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Hotel La Ripa
Ranked #14 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Geneva, Switzerland
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Loved it. Recommend it.”
Reviewed 11 September 2011

The hotel has only about 10 rooms. We stayed in a one with a lake view. The room was renovated, clean and nicely decorated. I believe no room is the same but all look very charming. The service was excellent if not perfect. I definitely recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Paolacardini, Proprietario at Hotel La Ripa, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Thanks for your lovely review!!! Is a honour to have a guest like you!! Best regards! Paola
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Kansas City
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

We stayed at Hotel La Ripa on Lake Maggiore in October 2010, and it couldn't have been lovelier. Our freshly decorated room had tall windows with sheer white curtains looking out at the gardens and the lake, with balconies big enough for a chair or two. In addition to a traditional European breakfast, dinner is also served in the antiques-filled dining room. The pastas we had were great, and the berry panna cotta was to die for! Best of all was the hostess, Paola, who was the kindest and most pleasant of hoteliers. We were having some trouble with trains and a reservation for Venice and she bent over backwards to help us, even calling a friend to drive us to our next destination at a discounted rate. We would have loved to have seen Baveno in the summer, particularly the Borromeo Islands. One word of advice: if you're visiting small towns in Italy by train, make sure you have your itinerary down pat. And be ready to get out immediately when your stop comes!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sandy,Bedfordshire.
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2010

For a great loction only 10 minutes from the centre of Baveno, Yet on the Lake side of the
main road & with a real Italian atmosphere, go to the Hotel La Ripa in Baveno.
The owner Paolo Cardini will make you welcome & endever to make your stay as comfortable as possible. This really is a gem & worth serious consideration when in the
Italion Lakes Area. By the way the hotel has the best view of the Borrowmio Islands that you could get from any Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Gouda, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 9 July 2010

La Ripa is a beautiful small hotel. Authentic Italian family run cosy place to stay. In the line of its long tradition the hotel management is renewing the facilities. The rooms have a stunning view on the lake and the old ilands. The owner is very welcomming and hospittable. It is authenticic and perfect for the one who is looking for the real Italian atmosfhere and relaxation.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2009

I had read the reviews before booking. People either seem to love it or hate it. I guess if you don't need 5 stars with pool, room service, huge breakfast buffet etc etc, but you like family run establishments, meeting other interesting guests at breakfast and looking out your window to one of the most beautiful views you can imagine, then this hotel is for you. Paula was extremely helpful from the first contact. While we were there she even let us use her internet to book our next hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The stroll along the water to the centre of Baveno was great. We took several ferry trips to the islands and also to rhe Swiss part of Lake Maggiore. My only suggestion would be to offer a little more choice for breakfast as it is pretty basic.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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london, england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2009

If you're looking for a relaxed atmosphere in the most picturesque place, try La Ripa, with its charming traditional Italian hospitality and its unbeatable swimming. Right on the lake with its own tiny beach, the hotel is quiet and very friendly, and is within easy reach of all the beauties of the lake and surroundings, the islands with their gorgeous palaces and the woods and mountains for walking, although it's tempting just to sit in the garden of the hotel in sun or shade. The food is excellent too, and the prices are remarkably reasonable. I first visited over thirty years ago - it's still run by the same family, and is as delightful as ever.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Acworth, Georgia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2009

This one-star hotel has five-star service. The owner, Paola Cardini, is a gracious host and was attentive to our needs, both prior to our arrival and while there. She provided us with information about the area, how to get around and allowed us access to the hotel’s internet carrier (something that needs to be done downstairs as the hotel’s walls are too thick to transmit the internet signal). Her staff was equally helpful and friendly. The hotel itself is conveniently located, an easy 800 - 900 meter walk from either the Baveno train station or the dock for boats to the Borromeo Islands. Our bedrooms were clean and comfortable. One of the rooms was “en-suite” and although the bathroom was small, it was clean and perfectly adequate. This room also had a great view of the hotel’s garden and Lago Maggiore. The food at the hotel’s restaurant was very good and very reasonably priced. For 17 Euros per person (excluding drinks), we had a fixed, three course dinner. One dinner included a cold tomato bisque made with freshly picked, locally grown tomatoes… an excellent choice on a hot, summer evening. Ms. Cardini and staff took very good care of us. We would definitely stay at the Hotel Ripa again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel La Ripa
Address: Via Sempione 11 | Lago Maggiore, 28831, Baveno, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Baveno
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Baveno
#7 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Ripa 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is build near the lake, all rooms have a beautiful view on the Borromeo Islands. Private Beach - Garden and Parking Restaurant open for lunch and dinner. ... more   less 
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Hotel La Ripa Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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