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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

Undoubtedly the most exclusive hotel on Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées represents beauty and luxury, all combined with first-class facilities and enchanting views of the Borromean Islands and the Alps.

This majestic hotel has a wealth of facilities including the excellent Restaurant Il Borromeo, a health club and beautiful swimming and diving pools. The guest rooms evoke the Belle Époque era, with lavish drapes, warm, rich colours, fabrics and Murano chandeliers.

This hotel is perfect for those seeking relaxation amidst wonderful surroundings but for the more active, a selection of watersports and a number of golf courses are also located nearby.

Located just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Stresa, this magnificent hotel opened in 1863 and has played host to a number of prominent guests, including Ernest Hemingway and Clark Gable. Directly facing the treasured Borromean Islands, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées is a truly romantic setting on Lake Maggiore.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-7 years.
The hotel has 179 air-conditioned rooms.

  • Exclusive resort on Lake Maggiore
  • Indulgent spa with Turkish bath
  • Magnificent garden or lake view rooms
  • Furnishings evoke the Belle Époque era
  • Try fine Italian cuisine at Il Borromeo

Added value

Free nights

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 04 May - 06 October 2018 booked at least 30 days prior to departure.

Stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights for holidays between 04 May - 06 October 2018.


Bars & Restaurants

Il Borromeo

Opening Hours 

Open 7.30am - 10.30am, 12.30pm - 2pm and 7.45pm - 10pm

Breakfast is buffet style serving a variety of hot and cold dishes, and lunch and dinner offer fine Italian cuisine served à la carte. During the summer, guests may enjoy dining on the terrace and garden.

Guests on bed and breakfast, half board and full board can dine at this restaurant.

Included With: Half Board, Bed and Breakfast, Full Board

Beach & Pools


There are two pools, normally in use between mid-May to September. One of the pools is an indoor heated pool. A poolside snackbar is available.

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

Guests can work with a trainer to create a program that suits them, including those who wish to strengthen their body after an operation. There are medical checks, analysis of body composition and aerobic capacity evaluation.


This luxury spa has a sauna, Turkish bath and heated pool. Use of robes, towels and slippers are complimentary, and there is a relax room with a selection of herbal teas.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime Activities

Guests can enjoy free bike hire, as well as a fitness centre and tennis facilities.


There are two nearby courses: Golf Des Iles Borromees, a 18-hole, Par 72 course, and Golf Alpine, a 9-hole, Par 69 course.

About the location
Lake Maggiore manages to be dramatic and romantic at the same time. Soaring mountains surround the water, while the shoreline is dotted with palatial villas and residences built by the rich and glamorous of the 19th century. The main resort here is Stresa, nestled in sheltered Borromean Bay on the lake’s western shore. It’s a postcard of ostentatious villas and pristine gardens, plus it puts you in a prime position for exploring; the scenic Borromean Islands lie just offshore, while the Mottarone cable car whisks you up the mountainside for views over the lake and Alps beyond.
Transfer time
1 hour from Malpensa airport.
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Claire M,
Tripadvisor review Jun 15 2018
Had a lovely stay! We received an exquisite welcome, thanks to concierge Michele that welcomed us and provided all the information we could have asked for,he will also deal with having your car be...
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stink57, kent
Tripadvisor review Jun 14 2018
We are currently enjoying a 4 night stay here without our children to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The hotel is STUNNING, it???s like a work of art all by itself, there is something amazing...
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