa
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxe and tradition; since 1863 the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is the place to stay while visiting the Maggiore Lake area. The builing, the public areas and the rooms feature all modern conforts while still keeping the same belle epoque atmosphere. The park is decorated with statues, fountains and rare plants and the view from the rooms and the restaurant is spectacular. The Medical SPA of the Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is one of the first in Italy and can offer aesthetic treatments combined with a personalized diet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Address: Corso Umberto I, 67, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range: $320 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*
Number of rooms: 172
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore
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#1 Spa Hotel in Stresa
#1 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
#4 Family Hotel in Stresa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
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“Not sure if all rooms face the lake but the lake view is what makes this hotel so special.”
redmonkey, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“Am told all rooms are great as we only had drinks”
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“The lake view rooms offer a stunning view we could not fault the room.”
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“Ask for a room with a view of the lake.”
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“A room with a lake view is essential. Most have balconies overlooking Lake Maggiore.”
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