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“When Juventus won the league....”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ancora Hotel

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Ancora Hotel
Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Verbania
Certificate of Excellence
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13 hotel reviews
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“When Juventus won the league....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Arriving over the wintery heights of the Simplon pass, Verbania, on the northern edge of Lake Maggiore spread before us green and lush and warm. Hotel Ancora is set about five miles east of the main highway continuing south to Milan; by the tourist ferry dock and near to the antique court-yards and cobbled alleys of the town. With my head full of drowsy romance, it was a bit of a shock to find the main town roundabout absorbed in elated passion...Juventus had just won Serie A and everyone was celebrating. Kids, girls, boys, parents, grand parents everyone was out on the street and waving a flag. But you had to love it, after all what would Italy be without passion. The hotel staff were extremely lovely, helping us navigate the parking (set back over the main roundabout) and settling us in with a couple of aperitivos on the terrace. They were great with the dogs too; happy to bring water and make sure we were all comfortable. About 7pm the peace and quiet returned and in the morning the sun rising over the lake, seen from the balcony, was enough to convince that this is another great independent hotel that deserves another visit.

Room Tip: Definitely book a room with balcony - wonderful to step out in the morning and watch the sun-rise.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

The hotel was very nicely designed throughout.Both the bedroom and bathroom furnishings were excellent. The breakfast choice was very good. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The hotel is situated right in the middle of the town and rooms at the front overlook the lake. What more could you want? Oh yes, it also accepts dogs.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

This is a great traditional hotel centrally located on the waterfront opposite the ferry terminal and close to shops and restaurants. Our en-suite room was modern, clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable. It had all the amenities you needed. The staff were helpful and accommodating. The breakfast was great with lots of choice of fresh food. The room had a great view over the harbour and lake, lovely to wake up to. The parking is just over the road next to the car ferry and the hotel have a concession rate per day to park. You can pull onto the front of the hotel to off load cases. We would recommend this hotel to travelers in the area.

Room Tip: All seem good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

From start to finish we loved this hotel! First off, how can you beat the view!!?? We rented a Junior Suite with a terrace and lake view - WOW! The room was spacious and had a separate sitting area from the bedroom - perfect! It had two large french-doors that opened onto a lovely terrace overlooking the main street and the lake. Stunning! We ate breakfast in our room - on the terrace - each morning. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel was absolutely perfect! Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

Room Tip: Book a junior suite with a lake view - you won't be disappointed!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Verbania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

Employees took much effort into service: after every stay in room, equal night, morning or afternoon, each room is checked and if necessary for example the bed is made again. We were very surprised.
Breakfast is very simple - the scrabled and the boiled eggs could have been more warm, but what we were really missing, were fresh vegetables.
Finally a great "thank you" to all employees!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel, the rooms were large and had a view to the lake. Beds were comfortable, and the room well clean, but the best of the stay was without doubt the breakfast and the excellent coffee they served. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in the region.

Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that overlooks the lake!
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  • Stayed September 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 Luxury Hotel in Verbania
#1 Romantic Hotel in Verbania
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ancora Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Ancora Hotel Verbania
Ancora Hotel Lake Maggiore/Verbania, Italy

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