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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Meina, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont

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Karenb001
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Good Base to Explore Lake Maggiore with Lovely Lake Views”
Reviewed September 3, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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We stayed at Casa Blu for a week on a self-catering basis.
When we arrived, everything was very clean and tidy.
Our favourite bit of Casa Blu was the covered outside dining area with views over Lake Maggiore. We enjoyed using this outside area for eating, reading and relaxing.
The two double bedrooms each with their own bathroom were good for our group (retirees travelling with adult son). The beds were comfortable and there was adequate clothes storage. The outside window blinds were appreciated at night.
Both bathrooms were well designed with very good showers. The over the sink lighting with mirrors in both was excellent. There was also a very good washing machine in one of the bathrooms.
There was a TV in both bedrooms but sadly there was no DVD player.
Unfortunately, there was no TV in the main lounge/diner/kitchen room. We did not spend much time in the main room apart from cooking.
The kitchen part of the main room was manageable for self-caterers. There was an excellent gas hob, good crockery/pans and cutlery. There was a very good dishwasher and the fridge was good too. Although there was no oven this was not an issue for us.
We also enjoyed lovely fresh figs that the owners gave us from the tree in the garden.
There is off road parking available adjacent to the property.
Access to the southern side of Lake Maggiore is excellent. There is a station at Meina which has brilliant free parking and is close to Casa Blu. From Meina station, you can catch one of the regular trains south to Milan or north to Domodossola and on. However, Meina is unmanned (and has no ticket machine) so we bought our tickets in advance from Arona station.
We also enjoyed trips to the Borromean Islands and from Arona to Alghero.
Overall, this is a good base to explore Lake Maggiore. On any return trip to the Lake, Casa Blu would be on our list.

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Liked best: Outside covered dining area overlooking the lake
Liked least: Main reception/living/kitchen was functional but badly designed
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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5 Sep 2016
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GJvH73
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay at Lago Maggiore”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We've had a very pleasant stay in La Casa Blu. The house is very proper and the owner is very kind helps you with all you need.
On the pictures it seems to be a little house, but it was much bigger as we expected.
The two spacious bathrooms with excellent showercabins were very good.
The garden is like it's shown on the pictures. Very spacious and great for playing with the kids.
You do need a car to get at the places you want. For little shopping you can walk to the village of meina, but we always went to Arona (supermarket Coop).
We only had problems with finding a good public beach. There's a beach with swimming pool in Meina, but there you pay entrance. (5€ for each person). We finally went to the beach in Baveno (Behind Hotel Splendid).
So if you doubt about this house, don't doubt anymore. Go for it !

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Liked best: The house and the view at Lago Maggiore
Liked least: Hard to find a supermarket and public beaches
Travelling group: Young Children
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nicomarsi...
Meina, Italy
1 review
Reviewed May 31, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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gisyax
Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in July 2016
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emilia p
Massa, Italy
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Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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Liked best: tranquillita'
Liked least: parcheggio
Travelling group: Extended Family
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16 Jul 2016
Grazie per la recensione, mi fa piacere che vi siate trovati bene! A presto
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Francesco...
1 review
Reviewed May 27, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Liked best: Die sonnige Lage und die wunderschöne Terrasse ist Blick auf den Lago Maggiore; das Waldgrundstück das an das Haus anschließt, hier konnte man schön mit dem Hund spazieren gehen
Liked least: Die Straße die auf der linken Seite des Hauses vorbeiführt ist etwas laut am Tag, aber man kann das Schlafzimmer zur anderen Seite nutzen da ist es sehr ruhig.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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