Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel Beauty & Spa 

Opulence from a bygone era

A Belle Époque masterpiece with spellbinding Lake Maggiore views, state-of-the-art spa and sumptuous interior design.

Like stepping into an opulent nostalgic Italian film set, this hotel is unapologetically indulgent and satisfyingly grand. The aristocratic interior of this Belle Époque mansion matches its sublime setting on the shores of Lake Maggiore – believed by many to be the most romantic in Italy. First to catch your eye will be the views of the Borromean Islands; second, the luxuriant gardens brimming with azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. Every detail is beautifully thought out, from the stucco decoration to the elegant marble columns and dazzling chandeliers.

Why we love Villa e Palazzo Aminta Hotel Beauty & Spa

  • A member of 'Leading Hotels of the World' this charming lakeside hotel has some of the best views of Lake Maggiore.

  • The romantic setting of Villa e Palazzo Aminta has attracted Hollywood greats including Liz Taylor and Richard Burton.

  • Embrace the art of Italian cuisine with a master class with Chef Giuseppe Vigna in the hotel's kitchen.

  • Experience a sensory experience in the cave-like setting at Grotta Camellia where Turkish bath and ice waterfalls are just part of the treatments.

5 stars
May - Oct
Lake Maggiore
Milan: 2 hours
Overlooking the shore of Lake Maggiore; in an elevated position above the main lake road
Approx. 50 minutes’ transfer from Milan airport



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  • Diving & Watersports
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Restaurant Le Isole is the hotel's main restaurant and, with views out over the three Borromeo Islands and classical, elegant interiors, it's certainly an unforgettable spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. Both locally-inspired cuisine and international dishes are served, and from time to time cooking classes, show cooking and wine tastings take place here. Restaurant I Mori offers traditional Italian cuisine and a selection of wellness dishes.

Le Isole The hotel’s main restaurant, Le Isole, is a delightful place to dine, whether you opt for lunch on the panoramic terrace.or a romantic candlelit dinner.

Restaurant I Mori The beautifully situated Restaurant I Mori is open for dinner offering a traditional Italian menu accompanied with local wines. You can dine in the stunning and quite magical dining room, or during the warmer months, out on the charming garden terrace.

I Principi Bar Open throughout the day, the hotel's bar is where you can start your day with a coffee, indulge in an afternoon ice cream or sip on an evening cognac.

The Winery Enjoy fine wines and local produce in a private and intimate setting.

Restaurant I Mori is set in a striking gazebo made of crystal and wrought iron and serves exquisite Italian cuisine during the evening, with amazing views of the lake.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Restaurant Le Isole.

If you can tear yourself away from the scenery, the spa and wellness centre has been carefully created to ensure complete relaxation. The soothing Grotta Camellia is a natural cave home to sensory showers, an ice waterfall and steamroom, and the treatment rooms have everything from chromotherapy water beds to refreshing detox scrubs.

Get your boat shoes ready and the hotel will happily arrange a trip out across the waters to the Borromean Islands. You’re just a 15-minute walk to the nearest ferry landing stage or a 30-minute stroll from the historical fishing town of Stresa. To make even lighter work of it, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus or free bikes if you prefer to cycle.

Outside, you can take advantage of the swimming pool, which sits at the front of the hotel and also boasts incredible lake views.

The main lake road passes the hotel and separates the lakeside gardens from the elevated pool area and the hotel buildings.

The first few minutes of the walk into town is along the main roadside.

This hotel has wheelchair accessible rooms.

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