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Strategic position and breathtaking view from the room and the restaurant. Worth the visit! You can see the entire lake and the wonderful San Giulio Island. Romantic atmosphere and genuine service. Try also the restaurant, a delicious experience!
We booked to have lunch here and asked if we could bring our dog. We agreed on a table near a balcony where the dog could be out of the way. At short notice we decided to have lunch there the day before as well. We were met by an unfriendly lady who didn’t want the dog because of problems they had had. The restaurant was empty when we arrived! She was so unfriendly we decided not to stay. Much better to eat at the Agriturismo Barchetto! Dogs really welcome there!
We stayed several nights in this hotel situated high above lake Orta with beautiful views over the lake and Orta. The hotel is a bit dated but clean with a good kitchen and substantial breakfast, though we were disappointed by the coffee from the machine. Friendly welcome and relaxed atmosphere. There is a terrace to sit on and enjoy the view but when it get's colder in the evening there is no place to sit inside but your room. Our room contained shelves no wardrobe,a small wooden table and one chair. The bathroom esp the showercabin very small with rather rough towels but clean. The bed is comfortable with extra blankets for cold nights. In the immediate surroudings, beside a sanctuario on the next hill, nothing to do or see. Therefore you always need to travel a winding, small hazardous road to get to a restaurant, ferry or connecting roads.Hiking or biking mainly along the hilly roads which we found a bit dangerous and also quite a walk to reach the forest from the hotel.
I recommend this hotel for a very authentic and "untouristy" holiday stay. The view is the most obvious outstanding feature, and it is absolutely spectacular - the light constantly changes and, if you're lucky, there will be a thunder storm over Milan while you're there that will illuminate the sky. And do not miss a walk to the Sanctuary, very peaceful and even better views. The drive up to the hotel is also a great feature, unless you're a nervous driver. I have to say, I really enjoyed this, but do try not to forget anything as when, you get to the bottom, "just popping back to get my camera" will possibly lead to an argument! Hotel food is very good, do stay and have an evening meal there. The hotel is family run, and a lovely family. English is a bit limited but, hey, what the heck, we managed fine, and communicating was fun. I also really enjoyed a couple of slightly tricky discussions about a) my initial choice of wine (in which I was persuaded to change my mind) and b) how to use the coffee machine (and not have too much espresso in one go). Maybe unnecessary, but it added to the charm of the place. Talking of charm, anyone who has stayed in Italy slightly off the beaten track (and often on it too) will be used to fairly "plain" bedrooms and bathrooms that are unlikely to feature in Grand Designs. Well, the rooms are more than comfortable but they do conform to type. In terms of the area, Lago d'Orta is fab, so is Maggiore (I much prefer Orta), and both Milan and Turin are within a pretty east drive (once you've got to the bottom of the hill). Malpensa is about an hours easy drive away. Fab - just go, you can't possibly regret it!
Once you've got up to the hotel you are set for a stunning view from the balcony of your room, and the picture windows in the dining room and breakfast room. The light on Lake Orta changes the view all the time. The room is decorated in a rather sparse manner, but the view is all. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom was good. What sets the hotel in the excellent category however, is the truly delicious food served for dinner. We were there for three nights and both had amazing food each night, and of course, excellent wine to go along with it. Clorinda, the waitress, made each mealtime into an event.
We stayed in June for a few days prior to our departure from the Milan airport which is an easy distance away. Food was excellent, well prepared and fresh. Road up is unusual for most U.S. citizens fortunately my husband learned to drive in the mountains of California and West Virginia. The views are lovely and there is good terrace as well as rooms with a view. Staff is very polite and helpful. Nice drives nearby. Breakfast not up to evening standards. Coffee needs an upgrade.
This hotel offers the most stunning view one can get of the Lago 'd Orta. But beside this view, the food is of excellent quality (a not too sophisticated card), the rooms are nice and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The road to the hotel is perhaps a bit difficult for less experienced or drivers, since it is fairly steep and narrow. (but in the end, safe and well to do) Given all this, the pricing is modest compared to what one has to pay for similar hotels in the region.
We were headed to Lake Orta, and we had no idea what fabulous surprise awaited us. We had booked a night at the Hotel Panoramico, and all I knew, is that the address said Madonna del Sasso and that there was to be a beautiful view of the lake. We kept going up, and up, and up this narrow road-and when we got to the top, we were greeted with the hotel. The owner didn't speak English, but he took us up to our room, and nothing could prepare us for what we saw: We had two balconies facing the lake. The view was absolutely breathtaking! We walked to Madonna del Sasso and watched the sun set, and then had a fabulous meal(truffles!!) at the hotel(Thank goodness we didn't have to drive back down). Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. I kept getting up at sunrise to take pictures!!
Stayed at this hotel in August for 3 nights, they didn't have a room with a view which was a shame, but overall the room was very comfortable. No lift if needed. Breakfast very disappointing and basic, cheese and ham limited if you arrive last minute, didn't top it up, coffee nothing special either. Did eat one evening in Restaurant and the food was fabulous, but if sitting outside reserve a table to ensure you have a view. Couple who run the hotel, husband very quiet but wife was very helpful and offered a lot of information for sight-seeing. Drive up to Hotel quite away from anywhere as we had to drive up and down all the time!
The drive up wasn't bad andnthe morning view was fantastic. Should have checked in earlier to get the sun set as well. You get what you pay for. Room was fine. Maybe a little thin walls, or the neighburs might have been half deaf. The couple who runs it seemed quite morning crumpy and I wasn't allowed entrance o the breakfast room 7 minutes before the opening time. No good coffee at breakfast though. Maybe you can ask for or pay for it, cause the have an espresso machine at the bar.
Hotel Panoramico places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Lake Orta and Sports Center. This 3-star hotel has 11 guestrooms and offers free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a rooftop terrace.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge.
The 11 rooms have an array of amenities, including private yards, free bottled water, and desks. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.
At Hotel Panoramico, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 100 per vehicle roundtrip. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include express check-out, wedding services, and a garden.