Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Majestic Lake Maggiore

The Grand Hotel Majestic dates from 1870 and is a 4-star hotel occupying a lakeside position on the shores of Lake Maggiore. The rooms vary in size but are furnished elegantly in keeping with the atmosphere of the Belle Epoque and most have a lake view of some sort. The hotel has mature gardens with palm trees, shrubs and flowers, and there is a small private beach with access to the lake for swimming. Indoors, there is a pool and spa. This is an excellent location for exploring the Borromean Islands and the gardens of Villa Taranto nearby.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Milan
  • Private car transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car-hire and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

Grand Hotel Majestic is a 4-star deluxe hotel in a beautiful lakeside location. With a focus on gourmet dining, excellent service and comfortable luxury, this hotel is the ideal base from which to explore Lake Maggiore and the surrounding area.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4 deluxe

Location On the shore of Lake Maggiore

Annual opening 10 April to 3 October

Closest airport Milan Linate Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour and 45-minutes' drive from Milan Linate Airport

Closest railway station Milan Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 90-minutes' drive from Milan Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant (indoor and open air), Indoor Swimming Pool, Spa, Gardens, Small Private Beach on the lake, Private Jetty, Private Heliport, Tennis Court, Gym, Sauna, Parking, Beauty Centre.

Land sports

Tennis Court.

Out and about nearby

Botanical Gardens of Villa Taranto, Monte Rosa, Market in Verbania on Saturdays, Lake Orta, Ascona and Locarno in Switzerland.

Sports nearby

Walking, Climbing, Water Sports, Golf, Fishing.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior main entrance double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,170

Holiday Code EXH696

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

The Grand Hotel Majestic enjoys an enviable lakeside position on a promontory that juts out into Lake Maggiore and is surrounded by well-kept gardens in the English style with lawns and trees. The Grand Hotel Majestic has a private waterfront, its own small beach on the lake and a private jetty. Just off shore is the tiny island of San Giovanni. The hotel dates from the 1870s, is privately owned and has been refurbished over recent years to extremely high standards. It is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The feel of the hotel combines that of the Belle Epoque with contemporary touches. There are 80 bright and elegant rooms, many with lake view. Some rooms interconnect. The hotel has two restaurants, La Beola, which is an indoor gourmet restaurant and Il Portico which is open air. The Grand Hotel Majestic is in an ideal location for relaxing and sightseeing. The hotel has an indoor pool with sliding doors onto the gardens and lakeside. The recently opened beauty and wellness centre offers a pampering array of treatments and massages as well as a fitness room and sauna. Outside you can play tennis or relax on the long, panoramic terrace. The Grand Hotel Majestic is only a few minutes on foot from the picturesque resort of Pallanza.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel Majestic has 80 rooms and suites with private bathroom, air-conditioning, satellite television, in room safe and mini-bar. Rollaway beds and cots can be added.

Superior Main Entrance double or twin room
Superior Partial Lake View double or twin room
Deluxe Partial Lake View double or twin room
Junior Suite Duplex with terrace and land side view
Junior Suite Duplex with terrace and partial lake view
Junior Suite Deluxe with partial lake view
Suite with partial lake view and panoramic terrace
Duplex Suite with terrace and front lake view
One Bedroom Executive Suite with terrace and lake views
Two Bedroom Executive Suite with terrace and partial lake view

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior main entrance double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,170

Holiday Code EXH696

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Grand Hotel Majestic on Lake Maggiore, our clients usually fly to Milan Malpensa airport or arrive by train at Milan Centrale railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required.

Additional information

Minimum stays: There is a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Children: Children are welcome and children under the age of 4 stay free.

Special offers

Low season free nights offer Book a stay of 5 nights on our bed and breakfast rates and pay the price of 4 nights. Book a stay of 10 nights and pay the price of 8 nights. Offer valid from 10 April to 20 May and 13 September to 3 October 2020.

