Unbelievable views from this hotel ("Fluvia hotel" above Laveno) of the Laveno-Mombello area on the eastern shore of Lago Maggiore. Managed by a hard-working but always effervescent "Paula" whose father built the facilities in the 1960's, the staff is more akin to a B&B owner than a hotel staff. Dining room food is excellent, bar and patio is excellent, price is very reasonable or even cheap by U.S. standards. Swiss bath tubs in guest rooms are a challenge for tall or large guests, but well worth the inconvenience. Gondola 'bucket' ride from the town of Laveno is about 16 minutes with an elevation gain of around 3,500 feet to the hotel. Visiting the Lago Maggiore area, I strongly recommend this hotel and the town of Laveno over Verbania on the western shore.
- Also Known As:
- Funivien Del Lago Maggiore Lake Maggiore, Italy - Laveno-Mombello