The hotel offered a very tranquil setting about 10 minutes walk from the shore of Lake Maggiore. The cloisters area was a lovely area for simply sitting reading. The hotel has a small chapel off the cloisters which was in use for a small service on Sunday morning.
The staff were incredibly helpful, the room clean, comfortable and a good size. The breakfast buffet was well stocked with the usual continental fare ranging from cereal to boiled eggs, ham and cheese.
We ate evening meal in the restaurant one evening but were close enough to the town centre to try different local restaurants each evening including O'Conors Irish Pup which had a great atmosphere.
The gym wasn't particulary good with equipment being domestic type equipment as per a home gym and parking adjacent to the hotel was limited but there were plenty of free parking locations nearby.
Overall we had a great stay and are happy to recommend Il Chiostro to anyone looking for a tranquil place to stay in the Verbania area.
We recently stayed for 3 nights at Hotel Ancora in a superior room with Lake views. It was a Fantastic location, with outstanding, helpful staff. The rooms were very clean and the breakfast was great. Access to nearby Laveno and Stresa was across the road. A great place to stay!
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