Fodor's Expert Review Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees

Corso Umberto I 67, Stresa, Piedmont, 28838, Italy Fodor's Choice

This palatial, Liberty-style hotel has catered to a demanding European clientele since 1863, and although its spacious salons and guest rooms still have lavish turn-of-the-last-century furnishings, there are signs of modernity, including a redesigned bar (Hemingway Bar), low-calorie and gluten-free options at the restaurant, and extensive wellness treatments. The views, lakeside grounds, and amenities (like a whirlpool tub in every room) render this hotel a true luxury destination.

PROS

  • bygone-era grace and style plus modern amenities
  • sumptuous rooms, particularly the fabulous Hemingway Suite
  • nice pool and spa selection

CONS

  • bathrooms could use a refresh
  • decor may be over the top for some
  • Internet can be on the slow side

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0323-938938

HOTEL DETAILS

179 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Dec. and Jan., Free Breakfast

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