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Via Verbano 4, 28041, Arona Italy
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Arona, Hotel San Carlo is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its romantic environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel San Carlo makes it easy to enjoy the best of Arona.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a minibar, and a sofa, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Hotel San Carlo features room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a lounge. If you are driving to Hotel San Carlo, free parking is available.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Arona, Hotel San Carlo is located a short distance from Palazzo di Giustizia (0.9 mi) and Collegiata della nativita di Maria Vergine (1.0 mi).

While you’re here, be sure to check out Marconi Beach, one of the delis that can be found in Arona, which is a short distance from Hotel San Carlo.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Il Lungo Lago (1.1 mi), Statue of San Carlone (0.1 mi), or Rocca Borromea di Arona (0.7 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Hotel San Carlo is sure to make your visit to Arona one worth remembering.

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Henry C wrote a review Jan 2023
16 contributions3 helpful votes
The only good thing about this hotel is the view of you can get it! The service is limited (2 people) to run a fully booked hotel The restaurant is so over rated and pricey The staff is what you expect to find in Paris (short and rude) They allow dogs into everything (I don’t hate dogs, just their owners who expect the world to make allowances eg peeing everywhere) The place has a great view and parking if you get there early The standard of the room is mediocre Do yourself a favour try other places across the lake !
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Get there early for parking Try another hotel on the other side of the lake
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dawn_ace wrote a review Feb 2022
Barnt Green, United Kingdom39 contributions16 helpful votes
San Carlo Hotel & Restaurant, Arona - I have been visiting lake maggiore and in particular Arona for quite a few years as we are fortunate enough to live 2&1/2 hours away. Firstly, when you only know Maggiore as a (completely and utterly stunning!) lake, you will go to small towns around the lake which are all beautiful in their own way, but to me don’t have much real heart, variety (ALOT are very small for what to do or eat and many are very poorly served for things to do or eat in off season, aren’t served by the ferry in off season, so anytime other than mid spring or autumn there isn’t much going on in almost all the smaller towns) Also traditional shopping or the traditional promenades and cobbled streets etc are lacking in other places. Aroma surpasses all towns in my opinion around Maggiore (I haven’t investigated the North still yet!) I suspect due to the fact it is on the main train line to Milan making it commutable. Then, steep inclines around the lake = THE BEST VIEWS! no trees houses in front of you partially blocking many a fabulous view, but also when being in front of you so detracting from the views. HOTEL SAN CARLO has not one property in front of it, just trees and forest down to the shoreline; it’s views are PANORAMIC through floor to ceiling and wall to wall glass french doors, very unusual in italy as most are small openings with patio doors. It offers its own parking, and, to date, consistently the best restaurant I have still ever eaten at worldwide can you believe with the simply out of this world class of food, and to date, some of the nicest tasting wines which are superbly selected (I’m not usually a big wine drinker) There is an unbroken feeling of welcome, intimacy & care with this secret kept gem on the mountain as well which as a lady on my own makes me feel so at home really in some way when I pop here; unusually I also feel very at home popping down to the restaurant on my own too which takes a certain atmosphere and intimacy of feel for me to ever feel this is ok for me :-) Only thing I can think of is that if you don’t have a car then it’s probably not the hotel for you if it’s not just a lovely overnight stay (you could easily get a taxi from Arona station up here I suspect as must be 5 minutes only) as the very quick little pop into arona by car is what makes this hotel so fabulous being near to arona as opposed to other hotels anywhere else around the lake; you wouldn’t want to walk down to Arona from here, too far, too steep, and it’s a well used road; IF you want an historic old over 100 year old hotel (which will have small window openings to the lake bear in mind..!) this isn’t the hotel for you; what you get here it wall to wall floor to ceiling glass unparalleled views from dining and bedroom, with quirky (I’m a designer..) fabulously successful warm coloured hand finished decor with Gustav klimt artfully placed around; it has a charm and character all uniquely of its own, nestled in the most unparalleled views around the lake with grassed areas (including it’s own grass