Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees

At a glance

  • Over 150 years of service
  • The grandest hotel on Lake Maggiore
  • Extensive landscaped gardens

Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees


Surrounded by magnificent parkland, this is a prestigious Art Nouveau hotel set on the lake shore.

For over 150 years the world’s most powerful and respected citizens have been attracted to this opulent palace with its extensive gardens, views over the lake and Borromean Islands, and restorative spa. With the lake to the front and beautiful rolling hills to the rear, not only is the hotel striking, the natural surroundings are too. There are two swimming pools, a walled Japanese garden and beautifully carved statues representing figures of Greek and Roman mythology. Within the hotel itself is the tranquil spa which features a sauna and Turkish bath and an indoor pool with hydromassage area that can be used free of charge throughout your stay. Across the road you will find the lakeshore and a small public beach area.

Il Borromeo is the hotel’s elegant restaurant for fine dining every day. When the weather is pleasant the doors are opened on to the delightful terrace which is surrounded by the greenery and has views towards the lake. Each morning breakfast is casual, while dinner is a more elegant affair and local dishes are served. For between-meal bites there’s a snack bar located close to the outdoor pools.

As would be expected, the rooms and suites here reflect the grandeur of the hotel with both grand interiors and beautiful views. Garden and Lake View Rooms have respective views while Junior Suites have a seating area and balcony with a lake view. The Junior Suites Deluxe have the most luxurious décor with dark wood panelled walls and rich fabrics.


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Key information

On the lake shore road, close to the centre of Stresa

Airport transfer time: Approx. 45 minutes’ private transfer from Milan airport
Rooms: 179

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 03 May-12 Oct. A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

Accommodation information

179 rooms and suites


• Wander through the beautiful gardens • Tee off at one of the nearby golf courses* • Visit one of the lake's many islands, villas and parks*.


Restaurant, lounge bar

What's included

Breakfast at Il Borromeo.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Il Borromeo.

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*Denotes local charge