Villa Crespi, Piedmont
|Via G.Fava, 18, 28016, Orta San Giulio, Novara, Piedmont, ITALY.|
Description: Villa CrespiThis magnificent property is located in a huge shady garden dropping down to the shores of Lake Orta, by Orta San Giulio. Set in a carefully restored and maintained 19th century villa, this luxury boutique hotel offers sumptuous accommodation in a unique Arabesque building. Originally built in 1879, this magnificent villa has borne witness to many moments in history, and is now a Relais & Chateaux property where nature, art and history are combined to create unforgettable experiences.
With two Michelin Stars, Villa Crespi's restaurant offers gourmet cuisine based on the finest organic local produce and a fusion of the Mediterranean flavours of the chef's home region with the traditions of Piedmont and the Tyrol. The restaurant is set in the splendid dining room and veranda, offering guests delightful views of the lake.
Ideal for exploring this romantic lake region, there are a number of fascinating sights and attractions within easy reach of Villa Crespi, including San Giulio island, just opposite the hotel, and the Sacro Monti di Orta, one of the nine sacred mountains of Piedmont and Lombardy, Unesco World Heritage sites. A wide range of water sports are available on the lake, including wind-surfing, kayaking and water skiing.
Villa Crespi has 14 rooms and suites, all decorated in the magnificent Arabesque style of the rest of the villa. Antique furniture, ornately carved wood and stonework, rich fabrics and drapes combined with modern amenities will take guests back to bygone eras.
Type of rooms: Villa CrespiClassic Rooms:
These rooms have king-size beds and one of the two superior rooms can have twin beds (nr. 231) on request. Each has its own own private balcony with partial lake view, and marble bathroom with jacuzzi tubs. They are furnished with period furniture and enjoy air-conditioning, direct-dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar, safe. Size 20-24 sq m.
The two deluxe rooms both have four-poster canopy beds with silk hangings and views over the villa's gardens. Period furniture, air-conditioning, direct-dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar and safe complete the amenities of these rooms. The opulent marble bathrooms have shower only. Size 26 sq m.
The two junior suites have king-size double beds and enjoy garden views. Finely appointed with period furniture and paintings, the blue silk wall hangings in the deluxe rooms are reminiscent of the rich oriental colour in the restaurant's blue room. Both enjoy air-conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar, and safe. Size 29 sq m.
The two executive suites both have king-size four poster canopy beds with gold silk hangings and feature stunning lake views. Finely appointed with period furniture and air-conditioning, direct-dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar and safe. One Suite has an opulent marble bathroom with jacuzzi bathtub and one has a shower. Size 38 sq m.
Royal and Gold Suites:
The Gold and Royal Suites feature a king-size four-poster canopy bed with characteristic gold silk hangings. They enjoy magnificent lake views and are furnished with period furniture and paintings; air-conditioning, direct-dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar, and safe complete the suites' amenities. The Royal Suite has a non-functional fireplace, and fine lake views while the Gold Suite enjoys one of the villa's finest views over the lake. The large, opulent marble bathrooms have hydro-massage bathtubs. Size 47 sq m.
Regina Vittoria and Imperial Suites:
The Imperial and the Queen Victoria Suite have a king-size canopy bed and stunning lake views. The period furniture and paintings, air-conditioning, direct dial phone, satellite and Sky TV, mini-bar and safe complete the amenities of these master suites. The large opulent marble bathrooms with hydro-massage bathtub (c. 224) or shower (c. 214) have views over the villa's gardens. 51 sq m.
Additional information: Villa Crespi
Airport transfer services available on request. Charges apply.
Pets allowed on request.
Number of rooms: 14
Official category: 4-star.
Period of closure: Closed January and February.
Languages spoken: Italian, French, Spanish, English, German.Smoking policy: No preference.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Maestro, CartaSi.
Restaurant closed: Open for breakfast from 07:30am. to 10:30am.
Lunch from 12:30pm. to 14:00pm.
Dinner from 19:30pm. to 22:00pm.
How to get here: The motorways connecting Lake, cities and coast are: the A8 (Milano-Laghi), the A26 towards the Liguria coast and the A4 (Milano-Torino).
From the Simplon: Domodossola, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta.
From Saint Gotthard Pass: Locarno (CH), Verbania, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta.
From Milan: Autostrada A26, exit at Arona, follow signs for Gozzano, Orta.
From Genoa: Autostrada A26 exit at Borgomanero, follow signs for Gozzano, Orta.
GPS Coordinates: 45° 47' 47.46'' N 8° 24' 58.54'' E
Nearest airport: Milan-Malpensa Airport - 47 km.