terraces) and forest below ; the other secret, the lake bends away from you to the left, giving even more depth and interest to this location, and the huge cathedral church ‘thing’! .. lit up at night on the peninsular across the lake, and the mountings BEHIND the mountains all around 180 due to the elevation of this hotel is just wow, wow … wow! It actually prompted me to (try to..) buy on this hill and this location around the lake, and I am a property investor of 37 years :-) There is also this most amazing huge statue literally next door which is steeped in history when you read about ir; it’s bizarrely wonderful & lit up fabulously quirkily (for me anyhow!) at night. I come to Arona a lot and don’t go anywhere else to stay now I found this place; you will stay elsewhere, explore other places around the lake, and when you are lucky enough to stumble on this place as we did, don’t tell anyone else ;-) …..so we can always get in ourselves!….and ENJOY!! Just a superb experience EVERY time we come here; couldn’t fault this place, just feels effortlessly wonderful; 20 out of 10 from me!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Vivi wrote a review Jan 2022
Geneva, Switzerland151 contributions38 helpful votes
The hotel is modern and was recently refurbished. We had a family room on the first floor with a balcony and beautiful lake view (due to the fog in the morning, we actually had a clearer view upon arrival around 6 pm. We could see the castle on the opposite side of the lake illuminated and the outline of the mountains). The bed and linen were great, we had a good night’s sleep. The room was spacious, we didn’t feel cramped. The bathroom was also spacious, which made us think there’s an opportunity for further renovations: redesign it to make a bigger shower given they’ve got the space. We booked our room at the last minute on Hotels.com. The restaurant was sadly closed as it was a Monday in January (not peak season); and due to their shorter office hours, our reservation wasn’t acknowledged immediately so we had to wait a bit to check in but once that was sorted, it was a very nice stay. We drove down to Arona town center for dinner at Pura Vida. Breakfast was tasty and a good mix of sweet and savoury. The hotel has done an excellent job catering for COVID-19 protection. The breakfast was served to us to avoid people touching the same serving utensils. The tables were spaced apart. Hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel. Masks worn correctly. There is parking outside the hotel, on their premises inside a gated area.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Avoid Mondays or call in advance to make sure the restaurant is open.
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dawn_ace wrote a review Oct 2021
Barnt Green, United Kingdom39 contributions16 helpful votes
We booked this hotel having been considering two, the other nearer Arona town; what you don’t get nearer the town is the just superbly situated georgous view being higher up; no ‘just other superb view’ of the lake; the lake moves away to the right and ditto turning to your left, giving such a characterful 180 view of the lake with such depth, with mountains beyond too giving just one of the best lakes and best lake views we think we have seen & we visit ALOT of lakes! It’s a passion of ours for many years. Just felt at home the minute we came into reception - when we phoned earlier, reception had offered to reserve thier last lake view room simply because it was thier last, without a deposit as just by speaking they trusted us to arrive; impressive. After seeing the view from the Restarant we took up receptions offer to eat with them; we live in a tourist resort in France and are very spoilt indeed with a huge number of excellent restaurants; we struggled to remember a meal better than the one we had at the hotel’s own restarant, recognised by locals as we saw people not staying at the hotel come to dine. Hotel couldn’t be more helpful, offering us a coffee if we wanted one 2 or 3 times & other kindnesses including helping phone to assist when our car wouldn’t work. Rooms have wall to wall glass patio doors on lakeside giving simply one of the best views I think I have ever seen as mentioned - I love old buildings, of which I think there is history to this hotel too, but the older buildings don’t have wall to wall doors made of glass; simply fantastic. The statue is bizarrely amazing to me nearby the hotel; the second largest statue in the world & I had never heard of it (1st largest is Statue of Liberty!!) and there is this simply stunning statue just there by chance; it should feel imposing due to its size, but it totally works & adds another dimension to an already interesting place with some really lovely old buildings around to wander past. Last bit to mention (I’m a designer by trade) much apreciated the pieces of art (prints, some in glass) around the hotel, Gustav Klimpt, & they really work, especially the piece in the dining room; loved seeing those. 120% out of 100% - we are raving fans of this place - don’t expect grandeur and pomp here - it’s really well done hotel with heart created by those ‘more old school’ people in hospitality that truly care, and are truly good at what they do, a rare combination in todays world. My husband says - Great food service and views - great combination of professional and personal (I’m always a lot more verbose ;-)
