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Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

  • Located a short walk from the centre of Stresa facing the Borromean Islands
  • Spa with indoor pool and health & beauty club

Undoubtedly the most exclusive hotel on Lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées represents beauty and luxury, all combined with first-rate facilities and enchanting views of the Borromean Islands and the Alps. Located just a few minutes' walk from the centre of Stresa, this magnificent hotel opened in 1863 and has played host to a number of prominent guests, including Ernest Hemingway and Clark Gable.

A wealth of facilities include stylish public rooms, the elegant Restaurant Il Borromeo, a health club and swimming and diving pools. The guest rooms relive the Belle Epoque era, Impero or Maggiolini style, as lavish drapes, warm, rich colours, fabrics and Murano chandeliers enhance the authenticity.

The Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées is perfect for those seeking relaxation amidst wonderful surroundings but for the more active, a selection of water sports, horse riding and a number of golf courses are also located nearby. Only positioned 500 metres away from the centre of Stresa and directly facing the treasured Borromean Islands, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées embodies a truly romantic Maggiore setting.

The hotel has 179 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-7 years.

Minimum stay 3 nights.

 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Il Borromeo

Included With: Bed & Breakfast, Half Board, Full Board

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening. 

Open 7.30am - 10.30am, 12.30pm - 2pm and 7.45pm - 10pm

Breakfast is buffet style serving a variety of hot and cold dishes, and lunch and dinner offer fine Italian cuisine served à la carte. During the summer, guests may enjoy dining on the terrace and garden.

This restaurant is certified by AIC (Italian Association Celiac) as safe for gluten intolerant people.

Poolside Snack Bar


Open 10.30am - 7pm (normally open May - September)

Open during the warmer months of the year, the poolside snack bar serves freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and some à la carte dishes, along with delicious desserts and ice creams. 

Bar


Enjoy a glass of wine from the hotel's extensive collection in the comfortable bar. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

2 Swimming pools including indoor heated pool (normally in use mid May - September) with poolside snack bar.

Spa & Wellness

Spa

Spa with sauna and Turkish bath.

Fitness Room

Fitness room available for guests use.

Activities & Entertainment

Lounge

The perfect spot to relax after a day's sightseeing. 

Complimentary Bicycle Hire

About the location
Holidays in Stresa take you to one of the prettiest locations in the Italian Lakes, with the elegant town perched on the western shore of Lake Maggiore where soaring mountains form a photogenic backdrop.

Stresa has been here for at least a thousand years and the town is peppered with historic buildings, from medieval churches to Renaissance villas. Its cobbled streets are full of pavement cafés and boutique shops, while the surrounding area is renowned for its opulent lakeside palaces and ornamental gardens.

The town is a handy hopping-on point for many ferries and boat trips which sail up and down Lake Maggiore, offering a relaxing way to enjoy the scenery and visit the other towns and villages around this 65km-long lake. For panoramic views of Lake Maggiore and the mountain peaks beyond, Stresa’s cable car climbs from the lakeside to the top of Mount Mottarone, taking you nearly 1,300 metres above the town.
Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour from Malpensa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
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Twin Garden View Room

Max 3 Adults

Twin Garden View Rooms are comfortable, elegant and quiet, enjoying the sight of the hotels luxuriant park and mountains surrounding Lake Maggiore. Most of the garden view rooms also have a balcony. All rooms have either a king-size bed or twin beds and can sleep up to three adults. 

Size: 20-22m²

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Twin Front Lake View Balcony Room

Max 3 Adults

Twin Front Lake View Balcony Rooms provide comfort, space and an unrivalled view on one of the most beautiful lakes of Italy. All rooms have either a king-size bed or twin beds and can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 22-24m²

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Junior Suite Front Lake View/ Balcony

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Front Lake View/ Balcony rooms have stunning views over the lake, with a king-size bed or twin beds and living area with breakfast table. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 30-35m²

Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights completed between 30 April - 02 October 2021.

2 Free nights for stays of 14 nights completed between 30 April - 02 October 2021.

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Spectacular place
rena12347, Athens, Greece
Tripadvisor review Jun 06 2020
Room with lake view, YES! Don't think about it, worths every euro. The hotel is like a palace, each floor is magnificent. The SPA is wonderful, the staff very well trained and polite. Breakfast is an...
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Fantastic break
Amro-lamei,
Tripadvisor review Apr 14 2020
Incredible place. Takes you back to late 19th century splendours. Lake and iles view takes your breath away. Beautiful serenity. Hospitable people. Ability to move around the lake to different nearby...
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