Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromées L

Northern Italy - Piedmont - Stresa - (VB)

Hotel 5 stars L / Congress Centre / Historical Mansion / Restaurant

On the shores of Lake Maggiore, Grand Hotel des Iles Borromées perfectly embodies the charming and sumptuous elegance of Italian luxury hotels.

  • PositionLake
  • OpeningFebruary-November
  • N° Meeting halls16
  • Plenary capacity250 seats
  • Further halls/rooms from 15 to 250
  • Total Rooms 159
  • Spoken Languages Italian, English, French, German, Spanish
  • Contact Mara Romagnoli
  • See Phone Tel. +39.0323.93.89.38 Fax +39. 0323.32405
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  • See the address Corso Umberto I, 67 - 28838 Stresa (VB)
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This small piece of paradise, with its garden overlooking the lake and its magnificently furnished indoor spaces, is a suggestive location to host private receptions as well as civil or symbolic weddings.

The hotel offers its guest a private heliport and a private dock.

The Grand Hotel is also an excellent location to organize business meetings. Its Convention Center combines the evocative charm of a historic building with efficient and up-to-date services available in every meeting room. The spaces dedicated to corporate events have different configurations, dimensions and seating capacities, in order to meet every kind of need.

In the elegant dining room of the restaurant “Il Borromeo” guest will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique gastronomic experience, savouring the best local products and ingredients. The restaurant is also a member of AIC, the Italian Association of Celiac disease. so that it is offering also gluten-free menus

In the surroundings it is possible to visit Villa Taranto in Verbania (famous for its terraced botanic gardens with floral species from all over the world), the Rocca Borromeo in Angera (defensive castle dating back to Longobardic times with outdoor medieval gardens and the Museum of dolls and toys), Lake Orta (lake in northern Italy, located half-way between Novara and Verbania), Mottarone (mountain situated between Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore), Locarno (charming touristic destination in Switzerland, famous for hosting the International Film Festival every year in August).

The Grand Hotel is the headquarters of the local chpater of AIS, the Italian Association of Sommeliers.

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Listed in Historical hotels of Italy


Suggestive liberty-style halls and elegant bedrooms, still characterized by a charming Belle Epoque atmosphere. The famous Orient Express used to stop in Stresa, typically chosen by leading European aristocrats as holiday destination.

Charming Position

The hotel is surrounded by a secular garden (more than 3 hectares) which is looked after by a local department of the Ministry for Cultural Assets and Environments. The hotel offers a panoramic view across the lake, is located just a few minutes away from Stresa's town center and from the embarkation point for the Borromean Islands. Breathtaking panorama.


Some notable guests of the past: Leopold II of Belgium; Oscar II of Sweden; Elena of Montenegro; the businessmen Vanderbilt, Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan; the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio; the actress Eleonora Duse; G.B. Shaw; the baron Rotschild; E. Hemingway; J. Steinbeck…


8 golf courses, 4 of which with 18 holes and 1 with 27 holes, all located between 5 and 60 km away. Par between 34 and 72. Guests may take advantage of a special agreement with the Golf Club des Iles Borromees (6 km away).


Inaugurated in 1863, it is one of the few hotels (about 80) that have been recognized as "Historical Establishment of Italy". It has always hosted international meetings and prestigious events, such as the famous Stresa Conference in 1935. Hemingway wrote his masterpiece "A Farewell to arms" here.


Classic decor and huge spaces. Polychrome and pure gold decorations, marbles, stucco reliefs and boiseries, oriental carpets. Sumptuous halls available for lunches, dinners or meetings. The exclusive suite Hemingway (240 square meters) has also a panoramic terrace (160 square meters). Private heliport.


Over 30 years of activity, one of the most advanced SPAs in Italy, always operating under the supervision of a medical team. Personalized beauty treatments and fitness programs, diet check-up.


  • Number of halls16
  • Plenary capacity250
  • Further halls/roomsfrom 15 to 230
  • Park/Garden
  • Terraces
  • Disabled accessibility
NOTES: The capacity for sit-down lunches/dinners relates to the round table set-up.
Imperial table set-up: Camelia 60 people - Meazza 70 people - Minerva 50 people - Urania 36 people - Gritti 30 people.
RESTAURANT - Restaurant Il Borromeo up to 80 people seated


  • WiFi
  • Broadband connection
  • Secretariat
  • Wardrobe
  • Storage
  • Car parking for130
NOTES: Parking: 90 indoor car places + 40 outdoor car places.


  • CCTV

Meeting rooms

mq 200

  • Theater250
  • Classroom130
  • Dinner/Tables230
  • Buffet180

mq 194

  • Theater230
  • Classroom120
  • Dinner/Tables150
  • Buffet150
  • Natural light
  • Disabled accessibility
  • Height18.90 mt

mq 140

  • Theater140
  • Classroom90
  • Dinner/Tables42

mq 101

  • Theater80
  • Classroom63
  • Dinner/Tables30

mq 75

  • Theater56
  • Classroom36
  • Dinner/Tables50


  • Restaurants1
  • N° Seats 80
  • Bar2
NOTES: AIC member - Associazione Italiana Celiachia (Italian Celiac Disease Association)


  • Rooms in total159
  • Suites44
  • Disabled accessibility
  • WiFi access
NOTES: TV: international free channels + pay tv movies.


  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Gym
  • SPA
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
NOTES: Pets are not allowed inside the restaurant, the Spa and the outdoor pools.
The hotel also offers: tennis court, Beauty Farm with 9 cabins, solarium, aesthetic specialist, hairstylist.


  • Airport

  • Highway

  • Rail Station

  • City

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