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Feedback from Previous Occupants 2015

Last revised 13-09-2015


The following feedback was received from previous occupants of the apartments.  If you wish to take up any of the people below as references, contact details can be supplied.
Back at home we want to thank you for the wonderful appartment at Villa Gelsomina.

We enjoyed the days very much, all was perfect.  Perhaps we will see you next year.

E. & R. Maier
Beilstein, Germany
Stayed in Panorama, August 2015

We really enjoyed our stay in apartment Isola, thank you.  Max was very helpful on our arrival, and the accommodation had everything we required.  The views across the lake are stunning and we especially enjoyed having our breakfasts on the roof terrace.

P. & N. Dean
Amersham, Bucks, UK
Stayed in Isola, September 2015

We recently got married at Lake Orta Town Hall and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect location.  Having visited all of the major Italian Lakes my favourite is by far Lake Orta.  It has a unique charm perfect for couples of any age and very family friendly.  I loved the narrow streets, restaurants and feel of the place which isn't as touristy as Lake Garda or Como but does attract holiday makers from all over the world.

We stayed in 2 apartments the first "Isola" for the week prior to our wedding, this was a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with all the amenities needed.  It is located centrally in the main square and has stunning views of the lake and the island.  This apartment was great value for money, it was comfortable, clean and perfect for what we needed.

After we married we stayed in the honeymoon apartment "Cielo su Terra" which was located just off the main square, and again had stunning views of the lake.  This apartment was more expensive but it was lovely and perfect for newlyweds or for a romantic break if you fancy a treat.  The kitchen, living room and bathroom were all decorated to a high standard and the apartment had a modern feel.

The booking process was really simple and William was very helpful throughout, we had family and friends travelling with us and he helped us choose the best apartment to suit their individual needs.  Picking up and dropping off the keys was really easy and the information provided before we arrived was really useful.

I would highly recommend visiting Lake Orta and if you are thinking of getting married in Italy it is the perfect location.  It will always be special to me and my husband and we are planning to come back in a couple of years and we will definitely be booking through Holiday Homes at Lake Orta again.

Ellen & Stephen
Manchester, UK
Stayed in Isola and Cielo su Terra, July and August 2015

Thanks for the great accommodation.  The apartment is spacious and airy.  It is kept really clean.  We appreciated the well equipped kitchen and the comfortable beds (I have never slept on a better studio couch).  The view down to the Piazza Motta and the Isola San Giulio is priceless.  The hand-over of the keys at beginning and end happened without fuzz or complications.  On top of the accommodation, I liked the organisation beforehand.  After confirming our booking we received really detailed information on parking spaces (not easy to find affordable ones in Orta), addresses and opening times of shops and walking tracks.  I certainly will recommend the apartment to many acquaintances that are looking for a place in North Italy.

U. Teske and friends
Koeln, Germany
Stayed in Giove, August 2015

Vier nachten hebben we gebruik gemaakt van Giove.  Een appartement op een prachtig plekje.  Orta san Giulio is een prachtig, autoluw dorpje.  Zodra we het appartement uitstapten, stonden we midden op het plein, tussen de terrasjes.  Het uitzicht was prachtig, op het eiland in lago di Orta.  Door de locatie waan je je even Italiaan onder de Italianen.  We hebben heerlijk gezwommen in het meer vanaf het publieke strandje, ongeveer 500 meter lopen vanaf het appartement.  Het appartement was ruim genoeg om er met ons gezin, 5 personen, te verblijven.  De keuken was goed uitgerust om er zelf te koken, maar het was verleidelijk om uit eten te gaan, aangezien de restaurants direct naast de voordeur zitten.  De communicatie met William was uitstekend.  Hij heeft ons bestanden gemaild met de routebeschrijving, wandelroutes in de omgeving, een handleiding bij de woning en recensies van restaurants.  Zeer waardevol.  Gedurende ons verblijf heeft hij ons verschillende keren een sms gestuurd om ons te vragen of alles naar wens was.  Ons verblijf was heerlijk. Op moment dat er ook nog een tuin, of balkon aanwezig was geweest, was het perfect geweest.

