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Hotel San Carlo
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We stayed in a lake-view room, and the view is worth it! Very nice hotel: amazing location, modern facilities, decorated with taste, very friendly staff, good breakfast, good quality for price. Only small defects: rooms not very clean and soundproof, bed not extremely comfortable, restaurant can get crowded and noisy some nights.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled onto this hotel when searching for a place to stay along our travels from Italy to Switzerland. At first we had a difficult time finding the hotel but once we did it was well worth it!!

The hotel staff is amazing! We checked in at the front with the owners daughter who was pleasant and easy to speak with. The bartender who is also the waiter is extremely friendly, speaks amazing English and we had several nice conversations with him.

The room was quite spacious, clean and modern! The view from our room was breath taking. Even though the weather was foggy and raining, it didn't take away from the view! I included a few pictures of our view.

We enjoyed an amazing dinner in their restaurant. The meal was phenomenal and well prepared. The wine was amazing and the service perfection! Definitely worth the trip even for the food

The only challenge is the parking. The hotel is small with only about 10 rooms, however the traffic from the restaurant can make parking a bit tricky. If we ever pass through this area again we will definitely stop and stay here a few nights! Well worth it!!!!

Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

The view from the rooms together with the kindness of the personnel are the only good things of this hotel/Restaurant. We have been here one night, having Dinner and breakfast.
The Restaurant serves very little portions for very large prices.
Breakfast Buffet has very little choice, even though good quality.
Rooms don't have the same standard, even though the same price: attention for details is highly recommended!!(lamps without the cover, no shower gel..).
Unfortunately, though a wonderful view of the lake and a warm welcome from the hotel owners, we will not come back.

Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We spent 3 nights with Hotel Ristorante San Carlo in early October. This is a small, family run hotel that provides exceptional service in one of the nicest venues in Italy. Our room was nicely decorated and very modern with a beautiful view of Lago Maggiore. We had no issues with parking; when the lot was full a hotel staff member would assist in parking and moving the car. My understanding is there is a large lot a short walk from the hotel, however, we never had to use that.

A very romantic spot to spend a few evenings. Very close to Milano as well as the Swiss Alps. Arona also has a very nice train station nearby with connections throughout Italy.

Breakfast was wonderful! Dinner was fabulous in the restaurant. Wifi was reliable (albeit, not fast but still very usable). Staff were so accommodating even though our Italian language skills were incredibly lacking.

We plan to return often! Absolutely loved San Carlo!

Room Tip: Request a room with a balcony and be sure to enjoy at least one meal in the restaurant!
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  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The Hotel Ristorante San Carlo is located on a slope, just above the town of Arona, on Lake Maggiore. Down below is the lake and the town, up above is the giant statue of San Carlo which attracts coach loads of tourists. We were unfortunate to have a room overlooking the road (and a very busy one it was), and not the lake (and I should have checked this at time of booking, so it's no fault of the hotel management). This means that despite double glazing, traffic could be heard in the room, especially early in the morning and all through the weekend. Another unfortunate event was that the hotel was booked during the whole weekend by a large party with music, loud voices, etc. and this we could also hear in the room. But despite all this, we managed to enjoy the place, thanks to the owners who are truly charming, and thanks to their first class restaurant. The place seems to be highly popular and the large restaurant was really busy for lunch and dinner. Business mixes with tourism and in a way, despite the noise, we like all that.
The room was spacious and comfortable and the hotel is only five minutes away from Arona's main square. The town itself is nothing really special, especially compared to Orta where we were before, but it is convenient for boat trips and shops.
The restaurant seems to have a reputation that it truly deserves and the two meals we had there were really very good with the added bonus of overlooking the lake in the panoramic dining room.
So make sure to ask for a room at the front, and it will be perfect.

Stayed: September 2015
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Address: Via Verbano 4, 28041, Arona, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Arona
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Arona
Price Range: $158 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Carlo 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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