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Hotel Splendid
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
Argentina
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68 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2014

After reading rather different comments of the hotel I had the chance to be there, as my wife was in a congress held there. I would say that the Splendid is a very good hotel in many senses. The room we had was quite small, but you have that problem in Europe, but all the rest was wonderful. A very nice and brand new bathroom, good furniture, a decoration that maybe you wouldn´t like (very far from minimalism) but nice in its way, and if you get a room overlooking the lake or part of the lake (ask for that) with rather nice views.
The breakfast was also good. The breakfast area, that overlooks the lake, makes it even better. About the private beach, I found it good. It is not what we may understand as a real beach, but a terrace at lake level with beach umbrellas and a dock where you can dive into the lake.
The staff was courteous enough and polite. We only had a quick lunch at the restaurant but it was well prepared, tasty and quite big servings.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper room overlooking the lake or at least part of it. Try not to get a room on the road...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Stayed at the Splendid with my husband and friends for a week and have no complaints at all. Our room was very well equipped and clean. Beautiful seating areas and the pool was well looked after, although one day there was a frog having a swim. Short walk into Baverno where there are some lovely restaurants, meals at the hotel were very expensive. Staff very friendly and although we arrived very late, we were met with a friendly smile and luggage was taken to our room.

Room Tip: Go for a Lakeside room, less noisy.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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374 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

I was shocked when i arrived at this hotel. Trip Advisor reviews were outstanding. I booked a room for three people and it would have been crowded with TWO people ( I was solo). I don't know where they took the beach photos because the beach near the hotel is a mud puddle.

Internet was ungodly expensive, difficult to access (you have to pay at a kiosk) and the four times that I had to purchase, the printers with the receipt never worked. If the front desk is staffed, this is a minor problem as they can provide log in details. however, there are times during the night when no one is at the desk!!! Internet was VERY slow.

Location is not the best...there are far better options such as the Dino that i review separately since I stayed there too. Splendid is tucked away in a dark part of via Sempione and there is nothing of interest that is a short walk from the hotel.

Check out was painful and slow. There was a $30 mistake on my bill and the front desk man did not know how to remove the double charge.

Not a value at all

Room Tip: lake view is essential
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have been staying at this hotel for business purposes for 3 days and stayed an extra day as we wanted to enjoy it to the fullest. The service was very attentive and helpful. Meeting room always prepared on time, wifi worked good in the meeting area. The generous lunch was healthy with lots of salads and traditional Italian pasta. Desert buffet is not to be missed!
The rooms are classic decorated, spacious with nice terrace overlooking the lake. The curtains are perfect to make pitch dark in the room for sleeping.
Our additional day was just perfect, spent the day outside at the pool area with amazing views to the lake. The gym and spa area is small but all there what you need for a quick work-out.
The only thing what I don't understand in Italy- everywhere we stay the pillows are very hard. Unfortunately the meeting wifi was not working in the rooms.
We will definitely be back for a longer stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreux, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Great location, walking distance from the village/town centre.
The rooms are pretty big and nicely decorated, fairly clean, though there was some dust over the paintings and door frame in both rooms.
Awesome staff, very friendly and helpful.
Only drawback, Internet connection, too complicated to access and only 2h free.
Complimentary WiFi internet access currently ranks number one most appreciated hotel amenities, hope the Hotel management will take that in consideration soon enough..make it simple...

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

We loved our stay here in this hotel. A quite manageable three hour drive from Venice, this hotel is so welcoming and luxurious. Our four room suite was amazing, on the top floor with an amazing balcony overlooking lake Maggiore. The bath was incredible, with room for two and nice big surfaces for holding glasses of chilled white wine. We spent many hours just reading, sleeping and talking in the suite, it was that comfortable. The walk into Baveno is around ten minutes, though it is through a picturesque park so no real problem. There is a gorgeous outdoor swimming area, a lakeside beach, boat jetty and outdoor bar- quite honestly, you wouldn't have to leave the hotel unless you really wanted to. However, drinks at the bar were expensive. Around eleven euros per drink, so between 20-25 euros per round. We ate at the restaurant once- it was nice, but nothing to Amelie's, where we went the next evening. A hotel we would return to, though I hope by then they will have rethought their pre-pay wifi tariff. I hate being charged for wifi- this isn't 2005 and considering the cost of a room here, it should be included.

Room Tip: Lakeside suites are amazing with wonderful views.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and I recently stayed here while on a Trafalgar tour. Absolutely beautiful views over the lake from our room. The rooms are very stylishly furnished and comfortable. Food was lovely and the staff very friendly and efficient. Would love to go back and spend more time at Lake Maggiore and in the lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room with views of the lake, otherwise you could looking at the road.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Splendid

Property: Hotel Splendid
Address: Via Sempione, 12, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Baveno
#2 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
#3 Family Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Splendid 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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Splendid Hotel Baveno
Hotel Splendid Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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