Four nights we took advantage of Giove.  An apartment in a beautiful spot.  Orta San Giulio is a lovely, car-free village.  Once we got out of the apartment, we were in the middle of the square, between the terraces.  The view was beautiful, on the island in Lago di Orta.  Because of the location you imagine yourself as Italian among Italians.  We enjoyed swimming in the lake from the public beach, about 500 meters from the apartment.  The apartment was spacious enough for our family of five persons to stay there.  The kitchen was well equipped to cook myself, but it was tempting to go out to eat because the restaurants are right next door.  Communication with William was outstanding: he emailed us files with the directions, walking trails in the area, a guide at the house and reviews of restaurants; very valuable.  Throughout our stay, he sent us a text message to ask us if everything was okay.  Our stay was lovely.  If there has also been present a garden or balcony, it would have been absolutely perfect.

M. & F. Veenstra
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Stayed in Giove, August 2015

We had a delightful week at Paradiso overlooking Lake Orta.  It would be hard to find a better place to chill out during a heatwave.

Thank you for all the information you provided in the travel pack which made the holiday so much more enjoyable.

S. & N. Torrington
Gnosall, Staffordshire, U.K.
Stayed in Paradiso, July 2015

Thank you so much for a really enjoyable stay in Casa Fiori last week.  We all had a fantastic holiday - Lake Orta was beautiful and a very special place for us to spend time together.

Your villa was perfect and very comfortable.  We explored some rivers, different areas of the lake, swam every day, loved Orta and the Isola, had some lovely walks, went up a mountain, enjoyed great food, lots of gelatos and don't think we could have had a better time!

Many thanks for your kind help.

S. Murch
Gringley on the Hill, Doncaster, U.K.
Stayed in Casa Fiori, August 2015

Our stay at the apartment Giove was comfortable, and in a great location to either just relax and enjoy the view, or get around, plenty of restaurants around, with 3 just outside the door, the supermarket shop below had everything we needed with Irene the shop owner very pleasant and helpful.  William was very helpful from the start to the finish. Will definitely use again sometime.

R. & L. Swift
Bolton, U.K.
Part of wedding group staying in Giove and Venere, July 2015

Thank you very much!  We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful villa and Lake Orta, and we are very sorry that we have to leave already...  We sure hope to return someday because we still have trips planned we didn't make this time.

J. & W. van den Nieuwboer
Sint Pancras, Netherlands
Stayed in Paradiso, June 2015

I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our stay.  We have had 3 previous holidays at Lago Maggiore and it was great to try a new lake at Orta.  We love the area and your Villa lived up to all the reviews and expectations.

The thunder storm on the last evening was the most spectacular we have ever seen.

Thank you once again for helping to make our stay most enjoyable.

B. & M. Merriott
Southamption, U.K.
Stayed in Panorama, June 2015

It was great as always :-) if we could, we would stay longer.  At the moment we are sitting on the balcony enjoying the view for a last time.  Your recommendation of the restaurant Vecchio Circolo was gorgeous.  The meal was fantastic as well as Cucchiao di Legno.

Final evening text from returning clients M. & I.Wojtyniak
Ruesselsheim, Germany
Stayed in Panorama, July 2015

We had a wonderful stay at Villa Heureka and Lake Orta.  Enjoyed every minute there with all the family.  Hope to re-visit very soon.

R. & D. Carr
Solihull, U.K.
Stayed in Villa Heureka, May 2015

We have been coming to Lago d'Orta annually for about 12 years & love the area.  We have always liked Pella and it was good to have the opportunity to be based there.  The Imbarcadero is one of our favourite restaurants & it was great to eat there 3 times instead of our usual once.

J. & J. Dunlop
Great Harwood, Lancashire, U.K.
Stayed in Casa Fiori, May 2015

I really appreciate your attention to detail.  We have walked 8 of your walks and return home toned and relaxed.  Thankyou!  Best rental in 25 years!

Text on departure from L. & D. Alexander
Kingston upon Thames, Currey, U.K.
Stayed in Ciao Italia!, June 2015

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