Here you stay in scenic surroundings between Lake Maggiore (17 km) and Lake Orta (about 4 km) and approx. 500 metres from Armeno town. The hotel is new and was built on the motto that only the best is good enough for their guests. Here you will find a tasteful interior of stone and wooden materials - and a judicious choice of colours that produce an effect that is most pleasing on the eye. It is an architectural gem that fully lives up to its name of courtesy and kindness Cortese.
The hotel is in the perfect location for exploring the scenic area by car. For example, the highest point of the Mottarone mountain is just 14 km away and from here you have the most amazing view of all 7 lakes: Orta, Maggiore, Mergozzo, Varese, Comabbio, Monate and Biandronno. You can easily reach other lake shores such as Maggiore which is magnificent, or Lake Orta which is more authentic and intimate. Malpensa Airport in Milan is just 45 km away.
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The lovely pool area invites you to relax and enjoy the surrounding scenery and there are plenty of other activities you can do if relaxing by the pool is not your thing, such as use the mini-fitness centre (for free) or have a massage. Many exciting hiking trails start from this area, and the hotel has an agreement with the nearby golf course. Inside the reception and the hotel bar there is an information point with with plenty of suggestions for excursions and activities in the area, including wine tasting. You can also rent bikes and book boat trips.
The hotel restaurant is elegant and the cuisine is based on the area's own produce, and the prices are reasonable enough. Breakfast is buffet style and includes a number of different breads. The restaurant offers more than 100 different wines.
Piano evenings and folklore performances are arranged on Saturday's during August
All 34 rooms face the natural surroundings. Many of the double rooms (this cannot be guaranteed) have a small balcony with space for a few chairs and a view of the lush green mountains. All rooms (max 3 people) are very tastefully decorated in warm colours with quality materials and parquet or tiled floors. They are equipped with a telephone, satellite TV, a safety deposit box, internet connection, a mini-bar, air conditioning and a bathroom with a toilet and a large shower cubicle. Two of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. The two Junior Suites are slightly larger and one has a balcony.
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