Hotel Beau Rivage

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Baveno

  • 3.5

    3.5 Rating

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The Hotel Beau Rivage is the ideal hotel if you want to get out and explore Lake Maggiore and all of the walking it has to offer. Being near to the ferry departure point, it has great access to other parts of the lake.

Trendy location

The hotel's next to a few trendy bars and restaurants where you can have an aperitivo by the lake. These are fantastic places to relax after a long day of walking and exploring and if you're lucky you may catch a nearby bar on a jazz night! If you want a day chilling out in the sun, the hotel has an outdoor pool which is perfect for cooling down after a sun-bathing session. You can even take a stroll around the exotic gardens.

Home away from home

If you're looking for a family friendly, family run hotel with stunning views of the Borromean islands, then the Hotel Beau Rivage is a great choice. With its down to earth service and comfortable décor, you'll feel right at home here. We look forward to seeing you there!

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of prosecco or biscuits

Inghams Guided Walks included from 10th May - 11th Oct (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team


Baveno stretches along the western shore of Lake Maggiore, welcoming wanderers with its mountain-view waterfront. Here, Venetian villas and castle-like hotels have hosted VIP's in the summer for centuries. They’re an elegant backdrop to the lakeside promenade, where boats bound for the nearby Borromean Islands leave the harbour. Back in town, the parks and villa gardens of Baveno are made for walking, while more challenging paths climb into the Alps behind. See some bald patches on the slopes? They’re the famous quarries that have supplied pink granite to the churches and opera houses of Paris, Milan and Rome.

Sightseeing in Baveno

There’s plenty to peruse while exploring Baveno. The round, Romanesque Church of San Gervaso and Protaso with its characteristic six-storey bell tower sits on the Piazza della Chiesa, filled with frescoes and a quarry museum. Some of the villas come with grand public gardens. And the cafés that line the waterfront between the port and harbour are a great place to pause… preferably for a bite to eat; perhaps a board of mortadella salami and herby alpine cheese? As for the best ice cream – duck into the cobbled streets of the old town for a scoop of pistachio gelato or sorbet-like granita.

Boats to the Borromean Islands

The Borromean Islands lie just across the water, best reached by the ferries – or, if you fancy travelling off-schedule, the water taxis that depart from Baveno’s harbour. In the summer sun travelling on the ferry is one of the best ways to see Lake Maggiore. Each island has its own speciality. Isola Bella and Isola Madre lay out palaces with extravagant gardens (keep an eye out for the wandering peacocks). Isola dei Pescatori is home to the last remaining fishing boats on the islands, plus restaurants serving fresh lake fish dishes.

Walking through history

Baveno is truly a beloved resort town, and the countryside around it hints at its peaceful past. Walking routes zig-zag uphill through hamlets and past chestnut forests, and along old mule tracks once used by fishermen. Simpler strolls stick to the lakeside promenade, heading north to the ancient port and village of Feriolo. Remember to carve out time for some culture and stop by the monument dedicated to the “picasass” stonemasons en route. These workers have long toiled in the quarries above Baveno, carving out the building blocks for some of the loveliest opera houses, churches and arcades in Europe.

All about adventure: from Lake Maggiore to Milan

Treetop walking, suspension bridges, climbing walls, pools and a cyclo-cross course will keep you busy at Lake Maggiore Aquadventure Park - particularly if you have teenagers with you! If watersports are more your speed, there are wakeboarding and boating centres on the lake too. And you don’t need a car for a day trip. Stresa is only a few minutes away by train – or you can embark on a mini-adventure to Milan, which is less than two hours away on the historic Simplon railway line.

Why book a summer holiday in Baveno with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Baveno's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Baveno. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Baveno include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of hotel rooms: 80
  • Official rating: 3


Standard Garden View Rooms sleep up to two people and have a balcony with a garden view. 

Standard Lake View Rooms sleep up to two people and have a lake view. 

Comfort Side Lake View Rooms sleep up to two people and have a small balcony with a partial view of the lake. 

Comfort Lake View Rooms sleep up to two people and have a lake view. For these rooms a balcony may be available on request, please call to book.

Standard Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Seating area
  • TV with English speaking channels
  • Twin beds
  • Bath or shower
  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi

Cots are available for €10 a day (payable locally)

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €2.50 a day is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport or 5 minutes by taxi/coach from Stresa train station
  • One minute walk from ferry terminal
  • Next to the centre of Baveno
  • 2.5km from Stresa
  • Outdoor pool (un-heated)
  • Free pool-towel service
  • Exotic gardens
  • Whirlpool (open April - September)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Parking Garage (payable locally)

For breakfast you'll have a buffet with various cooked and continental options. When the sun is shining, you can enjoy breakfast our in the side garden - a lovely way to start the day. Dinner is a choice of three courses as well as a selection of salads.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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18/09/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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Hotel Beau Rivage
Lake Maggiore, Baveno
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