Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice Grand Hotel.

Posted Aug 4, 2014
Pros: Location . stressa is a beautiful place and this Hotel is right on the lake.
Cons: Wi-fi charges.
Nice Hotel with a great pool area. Breakfast was nice with a decent buffet. Only downfall is the charge for Wi-fi which is very expensive.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

BREAKFAST EVENING MEAL

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: LOCATION
Cons: MEALS
THE HOT BREAKFAST WAS PARTICULARY DISAPPOINTING AND THE SET EVENING MEAL COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBEB AS AVERAGE
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Gordon K from UK

Grand hotel by the lake

Posted Jun 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely hotel overlooking the lake. We were disappointed that we could only get a garden room, which we assumed was at the back, but in fact it was at the side and still had a view of the lake. Room was large by European but not US standards, and had a small balcony. The hotel is a 10 minute lakeside walk from the main centre. The parking charge is consistent with prices outside; and there are bars in town if you do not want to pay the high charge for breakfast.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Kyle from NYC

Nice hotel, but felt like an old person's retreat.

Posted Oct 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
My wife and I are 30, and I'd say we were the youngest people there by 20 years or so. the hotel itself is gorgeous, and in a great location, but there were some down sides. The room was about 80 degrees, and we could not get the temp to go down. One night we literally slept with the balcony door open to cool it down. They also charge for simple things. While the garage was only $10 per day internet as $20 for 10 hours. Odd scales of payment.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Daltergo from Malta

Great Views

Posted Sep 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
A quality hotel with great views over the lake
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

good hotel apart from cheeky breakfast extra cost

Posted Aug 4, 2013
Pros: Good facilities
Cons: Extra breakfast cost
Location: 15 min walk from stresa town
Excellent. Only disappointment is breakfast not included... 16 euros per person. Makes it more expensive than necessary
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Don't stay here!

Posted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
I have NEVER stayed at such a poorly run hotel. You have to pay for everything ... breakfast (most hotels include it with the room rate), no free wifi anywhere in the hotel, other than 20 minutes not per day, but over the entire duration of your stay (but you have to complete a survey first to get your password) ... the list goes on. The rooms are very dated and inconsistent with the lobby, restaurant and pool area. Thankfully, we weren't in our room too long. We needed to speak with the manager about a matter and had to do so through a translator since he didn't speak English. Upon check out, we were told that we had spoken with Mr. Zacchera himself.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Stunning location, very "Grand" but slightly odd.

Posted Jun 29, 2013
Pros: Pool and gardens
Cons: Some staff were overly professional to the point where they seemed aloof and unconcerned.
Location: Right on the lakefront opposite Isola Bella, 10 minutes walk from the centre of Stresa.
Certainly a "Grand Hotel" almost of a slightly different era and therefore strangely dated. The outdoor pool area and gardens are simply stunning although the pool is icy cold. There is a warmer indoor pool. The room was rather small but had a balcony which looked out over the gardens to the lake beyond. My only real critism would be that some of the staff came across as rather aloof and unapproachable but I think this is a symptom of the style of the hotel service. As such it does tend to attract an older clientele.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Mark from Oxford, UK

Quality hotel in good location for Lake Maggiori

Posted Jun 4, 2013
Pros: It is a classic Grand hotel
Cons: The hotel is a bit dated.....circa 1970
Location: A great location on the lake and 8 to 10 mins walk to the centre of town
Old grand hotel....imposing but dated. Very nice gardens and really nice indoor pool if the weather is poor. Overlooks the lake....but make sure you request a room with the view .all in all for the price it was a good deal.
4 out of 5
by Doug from Scotland, UK

Quality at a price.

Posted May 29, 2013
Pros: The staff and the location.
Cons: The charges.
Location: Very good, overlooking the lake.
A high quality hotel, BUT too many charges for extras which many (lesser) hotels provide as standard, for example wi-fi, breakfast, parking. Our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking the back yard - we paid quite a lot for a poor view. (I know, we should have paid extra for a lake view) However, the staff were excellent and facilities very good.