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Reviews of Hotel La Bussola 4 stars

Via Boggiani 54, 28100 Novara, Italy

#5 of 26 hotels in Novara

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Review score

Based on 469 hotel reviews

8.4

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.8

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    7.9

  • Facilities

    8.3

  • Staff

    8.4

  • Value for money

    8.2

  • Free WiFi

    8.7

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  • Reviewed: 12 June 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    When the reception guy asked- 'will SHE stay with you pointing out at my wife' and asked to keep our passports for the night 'for police registration' I decided this is the hotel in dangerous neibourghood. All the rest was a good fit to the price but the above-mentioned was enough to NEVER come back here again.

    Lobby deisgn, decent room, nice breakfast.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Airconditioning was not strong enough to cool down the room sufficiently on a hot & humid day. The view from the hotelrooms at the backside is on a large supermarket and parking lot. 15 minutes walk from the (nice) city centre.

    Hotel with a "traditional" atmosphere, many old clocks, typewriters, etc. as decoration. Very large rooms (superior room class), large bathroom as well. Sparkling and still water provided free of charge (no mini-bar). Comfortable bed, chairs, furniture. Excellent breakfast with large choice & a good restaurant (open until 22.15hr)

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 February 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 10 nights

    They tried at the beginning to cheat, offering me a room with the surface less that one I paid for. Then, they stopped the central heat system during the night and I was asked to use the AC instead. When I raised a complain next morning, I was told that they can change the room after three or four days. Finally they offered the room I paid for. Last two days we didn't have the cold water, I don't recommend this hotel.

    Cleanliness

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking required a staff member to open a gate so a little uncomfortable when we returned late at night.

    Room was large with comfortable king-sized bed. Extra details like charging devices for most types of phones was also a great find. Breakfast was hearty with loads of choice and really friendly staff. As we were traveling through, only has one night to explore the city centre and found it easily - about a 5min drive from the hotel. Well worth a visit! Great food and wine to explore more ;)

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel restaurant has a dress code. No shorts. For men only. What a joke. Move into the 21st century already!!

    Gorgeous-looking hotel with an older classic touch. It has some soul unlike these new modern chain hotels. There is literally of museum inside the hotel corridors. Fantastic staff! Thank you for the free coffee whole I was reading in the parlor. Located in a quiet neighborhood by a large supermarket.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No vegetables or low sugar options for breakfast. On the last day there was no fresh juice. No ironing facilities in the rooms.

    The quiet location, cleanliness and AC

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Despite reputable restaurant, meal was disappointing. Maybe due to late arrival 22:00, high expectations were not met, side dish not up to standard and meat much better. Very loud crowd with 2-3 tables up to 6-8 people. Room équipes with jacuzzi, but was not clean, pipes full of deposits and bathroom bin not emptied from prior guest.

    Extremely helpful desk staff Size of room was excellent, as was the isolation

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Location not convenient if not driving and wanting to visit the town, which was not our case.

    Easy access by car, great restaurant. Superb decoration with display of 1940's objects such as typewriters, clocks, etc.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast is poor .

    Comfortable hotel , well heated , very clean , really beautiful decoration . Luxury feeling , Bathroom is fantastic , you will smell nice perfumes in the room .

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 January 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything was find !

    This is very good hotel even for one night. Parking and very near supermarket. 15 minutes by walk to beautiful old town. Fully recommendation!!!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The hotel seems to cater to large tour groups a lot and this is reflected in the international style breakfast items. The food is good, and there is plenty of choices, but I couldn't tell what was a typical Italian breakfast.

    The room was spotless and the staff was welcoming. Comfortable bed and nice memory foam pillows. Plenty of towels and toiletries offered and the lobby is a menagerie of collectables and unique items unlike a typical hotel.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 July 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It's not particularly close to the beaches but there is public transport, it would just take 20 minutes or so. If you have a car it is just perfect

    The owners were extremely cordial and helpful. The apartment had all of the necessities and some extras for living there a whole week. There was a major store for buying food and other items close by as well as a large shopping mall and entertainment area

    Stayed in June 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Kids friendly

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms very comfy

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 April 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Not a walking distance from the city center

    A good place to stay overnight if you have a morning flight out of Milan MXP airport

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2018

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Full benefits of low season, low price for high value. wide room with all equipments

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Classic Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast is average

    Friendly staff

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    For Italy room was big,not far by auto yo center city.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 November 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Junior Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Thecstaff very kind and always smiling and there to help.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2017

    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    They made up room before my checkout on the last day.

    Room is spacious and comfortable

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Environment was very impressive

    Comfort

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2017

    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    We liked the time spent at the hotel and in Novara itself.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wasn't too keen on the spa showers they had in room

    Clean and well equipped

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very good breakfast. Very comfy beds

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 January 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Suite
    • Stayed 1 night

    Just a great ambience and beautiful staff

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The fridge did not work No tag to indicate do not disturb Breakfast juice not fresh

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Classic Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Some members of the staff were not nice, nor welcoming.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was great. Only minor drawback was a bit of a walk to town centre.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Dining was great and value for money.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 8 nights

    Bed was quite hard.

    Food was excellent

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 August 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bit far from other restaurants

    Friendly staff, restaurant especially. Handy for the ship next door to get supplies.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 18 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Walls are paper thin and my room was above a conference room with noisy music when trying to get to sleep.

    Clean and bathroom looked new although little hot water.

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    there is NO sound proofing. I heard EVERY flush, shower, water kettle from the rooms surrounding and above mine. very difficult as one of my "neighbours" was up at 4h30 inthe morning. I did not sleep and had important meetings the following day. Also, do not plan to eat iat the hotel restaurant. It is even noted on the menu that "some" of the food is not fresh but frozen I travel for business and must be rested for meetings. Unfortunately I cannot return to this hotel

    The staff were excellent. Very nice and helpful

  • Reviewed: 14 April 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Carrefour behind the hotel cleanliness kettle for making coffee/tea reasonably speedy wifi

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Hotel is clean and nice staff.

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2016

    • Couple

    We liked for the staff's kindness, good food and excellent warm environment. A little remark about bath cleaning but no trouble at all.

  • Reviewed: 14 January 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Location isn't the best

    Probably the best all round hotel in Novara

  • Reviewed: 29 December 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    nice hotel great staff special price over £200 discount !!!

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    That the heating was turned off during the day and no other possibility to warm the room.option

    The general atmosphere.

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It's a bit out off the town center.

    Nice, well lighted, AND Spacious ròom

  • Reviewed: 15 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Quirky hotel, stuffed with old clocks and other early technology. Good, un-fussy eating. Off-road parking 10 euro, but very convenient and secure.

  • Reviewed: 8 October 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Two out of three of the staff I dealt with were lousy.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Not a lot to say about this place,fine for one night.Below average breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    unsatisfying breakfast

    nice location, parking

  • Reviewed: 4 March 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It was a real pleasure to stay in a quite place!

    Location and comfort in this small city

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