Guests can enjoy the peacefulness of staying in a cosy and welcoming environment, lulled by the gentle sound of the waters lapping at the shore and surrounded by the heady scent of jasmine and oleander. The splendour of the lake and its colours from one of the 44 welcoming and romantic rooms is a sure delight. Wireless Internet access is available in all common areas (fees may apply). Built at the end of the 19th century, the air-conditioned hotel welcomes guests in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. It offers a summer bar, a café, a restaurant, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities, a cloakroom, lift access, a newspaper stand and a TV lounge. For additional fees guests may make use of the laundry service and bicycle hire. Room service provides additional convenience and those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the car park.
The hotel is situated on the banks of Lake Maggiore with a wonderful botanical garden. The bus station is around 100 m from the hotel and the railway station is some 200 m away. The hotel is situated only 5 km from Stresa, with the Borromean Islands and Borromean Gulf, Monte Rosa, Switzerland and Milan Malpensa Airport.
The rooms are decorated in colours reflecting the delicate hues the lake takes on at different times of the day. Standard room amenities include a double bed, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, a radio, safe and minibar. The en suite bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a hairdryer. Non-smoking rooms are widely available. All rooms are air-conditioned and centrally heated.
30,000 square metres of botanical gardens surround the hotel on 3 sides. The splendid heated outdoor swimming pool, which overlooks the lake, is nestled in the greenery. Children can enjoy their own swimming area. Refreshments are served at the poolside snack bar (fees apply). Sun loungers and parasols are laid out for use. A range of activities are provided including diving, windsurfing, motor boating, sailing, canoeing, tennis, golf and biking (fees apply to all).
The hotel restaurant, which has been a member of the prestigious Buon Ricordo chain since 1969, is on the splendid large terrace directly overlooking the lake. In the centre there is a large open area and the verandas are surrounded by sliding glass walls that reveal the wonderful landscape. Beside a wide choice of Italian and international dishes guests can find the typical fare of traditional lake gastronomy; because it is also through the palate that one gets to know people and the area where they live. A breakfast buffet is served each morning at the hotel and lunch and dinner are offered buffet style, from set menus and à la carte.
American Express, CartaSi, Diners Club, MasterCard, VISA and some debit cards are accepted as methods of payment.
From Milan: Take the motorway Milano-Laghi (A8) toward Sesto Calende-Gravellona Toce and continue following the signs for Alessandria (A26). Then leave the motorway at the toll exit Castelletto Ticino to the main road Sempione SS.33 toward Stresa Sempione. From Genoa: Take the motorway Voltri-Sempione (A26) toward Gravellona Toce and leave the motorway at the toll exit Arona. Continue on Sempione Road SS.33 toward Stresa. From Torino: Take the motorway Torino-Milano (A4) and continue following the signs for Gravellona Toce. Leave the motorway at the toll exit Arona and continue on Sempione Road SS.33 toward Stresa.
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