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  • Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5* is a fabulous Art Nouveau style property offering elegant rooms, opulent decor and state-of-the-art spa facilities.
  • Located on the shores of enchanting Lake Maggiore, you can enjoy breathtaking views from the hotel.
  • Our members can indulge at the wellness centre with a 10% discount for maximum relaxation.

Customer reviews

“It’s a piece of paradise with passionate staff who love their hotel and want you to love it too. A must for art lovers of antique artefacts fascinating. Also the gardens are beautiful and laid out on a numbered map”
Posted on 14 April 2018

TripAdvisor score

Trip advisorThis hotel won the Certificate of Excellence from the world's leading review website, which honours hotels & accommodations that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

Your Destination

Set between Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is one of the most popular and beautiful in Italy's Lake District. Your hotel is located in the lakeside town of Stresa.

With sweeping vistas of crystal blue waters, set against soaring alpine mountains and dotted with sleepy cobblestone villages - this spectacular destination is one of Italy’s jewels and its abundant natural beauty has drawn visitors to its shores for centuries.

Nearby attractions:
Borromean islands - 10 minutes by boat
Home to the Borromean Palace and fisherman's houses alike, the three Borromean islands and their lavish gardens are a 'must see' when visiting Stresa. On the islands of Bella and Madre, there are sumptuous palaces and rare plant gardens where peacocks, parrots and pheasants roam wild against an exotic backdrop reminiscent of faraway lands.

In contrast, the Isola dei Pescatori is famous for the charming simplicity of its old fishing village, which is considered one of the most picturesque spots on Lake Maggiore

Please note: Parks on the Borromean islands and the palaces close on October 23rd.

Villa Taranto Botanic Gardens (15km)
A spectacular example of a labour of love, undertaken by Scottish office Captain McEacharn in 1931. He created an exemplary English garden to remind him of home, which has today flourished to include a vast array of rare tropical foliage. A must for keen gardeners!

Mottarone (20km)
Mottarone is known as the 'Mountain of the Two Lakes' thanks to its strategic position between Lake Maggiore and the equally beautiful Lake Orta. Take an exhilarating cableway trip to the summit to enjoy a superlative view of the Lake and the majestic Alpine chain.

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*

This grand hotel showcases sumptuous elegance and Italian tradition, in a breathtaking setting. The hotel stands right at the water's edge of Lake Maggiore, surrounded by impeccable gardens, immersed in peace and tranquillity.

An impressive 150 years old, this prestigious hotel is one of the best in the area. Its privileged position affords it, from almost every angle, breathtaking views of the splendid Borromeo Islands, the surrounding mountains and the lake itself.

The interiors are as striking as the views - oozing opulence and old-world glamour at every turn. The beautiful and extensive grounds include a tranquil Japanese Garden, two swimming pools and acres of manicured lawns.

  • 179 rooms
  • Extensive gardens
  • Tennis court
  • 2 outdoor pools (seasonal opening times may apply)
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally

Your Room

This offer is based on a Classic Garden View Room.

Just for you: Free Wifi

Sleeps Up To

Adults Adults
2 Adults
1 Infant
Rooms facing the garden are comfortable, elegant and especially quiet. Garden View Rooms enjoy the sight of the luxuriant park of the hotel and of the mountains surrounding the Lake Maggiore, most of the garden view rooms have a balcony. These rooms come with free wifi, a whirlpool tub, and 2 wash basins.

Please note: if 3 guests are sharing, the third bed is likely to be a camp or 'z' style bed and the in-room space may be limited.

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. You may upgrade to Half Board dining at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee.

Just for you: A complimentary Hemingway cocktail 

The beautiful restaurant “Il Borromeo” offers a stunning setting in which to discover the local cuisine. Ornate, gilded ceilings and crisp white linen add an air of grandeur, while light floods through the huge glass patio doors, with views of the lake shimmering in the distance.

The terrace is equally delightful - dine al fresco and soak up the sunshine and views.

Restaurant “Il Borromeo” has been certified as “safe” for gluten intolerant by AIC (Associazione Italiana celiaci)

Please note: The Half Board supplement is for 2 adults only. Children and babies can pay locally, depending on consumption.

Your Time

Just for you:
- Free access to the swimming pool (indoor and outdoor)
- Free access to the gym, sauna and Turkish bath
- 10% discount at the Wellness Centre
- Free Parking

At the Centro Benessere Stresa, the hotel's luxury Spa, you can choose from an extensive menu of treatments encompassing beauty, nutrition and general wellbeing. The staff favour approaches that cater to the needs of the patient, ensuring a personalised and unique experience.

The wellness centre is equipped with:
- Sauna and Turkish bath
- Indoor warmed pool with hydromassage area
- Two outdoor pools
- Cardio fitness gym Technogym™
- Kinesis Stations gym Technogym™
- Complimentary use of robe, towels and slippers
- Relax room with a selection of herbal teas

Every week:
- Possibility to organise an excursion with the Personal Trainer to enjoy the surrounding woods
- Possibility to organise a cooking demonstration with the Executive Chef who will introduce you to the secrets of healthy and Mediterranean cuisine.

Your Journey to Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees 5*

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Private transfers can be added in the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).

The distance between Milan Malepensa and Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees: 53 km / 50 min
The distance between Milan Linate airport and Grand Hotel Des Iles Barromees: 107 km / 1 h 24 min


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Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in Italy is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents. You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

If you have booked transfers, Meet & Greet, car hire or airport lounges, you will receive a separate voucher for each of these services. Please note that transfer vouchers are sent directly from the transfer supplier.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at

Accommodation Only

You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct. If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note: a local tax of €5 per person per day is payable locally (price subject to change without prior notification)

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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