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“Quite and Tranquil”
Review of Hotel Rigoli

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Hotel Rigoli
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Baveno
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey USA
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“Quite and Tranquil”
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We just returned from four beautiful days at Hotel Rigoli. The hotel was great. It is in a quite location within a short walking distance to the town center and the ferry terminal.
We had a room with a balcony overlooking the lake. I was worried when I booked the Hotel because it was next to a big conference center and on the other side a camping resort. But, there was absolutely no noise from either and the nights were tranquil and quite.

Claudia was very helpful with everything and the staff was wonderful as well. The buffet breakfast was fresh and plenty. We were able to sit in the garden and enjoy the lake while having our breakfast every morning.

My husband and I are very particular where we stay and always look for the small intimate hotels and we were very lucky to find this one. The room and bathroom was spacious with plenty of closet space.

Room Tip: Top floor, overlooking the lake was great and there is an elevator.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Really lovely hotel, very slightly away from the main road with it's giant big conference hotels (though only a couple of minutes along a shady path). Great, generous, breakfast buffet each morning on the terrace looking out over the lake. Very clean, functional rooms. The shower cubicle is tiny, we're not big people and we almost broke the door off. Apart from that it was great.

Room Tip: Definitely pay the extra and get the lake-view room and make sure you set the alarm and open the shu...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

Our best holiday to date.
Hotel Rigoli what a gem, great location, enthusiastic warm staff and bountiful breakfasts.
Well Done Claudia, staff and Papa.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

We were fortunate to get a cancellation at the Hotel at the end of July. It was our first time to the region and to this Hotel, we had a lovely time here for 4 days it is in a very quiet location right on the lake with it's own small walled beach, and the secure parking beside the hotel is an added bonus. We were hoping for a family room with a balcony, but unfortunately they were all gone. Nevertheless the room had a nice side view out towards the Isolas. The room was large enough with a small adjacent room for our young son. The bathroom is adequate, the only drawback being there is a shower over the bath but no shower curtain and I was a bit concerned by the large window only being covered by a thin white curtain, which I am sure was not private at night-time!
It was our son's birthday when we were here and he was treated to a wonderful chocolate cake with candles by Claudia, and then an incredibly generous gift left on his bed when we returned in the evening. We were truly very touched by their thoughtfulness and kindness. Our son also forgot one of his toys, and the management posted this back to us! The food here is good value - especially the set dinner for the evening. We discovered that many of the guests were visiting for their 5th consecutive year, and after our third day, we could see why. The calm ambience of the place lets you enjoy your holiday. I would not say this is a place for very young families because the lake is too deep for paddling, we were also a bit disappointed that the water of Lago Maggiore is not clear compared to some of the Swiss lakes. But we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

We stayed at the Rigoli in July 2011 and were extremely happy with our stay.
The hotel sits literally on the lakeside providing wonderful views of the lake and the mountains. It is also only a short (5 minute) walk to the centre of Baveno for catching boats to Stresa, the Borromean islands and the other wonderful places to see on Lake Maggiore - e.g. taking the Lago Maggiore Express which takes you by ferry to Locarno, then tram/train up to Domodossola, with a fast train back to Baveno - all in a day!
Our room was a very good size, clean, with LCD flat screen tv and free WI-FI access - a minor point was that the shower/bath was a little small for standing without over-balancing! Our balcony afforded wonderful views of the lake - again, only note is that you find yourselves sitting literally next to your neigbours as there is no screening between balconies - but this is being picky.
Breakfast was excellent - always friendly service and the offer of your eggs of choice - can recommend the scrambled (uova strapazzate!).
All in all - we enjoyed a wonderful 4 nights and would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Would recommend the double room with Lake View - views are worth the extra
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Rigoli

Property: Hotel Rigoli
Address: Via Piave 48, 28831, Baveno, Italy
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Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Baveno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Baveno
#1 Romantic Hotel in Baveno
#2 Family Hotel in Baveno
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rigoli 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated directly on the lakeside in a quiet, sunny position with a magnidicient view over the Borromeo islands and the Alps in the distance. The only hotel far from the main road. Bedrooms with panoramic balcony overlooking the lake, wi-fi, satellite TV, safe and air conditioning. Panoramic Restaurant and bar, private beach, buffet breakfast served on the terrace by lake. A warm welcome from the family run hotel. Countless opportunities for walks and trips motorboat and ferry far only 5 minutes from the hotel. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rigoli Hotel Baveno
Hotel Rigoli Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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