Baveno's Hidden Gem
Posted Aug 18, 2016
Lovely stylish hotel with a difference! It has a great history and has had visits by Churchill and Queen Victoria. It is a spacious hotel and quite awesome!
Spent enjoyable mornings having a pot of coffee on the terrace overlooking the lake and also an aperitivo in the afternoon.
The staff here are friendly,relaxed and always on hand.
Our room was large and was over looking the lake giving us an amazing view, we had a large window with wrought iron panel, some rooms have a small balcony, the room was clean with period furnishings.
The Pool area had several smaller areas, some grassed and was relaxing – the pool was clean and a joy to use. There is a small beach on the lakefront which is also very quiet and we enjoyed swimming in the lake – it does get deep very quickly so be aware if with young children.
It was a 15 minute walk to Baveno along the main road – there is no safe walk along that road to Stresa – there is a path set back from the road however.
We used the SAF/Alibus from Malpensa to get to Baveno – 1 hour and then the train to return with 1 change.
We enjoyed this holiday so much that we are already planning to return next year.