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Hotel La Bussola

Lakefront hotel with restaurant, near Lake Orta

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Outdoor Pool
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  • Great location and friendly staff made for an enjoyable experience

    Sep. 22, 2019

  • Loved our stay in this hotel, the staff were lovely and very helpful. We found the shower…

    May 23, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 42 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

For families

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Lake Orta - 5 min walk
  • Villa Bossi - 3 min walk
  • Mario Motta Plaza - 7 min walk
  • Sacred Mountain of Orta - 11 min walk
  • Approdo Don Angelo Villa - 20 min walk
  • Bagnera - 21 min walk
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from October 28 to April 20:
  • Dining venue

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Classic Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Double Room Single Use, Garden View
  • Classic Double Room Single Use, Partial Lake View


  • Lake Orta - 5 min walk
  • Villa Bossi - 3 min walk
  • Mario Motta Plaza - 7 min walk

What’s around


  • Lake Orta - 5 min walk
  • Villa Bossi - 3 min walk
  • Mario Motta Plaza - 7 min walk
  • Sacred Mountain of Orta - 11 min walk
  • Approdo Don Angelo Villa - 20 min walk
  • Bagnera - 21 min walk
  • Sports Center - 6.9 mi / 11.2 km
  • Rubinetto Museum - 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
  • Parish of St. Maurizio - 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
  • Valley Gate - 7.5 mi / 12 km
  • Church of Sant'Ambrogio - 7.5 mi / 12 km

Getting around

  • Malpensa International Airport (MXP) - 48 min drive
  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 96 min drive
  • Orta-Miasino Station - 22 min walk
  • Pettenasco Station - 8 min drive
  • Gozzano Station - 10 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 42 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets allowed*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Children's pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory foam mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Private pool
  • Yard
  • Separate dining area
  • Number of living rooms
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Ristorante - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Bussola Orta San Giulio
  • Hotel La Bussola Hotel Orta San Giulio
  • Bussola Orta San Giulio
  • La Bussola Orta San Giulio
  • Hotel Bussola Orta San Giulio
  • Bussola Orta San Giulio
  • Hotel La Bussola Hotel
  • Hotel La Bussola Orta San Giulio

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 30.0 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 5 per pet, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

The seasonal pool is open from June to September.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

This property accepts credit cards.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Hotel La Bussola does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of EUR 5 per pet, per day. Food and water bowls are available.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Yes, Ristorante offers alfresco dining and regional cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ristoro Olina (4-min walk), Ristoro Olina (4-min walk), and Arte Del Gelato (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Hotel La Bussola has private pools and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Will be back!

    Wonderful place to stay. Amazing view from the room. Very nice breakfast. Professional and friendly staff. Very close to the center of the town. Highly recommended

    1 night romance trip, Aug. 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hikers Dream

    My husband and I came early for a Walking Adventures trip and they were very accommodating. We did not have to switch rooms after our personally paid one night. They are within walking distance to town and have a pool. The view is wonderful! Beautiful area. Lots of hiking opportunities right at your doorstep.

    Karen, 1 night romance trip, Jul. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic family run hotel with free parking/wifi and excellent breakfast on their terrace. Our room had a balcony with a spectacular view of Isola San Giulio. This hotel is an easy and pleasant walk into the centro of Orta San Guilio (it is NOT remote).

    rock1230, 2 night family trip, Jul. 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay

    Anna and her family were very gracious hosts. We had a great time even though the temperature in town ranged from 90 to 100 and the bugs in the air were terrible due to the heat. We had air conditioning in our room which was perfect.

    Vana, 5 night family trip, Jun. 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely, family run hotel - clean, friendly, nice outdoor swimming pool. Nothing too fancy but nice for what it is.

    Chris, 3 night trip with friends, Jun. 3, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The very noisy air con. No tea and coffee making machine in the room.

    7 night family trip, May 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    1 night trip, Sep. 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Merveilleux séjour en famille! Hôtel très propre, super entretenu, chambres spacieuses (avec vue sur le lac!), accueil au top, terrasse donnant sur le lac et l'ile. Position dominante sur la ville, idéalement placé! Piscine et transats: le rêve parfait!!!

    Maud, 4 night family trip, Aug. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Hôtel bien placé. Petit déjeuner et dîner pris sur la terrasse d’où on a une très belle vue sur le lac.Belle piscine. Chambre et salle de bain pas très grandes. Bon accueil des propriétaires.

    Anne, 1 night family trip, Aug. 2, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Super séjour

    Super hotel. Super sejour.

    Julien, 2 night trip, Jun. 28, 2020

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