High season free nights offer Book a stay of 7 nights on our bed and breakfast rates and pay the price of 6 nights. Book a stay of 14 nights and pay the price of 12 nights. Offer valid from 21 May to 12 Septemebr 2020.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior main entrance double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,170

Holiday Code EXH696

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Grand Hotel Majestic, Lake Maggiore

About Italian Lakes

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Lakes spans the northern Italian regions of Lombardy, Piemonte and the Veneto. We offer hotels located by the undisputedly beautiful Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda and also the smaller, quieter lakes of Orta and Iseo, both well-worth exploring in their own right. Each lake has its own character and atmosphere, distinctive terrain, architecture and style. Placed as the lakes are to the south of the Alps and to the north of the Po Valley, they naturally possess a charming mixture of the vibrant coolness associated with the Alps but enlivened by the warmth of the South. The landscape around the Italian Lakes is one of deep blue waters surrounded by greenish-blue tinged mountains, often snow-capped. On the shores of the lakes and the lower slopes of the hills you find a profusion of lemons and olives, chestnuts and palms, magnolias and camellias. Pretty villages with rustic stone and wood houses hug the sheltered bays and fishing boats still moor next to sailing boats. Wrought-iron balconies and colourful shutters adorn gaily-painted houses with terracotta roofs. Dining is usually al fresco in the summer months and a magical atmosphere is created with the lapping of the waters and the twinkling of the lights around the lake and in the hills above. The close proximity to Milan and Verona as well as other less well-known but artistically interesting cities means that you can visit the Italian Lakes quite easily for just a weekend or short break as well as a longer holiday. The Italian Lakes can all be visited as part of a rail holiday, and the many beautiful gardens located in the vicinity of Lakes Como and Maggiore are well worth a visit as part of a garden tour holiday. Our favourite four and five star hotels for luxury holidays in the Italian Lakes include Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni and Villa d'Este on Lake Como, and the Hotel Cannero Lakeside Resort on Lake Maggiore.

Highlights of the Italian Lakes

Historic villas are to be found on every lake from the Grotte di Catullo Roman villa at Sirmione on Lake Garda to Villa Melzi and Villa Olmo on Lake Como and the Palazzo Estense in Varese. Most of these villas also have extraordinarily beautiful gardens (which can be visited as part of an Expressions Garden Tour holiday) such as the Villa Carlotta on Lake Como, the Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and Villa Taranto at Punta della Castagnola on Lake Maggiore. Monte Mottarone above Stresa on Lake Maggiore and Monte Baldo above Lake Garda can both be reached by cable car and afford spectacular views. At Gargnano on Lake Garda you can see the stone pavilions where lemons were traditionally cultivated. Within the region there are national parks such as the Stelvio National Park north of Orta and the Parco Nazionale della Val Grande above Verbania on Lake Maggiore.

Cultural highlights of the Italian Lakes

Much of the artistic and architectural cultural wealth in the region is concentrated in the great cities such as Milan and Verona but also in the less well-known but culturally-rich centres of Bergamo, Brescia, Pavia, Mantova and Vicenza (not directly on the Lakes but within reach for a day`s excursion). Highlights include the frescoes by Masolino at Castiglione Olona, the Rocca (castle) at Angera, the Flemish tapestries on the Isola Bella Lake Maggiore, the marble cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore at Como and the works of art in the Galleria dell`Accademia Tadini at Lovere on Lake Iseo. Milan has La Scala, the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, the Brera Gallery (containing Raphael`s `Marriage of the Virgin` and the Montefeltro altarpiece by Piero della Francesca) and its Gothic cathedral. Verona has its annual opera festival from June until the end of August, the Romanesque church of San Zeno, the Renaissance Loggia del Consiglio and the Roman Arena.

Festivals in the Italian Lakes

The Verona Opera Festival takes place in the Roman Arena every year with performances running from June until the end of August. Verona also celebrates Carnival every year culminating on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday. Como holds a flea market, the Fiera di Pasqua, over the Easter weekend. Music festivals take place in Bergamo throughout the year. The Mille Miglia veteran car race starts and ends in Brescia (via Ferrara to Rome in May each year).

Gastronomy in the Italian Lakes

The cuisine of northern Italy tends to contain more meat and butter than further south and rice and polenta compete with pasta. Saffron is used extensively as in Risotto alla Milanese. Bresaola is cured raw beef served as an antipasta (now often with rocket and parmesan). Manzo al Barolo (beef in Barolo wine), Costolette alla Milanese (veal cutlets in breadcrumbs) and Ossobucco (veal in wine and tomatoes) are all popular dishes. Panettone cake and Zabaglione are two regional desserts. This region produces some of Italy's most famous cheeses such as Gorgonzola, Bel Paese, Fontina and Taleggio as well as some of Italy's most exportable wines such as Soave, Bardolino and Valpolicella. Less well known but interesting wines are produced in the Valtellina in the north of Lombardy and in Franciacorta near Lake Iseo.

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