Located near railway line - but trains seemed to stop during the night and didn't restart til around 8am. Not intrusive, but would wake you if you are a lighter sleeper. No view from property and bit of a walk into Orta - not a problem for us, but if you had young children it might be a bit too far for them to walk, and parking is not particularly plentiful (we visited in October, so not height of tourist season but could imagine in summer parking could be difficult).
Staff were friendly and very welcoming. The breakfast was superb - homemade cakes and pastries, meats and cheeses, home made bread, locally made yoghurt, quiche, eggs, home made jams, local honey - need I go on? We also dined in the restaurant and had the 'tasting menu'. Excellent value for money - for 25 euro per head we had antipasti, 2 primo piatti, 2 second piatti and choice of desserts. All home made - one of the best meals we had in Italy and we had been there for 6 months working so had eaten out a bit. Room was large and furnished in a modern way. Bathroom was good - unlike elsewhere in Europe the lighting was actually good enough to be able to see properly. Facilities to make hot drinks in room, plus water machine available.