The Borromeo Islands are verdant jewels floating idyllically in Lake Maggiore, and the finest place from which to observe their beauty is the equally stunning Grand Hotel des Iles Borromees, located on the lakefront in Stresa. The hotel's beautiful Belle Epoque architecture has been faithfully preserved both outside and inside. Lavish decor faultlessly recreates a grand era of days gone by, while recent refurbishments ensure the ultimate in comfort. Built in 1861, the hotel has been host to many prominent guests. Today, its guests still enjoy the hotel's unrivalled beauty, unprecedented luxury and world-class facilities.