We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Pleasant stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontaine Bleue Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Fontaine Bleue Hotel
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

This hotel is a outdated, but the staff is very welcoming and great host.

The hotel does not offer wifi in the rooms and breakfast as very limited options. The hotel restaurant food was descent but could would not be a place to eat every night.

The hotel is located right by the lake and would be great in the summer time if you like water activities. There is not many options for great hotels in this area but this hotel is worth it due to the host of the hotel providing excellent customer service!

Room Tip: Lake view rooms are worth the extra $$. This hotel is great if you have small dogs as well.
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
7 Thank anewberry84
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    55
    64
    12
    3
    8
See reviews for
47
70
4
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dublin
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We were looking for a budget/mid-priced hotel In Orta with parking, The hotel is a few km down the road from Orta San Giulio and is an ideally suitable base for a 2-3 day stay. it is not fancy but the decent-sized balconies really do look over Lake Orta , parking is easy, staff are lovey and the breakfast is excellent. Taxis in Orta are somewhat difficult to find and expensive so, if you would like to head into town each night AND have a glass or two of vino which will pt driving out of the question it may prove awkward and a little exoensive. There is a restaurant in the hotel and whilst the menu is unexcitingly printed and presented we found the food surprisingly good. There is no wine list and instead you will be invited down to the cellar to choose from a wide variety of very well-priced wines which is much more interesting. The manager Othello exudes genuine hospitality and a real, as distinct from a solely pecuniary, interest in his guests really likes look after his guests. Othello drove us into town one evening and other evening we dined at the hotel. Othello is also very happy to provide advice on car trips n the local area - try and go on the 25km or so drive up high above the town of Orta San Giulio from where one can ( fairly realistically) simultaneously view the 'seven lakes'. The private beach really is just across the road and access is free for guests. Décor is rather on the faded side and although there is a deck with chairs and even a few loungers to sit out on it is not the sort of place you would lounge around in all day nursing your kindle or writing long holiday missives to your long-lost cousin. Think of the hotel as an excellent very competitively priced base to explore the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
19 Thank Patrick10101
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Northwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

the hotel itself appears dated; but is made by the welcome from the host; the terrace restaurant with the lake view; the wine cellar from which you choose your very reasonable decent quality wines and the decent cooking from the chef including a great rissotto; pleasant fillets of lake fish; and good pasta. beds were comfortable; showers hot and forceful; beach just outside the hotel pleasant; orta 3km down the road - so for drinkers the hotel restaurant the only sensible option for a (very good) dinner. wide food choice at breakfast - coffee strong and plentiful. oh, try the salami either at dinner, at breakfast, or both.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
42 Thank Francis E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

As previous reviewers have mentioned, the view from the hotel is spectacular.

After traveling through Piedmont for the last 3 weeks and staying at everything from B&B's to little hotels to chain hotels, this was the shabbiest we stayed at (we were in several other 3-star places, all of which were better kept). Dark hallways, cheaper furniture and somewhat run-down atmosphere. The only things nearby are the beach across the street (they normally charge for entry, but hotel guests get in free but still have to pay for chairs, umbrellas, etc. Music is played over loudspeakers, so not very relaxing.), a divey pizzeria and a camping park. So food and entertainment options within walking distance are VERY limited. It's at least an hour walk into Orta San Giulio, so if you don't have a car--forget it.

The owner is welcoming but very hard to find. We had to hang around reception for 20-30min before he showed up on several occasions.

The hotel restaurant was decent. Simple food in enormous portions. Breakfast was the same: simple and decent. Doublecheck the self-serve eggs though: we watched one man assume they were boiled and wind up with raw egg in his lap.

If you're on a budget and have a car, this place is fine. Otherwise, I'd recommend finding a way to pay a little more to stay in town where there's more to do.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Dan W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

Charming hotel ! Warm and friendly welcoming and a:great restaurant thanks to Otello and David. Nice and quiet location overlooking the lake with a beach to spend the day sun bathing and swimming. If you prefer exploring the area, Orta San Giulio is a couple of miles away with beautiful testimonies of italian art and history:

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
17 Thank Valerie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Montreal
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

I stayed in this hotel on the shores of Lago de Orta, 4 km south of Orta San Giulio for two nights. It is an excellent value, with large rooms overlooking the lake, a restaurant with honestly good, if plain piedmontese cuisine, and an excellent breakfast, a great playroom. Nearly perfect for families with young kids. The two brothers who run this hotel are its best attraction, they have very winning personalities and work very hard to please their guests. If they are not genuinely nice, then they are the best actors in Italy. They charmed our ten-year old daughter, and she is not an easy customer with strangers. I am used to extremely overpriced lodgings in Italy (as compared to France, Austria, and Germany), and this was absolutely one of the best deals I have had. When you factor in the the fact that the place offer free access to a beach, and reasonable three and four bed rooms, it is not a difficult choice for families outside the 1%
On the more critical side : 1) the beach which the hotel shares with a campground is a typical european holiday-camp style beach, which means that on weekends, it will be crowded. If it makes any difference, most of the people there were locals, and for this American it is interesting to be close enough to the natives to to a little amateur anthropology/sociology. Very polite, actually, considering how crowded no boom-boxes, screaming, or rowdyness). Wealthier milanese and Germans have more exclusive watering holes, of which there are definitely a few on Lago Orta : the Michelin guide shows that two restaurants in OSG have stars.

2) Between the lakeshore and the hotel is the main road out of the Lake, and on Friday and Saturday nights the traffic is very noisy in the rooms until after mid-night. Sunday night however, was no problem.

Room Tip: On the weekends, try to get a room on the south wing, to lessen the road noise a bit.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
20 Thank mediaeval
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

The Hotel is run by two brothers, Otello and Davido. We could not have been better looked-after. The location is fine, (we had a hire-car) with EASY links and parking for the village by the lake, Luglio, boat trips to the village on the Lake, - check out the path of silence around the nunnery there - PLUS an A-MAZ-ING drive HIGH up into Mottarone, off-ski-season, (May) for INCREDIBLE views over seven lakes, and down through a conservation area, where we stopped for a picnic lunch. perched on sawn-down tree trunks. Silence. Bird song. Food at the Hotel is FINE, with Otello serving up GREAT fish and Ganberoni about a foot long with panache and good humour. Tell them Phil sent you.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
59 Thank consultantphil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Orta San Giulio hotels
2.3 mi away
Hotel La Bussola
Hotel La Bussola
#2 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
4.0 of 5 bubbles 258 reviews
1.7 mi away
Villa Crespi
Villa Crespi
#1 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
4.5 of 5 bubbles 724 reviews
2.2 mi away
San Rocco Hotel
San Rocco Hotel
#4 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
4.0 of 5 bubbles 461 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Hotel Aracoeli
Hotel Aracoeli
#7 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
4.0 of 5 bubbles 143 reviews
2.1 mi away
Hotel Leon d'Oro d'Orta
Hotel Leon d'Oro d'Orta
#5 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
3.5 of 5 bubbles 189 reviews
9.3 mi away
Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina
#6 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
3.5 of 5 bubbles 200 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fontaine Bleue Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fontaine Bleue Hotel

Property: Fontaine Bleue Hotel
Address: Via Novara 67, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Fontaine Bleue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your Fontaine Bleue Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fontaine Bleue Hotel Italy/Orta San Giulio

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing