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Hotel San Rocco - Luxury holidays to the Italian Lakes

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  • About this holiday

    On the shore of the sensational Lake Orta in northern Italy, the Hotel San Rocco is built within the walls of an ancient monastery. Combining modern living with fantastic food, exceptional views, and Italian heritage, this hotel is a treat for all those looking for either a relaxing break or a few days of insightful exploration. Situated in Orta San Giulio on the lake's largest peninsula, visitors are well placed to visit Lake Maggiore and its neighbouring, smaller lakes, as well as the picturesque island of San Giulio that sits out in the middle of Lake Orta. With a four-star rating, this hotel is consistently popular with our clients.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Milan Malpensa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic Double Room with village view. 
    From £1250 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Hotel San Rocco is a good quality hotel in a picturesque location.

    Hotel description

    The Hotel San Rocco enjoys a splendid location in the glorious village of Orta San Giulio, on the banks of the small but picturesque and less well-known lake of Orta, the most westerly of the northern Italian lakes. The traffic-free centre of the village with its piazza, waterfront, cafés, restaurants and picturesque houses is about 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Once a convent, the San Rocco is now a 4-star hotel and is open all year round. The Hotel San Rocco now consists of three interconnected buildings, with the most recent being the Villa Gippina, dating back to the 17th Century and now housing ten rooms and one suite . The superior rooms are the larger and newer ones with lake view and usually with balcony as well, and all rooms are comfortably furnished. The restaurant is light and airy and on the first floor of the hotel, affording marvellous views of the lake. On the ground floor, also overlooking the lake, is a lounge and bar, which during the summer months sometimes doubles as a piano bar in the evenings. Other great features of the Hotel San Rocco are the garden terrace which leads right to the water’s edge and the panoramic outdoor swimming pool. The Hotel San Rocco has quite extensive seminar facilities and does hold seminars at different times throughout the year as well as being popular as a wedding venue.


    Orta San Giulio, Lake Orta

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    13 March to 31 December

    Distance from airport

    About 50 minutes.

    Closest airport

    Milan Malpensa

    Room types

    Hotel San Rocco offers 80 rooms with bath or shower and wc, satellite television, radio, telephone, mini-bar and safe.
    Classic Double Room with village view - available both in the Central building and Villa Gippini
    Class Double Room with lake view - situated in the Central Building
    Superior Double Room with village view - Situated in the Villa Gippini
    Superior Double Room with lake view - in the Central Building
    Suite 'Natura' with lake view found in the Central Building
    Suite 'Presidenziale' with lake view found in the Villa Gippini

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor swimming pool (mid-June to mid-September), Bar service at the pool, Direct access to the lake for swimming, Bicycle hire, Sauna, Massage, Lift, Parking available in hotel garage (chargeable), Room service. 

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Mediaeval town of Orta, Boat trips, Lake Maggiore, Monte Rosa massif, Sacro Monte of Orta (UNESCO World Heritage site), Isle of San Giulio, Markets.

    Sports nearby

    Tennis, Fishing, Riding, Watersports.


    Minimum stays

    Other information

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      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


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