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Hotel Giardinetto

  • Italy, Lake Orta

Family run since its foundation in 1930, Hotel Giardinetto lies directly on the shores of Lake Orta. Ever-evolving, Hotel Giardinetto is classed as a 4 star hotel as of April 2019. On the outskirts of Pettenasco with spectacular views over the lake, this tranquil location is perfect for those looking to unwind and enjoy the charming surroundings. A twice daily ferry stops at the hotel connecting you to Orta San Giulio. The lakeside jetty is the best spot for sun bathing and enjoying the water but for those not wishing to swim in the lake, Hotel Giardinetto also boasts an outdoor pool. The new rooftop bar with panoramic lake views is a highlight and the perfect place for an aperitivo or two. The restaurant with its lakeside terraces has become known for creative cuisine as well as its ample wine cellar.

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  • No. of rooms: 57
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 4
  • Annex:


  • Official rating: 4
  • All rooms sleep 2-3 and have bath or shower, TV, telephone, safe, hairdryer and minibar
  • Standard and superior rooms with balcony and lake view are also available at a supplement

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet


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


  • Buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal with choice of menu
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


  • Breakfast service:


  • Dinner service:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Lake Orta

Lake Orta is one of Italy’s lesser known lakes and lies to the west of Lake Maggiore. The poet, Robert Browning, described Orta as being where ‘the Alps meet heaven’.

The small town and the famous island, Isola San Giulio with its famous monastery, are largely traffic-free and lined with little cafés and restaurants. If you’re looking for somewhere truly Italian but with a slower pace of life than ritzier Como or Maggiore, you can do no better than come to Orta.

Things to do in resort

  • Island of San Giulio
  • ‘Way of silence’ pilgrimage walk through the island
  • Chapel of Sacro Monte di San Francesco
  • Town Hall in the square
  • Villa Crespi
  • Piazza Mario Motta

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.402107
  • Latitude: 45.822006

For more information on travel and transport visit our Lake Orta page



  • Stresa from £38, Monday, full day - Visit the elegant resort of Stresa on Lake Maggiore
  • Milan from £46, Friday, full day - Visit the Sforza Castle, the spectacular Galleria and Gothic Duomo (cathedral). City guide included. Free time for shopping or La Scala visit
  • Macugnaga from £34, Saturday, half day - Mountain village visit and optional cable-car
  • Ascona and Cannobbio from £34, Thursday, half day - Combines Swiss Ascona and lakeside Cannobio

All excursions (except Stresa) start from Stresa and above prices do not include taxi transfer from Lake Orta (approx €20 to €50 per person).

Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.



  • Shuttle service to Orta San Giulio (pay locally)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bathing terrace
  • Massage room
  • Ferry point from hotel (twice daily)
  • Lake view breakfast room and dining room
  • Rooftop bar overlooking lake
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Pedalo, Paddle-board and Canoe hire available 
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Garden terrace
  • WiFi

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax payable directly to hotel

Special Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 05 Apr - 18 Oct 19 booked by 31 Mar 19.

Free Night Offer: Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 05 Apr - 28 Jun 19 and 24 Aug - 18 Oct 19.


Your holiday

Hotel Giardinetto, Lake Orta,
Half Board

Holiday details
3 nights,
from Gatwick,
3 adults, 0 children
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