Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • 2-star Michelin restaurant

  • Ayurverdic wellness retreat

  • Enchanting Moorish design

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Visit to 2 Michelin star kitchen

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  • Overview
    Introduction

    Nestled on the sleepy shores of Lake Orta in Piedmont, Villa Crespi has an enchanting Moorish design and a restaurant that has won worldwide acclaim. The 19th-century villa was inspired by Middle Eastern architecture, and the elegant intricacies of its décor have a dreamlike, otherworldly quality. The hotel’s luxurious hospitality is regularly singled out for awards, and Villa Crespi’s commitment to the wellness of their guests can be seen in the exclusive use of eco-friendly, hypoallergenic products.

    Villa Crespi is well-known to foodies from all corners of the globe for its restaurant. Under the auspices of Chef Antonino Cannavacciulo the restaurant has been awarded two of the coveted Michelin stars. Chef Antonino himself is internationally recognised, both for his cooking and for his television appearances as a judge on Masterchef Italia.
    Whether you come to Villa Crespi seeking peace and tranquility amidst this beautiful natural scenery, or you’re a proud gastronomer looking to tantalise your tastebuds, your stay here will be truly unforgettable.

    Activities
    Pamper yourself at the hotel’s wellness centre, which offers Ayurvedic treatments and massages to soothe and relax. For those who find themselves inspired by Chef Antonino’s cooking, the hotel arranges cooking courses and experiences where you will learn the secrets behind the restaurant’s magical cooking. The hotel offers a wealth of activities to keep you entertained for the entirety of your stay, including a rather spirited excursion with a difference: a trip to the nearby grappa distillery, where you’ll learn how this traditional spirit is made and, of course, have the chance to taste.

    The hotel has an enchanting location on the banks of Lake Orta, and the charming village of Orta San Giulio is just a short walk away.  The village is home to the Sacro Monte dedicated to St Francis of Assisi, a UNESCO heritage site and a real treasure-trove of Renaissance art. No visit would be complete without a trip to the beautiful Island of San Giulio on the lake, which abounds with myths and legends.

    Dining

    Chef Antonino Cannavucciulo serves elegant meals that combine the traditional cooking of his Neapolitan upbringing with the flavours and ingredients of his adopted Piedmont, and his talents have brought Villa Crespi international acclaim as well as two Michelin stars.

    The menu is constantly shifting according to the season and what’s available, so every meal here will be a true culinary adventure. The degustation menus are a special highlight, and are undeniably atmospheric whether enjoyed in the sophisticated dining room or al fresco on the veranda.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • bar

    • car parking

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • spa treatment room

    • weddings

    • WiFi/Internet

  • Location
    Address

    Via Fava 18, Orta San Giulio 28016, Italy

    How to get there?

    The motorways connecting the lake, cities and coast are:

    l'A8 (Milano-Laghi), l'A26 towards the Liguria coast and the A4 (Milano-Torino).
    From the Simplon: Domodossola, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta San Giulio
    From Saint Gotthard Pass: Locarno (CH), Verbania, Gravellona Toce, Omegna, Orta San Giulio
    From Milan: Autostrada A26 exit at Arona, follow for Gozzano, Orta San Giulio
    From Genoa: Autostrada A26 exit at Borgomanero, follow for Gozzano, Orta San Giulio

    If you prefer the train, the station of Orta Miasino can be reached from Milan or Turin, changing train at either Novara or Arona. You can also ask us to get you permission to land with your helicopter a short distance from Villa Crespi, we will come and pick you up from your landing place.

    Nearest airport

    The nearest airport is Milano Malpensa Airport, a 45-minute drive (Approximately 46.7km distance). Private transfer cost: Euro 120,00 per way for two people.

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
    The hotel’s 14 rooms and suites are furnished with the glittering luxury of the 19th-century, and some feature Arabesque features in the windows and doors. Parquet flooring, en-suite marble bathrooms and period antiques give the rooms a sophisticated elegance. We particularly love the beds: topped with handmade mattresses, they are among some of the finest in the entire world.

