Hotel L'Approdo is a little gem of a hotel that sits directly on the shore of the beautiful Lake Orta. In-fact it is one of very few hotels that has lake views and a swimming pool that leads right down to the lake shore. It is on the edge of the charming small town of Pettenasco.
There is ample opportunity to find yourself a relaxing corner to sit and read or soak up the sun and the views in the 3,000 m² garden at Hotel L'Approdo. From here you can enjoy uninterrupted views of the lake and also views towards the hillside of 'Sacro Monte' (meaning the sacred mountain) which has been awarded the status of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
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The hotel has a swimming pool with sun loungers and parasols and there is also a private lakeside beach, a small marina and a ferry berth. From here you can take a boat trip around the lake, visit other towns such as the medieval Orta San Giulio, and the enchanting island in the middle of the lake Isola di San Giulio. You can participate in a myriad of water activities on the lake such as windsurfing, canoeing and water skiing. The hotel also organizes excursions, cosy evenings with piano bar entertainment and other entertainment. Free parking is also available to guests.
If you can't bear to leave this tranquil oasis when hunger calls, there is no need since it has its own restaurant on-site. The restaurant La Terrazza offers regional and international specialities for lunch and dinner in the sunny dining room overlooking the lake, or on the lakeside terrace. There is also a cafe-wine bar where you can enjoy a fine selection of wines by the glass and various other refreshing options. If you feel like a gourmet dinner, the renowned Villa Crispi located nearby is recommended.
If you want to discover the small town of Pettanasco, you can do so on foot by walking along the lakeside Promenade (approx. 1km) and you don't even need to use the road. Pettenasco has a small downtown with an interesting church, and all the necessary amenities such as a petrol station, pharmacy, small grocery store, a pizzeria and a restaurant.
64 rooms (standard and suites) all have a balcony facing either the sea or the garden. All rooms have satellite TV and a private bathroom with a toilet and shower.