Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 out of 5
57% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by Judy from Switzerland

Greatest disappointment I have had ever!

Posted Aug 20, 2013
Pros: the location of the hotel! it is really in the city center and very close to everything.
Cons: almost everything???
Very nice pictures uploaded to the booking sites, but I've got the last "mouse hole" of the world (somewhere in a secondary building). The room was not even compareable to any of those pictures!!!! However, the room was basicly clean, it was unbelievably small for two people and very, very, very old and incomfortable. No elevators in this part of the hotel (only in the main building) available. It was a very big disappointment. Only one remark I have had a chance to see a room in the main building! It might be that the rooms in the main building is not that terrible... but there is no information how the travelers are selected to get a room in the main building or in the "secondary" building.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Not Recommended

Posted Sep 5, 2012
The hotel is at a good location and the rooms are very clean. However, when we arrived at the hotel and checked in, they took us to a different building which wasn't mentioned at all in the hotel information page. This other building was very old and the rooms were far from the main building which had the nice view. Initially they said this was the only room available. When we continued to speak with them, they first showed us a room that was worse, and then switched us to a room that was slightly better. Overall, the rooms were very clean and the hotel is at a great location, but the staff tried to trick us, lied to us about the availability and were very ignorant when we tried reason with them to get what we reserved. I would definitely not recommend this hotel to a friend.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Good location

Posted Apr 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
Located directly on the seafront and opposite boat departures. Restaurants and shops very near.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler from England

Hotel Italie et Suisse, Stresa

Posted Jul 12, 2011 on Hotels.com
A very good hotel overlooking Lake Maggiore. Very convenient for the ferry terminal which was just across the road. When we reported that a light was not working in the room, someone came straight away to replace the light bulb
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Bradenton. FL

Nice hotel in Stresa, Italy with some lake views.

Posted Jun 25, 2011
Ask for 4th floor lake side room. Need to get high to see over trees to lake. Convient parking across the street; (8.5 euros, must be cash, pay at front desk of the hotel to get paper to put on your dashboard..
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from California

Enjoyable Stay at Stresa

Posted Sep 18, 2010
We arrived at Stresa by ferry boat from Locarno, and the hotel was literally across the street as we disembarked! Check-in with Mr. Romano was quick, and he then graciously escorted us to our fresh and spacious 3-bedded air-conditioned room. The hotel is VERY conveniently located. Around the corner we came upon a very pleasant piazza where we had dinner, and later a gelato as we walked around and window-shopped. Later in the evening we were able to relax in the hotel's sitting room where we enjoyed listening to the live entertainment from the outdoor restaurant next door, as well as distant fireworks across Lago Maggiorre from the sitting room's balcony. It rained overnight but cleared up in the morning. Mr. Romano very kindly stowed our bags while we strolled along Stresa's waterfront area and had lunch. It was a little bit of a slight uphill walk to the train station (about 15 min), but still manageable. Other than a minor challenge with the small shower enclosure (we all had water spilled into the bathroom during our showers), our stay at Italie et Suisse was very good. Wish we had more time to have enjoyed the area and make it out to one of the Borromeo islands, Isola Bella in particular. We definitely recommend the hotel and would not hesitate to return, specially with as gracious hosts as the Romanos.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from New York NY

VERY small room

Posted Aug 11, 2010
Spent one night in Italie Suisse. Booked a room for three, via Expedia. The room we got was at best suitable for a child accompanied by a cat - two kid-size beds and a folding armchair. Window was facing the wall of the adjacent building in the back, about 15 feet away, had to be shuttered for any privacy. Room was clean and meagerly furnished - as in a well-kept jail cell, I suppose, everything necessary, nothing extra, bedding was extra-cheap. Hotel was at most 50% occupied, judging by the number of people at the breakfast and the number of room keys idling at the reception, there was no reason why they couldn't offer a more suitable room. Reception claimed that the hotel was fully booked - clearly not true. Breakfast passable, but below average for the Italian hotels in this category. It seems - conjecture on my part - that the hotel is family-run, with everyone tasked to cut operating expenses to a minimum, rather than extending themselves to accommodate guests. Hotels location "on the waterfront" is largely irrelevant unless you get a lakefront room, but then you are facing the main driving strip as well - the rest of Stresa is pedestrian, and is tiny, the walk from any other hotel to waterfront is 2-5 minutes at most. Other hotels available on Expedia at Stresa at lower rates than Italie Suisse looked much more inviting from outside, although we didn't look at the rooms