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Welcome to

4 star Hotel Cortese immersed in a natural, peaceful setting surrounding Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore, just a few minutes from the spectacular landscape of the Mottarone (1492 m.a.s.l.) and perfectly situated for visiting the extraordinary attractions of this corner of Italy. Our hotel is an authentic architectural jewel, which evokes the magical atmosphere of a small and typical village, where the simple idea of Elegance finds a harmonious blend of Modern style and Traditional content: a true niche of delicate Good taste. We want to welcome you into an environment that has been designed to make you feel good, to pamper you with our courtesy and win you over with our attention to detail. We feel passionately about our work, as proved by the genuine smiles that will accompany you on your stay with us; we are enthusiastic about our project and proud to be a part of this area.

Throughout the year, gathering the typical peculiarities of each season, staying in our hotel means allowing yourself an authentic experience, in a hotel where an unmistakeable sense of hospitality awaits you inside and a charming, unparalleled beauty awaits you outside.
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Built on a large green at the entrance to Armeno, nestled between nature and the daily life of the town, the hotel harmoniously blends elegant and simple modern design with the refined warmth of a proud tradition from this area. Charming to look at, welcoming to stay in.
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Newly built in 2005 its ambitious aim is to create highly qualified and distinctive hospitality, combining executive management with a friendly, helpful and pleasant spirit to guarantee a high level of service.
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Locally sourced products are served in the breakfast buffet and the prestigious restaurant, where our creative chef’s talent highlights the genuine quality of the dishes, accompanied by a wine list dedicated to Italian excellence, starting with local wines.
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We are not part of a hotel chain, we are proud of our independence and we are sure that our individuality is an added value for our guests. The hospitality we provide is the fruit of our ideas, the result of our enthusiasm and the consequence of our passion.
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This is an area where Nature plays the leading role, and its charming sweet contours embrace the soul and comfort the senses, with a feeling of peace and harmony. You can lose yourself in this livable environment, where modern infrastructure doesn't threaten its authenticity.
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Romantic Lake Orta and its ancient town, the island and the Sacro Monte… Stresa, the pearl of Lake Maggiore, with its splendid Borromeo Islands… The Mottarone with its breath taking views over seven lakes and the Alpine mountain chain… This area is incredibly rich in beauty and places of interest.
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Sit on a bench and allow yourself to be enchanted by the poetry of the landscape… Immerse yourself in the mystic atmosphere of an ancient monastery… Savour time in a medieval tower… Admire art in a cave clad in a mosaic of shells… The experience of this area will leave an indelible memory.
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7 golf courses, countless opportunities for nature walks or more challenging trekking trails, mountain bike and cycling routes, rock climbing, water and air sports, tennis courts, horse riding and winter sports… An outdoor activity for every taste.
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Questo è un territorio dove la Natura è protagonista con il fascino del suo dolce paesaggio che accarezza l’anima ed allieta i sensi, trasmettendo quella pace ed armonia che consentono di abbandonarsi alla tranquillità di un ambiente autentico e su misura d’uomo, rispettato anche nella modernità dei tempi.
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Il romantico Lago d’Orta con il suo antico borgo, l’isola ed il Sacro Monte … Stresa, perla turistica del Lago Maggiore con lo splendore delle sue Isole Borromeo … Il Mottarone con il suo panorama mozzafiato su sette laghi e la catena alpina … Questo territorio è incredibilmente ricco di bellezza ed interesse.
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Sedersi su una panchina e lasciarsi incantare dalla poesia del paesaggio … Immergersi nella mistica atmosfera di un antico monastero … Assaporare il tempo in una torre medievale … Ammirare l’arte in una grotta rivestita da un mosaico di conchiglie … L’esperienza di questo territorio lascia un ricordo indelebile.
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7 campi da golf, infinite opportunità di passeggiate nella natura o più impegnativi itinerari di trekking, percorsi per mtb e cicloturismo, arrampicata su roccia, sport d’acqua e d’aria, campi da tennis, escursioni a cavallo e sport invernali … A ciascuno la sua attività outdoor preferita.
The hotel was spotlessly clean, the staff were fantastic and the food wonderful...
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Anonimo - 12-09-2019
We stayed at the Hotel Cortese as a family for 4 nights. It’s a beautiful hotel with pretty grounds and a swimming pool which our son loved. The staff were very polite and knowledgeable particularly Ilaria, Alessandro and the night porter (I’m sorry I can’t remember your name) and ...
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Amanda R. - 22-07-2019
It's strange to find such a high quality hotel in such small hillside village - it would not be out of place in Milan itself! It has some really nice "lounge" areas on the ground floor which is useful, as the room itself was not huge, though perfectly adequate, very newly redecorated and very comfor...
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- 22-10-2018
I cannot say enough about the Hotel Cortese! I have stayed at hundreds of hotels in my life but very few have exhibited the class that i witnessed here. Great service, a wonderful room, excellent experience. Mario at the bar was a gem. Marco at the front desk helped us download a local hiking app a...
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- 01-10-2018
Lovely gardens, terrace and swimming pool. Spacious Junior Suite. All staf are excellent - profesional and friendly, especially in the restaurant where they are very knowledgeable about the menu and wide choise of wines. Our evening meal was excellent and the best of our three week tour of Italy. Tr...
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- 23-09-2018
We couldn't find a room on the lake as it was too busy, so we kept driving and found this beautiful 4 stars, just minutes away from the main roads... very well done, nice pool and clean rooms, staff very available and helpful...great food at the restaurant... we have extended our it was wo...
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- 22-08-2018
Hotel Cortese is a nice hotel, all you need is there so basically you have no reasons to leave the area. If you enjoy walking, hiking, biking I'd definitely recommend this place. The views in the area are very beautiful. So calming- so relaxing. Also, the pool was nice :). There aren't that many res...
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- 21-08-2018
Fantastic relaxing time after a hard day walk from Mottarone to Armeno. Helpful friendly staff, great food and clean comfy rooms. Wished we could stay longer but we had to walk on to Orta the next day....
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- 16-08-2018
Quiet location very clean hotel rooms were very well furnished. Staff very friendly and helpful. The grounds are very pleasant great pool. We had B&B which was always good? Yes! Would I go back there? Yes I would....
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- 15-08-2018
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel. The staff were exceptionally helpful and really made our stay an enjoyable one....
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- 30-07-2018
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Isola San Giulio dans le lac d'Orta
- Photo of Jean-Christophe Benoist