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jacek F wrote a review Feb 2021
147 contributions77 helpful votes
The view is worth every money you pay for a room! They.also have a large parking - the locations is best for people traveled with the car And the hotel restaurant is the best i ever found in hotel..i will come back!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Andrea B wrote a review Aug 2019
Morges, Switzerland290 contributions153 helpful votes
Good, small hotel with lovely views. Many rooms facing lake, with balconies so that you can enjoy the stunning location. Rooms are good sized, clean and comfortable. Breakfast choices good, home made cakes each day, fresh fruits. A little gem, at very good value price.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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YYZGuy99 wrote a review Jul 2019
Toronto192 contributions479 helpful votes
The San Carlo hotel provides excellent value for money as a B&B: Room is quite spacious, clean, with a comfortable bed. The view from the restaurant terrace is wonderful and a fabulous place to enjoy breakfast which is better than average. Only real shortcoming, no pool. We did not eat lunch or dinner at the restaurant.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for lake side room.
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wilhelmm-norway wrote a review Mar 2019
Fornebu, Norway193 contributions190 helpful votes
The San Carlo hotel provides excellent value for money as a B&B: Room is quite spacious, clean, with a comfortable bed, and we even got a room with a huge private terrace with a magnificent view of the Lago Maggiore - all for the basic price of EUR 100 for the night. I would assume prices to rise sharply in the Summer season. But with this location, and proximity to the Milan Airport - Malpensa, the San Carlo is a great find in the southern part of the lake - in Ancona. However, when you hear the sentence "I have ristorante" at check-in: Be aware, nod, smile, and quickly come up with an excuse for not making a dinner reservation: Already eaten; not hungry; made a previous arrangement at a different restorant, etc. Unfortunately, we did not, and ended up with the worst "gourmet meal" ever experienced in Italy. From the menu and its prices, you look forward to each course. From the first taste you wish you could leave immediately, and by the end of the meal you have sworn to not eat again for a long time. And by the time you shall check out, you realize that your unfortunate visit to the restaurant ended up costing you more than the night at the hotel! So in short: Excellent stay at the hotel if you stay away from the culinary offerings of the restaurant.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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BMigales wrote a review Dec 2018
Zermatt, Switzerland32 contributions47 helpful votes
The hotel is on the top of a hill, right across the street where stands the statue of San Carlo (beautiful point of interest, by the way). Breakfest is good, but do not expect a very wide array of options. Very very very quiet at night. Room is clean, with a nice terrace. Bathroom is good but the shower space is really tight for a guy my size (not a basketball player but not a race driver as well).
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Deb E wrote a review Dec 2018
Victor, MT4 contributions3 helpful votes
Fantastic small hotel overlooking the lake (be sure to get a baloney/lake view room-totally worth it!) located a short distance outside Arona. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The rooms was a good size, very clean and modern. Located across the street from the statue of San Carlo. The on-site restaurant has very good food and the breakfast buffet is great. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2018
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US$125 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel San Carlo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel San Carlo?
Nearby attractions include Lungolago Arona (1.8 km), Rocca di Angera (2.2 km), and Rocca Borromea di Arona (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel San Carlo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel San Carlo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel San Carlo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel San Carlo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel San Carlo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ristorante Vecchia Arona, Red Beef, and La Cascina.
Are pets allowed at Hotel San Carlo?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel San Carlo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel San Carlo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rocca Borromea di Arona (1.1 km), Palazzo di Giustizia (1.5 km), and Villa Cantoni (1.5 km).
Does Hotel San Carlo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.