Ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Brisbane, Australia
Quirky hotelPosted Sep 13, 2014
Pros: Quiet and good value. Good breakfast buffet
Cons: Limited wi fi
My husband and I (50s) stayed 6 nights in September. The room was on second floor. It was adequate for our needs and clean. The bed was firm but we like it that way. The location is on the edge of the town on San Guilio and a nice walk into the old town by a path along the lake. The return is uphill at the very end, but we are fit so managed this fine. The breakfast buffet is expansive and there is a hospitality room open each day from 3pm where you can make yourself tea/coffee and cake.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
HOTEL CATERINA EXPERIENCEPosted May 20, 2014
We found the staff pleasant. The hotel was very clean and comfortable. The best thing were the fantastic breakfasts - an absolute feast! The free hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks were a very good feature and welcome on return from a day out. Lake Orta is a bit off the main tourist route out of season and we found, without a car, that getting to other places was difficult. (May) We found that the hotel staff and the two tourist offices were unaware of the possibilities of public transport. With a bit of initiative we found our own route via public transport to Lake Maggiore which proved very easy. More information would have been good. It is not easy to get to Orta from the airport without a car. We decided to book a taxi which was a very good idea. The taxi firm were excellent. There is almost enough to do at Lake Orta for a week without travelling elsewhere and plenty of lovely eating places, several within easy reach of the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed the holiday.
for Everyoneby Steph from Leicester
Perfect if you're arriving by train!Posted Aug 27, 2013
Pros: Nice modern room with lots of space. Free snack bar in the pm and night, handy if you get back late and don't have any food or water in your room!
Cons: They forgot our towels but brought some up straight away when we asked.
Location: 15-20 minutes from Orta San Giulio via a very nice walk along the lakeside. 5 minutes from the station.
Very nice, friendly hotel overall in a great location for those arriving by train. It is a 15-20 minute walk to Orta San Giulio but if you are reasonably able bodied it's not really a problem, we went there and back 4 times in two days and were fine! The room was modern and clean with a balcony and a nice view of the little terrace. The only problem we had was that they had forgotten to put towels in our room, which they rectified immediately when we asked them. The breakfast buffet was lovely, very varied for a smallish hotel, and there was a free snack and soft drink bar in a little lounge available from 3pm until 7am.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Jul 31, 2013 on Hotels.com
Recommendedby Kay from Houston
Not really a hotelPosted May 27, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very disappointed. Strange decor, staff not at all helpful, restaurant affiliation was a 20 minute walk. Breakfast was posted as 7:00 but on Saturday it didn't start until 8:00. Room wasn't cleaned during our stay until 4:00 and sometimes the sheets weren't changed. We arrived by train and could have used help or directions to get to hotel. Nothing was offered. Would never stay there again even though we loved the area.
Recommendedby niamh from ireland
Posted May 22, 2013 on Hotels.com
hotel was lovely- basic clean rooms,breakfast was very italian!! there was a great room with treats providing night nibbles for free!! staff were very helpful. location- hotel was a 15-20 min walk from the square.not really much to do around the hotle but lovely walks and things to see, would stay there again.
for Everyoneby Becahm
Very good value hotel with lots of free extrasPosted May 15, 2013
We were particularly impressed with the friendly and helpful person on reception who was very willing to offer tourist advice. Other very impressive features of this hotel were the in-room refrigerated bottled water and snacks, plus the availability of free snacks and drinks downstairs. Breakfasts were a highlight catering for all tastes and dietary needs Wifi was only available downstairs The hotel is handy to the train station, unfortunately on a busy road without pedestrian path, and a 15 min walk from the main square in Orta
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Personal Eventby Geoffrey
Posted Sep 25, 2012 on Hotels.com
Nice hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Having on-site parking is a big plus since Orta itself is a pedestrian zone. Only a 10 minute walk into town. Quiet location. Good value.
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Poor quality room, nice hotel overallPosted Sep 24, 2012
Cons: Quality of the room
Quality of our room was poor, it needed repainting and some basic repair; also, it did not have a TV (although it is stated on Expedia website that every room has one and frankly you would expect it from every hotel, even the most basic). Ok for one night, but wouldn't stay for longer. To be honest, i guess we were just unlucky with our room, our friends stayed in the room next to ours and it was in better condition and it also had a TV. Staff was ok and kindly let us park in the free parking (300 metres from the hotel) even after check out. Breakfast is probably the best part, there's everything you may want..