Hotel Simplon

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Baveno

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Hotel Simplon is on the edge of Lake Maggiore and very close to the centre of Baveno – a lovely little town with charming shops, bars and restaurants. Thanks to its centuries-old gardens, the whole place feels really secluded and very peaceful. There’s about 20,000 square metres of park to explore – ideal for nice walk before dinner. It also means you’ll easily be able to find your own little spot to relax. There’s an outdoor pool here which is a good size and has plenty of loungers and trees providing shade. If that’s not enough, you’re also welcome to use the facilities at the Simplon’s sister hotel, Grand Hotel Dino. You can get there via the underground tunnel to use both the indoor and outdoor pools.

Hotel Simplon’s got a lovely feel inside with an art deco décor and traditional rooms with parquet floors. We recommend upgrading to a lake view and balcony room if you can. The restaurant looks out over the pool and gardens and the quality of food here is excellent. They use local ingredients and you’ll get a choice of courses for dinner. After you’ve finished your meal, head to the bar for a nightcap. It’s got a nice, relaxed feel and you can order some delicious local wines or cocktails.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 113
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 10
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night is payable locally.

Rooms

Standard Twin Rooms have a traditional decor and can sleep up to three people. Facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and a bathtub or shower. Rooms with a balcony and lake view are available for a supplement.

Single Rooms are available and you can upgrade these to a room with a balcony and lake view for a supplement.

Accessibility

Adapted rooms are available on request.

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

Summer holidays in Baveno take you to a place with wonderful views of the Borromean Islands. Lovely Baveno has been a well known tourist resort since the early 19th century. This elegant past is reflected by the beautiful villas that dot the surrounding landscape.

Baveno has a small harbour, an attractive promenade with lakeside cafés and a profusion of flowers and oleander trees. Take summer holidays to Baveno and explore the splendour of Lake Maggiore in the glorious Piedmont. There are regular ferry connections to Pallanza, Stresa and the Borromean Islands. Enjoy perfect, long, lazy lakeland days in the hot Italian sun!

Isola Pescatori is an old fishing village with good restaurants, famous for the white peacocks that strut in the botanical gardens. Isola Bella, perhaps the best known of the islands, features the magnificent Borromean Palace and beautiful landscaped gardens. Take a summer holiday to Baveno for all this and much more, set in a gorgeous cosmopolitan paradise.

Excursions

Special Excursion Package - £99 SAVE £10

Pre-book the Macugnaga, Ascona and Cannobio and Wine Tasting excursions and receive a FREE one day boat ticket to Baveno or Stresa and the Borromean Islands

 

PRE-BOOKABLE

Three Lakes Tour £51, Tuesday, full day

A chance to see three of the most beautiful lakes in two countries. In Lugano, enjoy a stroll along the palm and cypress tree lined promenade which gives the city a truly Mediterranean feel and admire the marvelous Last Supper painting in the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. In Lake Como we will pass by the most famous resorts, with their splendid villas including George Clooney's and stop at Tremezzo where you can visit Villa Carlotta, with its unique collection of art and fabulous gardens. Finally we will visit Como, a city steeped in history where you can admire the 14th century cathedral or hunt out some bargains in the vast array of silk shops.

Milan £49, Friday, full day

One of the most stylish cities in the world, Milan is the Italian fashion capital. Make the most of your visit in the company of our local guide with a visit of the Duomo (the largest Gothic cathedral in the world), the elegant Vittorio Emanuele Galleries and the Sforza Castle. Then free time to visit La Scala Opera or some of the famous boutiques. 

Macugnaga £39, Saturday, half day (runs mid June to mid Sept)

In just 90 minutes we go from 260m above sea level in Stresa to the foot of the second highest mountain in the Alps - Monte Rosa (over 4600m). Enjoy the contrast between the mild Mediterranean climate and flora of Lake Maggiore and the fresh Alpine climate with its meadows and fir trees. You can take a stroll through the picturesque Macugnaga village, a ski resort in the winter which still preserves the quaint houses of the ancient Walser people; or take a chair lift/cable car up higher for some spectacular panoramic views. (Cable car ticket approx €12)

Ascona and Cannobio £37, Thursday, half day

A photographer's dream, this half day excursion combines the best of two countries. The elegant and charming Swiss town of Ascona is home to an attractive lakeside promenade, interesting boutiques, this contrasts with the sleepy Italian village of Cannobio - a picture postcard setting that is a favourite with local artists. 

Wine Tour £39, Sunday, half day

Where would Italy be without its renowned pasta and wine? Wherever you go in Italy you shouldn't miss the chance to taste some of the local produce. With this trip we'll take you through beautiful countryside to reach the wine cellars of Ricetto. Your host will guide you through the cellars and describe the art of wine production in the area. You'll have the chance to enjoy some Piedmont wines and tasty local snacks, the best of these wines - Ghemme - is said to be unique and only produced here.

 

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Zermatt and Matterhorn £76, full day

Over the Simplon pass, Zermatt is one of the most iconic Swiss villages. Surrounded by twelve peaks over 4000m in height including the world famous Matterhorn - the most photographed mountain in Europe due to its striking shape. Stunning scenery all around, this is a journey into a mountain paradise. 

Island Tour £28, half day

A visit to the islands and gardens which are synonymous would Lake Maggiore. Why not take the time to find out about the history behind these beautiful places? We will take you on a private boat to visit Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori with commentary on the history of the islands as well as the splendid villas on Stresa's shore and their illustrious visitors over the centuries. 

 

**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 

Facilities

Pool & Beach

We love the hotel's pool. It's in the gardens surrounded by trees so there's plenty of shade if you want it. There's a separate whirlpool section and lots of loungers. You can use the indoor and outdoor pool at the Grand Hotel Dino too - it's just a short walk away through the underground tunnel.

The hotel's got a private beach that's 200 metres away. Head here for direct lake access or just to relax on the loungers. 

General Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • 5-a-side football pitch (payable locally)
  • Games room
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
Meals

The hotel's restaurant has large windows opening up onto the gardens. Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet with freshly baked pastries, pancakes made to order, eggs, fresh fruit and cereal accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice, coffees and teas. Dinner starts with a salad buffet offering up plenty of fresh vegetables and then you can select a dish for your next three courses. Dishes are carefully created using local and organic ingredients whenever possible.

An elegant piano bar opens up onto the terrace with gorgeous views of the pool and gardens. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements in advance.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.505456
  • Latitude: 45.910421
  • Location Description:
    • 500m to the centre
    • 500m to the nearest bus stop

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel Simplon page

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Hotel Simplon
Baveno, Lake Maggiore,Half Board
21/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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