While Lake Orta was beautiful, San Rocco totally missed the mark. The rooms were cold, corporate and completely at odds with the beauty of the city.
The staff (especially the waiters at the overpriced, stuffy, overproduced restaurant that looked and felt like you were on a cruise ship) were rude and not helpful. Although, they will give you an umbrella if it rains...the only thing is, if you don't bring it back, it will cost you 50 Euros. 50 Euros!!!
There is no internet in the rooms (fine) but the internet in the main part of the hotel was out for the 2.5 days we stayed there and nobody seemed like they were in any hurry to fix it. (it was still out when we left).
Our king bed was two twin beds pushed together, leaving a huge uncomfortable crack in the middle.
Finally, the pool had no water in it. In June.
This was a truly disappointing hotel experience, not to mention, it was also the most expensive place we stayed while in Italy for 2.5 weeks. Definitely not worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the shores of the picturesque Lake Orta, Hotel San Rocco is surrounded by the ancient walls of a monastery. It boasts a swimming pool and views of the enchanting San Giulio Island. The San Rocco was a convent for 150 years. The Baroque-style Villa Gippini was later added to the original building. The elegant restaurant features regional and international cuisine and breathtaking lake views. There is a beautiful garden, a golf course, and a beauty centre called the Body Harmony Center. In fine weather you can access the Wellness Roof Garden, set on the 4th floor. A billiards table and a fully equipped conference centre are provided. Rooms are elegantly furnished with a flat-screen TV and minibar. Most have lake views. Rooms in the annexe known as Villa Gippini are also available. The hotel is close to Switzerland and the Prealpine valleys. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Rocco Orta Giulio