I spent two wonderful days and nights in Al Dom's calm, quiet atmospheric room with a view of the immortal lake that made me think of Dante. Spacious suite that made me want to stay longer, lovely bath, and a view to die for. Breakfast, under Covid circumstances, was personally served, meditative, varied, fresh, with lashings of coffee. Massimo is a gentleman. Lago d'Orta is a corner of heaven, and Al Dom sets the tone.
Massimo, our host, has a wonderful B&B. In these Covid times, there is always a worry about how clean a place is..... there are no worries here. It is absolutely spotless. Our room had a fantastic view of the island and lake, and was very large. The B&B has a lovely inner courtyard that guests can use to relax, or the lakeside garden, from which you can go swimming directly into the lake. Massimo had lots of suggestions for great restaurants and things to do. This hotel was a great find and we would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about staying on Lake Orta or in San Guilio. Oh.... and the breakfasts are delicious... much better than the normal Italian spread!
Rather than an ordinary B&B, staying here makes you feel instead that you have a good friend with a spectacular home in a stunning location. I'd long been told that Lake Orta is the best lake in Italy (most romantic actually), and for me this was the perfect spot. You can walk to everything in the town of Orta San Giulio in two minutes. The entire place is immaculate, that's not an exaggeration. Super comfortable bed, spacious room and bathroom (we had the junior suite), private balcony, unforgettable breakfast. Massimo is helpful with any information you need, and he has a good sense of humor. Definitely planning to return as soon as possible!
Perfect 3 night stay at Al Dom. The location, views, gorgeous interior and incredibly helpful host, Massimo, made it a wonderful stay. The breakfast is extensive and delicious and the lovely garden with private access to the lake tops off the overall experience. I unfortunately got a puncture on my hire car and called Massimo to see if he could help. Not only did he change the wheel for me, he then drove me to a number of garages to try and repair or replace the tyre, all in his own time. He really went above and beyond to help me which I really appreciated. Hats off to you Massimo. You are the perfect host, managing a stunning B&B in an incredible location.
Al Dom is ideally situated just at the edge of the town centre and at the side of the delightful lake. It has a beautiful garden with chairs and tables and a roof terrace with loungers. You can swim off of the edge of the garden. The rooms are comfortable and spotlessly clean and the breakfast is excellent. The host Massimo was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. He provides a parking voucher which is included in the price.