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“Wonderful Staff”
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Ancora Hotel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Verbania
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Staff”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We went to Verbania to attend a wedding and stayed in this hotel for three nights. The comfortable room was spacious, and there was a private outside patio with table and chairs connected to the room. We found the decor of our room a little depressing, but the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, the very excellent breakfast, and the pleasant public rooms more than made up for the decor of our room. With the lake right across the street and the picturesque town to explore and good restaurants and gelaterias to try, we spent very little time in our room, which was fine for sleeping and getting ourselves ready to go out on our next adventure.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

I stayed here for two nights for a wedding nearby. Very cute little hotel - excellent location for exploring the town centre and strolling along the lake (the ferry terminal is just across). I had the single room - vey tiny indeed but it did offer everything I needed and the bathroom was (in comparison) actually quite sizeable. It is a shame that the room does not offer any views, essentially just facing an alleyway (very quiet, though).

At first I had a small issue with the AC - turns out it only works if you close the window (which makes sense). Service at the reception was very friendly and helpful. We had a small "hick-up" with regards to the arrangement of transportation to and from the airport (language barriers...) but in the end it was all fine. I also had a parcel delivered to the hotel - obviously, it did not arrive on time ... the parcel was then delivered a week later, the hotel was kind enough to forward it to my home address.

Breakfast-wise, I only had room service - you have quite a large selection to choose from; good value for money. Talking about money - WiFi is free (as it should be).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We stayed at the Ancora Hotel because of a cousin's wedding in town. The rooms are clean and I would suggest a corner room with lake view for those that love natural light and Alpine lake scenery. Though it is a small Italian town, best known for people zipping by on loud scooters, the double-paned windows eliminated all sound. They also have black-out curtains, so if you're a bit tired from your journey, set an alarm for the morning breakfast buffet, or leave the curtains cracked open so you wake up a bit more naturally. Don't miss the buffet because it is fresh and delicious, something for everyone from everywhere: Warm breakfast, cold breakfast, quick breakfast, and delicious cappuccinos!
After breakfast, either walk around town or take a ferry (conveniently located just across from the hotel) to one of the islands or surrounding areas on the lake. There's plenty to see and do and the staff at Ancora are helpful if you need information or assistance.
Also, delicious cafe's just down the street in either direction, bars within a couple of minutes walk into town. The best place to stay, basically. Oh, and free wi-fi, because who doesn't love that.

Don't forget to eat gelato and crepes!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

The views are good, although not as spectacular as some, as it overlooks one of the main busy ferry terminals on the lake. Handy if you want to use the ferries (which I would recommend), but not as pretty as some hotels. The car park is a short walk away, but is the most secure I've used in many years of car holidays - underground behind an electrically operated gate and then in individually locked garages! The staff were all very professional and friendly, the rooms very good in all aspects (we had a lake view room with balcony on the second floor), and the breakfast equally good. There are plenty of good restaurants in easy walking distance, as well as interesting old streets and small shops. Overall a good hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Honolulu
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

This was the perfect hotel for our guests and ourselves for our daughter's wedding. We all had wonderful, clean, sensible and convenient rooms.

The service was more than great, it was warm and personalized. We felt at home and yet on vacation.

The view was great and the traffic noise on the main road in front of the hotel was eclipsed with the double windows. The AC worked fine and we were able to rest between all our activities.

Breakfast was copious and with lots of choices and fresh foods. It was nice to meet up in the morning with the rest of the guests.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone who loves Europe and picturesque places. Being that it was in the heart of Intra made it "Perfetto"!

Thank you.

Room Tip: We had a corner room on the 4th floor w/ view on lake. No balcony but that was fine.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel with a perfect view right on the lake. The rooms are well sized and clean, but the furniture and fittings are quite old. We had a room in the fifth floor and the elevator ended on the forth floor, so if you have large and heavy suitcases try to avoid staying in the fifth floor. The rooms are interconnected, so you hear what is going on in the next room.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights in early July 2013, the room was fabulous, very contemporary with a great view. The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was simply outstanding.

It was a little noisy on our balcony due to the road noise and bar activity below, however this wasn't a problem when the windows were closed and it was nice to sit and share in the atmosphere from the bar chatter.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Ancora Hotel

Property: Ancora Hotel
Address: Corso Goffredo Mameli 65, 28921, Verbania, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Verbania
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Verbania
#1 Luxury Hotel in Verbania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ancora Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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Ancora Hotel Lake Maggiore/Verbania, Italy

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