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Hotel Giardino
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Reviewed 28 September 2011

How this place got 3 stars is a mystery. Seek an alternative. Gross.

Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

Whilst the hotel is in a good location, the hotel is in need of a really good clean. The whole floor smelt of smoke, the non smoking room smelt of smoke and the bathroom was even worse.
The shower was covered in mould and the fittings worn.

The staff were OK but fairly harsh and not very receptive to customer needs. Breakfast again very average with the worst looking coffee I have ever seen or tasted.

Generally a hotel which needs an overhaul.

James. England. UK

Room Tip: don't unless every other hotel is full. Take a front room as the side ones are very dark and din...
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

Just like the other reviewers we found this hotel a delight, breakfasts were great, the location near the ferry terminal was so convenient, the view over the lake was so beautiful and the welcome at the front door (a little fluffy puppy) added to our enjoyment of staying in Arona. I should add that of course the rooms were clean, towels plentiful and staff so friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: As for a room with a view of the lake.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

The Giardino is in an excellent position in the Town centre and at the side of the Lake separated only by a road and promenade close to the Ferry point and all the restaurants and bars. The rooms vary in size but ours was spacious with a balcony to sit on overlooking the Lake - excellent! The room was clean and well looked after and the bed was King sized and comfortable. There were no tea/coffee making facilities - a downer when you wake up and have to go down for breakfast for your first drink. By continental breakfast standards the choice was excellent but you have to be a European to appreciate it best. The staff were really attentive and spoke good English and were most helpful. The TV in the room received Sky but was of limited use for English speaking people as the only channel was the BBC World service - who wants news when you are on holiday trying to relax? The Hotel has its own excellent restaurant that serves a good choice of meals and also does cheap pizzas for the locals. It gets very busy at the weekends but it is very large so you will get a seat. Parking is an issue BUT the Hotel provides a free pass to park your car anywhere but be relaxed when seeking a space as one will become available - eventually. Lake Orta is well worth a visit as Orta town is very old and the area is pretty. We have now spent a week in each of Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore and the later is far more interesting and picturesque. Having done the round the Lake trips a few times Arona is by far and away the best for being interesting, quite pretty and well services by tourist needs. However, the UK tour companies tend to use Stresa that is boring and uninteresting but does have more Hotels for the tour companies to use. A pity really. So if you are making your own travel arrangements go to Arona. The main boat trip is to Locarno and one can return by a very picturesque single track train trip and the main line train for around £30 pp. Overall an excellent week very relaxing and good food throughout the holiday. The Lakes are really for Adults rather than children so not family destinations.

Room Tip: We sent emails direct to the Hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2010

We stayed in Hotel Giardino and had a beautiful time. The Owners and Staff are friendly and it is like home away from home. The Giardino Restaurant is wonderful, great food and atmosphere. Arona is a beautiful friendly town situated on the beautiful Lago Maggiore and Hotel Giardino is in the heart of the town. If we go back we will definitely stay here again, Thanks to everyone at the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with friends
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Corso Repubblica 1, 28041, Arona, Italy
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Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Arona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Price Range: £79 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Giardino 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Giardino is situated in a beautifully panoramic position which overlooks the lakeside and is only few kilometers from Malpensa and from Milan trade fairs EXPO2015. It has a welcoming atmosphere characterized by that kindness which makes the guests feel "at home". ... more   less 
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