Castello Dal Pozzo
What We Love
- Buffet breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- A fairy-tale setting near Milan
- A year-round destination near both the Alps and Lake Maggiore
- Large rooms that marry classic decor and modern touches
What To Know
- It’s a 40-minute drive from the Milan airport
- Popular with couples and golf lovers; not ideal for families (but there are adjoining rooms if need be)
- The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and the wine bar is closed on Mondays
- This is a historically important property, not for lovers of sleek minimalism
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set on a hill overlooking Italy’s second-largest lake, the breathtaking Lake Maggiore, Castello Dal Pozzo is an example of neo-Gothic elegance. This 18th-century palace was originally built by the Visconti family and later owned by the Dal Pozzo family for six generations. Opulent chandeliers, heavy, ornate drapes and fine crystal stemware decorate the public spaces, but there’s nothing stuffy about the place — the feel is that of a private home rather than a hotel.
Bed and Bath
The 30 guestrooms in the Palazzo are richly decorated in a springtime palette of yellow, blue and green, with period-appropriate high ceilings, molded stucco, antique furniture and large marble bathrooms. The Junior Suites are dressed with original Victorian furnishings and come with enormous beds clad in fine Egyptian cotton. Stunning prints and pictures on loan from the Dal Pozzo family estate are dotted around the walls.
The hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Le Fief, offers an innovative take on regional classics and uses local ingredients. The setting itself is wonderfully romantic, and in the warmer months you can request dinner on the quiet terrace, which overlooks a huge fountain. The hotel has its own private wine bar, Dal Pozzo 24, which can be booked for tastings, dinners or special occasions.
In the Area
After a stroll in the lakeside town of Stresa, take a ferry to the Borromean Islands, the most gorgeous of which, Isola Bella, is entirely occupied by the Palazzo Borromeo and its magnificent Italianate garden. The massive alpine chain of Monte Rosa encloses the lake with peaks that reach over 13,000 feet. An extensive selection of slopes is available for all levels of skier. Thanks to a special partnership, guests of Castello Dal Pozzo can take advantage of the discounted rates at the 27-hole Golf Club Castel Conturbia, just 20 minutes away.
How to Get There
The Hotel is just beautiful with a great five stars restaurant. Service can't be better. Just the walk around the premises is totally worthy! I stayed for a business trip, but definitely I would return to this hotel!
I felt like a princess in Castello Dal Pozzo and I loved it!! :-)) I was v happy to stay in a beautifully decorated room in the Castello, which is the older building in the beautiful park. The park is worthwhile exploring! The Castello is a very charming place with lots of historic items on display, with a staircase full of character and one can easily feel transported back into history there. Staff was very kind and attentive and breakfast was very good with a number of healthy items. The breakfast room was beautiful, too. I can highly recommend!!
A short drive from Milan Airport (closer than Milan itself), the Castle and Palace provide an ideal spot to relax after a flight. Elegant and serene, it’s the ancestral home of a noble Italian family who've created a unique experience for everything from weddings to romantic getaways. Nearby Lake Maggiore is quiet, without the hustle of better-known area offers superb bike riding: there are numerous routes that begin from the castle’s front gate. Excellent dining, close attention to details throughout. Very good value.
An hour from Milano, reasonably priced hotel, restaurant less reasonably priced but highly respected by foodies. Short drive to Lago Maggiore or the more charming Lago di Orto— lovely little carless town on the small lake, featuring a monastery-topped island hill.
We were just one night in this hotel and the room quality, service, welcome and personnel is well at the 5 star level and I only can recommend it. The only point is that you need to manage expectation while comparing to the pictures to reality, i.e. you will not stay in the shown castle as the hotel building is just above it. Nevertheless, it's worth to visit it during the stay