Enjoying enchanting views of the lake and the Borromeo Islands and only a short stroll from the centre of Stresa, the splendidly imposing Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees is set in extensive grounds containing ancient trees and wonderful Japanese and Italian style gardens.
The hotel opened in 1863, playing host to many a famous guest including Clark Gable, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway; one of the suites is named after this great American author.
Behind its elegant façade, the stylish residence is adorned with period artworks, beautiful chandeliers and cool marble. Classically furnished guest rooms enjoy views of the lavish gardens, and lake view rooms and suites are also available.
Excellent facilities include a restaurant serving fine Italian cuisine in a stylish setting, two seasonally heated outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court and gym, and luxurious spa with a small indoor pool. Local facilities include a range of watersports on the lake, plus horse riding and golf.
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Book a day’s rover ticket for sailings to the delightful Borromeo Islands. Attempt an early start and spend at least a couple of hours on Isola Bella exploring the palazzo and gardens before heading over to tiny, captivating Isola Pescatore where there are numerous excellent restaurants where you can linger over the longest of lunches which, not surprisingly, feature the best of freshly caught fish.
Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees will guarantee interconnecting rooms subject to availability.
For selected stays between 25 May 2019 & 12 October 2019 receive 1 free night in 7 and 2 free nights in 14.Request a quote
Each floor is an art gallery with a view of Italian culture through history, there’s amazing Murano glass, beautiful marble statues and an Ode to Joy fountain