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Santa Caterina
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Reviewed 19 July 2010

The first room we were given was VERY spartan. Think dorm room Ikea furniture, no TV and very little space. We were told there was no other rooms available when we inquired but were called later with an offer of a better room. It had more space, a balcony and a TV. The weather was very warm while we were there and they turned the air conditioning off at about 11 p.m. The room got pretty stuffy during the night. My daughter called and asked to have her air turned back on and they suggested she open the window. The breakfast was good. A large assortment and quantity of foods available. They have garage parking for 8 euros/night. Unfotunately they don't monitor who parks there and when we were ready to leave we found someone had blocked us in and they had no way of knowing who it was. It took awhile to hunt the person down. Luckily we were in no rush but it seems they should take down license numbers so they know who it parking in the garage and where they can be found. Overall it was okay for a 3 star hotel but I was glad to be moving on after one night.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2009

Clean modern hotel just on outskirts of Orta old town. It takes about 10 mins to walk to old town square along mostly pedestrianised streets and/or lakeside path. Near to lakeside beaches too.

Great buffet breakfast with lots of choice, free wi-fi, free afternoon/evening welcome room (soft drinks, snacks), free and safe parking underground with direct access to lifts so easy to move luggage around.

Friendly staff, clean and airy hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2008

This hotel is adequate, but not really that special. The rooms are distinctly average - tired, dated with no finishing touches at all.
For Orta - it depends what you are looking for as to whether you stay here. Free garage and very good breakfast are potential plus points. If the parking isn't an issue, then I think it would be better to stay in town. On reflection I wished we had booked the Hotel Ara Coelli - I saw the rooms here and they were funky and modern with amazing finishing touches. Hotel Santa Caterina is more functional than fun.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2008

Clean and comfortable hotel in an good position to reach the lake. Generally, the hotel style is nice and particular (also if is all Ikea-made). The concierge is very kind and helpful.
Our room was not excellent (also if we have booked a superior) because of the internal light, poor, and the isolation from the outside, the dawn light replenish our room since the beginning.
Great breakfast and starting from 3.00pm is possible to access a good free break room (a second breakfast).

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2007

It is a nice hotel. The rooms are basic, but very clean. Breakfast buffet has an extensive selection of cheese, bread, hams, salamis, etc.

It is a 5-10 minute stroll to the centre of Orta San Giuilio. Hotel has its own parking - a great convenience in this area.

It is perfectly adequate - just not very memorable.

  • Stayed: January 2007
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1  Thank NToronto
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Reviewed 2 October 2006

This is a lovely, cosy hotel. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is wonderful with lots of choice. Rooms clean and comfortable. Reasonably priced. Very pleasant experience overall. We had our wedding in Orta St Guilio with a reception held at grand Villa Crespi (just across the road) and all our guests stayed at Santa Caterina. It was ideal.
Will stay there again on our nexdt visit to Lake Orta. Highly recommended. Please note, no restaurant, so no dinner available.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled with family
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2  Thank Natalia1515
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Reviewed 13 September 2006

Stayed at the Santa Katerina for 4 nights on my honeymoon. Beautiful scenery and lovely clean hotel. The staff could not have been more helpful and the breakfasts were great - lots of local meats and cheeses as well as the tradition cereals and breads. Lots of variety as well - made it quite exciting! Hotel management have also very kindly made up for the fact that they do not have a restaurant on site by providing a free "refreshment bar" where you can get nibbles and hot drinks if you feel peckish between the times of 3pm until midnight. Would also definetely recommend the restaurant Olina in Orta itself (you get a discount as the management is the same) - yummy food!
Few downsides: you are about 1 mile outside Orta so for shopping and eating you either have to walk it (quite tiring in the heat of the day) or get taxis which I imagine would be quite expensive, also the hotel next to us had a wedding reception on one night and the (bad) music went on until about 3 or 4 in the morning.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Guglielmo Marconi 10, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range: £58 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Santa Caterina 3*
Number of rooms: 1
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