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Lake Orta hotels    


Here below are recommended hotels, a delightful wine bar and an historic palace for special events, plus apartments for those who prefer, some right in the centre of Orta, overlooking the island. To reach the island or other lakeside villages. see


 Motorboats ply between the island and Orta all day.

Consorzio Navigazione Servizio Pubblico Piazza Motta, 1 
28016 Orta San Giulio (NO)
Tel.: (+39) 333 6050288 - Email: info@motoscafisti.com



Hotels at Orta

La Locanda di Orta


tel 39(0)322905188    fax  39(0)322905941  info@locandaorta.com  

right in the centre is the Locanda di Orta, via Olina 18,a tiny but pretty hotel with a pleasant wine bar, restaurant and very reasonable prices.


The Piccolo Hotel Olina is a 'diffuse' hotel, having rooms (ensuite) all around the centre of Orta - and the breakfasts are excellent
Via Olina 40.  (+39) 0322 905532  fax (+39) 0322 90377 email  


La Contrada dei Monti

a charming family-run small hotel near Orta centre
via Contrada dei Monti 10
28016 Orta San Giulio NO




Hotel l'Approdo
Corso Roma 80,
28028 Pettenasco 
is across the bay , just a few minutes by car (or boat) from Orta 

E-mail: info@approdohotelorta.it  www.approdohotelorta.com 

Hotel San Rocco
via Gippini 11   28016 Orta San Giulio (NO) tel: +39 0322 91.19.77

on the lakeside     info@hotelsanrocco.it   

 and for an extraordinary Arabian Nights experience and 2 Michelin star cuisine the fantastic
Villa Crespi


 An enchanting setting for your special events is Palazzo Penotti Ubertini:
weddings, gala dinners, art exhibitions, cocktail parties. Catering service






a charming little wine bar with a candle-lit cellar, situated in the oldest street of Orta, Via Besani. Choose from a wide range of excellent wines and, if you are hungry, a platter of local cheeses or salami, or the speciality of the region, the Bagna Cauda: cruditè in a dip of hot olive oil, anchovy and garlic.


PELLA - the other side of the lake opposite the island

A very new and lovely, up-to-date 5 star hotel with  a fantastic view of the island




Hotel Villa Carlotta, overlooking lake, 4 stars.