It’ll be hard to find a hotel that’s more idyllic than Hotel L’Approdo. The location right on the edge of Lake Orta is perfect and we can spend all day by the pool just looking at the view. There’s something about this lake that’s incredibly peaceful. It’s not as busy as neighbouring Lake Maggiore so you’ll feel like you’ve found your own little piece of lakeside paradise. The island of San Giulio is close by and with the ferry port directly in front of the hotel, it’s incredibly easy to get to. We recommend heading here for the day and enjoying lunch in one of the waterfront restaurants. Speak to the staff before you head out for the day, they’re full of great tips on things to see and do.
The hotel’s got a nice, modern style. All the rooms have balconies and you can upgrade to lake views or stick with mountain views. The Café Wine Bar is open during the day and has a lovely decked terrace next to the lake. You can get lunch here or just stop for a drink. In the evenings, you’ll eat in the indoor dining room and have local specialities. Make sure you enjoy a glass or two of local wine too!
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 mins by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.