We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“lovely family run hotel with fantastic views of the lake”
Review of Hotel La Bussola

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Hotel La Bussola
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A lovely hotel in a beautiful spot. The staff were very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay. The village centre is between 5-10 mins away, a far bit longer on the way back as it is all up hill! However, that is the price you pay for a hotel with an amazing view.

Breakfast was excellent, we dined in the hotel one evening and the food in the evenings was also very good.

The only downsides were the wi-fi, which was a bit annoying as it kept dropping out and the fact that the timing of the air con was centrally controlled. That said, we would certainly return to both Orta San Guilio and the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank rdlt68
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (304)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

6 - 12 of 304 reviews

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Hotel La Bussola, accessible by car, is a great base for exploring the classic town of Orta San Guilio. It was clean and bright with a balcony view of town and the island. Breakfast was good and the front desk staff was quite helpful. Full service with free parking. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a deluxe double for great views and more space.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
2  Thank ZippyGreen
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Lake Orta is difficult to get to on public transport but it is well worth the effort. This hotel is located above the village and has panoramic views of the lake and island. Ask the hotel to book you a taxi if arriving at the rural station. An excellent quality 3 star hotel, run by a family proud to maintain a personal touch. I wasn't planning on eating at the hotel but ended up taking all my meals on the outdoor terrace and found the food to be excellent. A short 10 minute stroll down into the village centre where you can take a ferry across to the island. Room was spacious and bathroom good for the standard of hotel. Wi-Fi I found to be intermittent but nice to see BBC1 on the in-room satellite TV system.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled solo
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank David777
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great gem on Lake Orta. The hotel was situated with beautiful views. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The restaurant was very fresh and authentic. The owner and staff could not have been more accommodating. We spent the last three days of our Italy tour here with a relaxing pace and wonderful accommodations.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Pam I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Outstanding family owned and operated hotel with equally as good restaurant. The room was very clean with a great view. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. They went out of their way to make sure your stay was perfect; from giving tips on the sites to making arrangements to the airport. It was a perfect vacation from our vacation. Thanks

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Dan I
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The best thing about the hotel is the view of the calm lake. Most rooms have good views with a balcony. Outdoor dining room faces the lake also. Pool was not open when we were there, but the air conditioning was turned on Rooms are clean and modern. Interesting that many of the estates on Lake Orta are from people who made their money in the bathroom fixture business, but many negative comments about the bathrooms here. I thought ours was OK. It is a steep walk down to the lake. There are many stairs, but a better way is indirectly following the street. The city is quaint but filled with tourists.

Room Tip: Get a room with balcony and view of the lake.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank Joe M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This hotel is ideally placed for people visiting Lake Orta and the surrounding area. The hotel is clean and comfortable with most rooms having a small balcony and amazing views over the lake. It is approximately 15 minutes walk downhill to the lake, but quite a steep climb back to the hotel so would not suit the less mobile. I did not get a lake view room on this occasion so was slightly disappointed but you only need to go down to the hotel terrace for the magnificent views.

Room Tip: Request a lake view, most rooms have one.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
1  Thank Martin R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Orta San Giulio hotels
0.2 km away
Hotel San Rocco
Hotel San Rocco
#5 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
536 reviews
1 km away
Villa Crespi
Villa Crespi
#1 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
985 reviews
1.1 km away
Hotel Bocciolo
Hotel Bocciolo
#3 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.7 km away
Fontaine Bleue Hotel
Fontaine Bleue Hotel
#4 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
173 reviews
1.2 km away
Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina
#8 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
231 reviews
0.4 km away
Hotel Aracoeli
Hotel Aracoeli
#7 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
159 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel La Bussola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel La Bussola

Address: Strada Panoramica 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range: $181 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Travelocity.ca so you can book your Hotel La Bussola reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing