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Hotel Simplon
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2011

From the time we entered the hotel to the time we left we were treated brilliantly by the staff and made to feel welcome.
The hotel was very well maintained with lovely rooms, stayed in 152,brother in 154) the rooms were at front of hotel on a fairly busy road but heard no noise due to excellent double glazed windows,room was spacious,by modern day standards, with very comfortable bed and lovely pillows.Bathroom good with shower over bath,bidet toilet and wash hand basin,plenty of hot water and towels large and luxurious.
All areas kept very clean and tidy including bar,lounge toilets and reception.
Food to die for, breakfast help yourself buffet and dinner of 4 courses, all of excellent quality and choice.
We were on a half board package.
There seems to be plenty of car parking for those driving.
The only down side is the cost of drinks in the hotel,first night bought drinks in bar 2 x 0.4 litre beer,a tea and Fanta Orange 24.50 Euro and 0.75 litre water at dinner 4 Euro. So didn't drink in bar again in village same drinks 11 Euro.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank sol1951
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

Part of our group of bridge players spent 10 days at the Simplon this July. Whilst our courses and tournaments were hosted at Zacchera's flagship, the Grand Hotel Dino next door, some of us chose to stay at the smaller and more intimate Simplon.
At the Simplon the single rooms are real singles, so a bit on the small side, but the standard of all rooms as far as equipment, furniture, amenities and decoration are concerned is at the level of all Zacchera hotels, i.e. impressively high. That, incidentally, means, we got good value for your money. Furthermore we were treated to the superb, warm hearted, competent and caring hospitality of Signora Elena and her team at the reception. In no time, they and all the other members of the staff make you feel welcome - like a member of the family.
The Dining room with its lovely view of the pool and the park, the high quality and presentation of the breakfast buffet also deserves highest marks. When the weather turned sour on a couple of occasions, we were glad to use the subterranean passage to the Dino in form of an art gallery skillfully displaying reproductions of Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir, Degas, Monet, Picasso, you name them... So, we're really looking forward to next summer's bridge holidays c/o Simplon and Dino in Baveno.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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4  Thank Niki88_11
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

We arrived at the hotel and were shown to our 4th floor room by a very friendly receptionist,we had a large room with a sitting area downstairs and a HUGE bedroom area upstairs-there was also ample storage space in the side of the stairs,the bathroom was lovely with a double sink,bath/shower and bidet.the room was cleaneed everyday and we even had sweets and chocolate on our pillows of an evening!! :)

The food in the restaurant was amazing lots of choice and something for everyone -the staff were nice and friendly also.

The swimming pool was well maintained with plenty of sun-loungers :)

Baveno is a lovely quite town with a few bars,restaurants and cafes

I would recommend taking a ferry to Isla Bella and Isla Pescatorie 2 very small but scenic islands

Overall i would give the hotel 100%!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 4th floor with a lake veiw!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank unicornqueen
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Reviewed 11 July 2011

We loved this hotel. We went half board and the food was great as were the staff & room.
OK it's not on the lake front but we knew that.
We couldn't fault anything.
We booked a package through Thomson. Transfers all very smooth and friendly reps.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank denisA58
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Very nice Hotel.in a beatiful garden and swiming pool.
Food is tasty.and the staff in the reception and restaurant was very friendly and helpful.
The internet per hour is expensive, but buying the 10 hour deal makes it cheap.
Be aware of the fourth floor if you have mobility problems. The rooms divided to 2 levels with stairs. Problem to elderly folks.
In the TV lots of foreign stations in many languages.
The hotel is connectad by a long underground art gallery/corridor, with copies of many Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings. The gallery ends at the 5 star sister hotel Dino, which shares some of the services with Hotel Simplon, and lockated on the lake shore, by the promanade.
The location is by the main road, but the windows are double glazed, and could not hear any noise.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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4  Thank GaiMike
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

We only stayed here one night, but found this hotel to be very nice. It's only a 5 minute walk down to Baveno's nice harbor area where you can catch a boat to the Borromean Islands (a very worthwhile trip). The hotel is easy to find, right on the main drag, but a bit away from the lake. There is ample free parking, a real plus for us. The hotel lobby is fairly small, but the restaurant and bar area are large. Our room was quite elegant, with pretty hardwood floors, a contemporary bathroom and nice verandahs. It really looked more like a 5-star room. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms higher up have a view of Lake Maggiore.

The grounds are extensive, with gardens, a pool, etc. A sister hotel is right down the street, connected by a tunnel (but we didn't check out the other hotel). We did like that they had turned the air conditioning on, as we stayed at several other hotels in Italy where the central system was not yet turned on in May. The restaurant looked to be fairly pricey, and there was no one there when we checked it out, so we decided to walk down the street a block or so, and had a great meal at a wine bar called Sopra Sotto. However, other reviewers have given the hotel restaurant good reviews, and you can also dine at the sister hotel. Breakfast was not included in our rate, and since we don't eat a big breakfast, we just walked down the street to a cafe for pastry and coffee. Overall, this is a pretty hotel in a pretty town.

Room Tip: all the rooms have nice views
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank lchjr
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Reviewed 10 June 2011

We recently stayed here on our tour of Italy with the Trafalgar Tour company. While in the area we toured the city of Verona, Milan as well as the Lake Como and Maggiore and Lugano in Switzerland. The food at the hotel was some of the best we had for hotel meals. The rooms were comfortable although you could hear other travelers in the rooms nearby and above - but is was tolerable. The hotel is connected to another hotel which was also very beautiful. There is a walkway between the two that is an art gallery. There are some really nice water views walking around outside the hotel and around the city.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank gbfamily4fun
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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 20, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Baveno
#2 Luxury Hotel in Baveno
#3 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
Price Range: £105 - £202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Simplon 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Hotel Simplon Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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