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
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
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
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
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.
1 hour from Malpensa airport.
Twin Garden View
Max 3 Adults
Twin Garden View Rooms are comfortable, elegant, quiet and enjoy the sight of the luxuriant park of the hotel and of the mountains surrounding the Lake Maggiore. Most of the garden view rooms have a balcony. All rooms have either a king-size bed or twin beds and can sleep up to three adults. Facilities include a marble bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite LCD TV.
Twin Front Lake View Balcony
Max 3 Adults
Twin Front Lake View Balcony Rooms provide comfort, space and an unrivalled view on one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy. All rooms have either a king-size bed or twin beds and can sleep up to three adults. Facilities include a luxury marble bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite LCD TV.
Junior Suite Front Lake View Balcony
Max 3 Adults
Junior Suites Front Lake View/Balcony have lake view and feature a king-size bed or twin beds and a living area with breakfast table. They can sleep up to three adults. Facilities include a luxury marble bathroom with whirlpool bathtub, safe, complimentary wifi and satellite LCD TV.
Based on 1741 traveller reviews
86% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Grand Hotel
janjang, Angmering, United Kingdom
Aug 19 2018
Fantastic old style hotel with lots of history. First class service, surroundings and food, we dined in the hotel every evening and were never disappointed. The hotel itself is immaculate as are...
Fantastic old style hotel with lots of history. First class service, surroundings and food, we dined in the hotel every evening and were never disappointed. The hotel itself is immaculate as are the gardens and grounds. Located on the shores of the lake with a 10 minute leisurely stroll into Stresa. The train station also 10 minute walk with trains to Milan and Switzerland.
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“ Beautiful old fashioned hotel, stunning location
sus86london, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Aug 17 2018
We recently stayed at this hotel for 5 nights - on arrival the hotel & grounds are beautful, the gardens are immaculate and the decor is very old fashioned but decadent. The hotel staff were all very...
We recently stayed at this hotel for 5 nights - on arrival the hotel & grounds are beautful, the gardens are immaculate and the decor is very old fashioned but decadent. The hotel staff were all very friendly & helpful. The room was a fairly decent size, with a very big bathroom and good sized balcony. We had one large suitcase with us & a small one & that was enough for the space - there wouldn't have been enough floor space for anything more. The balcony was overlooking the beautiful grounds to the back of the hotel, although it wasn't overly pleasant to sit out there as there was a huge aircon unit blasting hot air out onto our balcony. The sound proofing was very good though, as with the doors shut you couldn't hear a thing from outside - also liked the fact it had blackout curtains as well as shutters. The bathroom was a really good size although the shower screen over the bath wasn't wide enough so the floor would be covered in water by the time you'd finished. We found the bed far too hard for our liking & the pillows disappeared to nothing once your head was down - we did request firmer pillows but just got given another of the same & even with 3 pillows, our heads still sunk. The air con also wasn't overly cold - whatever setting we changed it to, it didn't seem to make any difference. The breakfast was a fairly standard buffet selection (hot & cold) with no food made to order, which we found poor for a hotel of this quality. However the fresh orange juice and pastries were good. It is in a great location too, a good enough distance from the centre of town but easily walkable along the lake front. The pool area is lovely & it was easy enough to get a sunbed, although the pool was freezing (v. welcome on a really hot day). There were a lot of mosquitos about particularly in the restaurant area at dinnertime but they were everywhere in town too. We would happily stay here again and would recommend to anyone thinking of staying.
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