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What We Love

  • A scenic stay on Lake Maggiore, with breakfast, a bottle of prosecco and a restaurant discountSoaking up the stunning views of the lake from the hotel’s lovely terrace
  • Being surrounded by tranquil vistas of mountains, water and lush green fields
  • Toasting the start of your getaway with a welcome bottle of prosecco

What To Know

  • The B&B is less than 2 miles from central Laveno
  • Rooms are rather bare but very spacious
  • There is an onsite restaurant from chef Luigi Pavanello that serves Italian and international cuisine
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A charming room or suite in a beautifully renovated farmhouse, with gourmet dining and a lovely terrace

The Lowdown

Enjoy a rustic farmhouse stay without any of the hard work at the charming Locanda Pozzetto. Surrounded by lush green fields and the tranquil shores of Lake Maggiore, this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner is all about peace and relaxation. The bedrooms are equipped with contemporary comforts, like flat-screen satellite TVs, minibars and luxury bath amenities, and you’ll love sinking into your plush bed and crisp linens after a day exploring the historic town of Laveno.
The true highlight of this property, though, is undoubtedly the breathtaking Lake Maggiore. Take a seat on the terrace with a glass of Italian wine or an espresso and soak up the views of one of Italy’s most precious natural treasures. Gently sloping mountains, charming lakeside communes and a consistently pleasant climate make this a truly remarkable setting. The gourmet restaurant will even serve your meals outside – weather permitting – for a real taste of la dolce vita.


Garden View rooms feature heated tiled floors, Frette linens and en-suite bathrooms with luxury


The hotel’s gourmet restaurant transforms simple, rustic ingredients into exquisite dishes – enjoyed alongside stunning views of the lake. You’ll also enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning.


Locanda Pozzetto boasts a scenic location in a large natural bay on Lake Maggiore. The old farmhouse is surrounded by 10 acres of lush green gardens, and with its position beside Italy’s second largest lake, you couldn’t wish for a more peaceful spot. Start with a ferry trip around the lake, before exploring the local culture. It’s a five-minute drive to the picturesque town of Laveno, where you can check out the Church of Santo Stefano, the Alfredo Binda Museum, and the oratory of Santa Maria di Corte, decorated with recently restored 16th-Century frescoes. For a lovely day trip, take the two-hour train ride or 90-minute drive to Milan and explore Italy’s fashion capital.

How to Get There

Locanda Pozzetto
Via Montecristo 23
Laveno-Mombello, 21014 Italy


Eat here maybe, but don’t stay

The reviews for the food are good, but we didn’t get the chance to eat here because although we booked a room, we didn’t get a table reservation so had to eat out. Then we had to suffer the noise of people enjoying dinner right below our window until midnight, then the noise of clearing up. The room was clean but basic, and no water provided, except in the mini bar at 2euros for a small bottle. Stupid.
Breakfast was badly organised. Had to go in to the kitchen to find someone to ask for coffee. Nothing special. The room was overpriced. Why would we book a room up in the hills above town if we didn’t want to eat there? Why wouldn’t the hotel ask us if we needed to reserve a table? The whole experience was annoying and expensive.

Views, Views, Wonderful 270 degree views

Up 100 metres over Laveno
Beautiful terraces
My room very comfortable, two small balconies with views to Switzerland and beyond
Delicious breakfast, the most yellow of scrambled eggs ever
Great place to recover after a bicycle ride, guzzle a beer, and gaze at the remarkable view

Beautiful hotel with beautiful views.

We only stayed here for one night but wished it had been more. We stayed in a deluxe double room with lake view. It was a huge room with everything in it you could possible want. When we booked the hotel I did realise that the restaurant was closed, so we picked up a picnic on the way to the hotel. They were fine with us having a picnic, telling us where would be the nicest place in the gardens to have it. They even opened our bottle of wine for us.
A most relaxing afternoon and evening spent it the grounds watching the lake below and the sun going down. The breakfast was delicious and very varied, the most enjoyable scrambled eggs.