Hotel L'Approdo

  • Italy, Lake Orta

Ratings/reviewsClick for full ratings

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.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 2020 (min stay 7 nights)

Free bottle of wine for summer 2020 holidays (min stay 7 nights)

  • 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.



  • 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.




The pool's normally open from May to September and is situated on the lakefront with wonderful views and plenty of sun loungers on which to relax. There is also a small, heated hydro massage pool.

General Facilities

  • 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)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

Restaurant La Terrazza serves international and local specialities in a lovely dining room that overlooks the lake. You can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning and choose from a four-course set menu for dinner.

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.

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

For more information on travel and transport visit our Hotel L'Approdo page

Reviews of Hotel L'Approdo

Tripadvisor reviews
Feefo reviews
This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information

Due to the constantly changing nature of the COVID-19 crisis, we may need to change or withdraw at short notice some advertised accommodation facilities and resort services to help keep everyone safe.

Feefo badge