"Great location, great staff"
Really on the lake front, unlike most of the others which are on the other side of the road. Staff very friendly & helpful. Excellent restaurant on the patio by the lake.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful location, average hotel"
Hotel Milano is situated right on the lake and has wonderful views (the road runs just behind the hotel). Staff at the hotel are very friendly. The rooms are fine (they may seem expensive for their size & condition but in comparison to prices in the area they are just fine). The breakfast was very average for the area (i.e. nothing particularly wrong […] with it, you just would expect a little more given the price you are paying). Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel due to the great location and friendly staff. However, there are a couple of downsides to the hotel that detracted from our stay (and I am not sure we would return). Firstly, they do NOT have internet available in the rooms (despite what it says in their hotels.com description), the internet is only available downstairs in their lobby/bar area. Also beware of the bottles of water in your room, you will be charged for these. The rooms have small fridges which are empty apart from two bottles of water, which we assumed were complimentary as there was no note to say these were to be purchased and no other drinks in the fridge which would indicate that it is a mini bar. However, on check out we were charged 2 euro per small bottle, this was disappointing given the price you pay per night at the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Milano. Our room had a beautiful lake view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant also has a great view and the staff is very attentive and efficient. We stayed for Easter Sunday and my kids were very happy to find a chocolate bunny and chocolate eggs in our room for them. Nice touch! We took the ferry […] and visited the islands and also drove through the little towns. Beautiful. Everything was very close to the hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Traditional with beautiful lake views"
Traditional and quirky hotel with a unique character. Staff were extremely helpful and the whole hotel was spotless including the rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great food and views"
Restraunt 1st class. hotel needs TLC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More suitable for back packers!"
In our opinion this is not a 4star hotel it isn't even up to 3star standard. It was very tired and dated. The plus point was the beautiful view from the hotel. The staff were very pleasant but apart from this and the fact that the towels and linen were changed regularly kept us there. For what we paid we thought the experience would have been much better […] as other 4 star hotels that we saw in the surrounding towns put this one to shame. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
In a perfect location, just in front of the lake.....lovely views from the room!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Under vår förväntan."
Det är inget **** hotel når inte ens upp till ett bra ***. Internet enbart i lobbyn.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Italialainen perushotelle kauniilla paikalla"
Perushotelli järven välittömässä läheisyydessä. Perinteistä tunnelmaa: viulunsoittoa ja valkoisia smokkeja. Etukäteen annetut lupaukset netintoimivuudesta ja parkkipaikoista eivät aivan pitäneet paikkansa. Ravintolatarjota hotellin läheisyydessä yllätäävän vähäinen, mutta hotellin oma keittiö ihan hyvä.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Très bel emplacement sur le lac majeur, quelle vue magnifique le matin en se levant, chambre propre et spacieuse et qualite du service impécable (restaurant et petit-déjeuner).Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Villa Charlotte"
Wir sind froh, das man uns in diesem Hotel untergebracht hat! Die Preis-Leistung passt! Werden sicherlich wieder einmal einen Kurzurlaub im Hotel Villa Charlotta machen!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"מיקום "10", קרוב למרכז ונוח להגיע לאתרי התיירות"
המלון נמצא במיקום מצויין. חדרים מרווחים ובריכה נחמדה. חנייה חינם. הבעיה שבקבלה בקושי מדברים אנגלית וקשה לקבל מהם אינפורמציה ברורה. גם לוקחים על כל מגבת בריכה 1 יורו לשימוש חד פעמי. כדאי להביא מגבות מהבית...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
LES CHAMBRES SUR LE LAC SONT RETROS MAIS SUPERBES - PROXIMITE DE LA VILLE DE STRESA PARKING FACILE A PROXIMITE A EVITER CHAMBRE SUR LA RUEGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quattro stelle un po' offuscate"
Viaggio di piacere nel il ponte del 25 aprile si è rivelata un'esperienza abbastanza positiva. Bella la zona ed interessante dal punto di vista storico ed artistico.Genuine Expedia guest review
"posizione fantastica, ospitalità e professionalit"
