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Hotel La Bussola
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

the family is a little uptight and not what I've had experienced in the past when staying at family owned hotels in Italy. Don't get me wrong they were pleasant and helpful, but not even a smile and body language speaks ton. It could have been that they were stressed catering for to a large wedding party while I was there, which party until the wee hours of the morning. My room was in the side building and the room and bathroom were clean and a good size.
Their prices for wifi are utterly ridiculous as they charge you by the 15, 30 min etc.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2012

Clean, roomy, more than adequate A/C, and a wonderful terrace for breakfast We totally agree with the positive reviews of this nice place. And, reasonably priced.

The entire place is beautiful, and well-situated, with a swimming pool.

Room Tip: Pay a few Euro more for a lake view room . . . discounts available for Rick Steves' readers.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Excellent hotel above thae ancient town of Orta - well worth a visit. The hotels is family run - 30 plus rooms. Our room was at the back of the hotel - simple appointments but adequate. WIFI available at a very modest cost. On site restaurant was excellent.

Room Tip: Rooms with views over the lake preferred but not available when we stayed.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

I was lucky enough to stay in this hotel for a business trip, the room was large and spotless with the maid visiting daily.the vievw of the lake from the balcony was amazing and the Dalmatian in the lobby nodded that family orientated touch that the hotel definitely has. A warm welcome met me every time I passed reception and the pool was well maintained and a nice size. The breakfast was typical Italian and I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Six of us stayed at Hotel La Bussola 3* in June 2012. The hotel is located on a fairly steep hill a short walk from the town centre and lake. Fantastic views, lovely food and drink and dog friendly. The only thing I found off putting was the swarms of little black flies quite a few of which liked swiming in the pool with me thou the pool attendnat was working hard with his net to remove them. There are of course insects where-ever you are and they dindt bite so its a minor irritation but there werent any in the lake which i preferred swimming in.

It was very busy when we were there, three weddings, a triathlon, and then a ballet competion in the main square and a torrential downpoor which I am told only happens once a year. A truly beautiful place, boat trips are a must as are flat shoes for sight seeing and wandered down cobbled streets. Venus bar and restaurant overlooking the lake serves lovely food although the beer is a little pricey - one price for locals and another for tourists. The area is not somewhere you would go for a cheap holiday in my opinion and this is a mid price hotel in the area - other friends stayed in the Hotel St Rocco a more expensive hotel with direct lake access and no hill to negociate via walking to the main square.

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

The host was very rude. Anytime a question was asked, she answered in rude and condescending manner. We will never stay there again. We stayed there on June 2/3, 2012

Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
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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
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Orta San Giulio
Price Range: £106 - £151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Bussola 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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