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La Darbia

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lafayette, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

For Americans traveling in Europe, this may seem to be a bit off the beaten path. But that is the delight, the charm and the beauty of it. The views of the lake and Orta San Giulio with the vineyard in the foreground are spectacular. The atmosphere is peaceful, even serene. The rooms are comfortable and each one has its...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We had our second visit to La Darbia in August and found the place as good as ever. The apartments are clean and well fitted-out, the pool is relaxing and the views tremendous. I am really struggling to fault the place. Thanks to Giancarlo, Matteo, Angela and the team.

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1Thank Tom H
Hastings, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We had the most fantastic time at La Darbia. So relaxed with the most fabulous views over the lake and to the mountains beyond. All rooms look out over the pool and the lake, they are well equipped and very clean, the tranquility is mesmerising. Everything you need is there. We were welcomed by Angela (who stayed after hours to...

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1Thank Simon S
Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful holiday. We really enjoyed our time here. Fabulous views over the lake and across to the Swiss mountains. Very peaceful and relaxing. Within easy walking distance of Orta, if you are up to the hill on the way back. It's not too steep until you get to the drive, but it's only a short distance. No path, but the...

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2Thank AmandaNeath
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We spent 3 days in La Darbia, it could not habe been better. Fantastic place, very friendly welcome from Angela and Giancarlo, who organized a fantastic aperitivo for us 12 in the cellar. We will definitely come back, either with family and children or with friends.

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1Thank lchablais
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We’ve just returned from a two week holiday at La Darbia, and had an absolutely fantastic break. The accommodation is clean, well presented and has everything you need. We stayed in a ground floor two bedroom apartment (La Vispa Teresa) which was perfect for us. The grounds are well maintained, and the pool area is great. The location is spectacular,...

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3Thank Tom H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Stunning views from lovely balconies. A great place to switch off your head. Besides all the beauty, the owners were amazing. Interesting, interested and generous with their time and helpful info. THOROUGHLY recommended... in fact, I can't recommend it enough!

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3Thank 123Heather321
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We enjoyed a comfortable room with a balcony and a gorgeous view over the lake toward Mt Rosa. Kitchen was ample for a week of self-catering for two. Location is quiet, just a few minutes drive from town - it's walkable but only by the enthusiastic. Orta is less hectic than Como or Garda and offers a quieter lakeside holiday....

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4Thank October97
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Beautiful location just outside Orta and below the village of Vacciago. A-mazing views! There are a few apartments together but it feels very private, quiet and secluded. Angela was a fantastic, kind and helpful host. Accommodation is spotlessly clean and comfortable. Great to have a private terrace. Short walk down to lake or up to Vacciago which had a really...

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5Thank alwayshungryformore
Henley-in-Arden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2015

La Darbia is a beautiful, clean, fresh and peaceful place to stay with the best views of Lake Orta that took our breath away. We will definitely go back there. Hire a car and tootle around the stunning lake.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
LA DARBIA, originally a small rural settlement where the principal occupation was agriculture, is located on the hillside that climbs upwards from the town of Orta following the natural slope of the mountain towering over it. A recent intervention led to the hamlet's revival and its destination as a tourist resort; the characteristic symbol is the little stone tower that gave the entire complex its name. The buildings that comprise LA DARBIA are all different from each other in shape and furnishings and are separated by yards and pedestrian lanes. Surrounded by foliage, the ground floor apartments have private gardens and a portico, while those on the first floor come with terraces. All the apartments enjoy sunny positions with a wonderful view of Lake Orta, the Island of San Giulio and Monte Rosa. The private gardens are towards the front of the park facing Lake Orta, as is the swimming-pool with the sunbathing area and the Nebbiolo vineyard, cultivated on the pre-existent terraced land, which dates back to the XVIII century. The parking spaces are to be found at the back along the driveway in the vicinity of the apartments. In the interior of the property there is a play area with suitable equipment for the use and enjoyment of our younger guests. A large wooded area, with an abundance of native species such as century-old chestnut, hornbeam and maple trees, surrounds the property. There is also a spring on the grounds belonging to the La DARBIA complex at just a short distance from the living quarters. It may be reached following a trail and the pure crystal water that flows from it is used on the property. Situated in an isolated area perfect for pure relaxation, LA DARBIA is also a strategic starting point to discover the many riches the surrounding territory has to offer: the town of Orta, one of the most beautiful in Italy, is within easy walking distance and from here one may discover the splendid Island of San Giulio and Sacro Monte, a Unesco heritage site. For mountain lovers, Mottarone with its breathtaking views, is nearby and so is the renowned tourist destination Lake Maggiore and its islands. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Darbia

Address: Via Covini, Vacciago, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Vacciago
Price Range: $193 - $312 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“There are no bad rooms.”
jimandtoryrath, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor apartments have small gardens, whilst first floor apartments have terraces.”
TomHK6742OX, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Only two storey - Ground has seating and garden to pool - Above have balcony”
HIATJ1188, 29 Apr 2015 | Read review
“They all look lovely. We stayed in the 'Tower' which had a cute mezzanine bedroom. Loved the giant window and addictive view.”
Fussyvegetarian, 13 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The first floor rooms have a balcony with dining table for el fresco meals and views.”
E9554CHrichardm, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
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