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, 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

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

CONS

  • very expensive
  • some staff a little snooty
  • decor may be over the top for some
  • on the pricey side
  • some find the beds too hard

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0323-938938

HOTEL DETAILS

179 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–Jan., Free breakfast

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