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Our selected hotels for golf holidays around Lake Maggiore:
Arona, Stresa & Turin (Biella - Le Betulle).

Palazzo dal Pozzo - Lake Maggiore
Palazzo dal Pozzo - Lake Maggiore
Palazzo dal Pozzo - Lake Maggiore
Palazzo dal Pozzo - Lake Maggiore
Palazzo dal Pozzo - Lake Maggiore
Palazzo dal Pozzo*****

An hotel composed of a Castello (details below) and a Palazzo - take your pick!  They stand close together in their own woodland park in the tiny village of Oleggio Castello on the hillside about a mile above Arona and Lake Maggiore.

The Palazzo was added beside the Castello in the 17th Century as a residence for the Viscount of Aragaon (who is buried in the local cemetery).  Both buildings have has been owned by the Dal Pozzo family for the last six-generations. 

The modernised Palazzo serves as the main hotel with the vast majority of bedrooms, the restaurant and bar: so this is where most golfers would stay.

Being an ancient building, bedrooms are of varying shapes and sizes.  Each one has been decorated and furnished individually in both a practical and sympathetic way.

On the ground floor there is a small bar in the lobby area and outside a large patio and garden with seating and parasols.

The restaurant at the Palazzo dal Pozzo is one of the finest in the area (that's saying something in Italy!) and dinner may be enjoyed outside on warm summer evenings.  Within walking distance there are a couple of good restaurants in Oleggio Castello and down in Arona plenty more choice along the shore of Lake Maggiore.

The Palazzo has a secure car-park underneath the embryonic pool and spa, which is scheduled to be finished sometime soon...

Castello dal Pozzo*****

The ancient settlement of Oleggio Castello has a long history dating back to Roman times and was once a base for the Fifth Legion.  They have now moved on and teh current Castello is thought to have originated around 1000AD.  You will be pleased to hear that it has been remodeled and restructured a few times since, gaining its current form in the mid-1800's.  The Castello is now widely recognised as one of the finest examples of Italian neo-gothic architecture with interior detailing to rival the finest historical monuments.  If you are staying in the Palazzo ask for a tour of the Castello during your stay, it's a fascinating building.

If you would like to stay in the Castello itself please enquire as there are a few bedrooms within the ancient building, however a minimum number of rooms is required to make opening the Castello viable and there may be functions occuring during the time of your stay.



Castello dal Pozzo & Palazzo dal Pozzo
Giardino Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Giardino Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Giardino Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Giardino Hotel***

The Giardino Hotel is a simple, straightforward family run hotel that could not be more central: what you see is what you get.

The location is the great attraction, with the lake in front of you (small supplement for lake view rooms) and the narrow streets of the old town behind you, the whole of Arona is on your doorstep.

The restaurant of this family run hotel was sold off some years ago so is now a separate entity beside the hotel; needless to say it is not the only dining option in a popular Italian town!  Just a short stroll away there are plenty more superb trattorias plying their trade.

Slightly inconveniently the hotel does not have its own car-park, so spaces have to be found in the streets in front of the hotel and along the lakeshore drive.  In reality this is not a huge problem apart from the month of August, when the whole country seems to go on holiday and it is probably too hot for golf in any case!

Giardino Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Concorde Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Concorde Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Concorde Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Hotel Concorde****

Just on the northern edge of Arona, pressed up between the rock face behind and the lakeside road in front, the Concorde is the largest hotel in town. From the balconies of the air-conditioned bedrooms there are wonderful views out over the lake to the castle of Angera on the far side.

The Concorde Hotel has ample parking and you can stroll from the hotel into the town’s main piazza in five minutes. The bar and restaurant on the ground floor offer panoramic views across the lake and a very good menu too!

There is a fashionable nightspot around the corner from the hotel, however this is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer months; so unlikely to disturb your slumber - unless you happen to be in it!

Concorde Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Hotel Antares***

Externally the Antares appears a little cold and uninviting: inside it is quite another matter. The unexciting exterior is in total contrast to the warmth of welcome that you will receive once inside.  Bedrooms are quiet small, but clean and tidy and offer all the requisites for a comfortable golfing stay.

The location is excellent, in the centre of the more modern (southside) part of town and very close to the ferry port for trips around the lake and no shortage of cafes, shops and restaurants.

Another advantage is the private garage: easy and secure. The Antares has a small bar beside the reception, but no restaurant. However, Arona's main piazza is a mere five-minute stroll away where there is plenty of choice of places to dine.

Antares Hotel - Lake Maggiore
Antares Hotel - Lake Maggiore

Towards Turin

Le Bettulle - Foresteria
Le Bettulle - Foresteria
Le Bettulle - Foresteria
Le Bettulle - Foresteria
Le Betulle - Foresteria

In Italy rooms attached to a Clubhouse are known as a Foresteria, roughly equivalent to a British 'Dormy House', but being Italian a lot more stylish!

The rooms at Le Betulle are simply but nicely furnished with plain wooden flooring and good clean bathrooms with plenty of hot water.  A fair way from other forms of civilisation, thankfully there is a very comfortable bar and an outstanding restaurant, so you are likely to survive!

For hard-core golfers who like to be on the first Tee first thing, or lovers of peaceful nights in the forest quiet, Le Betulle is ideal.

In truth, other golf courses and Turin are reachable in an hour or so's drive, so days out in the modern world are very feasible from Le Betulle - it just feels far removed from worldly worries: how nice!

Le Bettulle - Foresteria
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Sample Itinerary

5 nights at the Castello dal Pozzo with 3 rounds at Bogogno, Castelconturbia and Iles Borromees, including a hire car -
£768.00 per person

 

Guest Comments

"We had a wonderful trip, thank you very much."
Mr. C. Coulcher - London

 

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