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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

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Cranston, Rhode Island
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We loved everything about this hotel from its' old-world charm, exceptional service, and fantastic breakfasts. Our suite faced the Lake and we spent time each day on the balcony admiring the amazing views. The marble bathroom was beautiful. Loved the Murano glass chandelier over the bed. We will definitely return if we are lucky enough to return to Stresa. The...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Recommended by friends, we came away from our stay at the Grand a Hotel Des Iles Borromees endorsing their "ravings" and hoping we might return one day. We were fortunate to have been upgraded from a garden view room to a lake view room. We would select the lake view room next time despite the additional cost. The hotel's staff...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The hotel is very grand, has opulent design and massive but it needs a little renovation. Great location with great view of the lake. The internet is not free but in the lobby which allows you to browse it free of charge for 30 minutes only. Breakfast was lovely.

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raanana
Reviewed 12 July 2014

the hotel is big, elegant on first sight but looking throug it is old and need renovatin and renewal, and a lot of improvement. the room was very tiny, not even 15 sqm althogh written 20-22. the bed soft and plastic under the sheet. no satellite tv and not one foreign channel. (english), the carpet was faded, the furnitures were...

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Orange Beach, Alabama
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Not a five star by any means. We used booking.com to reserve two rooms with extra beds for children and were told at checkin that they were not advised of our request. Well, after presenting a copy of our reservation, they were bending over backwards to accommodate our wishes! Breakfast was as good as we have had in other places...

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Guernsey
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This is a beautiful location, overlooking the lake, that I would honestly class as one of the most beautiful places in Italy, if not Europe. The locals are very friendly and you are a short drive from Milan, but far enough away so as not to spoil the majestic and romantic beauty of the location.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Perfect location, OMG views, great food, but dismal, & occasionally rude service. Their main fine dining restaurant has waiters in every direction, doing everything but attend to their diners. We had to ask for water & menus a good 10 minutes after being seated. Bread was taken away from us without asking if we had finished etc. One fork was...

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Gent
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The Grand Hotel is a perfect stay for a holiday in a beautiful setting. If you like tradition and grandeur, this is definitely the place to be. The hotel is located at the banks of the lago majore from which it is separated by a road. Fortunately, the traffic on that road is very limited (at least when I was...

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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed 7 July 2014

If you're looking for old-world luxury on the shores of the astoundingly beautiful Lake Maggiore, then look no further than Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees. Exquisitely located, the property sits in perfect view of the lake, surrounding mountains, and the Borromees Islands, yet a short walking distance to the town of Stresa. Here are the pros and cons: ROOMS: The...

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

The hotel is located in a beautiful and surrounded city in Italy. When staying at this hotel, you travel back in time, and experience a traditional european luxury hotel. The SPA was a bit disappointing because we expected a bit more offers. Rooms are old, but it is part of the experience. Breakfast was really good, and eating in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: RM793 - RM1,576 (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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Grand Hotel Stresa
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“View of the lake and mountains is ideal, but garden view is fine too.”
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