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.

“Lovely view”
Review of Hotel La Bussola

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
and 6 more sites!
Hotel La Bussola
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 June 2012

My room had a lovely view of the lake and the island. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff was nice as can be. The location is up the hill from the old town, not very far away. I felt very much at home there.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank CarolFMichigan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (297)
There are newer reviews for Hotel La Bussola
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

82 - 88 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 7 June 2012

The hotel stands in lovely grounds close to the old town. We booked the suite, which was a superb, large tastefully decorated room with large balcony with a view of the lake and island. The staff were friendly and helpful. However, with what they charge for the room, they should really forego the 2 Euro charge for an hour's use of the internet. We would stay here again. June was a good time to travel - before the heat of the Summer and before the huge crowds that pack this small resort.

Room Tip: Pay the extra and book the suite on the top floor
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank MBoyden
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 October 2011

To me, the Hotel La Bussola is right out of an Italian classic movie. This was a wonderful hotel overlooking Lake Orta. When we arrived there was a wedding reception in process and the hotel made a fantastic setting for the wedding. We had a beautifully appointed room with a bath and shower and a balcony with a view of the lake. A short walk from the hotel and you’re in the heart of Lake Orta. I have stayed in hotels on Lake Como and this hotel is as good as a lot of hotels on Lake Como. If you’re touring the Italian Lake, make Lake Orta a part of your itinerary.

Room Tip: Hotel was part of our Rick Steves tour and it's in his tour guide
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Bob_Mannino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2011

The hotel offers 3star quality and is conveniently located. We booked a superior room with lake view which was o.k. Parking was a bit narrow but o.k., breakfast was average but the view from the terrace overlooking the lake is fantasic. Bathroom quite small but clean and with shower only. All in all what you can expect in this category.

Room Tip: Definitely with lake view and balcony.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Obiwan65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Visited in late july 2011,
Came with car good parking options.
But value is not good,
Bad beds, not comfy,
Rooms more of a prison interior, not that i have seen one irl, but on tv,
For the money 170 euro a night, if i rember correct I expect more.
Breakfast included but not off the charts really
Old hotel, in desperate need of a look over.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Nicklas W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 August 2011

pro: Stunning view across Lake Orta to Isola San Giulio and beyond (Madonna dello Sasso), well appointed and comfortable junior suite, friendly and helpful managers and staff, large parking lot, quiet location, yet less than 10 min walk to the old town.
cons: Aircon only operational between 4 pm and midnight, limited choice of TV programmes (about 7 italian and 5 international channels), restaurant and breakfast nothing to write home about; large pool, but weird policy on accessing the pool area: you have to take a shower before even approaching the pool, even if you do not intend to go into the pool immediately. Sunbeds relatively uncomfortable (no cushion).

Room Tip: Suite 314 was excellent (provided you are not on a budget)
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank YvesLuxembourg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 August 2011

Family run medium size hotel on hill overlooking lake. Some rooms have lake views. Mine did not. It faced a grassy field behind the hotel. Nice terrace and dining room overlooking hill and lake. A/C only works with all windows locked shut. Some rooms have a safe and a refrigerator. Mine (#107) did not. The disconnected black & white tv was replaced later by a new flat screen color tv with CNN. Wi-fi access is in 15 min. increments on pay basis, and only in a corner of the 1st floor. About a 15 min. walk down into the city center. Several nearby snack/pizza places to eat along the way. About an hour from Milano airport.

Room Tip: Pay for a lake view if it is important to you.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank jkloc
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
0.1 mi away
Hotel San Rocco
Hotel San Rocco
#5 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
523 reviews
0.6 mi away
Villa Crespi
Villa Crespi
#1 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
922 reviews
0.7 mi away
Hotel Bocciolo
Hotel Bocciolo
#3 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.7 mi away
Santa Caterina
Santa Caterina
#8 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
223 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Leon d'Oro d'Orta
Hotel Leon d'Oro d'Orta
#6 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
227 reviews
2.3 mi away
Fontaine Bleue Hotel
Fontaine Bleue Hotel
#4 of 11 in Orta San Giulio
168 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel La Bussola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel La Bussola

Address: Strada Panoramica 24, 28016 Orta San Giulio, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Novara > Orta San Giulio
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range: £106 - £248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia and Evoline ltd so you can book your Hotel La Bussola 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:
Hotel La Bussola 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