Hotel Bocciolo

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4.5
#2 of 11 hotels in Orta San Giulio
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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contemporary modern and tipical, Hotel Bocciolo offer new wide rooms, with lakeview and all conforts: frigobar, tv, hairdryer, wi-fi… Continental breakfast, private parking, family rooms, suites and rooms with private Jacuzzi. Ideal for your relax in Orta’s lake, is close to the Bocciolo Restaurant for your dinner during th sunset.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Canoeing offsite
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
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Breakfast available
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Family
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English, French, German, Italian
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Endeee wrote a review Jul 2021
Ontario25 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A sweet family-run hotel that checks so many boxes. It’s updated, efficient and functional in room design. The entire staff is super friendly and kind. Breakfast is included in room rate and includes a made to order eggs station. For COVID times, most selections are wrapped in plastic wrap which is much appreciated. The coffee bar and barista is soooo nice. Location is great and the view is stellar. We did not eat dinner there so can’t speak to it but there were several parties going on and food looked great. Elevator works well, WiFi was perfect, most rooms have a lovely balcony, water for shower got nice and hot. The towels could be upgraded a bit as could the toiletries. The parking is free and the reception staff is great about making sure everyone is well taken care of. A +++
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MARGOT W wrote a review May 2022
Okehampton, United Kingdom316 contributions290 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a lovely hotel, with super friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed 3 nights here, in a room with a balcony overlooking the lake, and ate at the restaurant each evening.

The location is perfect for visiting Lake Orta and Orta San Giulio. It is a bit of a walk into Orta, including a few minutes along the main road, but you can walk a most delightful circular route which the people at the hotel will explain about, and give you a map for. We didn’t need a rental car. We used a taxi to and from the hotel, and relied on foot power and ferries whilst staying here.

The hotel gets very busy with non residents. Parties, weddings, large groups etc. Be sure to book your dinner table ahead of schedule.

The staff work incredibly hard, and service didn’t suffer when they had huge groups for dinner two of our three evenings. I don’t know how they did it.

Breakfast is great, and the egg station a huge bonus.

I can’t give it 5 stars unfortunately, as my husband asked for his steak to be well done, and it arrived rare. He asked to have it cooked more. A replacement was given, and that , too, was rare, so that evening was hugely marred as he basically had no main course, as he couldn’t eat his steak, and I wouldn’t have been able to eat it either, tbh. Apparently they don’t cook meat to well done status in Italy ……… or so we were told, at a different venue.

Also, and I appreciate it can’t be helped, but we were only able to see the lake from the dinner table one of the three evenings, because of the large number of non residents being given the best restaurant areas. My tip would be: avoid the weekends.

Apart from the expensive steak debacle, the stay was reasonably good value for money, and I would return.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the weekends
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TimOnTheTrain wrote a review May 2022
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom30 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Let’s start with the Lake. Orta is the smallest, quietest, and in my view most charming of the Italian Lakes. There’s none of the intensity and buzz of Bellagio, Sirmione and Stresa - this is quiet and a place to relax.

The hotel is small to medium size and overlooks the lake. Some of the rooms have a lake view and it is worth upgrading for this. There’s parking and internet (the internet is a bit slow, but usable). The rooms are a good size and (for once) the shower was hot and powerful. For those that care, the TV gets BBC News.
The real strength of the hotel is the restaurant. It’s a family hotel run by Alberto & Valentina. He is the head Chef and genuinely cares about the quality of his food, which is excellent. The restaurant gets busy at weekends, mostly with Italians visiting from the nearby big cities. A restaurant full of Italians rather than foreign tourists is a good sign.

What did I like most apart from the food and the views? It’s all the people that work there. They take pride in what they do, care about your experience with them and are unfailingly cheerful despite the fact that they work hard to make it all happen.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kyanne A wrote a review Jun 2023
Port Townsend, Washington37 contributions9 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Bocciolo surpassed our expectations in every way. The front desk staff and restaurant waitresses staff were friendly and fluent in English and German, as well as their native Italian. The kind manager even offered us a ride to the train station in his private car! The hotel common area’s and grounds were beautiful and well maintained. and the view of the lake was as if from a painting. We never got a chance to try the hot tubs, but it looked like it would be wonderful to sit there while gazing at the lake and mountains. We had been traveling for a month in Italy and this hotel’s breakfast buffet was the best and most extensive of any we have encountered. Not only every savory item but also sweet desserts and pastries beyond compare. How often do you come on delicious apple strudel for breakfast?! We also had dinner there three of the four nights of our stay because the food was so good. The location was close to the train station but a bit further from the town center than we had expected, but we easily walked there in about a half hour stroll along a pleasant lakeside path in about 25 minutes. We were told there was a “tourist train” that could have taken us there, but we never asked where to get it. During our visit we enjoyed visiting the historic pilgrimage site with its many small chapels nearby, taking ferries to Isola San Giulio and to other towns on the lake, and just wandering quiet, non-touristy Orta. We would love to return to Orta someday, and Hotel Bocciolo is definitely where we would stay!
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you arrive by train, contact the hotel in advance to get directions to the easy, safe...
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kubzariel wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom157 contributions49 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Contrary to the most reviews here, we did not enjoy our stay at the hotel at all... First of all, while booking, we chose and paid for the lake view room, but the one we got was next to a wall which blocked most of the lake. The staff all acknowledged that the view was blocked but no one seemed to care and they did nothing to rectify the situation.