il soggiorno e' stato stupendo, una rilassante settimana in questo hotel dallo staff disponibile e lavoratore. Nessuno mi ha mai risposto scocciato (e al giorno d'oggi purtroppo è già tanto) anzi ho trovato che i camerieri facevano di tutto per accontentare mia figlia e gli altri bambini. La posizione e' incantevole e l'hotel e' situato in una posizione […] strategica: sul lago, di fronte c'e' un supermarket e il lungo lago con bar e pizzerie). A piedi si raggiunge la piscina dell'hotel affiliato Villa Carlotta, immersa anche'essa in un giardino secolare con vista sul lago. Lo consiglio a tutti. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotell ved sjøen"
Hotellet er helt greit, men er noe slitt. Beliggenheten er ok, men mangler eget svømmebaseng. Litt for langt å gå til Villa Charlotte eller hva det nå het. Gratis parkering.... hvis du er heldig å finner en plass! Velg heller å bo i Stresa.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Un buon hotel (poco economico) per rilassarsi"
L'hotel gode di una posizione eccellente, la terrazza dà proprio sul lago così come molte camere. L'insieme del personale e il suo comportamento discreto e cordiale, l'arredamento, la musica, trasmette una gradevole atmosfera anni Sessanta. Il personale è davvero gentilissimo e premuroso, la tranquillità del luogo e dell'hotel lo rendono adattissimo […] per coloro che scelgono una vacanza per rilassare l'animo e i nervi. La clientela è formata prevalentemente, da quel che ho visto (luglio) da turisti maturi e anziani, soprattutto stranieri. La colazione è ricca e la terrazza dove viene servita è davvero incantevole, con vista sul lago. Bisogna dire che non è però un hotel economico. Mangiare nel ristorante costa abbastanza caro, anche se si mangia bene. Meglio mangiare fuori: a 100 m c'è una pizzeria che fa una pizza tra le più buone che abbia mai mangiato. Altra nota dolente i parcheggi: quello disponibile è gratuito con disco orario ma è pubblico e spesso non si trova posto e bisogna parcheggiare a una certa distanza dall'hotel. Le camere vengono assegnate abbastanza pulite ma non vengono ripulite tutti i giorni e anche gli asciugamani non vengono cambiati con frequenza. Per il resto, davvero un buon hotel per famiglie e persone che cercano tranquillità e relax. E poi è un ottimo punto di partenza per visitare il lago Maggiore, il Mottarone, il lago d'Orta. Raccomandabile (ma mangiate fuori, è meglio). Ottime le serate a tema, con cene a buffet e musica dal vivo. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Som at komme tilbage i tiden !! havde bestilt 2 værelse med sø udsigt, et var godt det andet (værelse 103 var med en aircondition der ikke virkede).Flot udsigtGenuine Hotels.com guest review
bråkte noe for jævlig og dryppet vann på teppegulvet så vi ble søkk våte av å gå på det.Veldig bra buffet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel che potrebbe giusto arrivare a 3 stelle!"
Stanze con pessima carta da parati ed arredamento vecchissimo. Il bagno non ne parliamo,piastrelle orrende e vecchissime,bidet irraggiungibile!! In stanza nella notte ci saranno stati 13 gradi! L'unica nota positiva è il personale,cordiale e disponibile.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Direkt am See, Hotel günstig aber lärmig"
Saubere Zimmer. Musik bis am 1:00 am Morgen auf der Terrasse, nicht möglich einzuschlafen bis es fertig war.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Es gibt immer schlimmeres"
Einmal kurz vorab zu all den Kritiken zuvor von den Reisenden die einen Aufenthalt im Hotel gebucht hatten. Ja es stimmt, es ist ein altes Hotel, überall etwas abgeschlagen und die Sauberkeit lässt zu wünschen übrig. Für das Geld was wir bezahlt habenpro Nacht hätten wir schon etwas mehr erwartet, aber im Gegenzug bei einer Buchung eines 4 Sterne Hotels […] erwarte ich auch wiederum nur 3 Sterne. Frühstück muss man sich nicht unbedingt drauf freuen, da dies nichts besonderes ist, aber den Kaffe direkt am Wasser zu trinken hat auch etwas besonderes.Ich / wir sind immer Positiv eingestellt und haben uns durch diese Umstände auf jeden Fall nicht den Urlaub vermissen lassen, denn es wäre Schade für diese tolle Gegend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A fuir, mode survie nécessaire"
Vous faites un bond de 50 ans en arrière mais uniquement pour les mauvais cotés: matelas défoncé, oreiller ultra dur, douche fixe de 50 cm avec rideau et sans douchette, robinet que l'on peine a fermé et a donc laissé des traces marrons au lavabo,prise électrique d'un autre siècle donc pour recharger son portable vous avez une multiprise qui traine […] au sol, quand à l'éclairage des extérieurs ce sont des fils qui pendent. Le tout dans le style tapisserie à fleurs défraichie. Petit déj sans toasteur, pas de réapprovisionnement, jus de fruit = lavasse Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"6 sehr schöne Tage"
