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Grand Hotel Majestic

Lake Maggiore, Piedmont

The Grand Hotel Majestic is a historic, charming hotel on the sunny western shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy's Piedmont region. Enjoy a lakeside break indulging in fine cuisine and local wines and superb Italian hospitality.

At a Glance

  • Built in 1870 the hotel is steeped in history and is a fine example of Belle Epoque architecture

  • A perfect location for exploring the lake and its beautiful islands by boat or kayak

  • Indulge in superb food and wine, inspired by the slow food movement which was born in Piedmont

  • A short walk away from the famed botanical gardens of Villa Taranto

  • The spa offers a range of treatments including ayurvedic massages and use of natural marine products

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Insider's View

The higher room types have better views and aspect as well as offering fresher and more modern interiors

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Insider's View

There is no outdoor pool so lake swimming must appeal or the indoor spa pool

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Insider's View

Lago Maggiore twins really well with neighboring Lake Orta so consider a 2 stop itinerary to Grand Hotel Majestic and Villa Crespi

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Insider's View

The Belle Epoque architecture is truly stunning and the soft blues and reds of the lobby make it a truly impressive entrance

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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to Grand Hotel Majestic or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Italy


Dating back to 1870, the Grand Hotel Majestic is a beautiful property in Verbania on the western shore of Lake Maggiore. This grande dame of a hotel is a fine example of Belle Epoque architecture and both the hotel and area are steeped in history. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the hotel has a lakefront position and plenty of areas to relax and take in the stunning vistas.

There are 80 rooms here, forty of which are double rooms, and forty are junior suites and suites. Many have balconies and sea views, and all enjoy high ceilings and are decorated in a classic, traditional style with plush velvets and floral prints.

Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, roof terrace, spa, gym and tennis courts. There is plenty to do here, including boat trips on the lake, kayaking, visits to the beautiful Borromean Islands, cycling, walking and daytrips to the Barolo wine region.

The slow food movement was born in Piedmont and these philosophies are reflected in the superb cuisine served at the Grand Hotel Majestic's restaurant, La Beola. Sample local delicacies accompanied by fine wines, and enjoy dining on the terrace during the summer months.


Elegant and full of the most modern comforts, the rooms of the Grand Hotel Majestic welcome guests with a sense of history, with antique furnishings and high ceilings.

Classic Room

Decorated in classic style, some of the Classic Rooms enjoy a view of the lake and a balcony.

Superior Room

These rooms are elegantly furnished in classic-modern style and some even include a balcony.

Deluxe Rooms with partial Lake View

These rooms are radiant, cosy, elegantly furnished, and have a spectacular view of the Borromean Islands.

Deluxe Junior Suite partial lake view

These spacious rooms with a spectacular view of the Borromean Islands also include a balcony, ample closet space and two of these suites offer a large terrace (20 m²) facing the lake.

Duplex Junior Suite

All rooms are laid out over two floors and boast a spacious terrace, some of them overlooking the Borromeo Gulf.

Suite with lateral view of the lake

These two impressive suites share one grand terrace (150 m²) overlooking the gulf of the Borromean Islands facing southeast and an enchanting lateral view of the lake.

Luminous and inviting, guests will enjoy a separate spacious sitting room and ample wardrobe. These finely decorated and furnished rooms also have marble bathrooms with a separate shower and bathtub.

Duplex Suite

Extending over two floors, the suites on the Executive floor are equipped with a spacious terrace and enjoy a magnificent view over the whole lake.

The day area with an ample wardrobe is on the ground floor facing the terrace. The night area and a small sitting area can be found upstairs in the loft.

Executive Suite, Lake View

This luxury suite on the fifth floor offers an incomparable view of the lake, large entrance, sitting room facing the grand terrace, and bedroom characterized by two terraces.

There are also two bathrooms in yellow marble, one with a bathtub and one with a shower.

Executive Suites, Lake View

These luxury suites on the fifth floor offer a lateral view of the lake, large entrance, bathroom with bathtub, bedroom with a sitting nook, and two terraces.

One room is extended over two floors; the night area and the dressing nook are below, while the sitting room and bathroom are in the loft.


Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities.


La Beola, the hotel’s main restaurant, offers grand elegance mixed with a relaxed vibe, where looking after guests is the main focus. The restaurant benefits from an enviable view over Lago Maggiore thanks to the restaurant’s large windows. Traditional recipes are offered on the menu but reinvented with modern flare using a refined balance of flavors. The menu is accompanied by a good selection of high label wines and the best of Piedmont wine production.


There are a large number of activities on offer in and around Grand Hotel Majestic. From trekking, sailing, canyoning, kayaking, and bike excursions by the lake, to exploring the nearby Cannero Riviera with its numerous trails leading to ancient villages and spectacular mountain landscapes. Visit the Borromean Islands in the bay and discover exquisite works of art, beautiful botanical gardens and sophisticated structures. Alternatively not far from the Majestic, stumble upon the gardens of Villa Taranto: host to a stunning floral landscape to captivate the senses. For relaxation, try the Hotel's own Wellness Center for a rejuvenating sauna, massage, or swim in the pool overlooking Lago Maggiore.


Heated swimming pool, health and beauty treatments, a garden, private beach, boat rentals, tennis courts, modern fitness room.

Location & Directions

Lake Maggiore, Piedmont

Set overlooking the stunning waters of Lago Maggiore by the Piedmont coast, the Grand Hotel Majestic in Pallanza, near Verbania, offers guests a unique and exclusive location with unrivalled views of the lake and its charming islands.

When to go

The best time to visit Lago Maggiore is during Spring and Fall when the weather is ambient and you can avoid the summer crowds. Later in the Summer it is still wonderful but expect more people and high temperatures.

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