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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

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The sumptuous Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees lies in a privileged position looking out over the enchanting Borromean Islands with the centre of Stresa just a short walk way. The villa was built in 1863 and its crowning glory is undoubtedly the extensive garden, home to beautiful rhododendrons in springtime, but the hotel’s interiors are also beautiful and stylish with widespread use of marble and Murano chandeliers. This hotel is for the discerning traveller in search of a little luxury with facilities that are second to none.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 178
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

    N/A

  • Official rating: 5
  • All elegant rooms have bath, TV, safe, hairdryer, minibar and telephone and have either a view of the garden or overlook the lake and the islands.
  • Junior suites with lake view and balcony are also available

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Telephone

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • Extensive buffet breakfast
  • Evening meal when booked is 3 courses and served in "Il Borromeo" restaurant
  • Terrace dining on warm evenings
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal, no shorts or T shirts

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Stresa

Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore's leading resort. Take your summer holidays in Stresa this year and experience this unforgettably beautiful Italian lake resort. The idyllic Borromean Islands are only a short boat ride away and Monte Mottarone, with its superb views, is easy to reach by cable car.

The lush gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit. Summer holidays in Stresa take you to a flower filled, fragrant place with a long, landscaped lake front promenade. This links by cable-car and lake ferry to all the resort's main hotels. Imagine crystal clear waters, sparkling blue skies and idyllic lake islands and that's a summer holiday in Stresa... in a nutshell!

The old town centre has been partly pedestrianised and comes to life in the evenings as the bars and restaurants spill into the squares. Holidaymakers love summer holidays in Stresa for the smart shops that line the narrow, cobbled streets. And the music! From the end of July to September, Stresa's celebrated International Music Festival offers 25 fantastic classical music concerts.

Things to do in resort

  • Horse-riding
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Swimming

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.532511
  • Latitude: 45.887396

For more information on travel and transport visit our Stresa page

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 selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. Prices correct at time of publication and may vary up or down. 

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Lounges
  • Two heated outdoor pools
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Wellness centre with small indoor pool with hydro massage section
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massages and treatments
  • Fitness room
  • Tennis courts
  • Lift
  • Bar
  • Fitness room
  • Lounge area
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Restaurant

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax payable directly to hotel


Inghams Plus

  • Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 in high season only (3rd May - 13th October). Please note this offer is based on bed and breakfast prices and does not include the half board supplement 

 

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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees
Stresa, Lake Maggiore,Bed & Breakfast
23/10/2019 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Edinburgh
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