Hotel L'Approdo

  • Italy, Lake Orta

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The lovely Hotel L’Approdo has a peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Orta, close to the centre of the village and just moments away from the island of San Giulio. The ferry point is located directly in front of the hotel’s gardens making exploring the lake and surrounding areas easy and the hotel’s friendly staff will be happy to recommend places to visit. But if you’d rather relax, the hotel’s swimming pool (normally open May to September) is the ideal place. It’s surrounded by tranquil gardens and enjoys fantastic views over the lake.

A wonderful restaurant serves up Italian and international dishes in the sunny dining room that looks out over the water. After dinner, you’ll be happy to retreat to your comfortable and modern guest room, all of which enjoy balconies with either mountain or lake views.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach.

Added value

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights or stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights between 10 Apr - 18 Oct 20

Free bottle of wine for holidays of 7 nights or more

  • No. of rooms: 72
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 6
  • Official rating: 4


Classic Mountain View Rooms are finished in a comfortable, modern style and can sleep up to two people. Facilities include a balcony, air conditioning, TV, minibar, free wifi, safe and a shower.

Classic Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people and enjoy lake views from the balcony. It’s possible to upgrade to rooms on higher floors (first floor and up) for a supplement.

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

Lift does not go to all floors. However, our rooms are either served by lift or are on ground floor. 

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.

Please note: Inghams will be operating a Telephone Rep service in Lake Orta for summer 2020.

Things to do in resort

Feast of San Vito (August - various dates)

Known as the patron saint of the music and arts, San Vito (St Vitus) is celebrated throughout the month of August in various locations around the beautiful Lake Orta. From orchestral performances on the waterfront to artisan food stalls and bars offering both local and Sicilian inspired dishes to honour the origins of San Vito. 

The Way of Silence Walk (Available throughout the season)

On the small Isola San Guilio (Island of St Julius) is an unassuming but truly one of a kind experience - The Walk of Silence. A former pilgrimage route for Monks, this is a wonderful opportunity to see the hidden treasures of the island as well as finding focus and peace and quiet in its stunning surroundings. You're lead through the alleys of San Guilio by signs instructing you to listen out for particular sounds. More than just a historical walk, the route was pioneered by acoustic ecologists as a means of understanding the island by way of the landscape. As the trail loops around the whole island, be aware that it is rather long however if you tire and wish to return, you can follow the signs back the way you came and marvel at different sounds just as a result of changing direction. 


Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.411313
  • Latitude: 45.810618

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.



Restaurants & Bars

Restaurant La Terrazza serves international and local specialities in a lovely dining room that overlooks the lake.

Café Wine Bar offers a large selection of wines as well as refreshing cocktails and beers in a lovely setting in the hotel’s gardens. You can also enjoy light lunches here.


The hotel’s lovely pool (normally open May to September) is situated on the lakefront and enjoys wonderful views and plenty of sun loungers on which to relax. There is also a small, heated hydromassage pool.

General Facilities

  • A Wellness area with steam room, sauna and treatments (payable locally). A new area has been created offering sauna and hydromassage which requires reservation and payment locally
  • Free wifi
  • Tennis courts (payable locally)
  • Watersports (payable locally)
  • Shuttle service to Orta (payable locally)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning and local and international dishes for dinner, where you can choose from a four-course set menu.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.411313
  • Latitude: 45.810618

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Hotel L'Approdo
Lake Orta, Half Board
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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