    Classic room

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed
    22 m2
    Amenities: balcony/terrace, bathrobe, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    The four Classic rooms, sleeping two, are spacious and lies on the third floor of the villa. They feature walls covered in antique pink silk, a large double bed, and elegant parquet flooring. The marble bathrooms have a tub. The rooms on this floor are the only ones in the villa which have a small terrace with a table and armchairs and a glimpse of the lake. You will also find a table and chairs in the bedroom, ideal for reading or writing at, for relaxing over a snack or breakfast served in the room.
    Classic room

    Deluxe room

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed, 1 Temporary bed
    26 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, child's bed, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, garden view, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, safety deposit box
    The two deluxe rooms, sleeping three, are on the first and on the second floors of the villa. They feature red or gold silk walls and large double canopy bed with a superb parquet floor. The marble bathrooms have a shower and enjoys natural light. Overlooking the garden, the view is of the mature gardens and the lush countryside surrounding the villa. The table and chairs are ideal for a relaxing snack or breakfast in your room. An extra bed or cot can be added, on request, for our younger guests.
    Deluxe room

    Junior Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed
    30 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, child's bed, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, family room, garden view, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    The two Junior Suites, sleeping three, are on the first and on the second floor of the villa with royal blue wall-coverings. They are L-shaped with a large double bed and the possibility to add an extra bed. They have a magnificent parquet floor and the marble bathrooms have a shower and enjoys natural light. On crossing the threshold of these suites one enters a small antecamera from which one accesses the bedroom through the door opposite or the bathroom through the door on the right. The four windows on two sides of the suites ensure a light and airy interior and a fine view of the gardens . These suites are ideal for family stays thanks to its shape, the long side of the L being ideal for the positioning of a single bed.
    Junior Suite

    Executive Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 King bed
    38 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, child's bed, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, family room, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    The two Executive Suites, sleeping up to three, are on the first and on the second floor of the villa. The gold-coloured wall coverings are a feature together with the large double canopy bed and magnificent parquet flooring. The elegant marble bathrooms have a large shower. South facing they enjoy a fine natural light which enters through the large windows of both the bedrooms and the bathrooms offering both a beautiful lake view and a view over the mature gardens surrounding the relais. The intricately decorated ceilings, doors and windows are arabesque in character following the style the whole villa was built in. In the suites, the typically Moorish arches make for an open division between the sleeping area and the sitting area, the latter having a coffee table and armchairs near the windows. An extra cotbed can be added on request.
    Executive Suite

    Gold Master Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 King bed
    47 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, child's bed, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, family room, hairdryer, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, towels, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub
    The two gold Master Suites, sleeping up to four, are on the first and in the second floor of the villa. The walls are covered in antique gold silk. In both suites there is a large double canopy bed and magnificent parquet flooring. The marble bathrooms and the large showers are ideal for deep relaxation and regeneration. At sunset, when the sunlight reflects on the golden wall hangings, an atmosphere is created that is quite surreal, almost enchanted. The strong arabesque atmosphere of the Suites is due to two typically Moorish arches and the decorations on the ceilings. A lounge area in the suites is ideal for moments of relaxation and reading. Due to the spacious nature of the suites, it is ideal for stays for families and more than two people. It is possible to add an extra bed or cot on request.
    Gold Master Suite

    Red Master Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 King bed
    51 m2
    Amenities: bathrobe, child's bed, cleaning equipment in the flat, cleaning equipment in the hotel, crib / cot, extra bed linen available, family room, hypoallergenic pillows, premium movie channels, rollaway bed, shower, telephone, water kettle, air conditioning, Wi-Fi/Internet, flat screen TV, mini bar, bathtub, safety deposit box
    The two red Master Suites, sleeping up to four, are on the first and on the second floor of the villa. They both feature deep red silk wall coverings and a romantic atmosphere. At the entrance, before entering the suite itself, you access an anti-camera furnished with a console and mirror. The suites have a large double canopy bed and magnificent parquet flooring. At the foot of the bed is a large table which is ideal for a romantic aperitif or breakfast. Lighting is soft and warm thanks to numerous lamps of various kinds and sizes. South-facing, the suites enjoy plenty of light throughout the day from the 5 large windows offering an enchanting view of the lake and the surrounding countryside. A large Moorish arch which is reminiscent of the style the villa is built in separates the sleeping area from the lounge area with its sofa and armchairs. Moorish inspiration for the villa is also to be seen in the decorations on ceiling, windows and doors. Due to its generous proportions, the red Master Suites are also perfect for families or more than two people staying and extra beds or cots can be added, on request. The marble bathroom are particularly well-lit thanks to a large window with plenty of natural light pouring through it. There is also a large shower.
    Red Master Suite
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  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    15% deposit will be taken at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation is made on the day of arrival, or in the case of a no-show or early departure, 100% of the total price will be charged. If a cancellation is made within 4 days of the arrival date, 50% of the total price will be charged.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 14:00

    Check-out time: 12:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Children policy

    Children policy :
    Children of all ages are accepted.

    Babies from age 0 to age 2. Fee is $0 amount in hotel's currency.
    Children from age 3 to age 5. Fee is $47 amount in hotel's currency.
    Children from age 6 to age 11. Fee is $101 amount in hotel's currency.
    Children from age 12 to age 18. Fee is $134 amount in hotel's currency.
    Pets policy

    Dogs. Fee is $0

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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)