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A refreshingly simple waterside stay on the southern shores of Lake Maggiore, in the pretty town of Arona - includes breakfast and late check-out
Italy's longest lake and its second largest, Lake Maggiore, may not have the A-list glamour of Lake Como or Lake Garda, but it’s equally as magical. So it’s easy to see the appeal of the low-key Hotel Giardino located in the heart of Arona - the super-pretty lakeside town celebrated for its medieval castle, laid-back cafes and restaurants, and massive copper statue of San Carlo Borromeo - climbing inside up to its huge head guarantees the most stunning of lakeside views.
Mostly, this is an ideal base for exploring this ravishing region, and especially appealing for those keen to take the hop-on hop-off ferry tour to the nearby trio of Borromean Islands: Isola de Pescartori, Isola Madre, and Isola Bella. Expect recently renovated guest rooms, a couple of lake-facing dining halls, an independently managed restaurant serving classic Italian dishes, and an outdoor terrace for kicking back with a few glasses of wine in the glorious sunshine.
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Please note there is a city tax of €2 per person, per night to be paid directly to the hotel on checkout.
Staying on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the second largest lake in Italy
Tucking into sweet and savoury Italian delights at the breakfast buffet
Being within easy distance of the three beautiful Borromean Islands
To find out more about the hotel, please visit their website
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