Ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
The hotel is well located, with friendly staff.Posted Jul 19, 2014
I had a most enjoyable stay at the Azalea Hotel. The hotel is centrally located in Baveno and is close to public transport, shops, restaurants and tourist attractiions. There are great views of Lake Maggiore from some rooms and from the upper level balcony. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I would recommend a stay in this hotel.
for Couplesby Bee from Gloucester, uk
Wonderful viewPosted Sep 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel was very good value for money. Staff very accommodating. Room always clean, good shower and nice breakfast. No restaurant but nice one just down the hill. Not much to do in the village but lovely cafe by the boat pontoon with lady from London! Overall we were very well looked after and really enjoyed our stay. A little noise but the room had zircon so not a problem.
by Martin from London
We had an enjoyable holidayPosted Aug 11, 2013
Cons: Evening meal
Location: Baveno is a lovely location. The views of the lake are spectacular. It is quite "touristy" though.
The room wasn't ready til 2pm. The main staff members were a little dour, but this might have been because we are not very good with the Italian language and they are not very good with English. On one day the key snapped off in the lock of our room. It snapped off so easily that I didn't even notice that it had broken! I only noticed that it had happened when we went to leave for our evening meal. Fortunately we didn't lock ourselves out, but we could not leave until it was repaired. I got the distinct impression that they thought it was my fault and that I had been heavy handed. They didn't apologise for the inconvenience. Although they are basically a bed and breakfast hotel, they do offer a limited menu, which we tried one evening. This seems to be frozen food heated up in a microwave and the lasagne was still cold in the middle. The tiramisu was completely frozen - straight out of the freezer. I would not recommend the evening meals. However, when all is said and done the hotel is a place to rest your head and overall we enjoyed our holiday. The buffet ("continental") breakfast is good.
for Everyoneby Phil from Sydney NSW, Australia
Hotel AzaleaPosted Jul 15, 2013
Pros: Location, price, views of Lake Maggiore
Cons: Not really welcoming, but OK
Location: Quiet, some nice walks around the town, little bars etc, ferries to islands very convenient.
Good place to stay while visiting the islands etc of Lake Maggiore. Good views of Isola Bella etc from our windows. Rooms not over-large but OK for two. Bathroom OK, clean but a bit small. Dining room great for breakfast, though you have to ask for proper coffee, odd in Italy.... Desk staff [owner] a bit uncommunicative, maybe its just my bad Italian. Nice and quiet. Beds and pillows a bit hard. Need to have some options avbailable for us softies.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from London
Everything we needed for a relaxing holidayPosted Jun 10, 2013
Apart from a problem with our air conditioning on the first evening (which was remedied by the next day) we were very happy with the Azalea. The room was a good size, clean and comfortable, with a modern bathroom and a balcony overlooking the lake. Breakfast was buffet-style (continental - including eggs, meats and cheese) and sufficient. There is a well priced bar, an outdoor seating and sun-bathing area with loungers, and a small swimming pool. The hotel is in a quiet spot but just a few minutes walk from the lake and the village's restaurants and shops. The boat jetty (regular boats to the islands and nearby towns) and main bus stop are also within a few minutes walk, making local travel easy and pleasant. Happy to recommend.
for Everyoneby Maxim from Istanbul, Turkey
Good value for moneyPosted Apr 11, 2013
This is a nice hotel situated not far from the main road, the train station and the pier from where boats for nearby islands leave. Hotel is managed by a family which is very nice and friendly. The room was quite frugal but of a decent size. The shower was a bit small but also had everything needed and even a bidet. The room had a small balcony with 2 chairs where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and the lake (not sure how much is visible from the lower floors but from 3rd and 4th floor view is great). Hotel has a free open carpark as well as closed garage behind an automatic gate. For closed garage you have to pay extra EURO 5 per day and you get a remote control for the gate. Free wifi was good with decent speeds and ok reception. For me the biggest disappointment was the breakfast. The choice was limited to 3 types of salumi, 2 types of cheese, small selection of yogurts, boiled eggs, 4 types of cereals a bowl of fruits and some croissants. Orange and grapefruit juices as well as tea or coffee. This was probably the most limited choice of breakfast I have ever seen. Although, overall considering the value for money I'd give this hotel a strong 4. If you are looking for a place to stay without planning to spend most of the time there its a good choice. P.S. The hotel also has a small swimming pool but as it was early spring at the time it was empty.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler from Abu Dhabi, UAE
Small & cosy hotelPosted Apr 10, 2013
Very neat & clean hotel. Walking distance from the city square & convenient location for tourists & businessmen. Only breakfast service is available and the guests need to make their own arrangement for lunch & dinner.
for Couplesby Tina from Bedford, UK
Pleasant hotelPosted Oct 3, 2012
Pros: Central situation
Cons: Nothing really
Location: Good. Near to railway station and bus routes. Lovely little church closeby, well worth a visit.
Very pleasant hotel. Easy to find, just off main street. Efficiently run. Good buffet breakfast. Small outside pool. We didn't use it due to weather. Nice views from our room of the lake.
for Everyoneby Paula from Cumbria, UK
Comfortable, clean hotel in great location.Posted Sep 5, 2012
Pros: Spacious room, balcony with lake view, town centre location and free parking.
Location: Middle of town and lake just ten minutes' walk away.
We spent four nights in this hotel as part of a driving tour around Europe. The location in the middle of Baveno is wonderful, especially with plenty of parking on site. The room is practical rather than luxurious but it suited us well. Very clean and spacious, with a balcony that really did overlook the beautiful lake. Breakfasts were typically continental type with sufficient fresh foods provided. Staff were friendly and helpul. We would be happy to go back.
for Everyoneby MJ from Kent
gave us an excellent overnight stopPosted Aug 21, 2012
We stayed here for a single night on our way to our holiday destination. We received a friendly welcome. Underground parking was useful and reasonably priced. Room was clean, comfortable and had aircon. Breakfast was perfectly adequate. (We didn't try the restaurant, choosing to eat out in town.) Would stay again.