The room itself did not have any decorations. All the empty white walls made us feel like in a hospital. While the room was big and clean, it was poorly equipped and designed.

Lastly, the hotel organises a lot of events. There were 2 during our 3 nights stay. There was lots of noise and mess because of that, which did not allow us to relax.

Overall, I'd advise to spend your money elsewhere.
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Date of stay: June 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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mamabeachy wrote a review Jul 2022
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom103 contributions50 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I honestly can’t say enough good things about this hotel. The view and the food speak for themselves (best breakfast we had in Italy) but what I really liked was how helpful the staff were. From noticing and remembering what we liked to drink to helping with trains and taxis, they were beyond lovely. We didn’t get bills as we used facilities but at the end we got a perfect tally.

Add to this a perfect location - 5 minutes from a swimming spot, 20 minutes walk to town and a glorious view of the lake from your balcony or the jacuzzis in the garden.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Book a lake view and a table in the garden for dinner. Be aware public transport is not easy to...
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Eleanor TW wrote a review Sept 2022
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom120 contributions76 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Disappointing. We were staying as part of a group and eating at the hotel on 6 evenings. The food was poor and there was very little of it. Portions were appropriate for a 10 year old.
Our room 220, was a the end of a corridor, and the maid kept removing towels, but did not replace them. By day 6 we were left with just two towels.
The place seemed to be running on a shoestring I got the impression that the hotel had a budgeting problem.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Katherine M wrote a review Sept 2022
Houston, Texas117 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a detailed itinerary for our trip to Italy with only one night unplanned. As it turns out, we ended up in Orta San Giulio and got the last room at Hotel Bocciolo. What a find. So many things to love: the staff was super friendly and helpful, the food (dinner and breakfast) was amazing, the view of the lake was stunning (we had a balcony room #212), the beds were comfortable, the bathroom spacious, the price was fair.

This family owned and operated inn is perfect in a town that is perfectly charming. We had the opportunity to meet with the chef, Alberto Pullano, who made suggestions on what to eat at his restaurant, as well as what to see in his lovely town.

So as you plan your travels, don't miss this town and don't miss this inn!! It may be a highlight of your trip to Italy.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a lake view with balcony.
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G1adys wrote a review Jun 2020
22 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staff are very friendly and helpful - special mention for Alberto & Valentina working very hard to keep everyone safe and happy.
Great location with stunning lake views.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to the area and hope to return myself.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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EmmaRodgers wrote a review Aug 2020
80 contributions78 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 4 nights on our tour of Italy. It is a fabulous hotel in an amazing place.
We had the jacuzzi suite - the view from the tub overlooking the lake was spectacular- an experience we will never forget !
Room was spacious , staff were attentive , friendly and knowledgeable. Restaurant with views over the lake was fabulous- we usually like to eat at a variety of restaurants but ended up eating here every night.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MARGOT W asked a question Dec 2019
Okehampton, United Kingdom316 contributions290 helpful votes
Can you book half board please? At present, the website won’t give me any anything......
Answer from Peter H
Sydney, Australia349 contributions157 helpful votes
We just booked bed and breakfast, but the food and service was so good, we ended up eating dinner there on several nights.
Zoe595 asked a question Jul 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom13 contributions15 helpful votes
Can you walk to Orta San Guilo town from this hotel as we wont have a car
Answer from alberto p
1 contribution
Dear M.me Zoe, thanks for your question, hotel bocciolo is 1,5 km far from the main square of piazza motta, only the first 500 mt are on the main way, the rest 1 km are in a traffic restricted area, best regards alberto pullano
Pat67to asked a question Apr 2021
Turin, Italy214 contributions124 helpful votes
Buongiorno Quanto dista dal centro? Si vede l’isola di San Giulio? Grazie
Answer from Jogio
Voghera, Italy114 contributions70 helpful votes
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Kerstin B asked a question Sept 2018
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Do all rooms have lake view?
Answer from alberto p
Borgomanero, Italy
Dear Kerstin, thank you for contact us, we have room with lake view and without, you can choose on hotel bocciolo's web site your favorite room, and you can also book it directly from our website, i will be at you disposal, many thanks kindly alberto p.s.: thank you M.me Cecilia, best regards to You, i hope to meet you again at Hotel Bocciolo Orta
Èliabeth T wrote a tip Sept 2023
7 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"ASK QUESTIONS RE ANY EXTRA COSTS"
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Kyanne A wrote a tip Jun 2023
Port Townsend, Washington37 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you arrive by train, contact the hotel in advance to get directions to the easy, safe pedestrian path."
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Katherine M wrote a tip Sept 2022
Houston, Texas117 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a lake view with balcony."
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mamabeachy wrote a tip Jul 2022
Thames Ditton, United Kingdom103 contributions50 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book a lake view and a table in the garden for dinner. Be aware public transport is not easy to this hotel"
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MARGOT W wrote a tip May 2022
Okehampton, United Kingdom316 contributions290 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the weekends"
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
33
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bocciolo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Bocciolo?
Nearby attractions include Sacro Monte di Orta (0.9 km), Chiesa parrocchiale di Santa Maria Assunta (1.1 km), and Palazzotto della Comunita (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bocciolo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Bocciolo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bocciolo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Bocciolo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bocciolo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Villa Crespi, La Motta, and Gelateria Arte Del Gelato.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Bocciolo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Bocciolo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Bocciolo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Bocciolo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacro Monte di Orta (0.9 km), Piazza Motta (1.4 km), and Villa Bossi (1.3 km).
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