Der Aufenthalt im Hotel Milano hat meiner Partnerin und mir sehr gut gefallen. Besonders die ausgezeichnete Küche und der zuvorkommende Service zeichnen dieses Hotel aus. Auch wenn kleinerer Renovierungsbedarf nicht zu übersehen ist, so ist doch das spezielle Flair des Hotels - selbst zu dieser Jahreszeit - unvergesslich. Nicht zuletzt die Hotelchefin […] war stets daran interessiert, dass dieser Aufenthalt ein Genuß sowie pure Erholung war. DANKE! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful location, average hotel"
06/03/14 J J Vancouver, Canada
Hotel Milano is situated right on the lake and has wonderful views (the road runs just behind the hotel). Staff at the hotel are very friendly. The rooms are fine (they may seem expensive for their size & condition but in comparison to prices in the area they are just fine). The breakfast was very average for the area (i.e. nothing particularly wrong with it, you just would expect a little more given the price you are paying). Overall we enjoyed our stay at the hotel due to the great location and friendly staff. However, there are a couple of downsides to the hotel that detracted from our stay (and I am not sure we would return). Firstly, they do NOT have internet available in the rooms (despite what it says in their hotels.com description), the internet is only available downstairs in their lobby/bar area. Also beware of the bottles of water in your room, you will be charged for these. The rooms have small fridges which are empty apart from two bottles of water, which we assumed were complimentary as there was no note to say these were to be purchased and no other drinks in the fridge which would indicate that it is a mini bar. However, on check out we were charged 2 euro per small bottle, this was disappointing given the price you pay per night at the hotel.
"Traditional Italian Hotel"
09/09/13 gengens sheffield
We stayed at the Hotel Milano for 4 nights and had a great stay. It is definitley not the place to go if you like chain hotels or anywhere with no character. It is traditional and has very quirky decor. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and the setting cannot be beaten- so peaceful and beautiful!
07/18/13 donnajendlin Boca Raton, Florida
We came in from Florida via Dusseldorf and we were dead tired. We made sure we had a reservation in a four star hotel so we could sleep and regroup. What a surprise this place was. It has a beautiful view, but the old wall paper was peeling and stained. The beds had holes in the b ox springs, and you had to lie in the exact middle. Otherwise you were dumped onto the floor. Only several rooms had air conditioning, and the picture shown on the wrb site is actually a hotel down the road. We left promptly the next morning and missed a day on the beautiful lake. This is a 1 1/2 star hotel.
07/09/13 Barlers West Sussex, England
We loved this hotel! It's modern and comfortable, yet has an air of the heydays of the Italian Lakes in the 1950s and 60s. We sat on the terrace beside the lake and half expected a Riva speedboat driven by a blazer-wearing Playboy to pull alongside and for Sophia Loren to step ashore! Our room was a little dated, but clean and comfortable. Whatever you do, make sure you pay a little more for a lake view - it is stunning. The staff are friendly and helpful and speak good English. The hotel doesn't have a pool, but you can use the one at their sister hotel about 400 yards away. Very nice pool in the gardens above the hotel with a great view of the lake. One small word of caution. The hotel advertises live music every Saturday night, but we didn't realise how late it would go on. The place was packed and the band played very loud Mexican music until midnight and then there was loud dancing music until 1 am. Not ideal if you're trying to get some sleep before an early start - but if that's your kind of thing, pay your 42 Euros for the buffet, wine and dancing and have a great time!
07/08/13 jaqsta13 Brighton, United Kingdom
We stayed four nights at the Hotel Milano. The setting was amazing, right on the lake! We had breakfast on the terrace overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiori and watched the lovely boats on their journeys. The breakfast was fine..fruit, eggs, yogurts, croissants, cheeses, breads, cakes, though it was exactly the same everyday, a change would have been nice. The Hotel is very charismatic and old fashioned and I kept expecting Sophia Loren to turn up anytime. It has a lovely ambience about it. If you are into five star contemporary then this isn't for you. It's quirky, it's eccentric and it's wonderful. They played lovely old fashioned music and one evening had a live violinist. It was very clean and the staff were excellent and very professional. Lots of nice places to eat and drink within walking distance, and only five minutes walk to the ferry. I absolutely loved my stay here, but I don't do flash five stars, I prefer somewhere with character, with a soul and that is what this hotel offered. I shall certainly return!
