Park Hotel Villa Belvedere

TYPOLOGIES

Self Drive Holidays

Settings

Lakeside, Mountain

Activities/Interests

Rooms with a view, Sightseeing

£ 840 pp

Highlights

Flower-filled gardens, a pool and a strong sense of style tinged with tradition at this fabulous hotel close to the charming town of Cannobio.

Family run hotel with very focused service and inspiring lake views.

Different accommodation options to suit all, whether families, friends or couples, and great base to explore the nature of Lake Maggiore without having to use the car.

Rooms:

25 rooms between classic and superior; 2 apartments and 1 cottage

From

from £ 840 per person

Including

7 nights sharing a Superior double room with patio or balcony

Daily breakfast

Fully comprehensive car hire arranged at the airport

Travel planning

We can help you with

International flights

Garden visits and rail excursions

Boat and bike rental

Overview

Set on the hillside above the charming lakeside town of Cannobio, the three-star hotel attracts as much praise for its service as its lush 12,000m² landscaped garden. Three generations of the Arbetella family lovingly run this traditional hotel with a touch of contemporary and overwhelmingly relaxed.

 

Outside, pathways bordered by clipped hedges wind their way amongst wisteria draped pergolas, azaleas, roses and citrus trees, in gardens dotted with loungers, benches and hammocks. Surrounded by palm trees, the pool area has a Jacuzzi and large sun terraces.

 

Additional services include complimentary bike hire which is ideal for cycling the riverside cycle path to the Orrido di Sant’Anna rocky gorge.

Rooms

The Mediterranean style rooms – wooden or terracotta flooring, pristine white bathrooms and terraces or balconies with lake views – are warm and welcoming, with abstract art on the walls. Superior rooms have whirlpool tubs. The two-floor apartments in the Rustico building, and the La Casetta stone house, are ideal for families, with a fully-equipped kitchen and private garden.

Dining

Buffet breakfast – cheese, meat, yoghurt, eggs, fresh fruit and home-baked cakes - is served in the breakfast room in the main building or, in summer, under a pergola overlooking the garden. A café provides cold dishes such as salads and sandwiches during the middle of the day.

There is no restaurant service for dinner.

 

Only a 10-minute stroll, the car-free waterfront of Cannobio offers many options.

 

The hotel's restaurant recommendations are excellent, we tried Gourmet al Lago run by dynamic duo Angela and Mirco.

Map

The hotel is a ten minute stroll to the lakefront town of Cannobio, a traditional and pretty town which has retained its charm without becoming overly touristy. Stroll along the lake front, amongst pastel-hued houses and wander through the narrow streets and alleyways of the historic centre.

Hop on and off ferries to explore other locations along the lake. Top spot are the gardens and villas on the Borromeo Islands and, in particular, Isola Bella, home to the baroque villa and gardens of the 17th century Palazzo Borromeo.

Stresa is an elegant town on the western side of the lake, with attractive gardens and villas. From here, you can take a cable car up to Monte Mottarone for the best lake and mountain views.

There are numerous options for walkers and more serious hikers, with a good choice of trails such as those in the Valle Maggia and, for experienced hikers, the Val Grande National Park.

One should not miss travlling on the Centovalli railway connecting Locarno with Domodossola through beautiful mountain ranges and many scenic valleys and deep gorges. Tip - do the trip over two or three days and hop off in one of the towns in Vall Vigezzo and the Ticino canton.

Other popular options include trips to Lake Orta and the island of San Giulio. Milan, just 120km away, is great add-ons if you are considering a twin-centre holiday.


 

Facilities

Hotel

Heated pool with a Jacuzzi at one end

Wi-Fi

Hammocks, sunbeds and benches in the gardens

Bicycles available

Golf course on site or nearby

Rooms

Safe box

Air conditioning

Family room

Tea and coffee set

julie frenchman
julie frenchman
09:16 09 Jul 19
This is the third occasion that Antonio has organised an Italian holiday for me. As it was a Birthday celebration involving a party of 10, the arrangements were complex, involving a villa, guides and attendance at the Palio on July 2nd. Without exception everything went exactly as planned. The recommended villa on the Montestigliano Estate, south west of Siena, was wonderful. Our guide made sure we had a full understanding of the history and culture of the Palio which meant that, with a spectacular view over the Campo from the apartment booked by Antonio, we were able to appreciate the event that much more. We shall certainly be going back to Italy with Expertoitaly.read more
Kay James
Kay James
12:08 03 May 19
We had an amazing trip organised by Antonio, we visited Naples for a few days then stayed in Sant’ Agata. Both hotels had fabulous amenities and restaurants. The trip was effortless and everything was meticulously arranged. Antonio was also on had for anything we needed during the trip. I would definitely recommend Expert to Italy and we will definitely use this company again in the futureread more
Grant Stupart
Grant Stupart
18:31 16 Aug 18
Antonio with his meticulous planning and caring service has been solely responsible for the best Italian holidays we have had. His ability to offer excellent hotel accommodation which provides for every need and requirement is second to none . Hotels that are not main stream , that provide high quality of service in excellent locations are one of Antonio’s strength. It’s great to have a provider that know and understands his market. Grant B Stupartread more
Jonathan May
Jonathan May
18:06 01 Aug 18
July 2018 _________________________________ Have just completed another 10 day holiday arranged by Antonio at Expert to Italy. We went with Antonio's suggestion and spent 2 days at Matera and then the remainder in Pisciotta in the Cilento. Matera was amazing and felt completely different to anywhere else we have been in Italy. We loved Pisciotta and the hotel was wonderful with lovely owners who were great at suggesting things to do. We visited a buffalo farm, a vinyard and tooks boats to isolated coves with lovely clear water. All arrangements were absolutely faultless. We would never have found such lovely places without Antonio! 2016 _________________________________ We have just returned from a fantastic holiday suggested no arranged by ExpertTo Italy. Once again the organisation by Antonio was flawless and everything worked perfectly. We spent 5 nights by lake Maggiore and 3 in Cogne in the Italian Alps. Both hotels and locations were fantastic - particularly the Bellvue in Cogne. Please see trip advisor if interested in the hotels as I will give a more specific review there - I'm not a fanatic reviewer but both really deserve it. We have used this company for the past 5 years and Antonio seems to have a real gift for finding fantastic hotels and matching locations to his clients. I would not usually put the level of trust in anyone to arrange holidays for me that I have with Antonio but he has delivered every time and I can unreservedly recommend his services. Italy is a beautiful country with huge variety - if you describe what you like to Antonio and let him make suggestions then you will not be disappointed. Very definitely 5 stars from me. So - Antonio and team, please keep it up! Jonread more
Amanda Chapman
Amanda Chapman
22:28 25 Aug 17
Antonio delivered more than expected! Our family of four stayed at two beautiful villa's on the Amalfi Coast. Both of the locations were top class. Antonio provided excellent service and was always available if we had questions about the details of our trip. He was easy to work with and we would recommend his services to others traveling to Italy.read more
Susan Davidson
Susan Davidson
09:04 19 Jun 17
This was our second holiday with ExpertoItaly, and it was just as good as the first! Antonio provided us with fast, efficient and personal attention. His choice of hotels was first class. Real attention to detail means that you get a holiday that really suits your personal requirements. Brilliant!read more
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