We did have trouble at first trying to find the hotel even with a satnav. Lovely hotel tucked away in the small village. Family run hotel with mother who speaks no English, son who does and a couple of waitresses one who doubles as cook.
Slightly "quirky" as some things are forgotton such as butter dish with no butter and no cutlery one night.(quickly put right) But overall a beautiful experience to stay there. Wonderful room with high ceiling and big bathroom. The food was superb which is taken in fine weather in the courtyard. And if weather a bit "iffy" then a fabulous dining room with some uncovered frescos.
Breakfast is continental.
Very convenient for visiting Lakes Como and Maggiore and Orta (a gem)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Near to Lake Maggiore, in the Medieval town of Azzate , the Hotel Locanda dei Mai Intees, formerly a 15th century private villa, is an exquisite and charming hideaway hotel. Beautifully restored with its combination of frescoes, antiques yet modern technology the Locanda boast 12 individually designed rooms and suites. A member of chef Alain Ducasse’s "Chateaux and Hotels Collection" , the hotel has a fine culture of cuisine in the Mai Intees Restaurant which serves regional dishes accompanied with a selection of super wines. Locanda dei Mai Intees is ideally situated with easy access to Lake Como, Milan, Lugano and nearby Milano Malpensa International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Dei Mai Intees Varese