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Hotel Villa Ruscello

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Our hotel is a typical villa with a large Italian garden, balconies, terraces and a direct access to the Lake through our little private beach. For over 40 years our family-run hotel has offered our guests tranquillity and unique views of the Borromean Islands.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
63Somewhat walkable
Grade: 63 out of 100
31Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
6Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
8Room tips
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We stopped here for 1 night. Very welcoming and helpful owner. Clean room and typical Italian breakfast. The Hotel has its own car park directly opposite. Stressa and Bavena are close but the road without a pavement outside the hotel means taking the car. We would definately
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Response from Cardani N, Direttore at Hotel Villa Ruscello
Responded 8 May 2018
Hello Mr David thank you for your support with your comment! I'm glad you enjoyed a pleasant evening see you next time! Giulio
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This is my experience there: Very dangerous steps to the lake. An ambulance was after my husband slipped (few days before another person slipped, but not sign). No lunch or dinner facilities. Dangerous road, especially when you get out from the car park. Nobody helped us after
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Response from natcardani, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Ruscello
Responded 12 Oct 2017
The day you came for the check-in and the next one, I looked from your face and your enthusiasm, that the hotel and the place liked you very much, were all smiling and satisfied! Then it happened ... what would never have happened .. and please believe me it never happened before in 60 years of activity .. a slippage on the lake algae, ruined with a headbust. In reality I was very anxious about your husband, I personally called 112 after giving you water and ice for the head. Unfortunately, the incident happened, but fortunately it only resolved with a fright, as your husband was already well the next day. honestly, I never thought to putting a warning sign because: 1st) there is a handrail to get to the lake, where to cling; 2nd) who go down to the water does it slowly paying attention, 3rd) This summer the lake was particularly low, but, the level of water and algae can change within in a few days of rain .. The reaction to the criticisms towards our Hotel is only motivated by your husband's slippage ...If this did not happen, you would have leave our Hotel with good memories
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After reading all of the previous reviews I can only say: almost all of the Italian and Spanish hotels are located across the street (not directly at the beach). If you want no roads between your hotel and the beach - please go to Seychelles, Bahamas or Mexico. Why is this the
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I've stayed here on many occasions and the location and value for money is excellent. It is not grand but it doesn't need to be. It's clean and the lake views are fantastic, with easy access to the excellent restaurants on the nearby islands.
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Stayed for two nights. Our family room was in the building next door. Nice, clean, comfortable room and plenty of storage space. Small balcony for two people but with spectacular lakeside views. Bathroom was sparkling but could have done with a few extra toiletries for a family
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Las suites de dos dormitorios tienen aire acondicionado
Sólo dos cuádruples sin vistas al lago tienen aire acondicionado Todas las demás habitaciones sin Tienen una ventilatre gracias Saludos N. Cardani
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"Lake view is a must!"
"take the rooms with the lake view"
"Not necessary."
"Rooms at the higher floor provides better view to the lake."
"Lake view room would be best. I thing you need to avoid a room on the back of the Villa as it faces the railway line"
US$102 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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