"We stay at Hotel Milano when we arrive in Milan and when we leave"
07/01/13 Mntnona2 Big Bear Lake Region, California
When traveling to Italy we always begin our trip at this wonderful Old Hotel on the water of Lago Maggiore. This year was our 10th time staying there..Because we love the view and the staff we stayed 5 days at the end of our trip to relax before coming back to the states.. The room has a great view of the Lake, we love sipping wine on our balcony, The rooms are very clean, We eat every nite there why go anywhere else when the Food is so wonderful here. The waiters remember us and treat us like family as does the rest of the staff. Friday and Saturday;s they have live music with Luciano Pavan on the violin who is so very talented, Oh so romantic to sit looking out at the sunset listening to music and drinking good wine eating good food.. If you want a real Italian treat stay with these wonderful folks at Hotel Milano you will not be disappointed. keep in mind that this is a family run Hotel, it is older but kept up very well. Oh and don't forget to have a wonderful Vodka Sorbeto as a desert after dinner yummy Oh it also very close walk to Ferry Boats, and has a small sandy Private beach to pick up some rays.our go to the sister Hotel for a swim in a very beautiful setting up high on the hill. Ciao enjoy.
"A nice old hotel"
10/15/12 pwwarch Santa Fe
we stayed fro 3 nights in early October so temperature was never an issue. Folks were friendly and helpful, breakfast was included and adequate. Parking was free. The guest rooms were older and slightly tired. The bathrooms and closets were tiny. The Hotel is way past its prime. Served as a great base to explore the lakes but other than sleeping we spent no time there. Which is a shame, Hotel Milano is on the water while all other hotels up and down the lake have the main road betweem them and the lake. This was a much less expensive property than those 4 miles north in Stresa. I'd probably stay again (but would certainly research other options) - my wife would not stay there again. She just felt Lago Maggiore deserved a classier hotel.
08/09/12 Shir G Zermatt, Switzerland
We were not told in the reception that there is no air conditioner in the room. However, we decided to stay because the view from the terrace was amazing. It was the wrong decision! It was a night that we will never forget … we didn’t get any sleep. It was hot, and much worse, stuffy with a moldy smell (The carpet was wet and the walls and scieling had big old stains of dried water). The mattress moved freely and made a terrible noise. In total the room needs a total renovation, and i would not have given it even a 1 star rating. not worth the mony (95 Euro).
"Hotel Milano and all that goes with it."
07/19/12 Terry503902 Edenbridge, United Kingdom
We often used to stay in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, however one day we moved on 7 kilometres up the road to a little village named Belgirate and discovered The Hotel Milano. A realy pleasent and friendly hotel that can be Room only, B&B, Half or Full Board or whatever you want on a daily basis. The rooms are large as are the bathrooms and a lot of the rooms have a superb view over the lake at sunrise or sunset. Food is of the highest quality and very typically Italian, I guess this is because they have some serious competition from a couple or so restaurants just across the road. It is easy to get to and from Stresa by local bus or boat (not that frequent) from the Belgirate boat station which is just along from The Milano . Once in Stresa you can basically get to any town on the lake by boat and it is not expensive. A bit hussle bussle from the main boat terminus but that lends itself to the great atmosphere that exists. When there, we always go to a town called Palanza for lunch, it is a bit of a routine trip for us and there are many superb restaurants and some great walks. Another good day out is a trip on the cable car that goes up Monte Mottarone with a mid stop on the way, excellent scener pack walks and good eating places there however you feel that perhaps the prices have been a bit inflated because of the spectacular views. You can of course always put your knees to the test by walking down the mountain (I have never done this nor do I plan to) The thing about this part of the world is that it is so ITALY and getting back to a typical Italian Hotel in the evening and really being able to relax adds something special to the whole vacation. A point to remember is that if you are really tired when you get back to Stresa from wherever you have decided to travel and dont want to wait around for the next boat or bus back to Belgirate just call the hotel and they will send a taxi to collect you. Footnote: As a guest at Hotel Milano you can swim in its sister Hotel Carlotta's pool which is set in very picturesque surroundings.
"A living hell"
07/10/12 Jason A Alicante, Spain
After arriving on the 8th July we were shown our room. The room looked out over the lake, it was amazing! Unfortunately there was no zircon and it was 38 degrees! We were then told that for 10 euros we could upgrade to a room with aircon, which we did. We were shown a room with am even better view, from and center over the lake, an unforgettable view. Sadly though, the room only had a noisy portable aircon unit, but so as not to ruin my partners dream trip, I switched it on, and left the room forman evening meal. Upon returning to the room, we found it as hot as it was before we left. I tried to put up with it, but once I tried the bed, that was it! It was like sleeping on a boat! I can easily the most uncomfortable bed I have ever tried! To cut a long and sad story short, at 3 am we got up, left the hotel, and drove to Florence, which was our next destination,
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