Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Posted Jan 17, 2012 on Hotels.com
by VJ from London, UK
Review of Villa Aminta, Stresa, Italy
Posted Jan 15, 2012
Pros: Views from the lakeside rooms, staff and the food
Cons: There is no courtesy car pickup between 2.35pm and 5pm so can be difficult to get back to the hotel as lack of local taxis.
Location: Superb location for visiting Stresa, Borromean islands, and less than an hour from Milan Malpensa airport
Excellent hotel, nothing too much trouble for the staff and they took the trouble to find out your name. Food was of a high quality, good choices and worth doing half board. Courtesy car available to take you too and pick up from Stresa - about 5 minutes away. Would definately book to go again
by A verified traveler
Posted Jan 9, 2012 on Hotels.com
by A verified traveler from Montana, USA
Posted Jan 15, 2011
The language describing the rooms view I chose was misleading and the room itself was extremely small given the price. We ended up begrudgingly upgrading our room for a conciderable increase in price. I also thought the decor was a bit over the top. I will chose differently the next time I stay in the area.
by A verified traveler from Switzerland
Sophisticated but far not interested in technological comfort of the modern world
Posted Jan 4, 2010
This is a beautiful hotel with an amazing view of the Lake Maggiore. The decor has all the Italian almost 'over the top" feeling but still with class and elegance The service is impeccable and the staff is well trained. They need some surveillance system as several cars were smashed in their parking lot during the night. Their internet was out fro several days and nobody was capable to inform when would it be back. So if you are about to close an important deal during your vacation but still want to enjoy the luxury of the dolce vita, this might not be the right place to go!
by A verified traveler
Posted Jan 12, 2010 on Hotels.com
by A verified traveler
beautiful 5 star hotel without 5 star service
Posted Jan 10, 2009 on Hotels.com
The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful with direct views of lake maggiore. However, the air conditioning was not working on our first night (which happened to be our 15th wedding anniversary) making it extremely difficult to sleep. If the hotel had not been rated with 5 stars the one not so great night would have been forgotten about, but I was expecting the staff to be more accommodating in one form or another-any small gesture would have been appreciated. There was also an issue in the hotel restaurant where the price of an item served was not clear and we felt we had been taken advantage of. In short I would advise against ordering the truffles.
by A verified traveler from Plano
Incredible hotel...if you have a car
Posted Jan 2, 2009 on Hotels.com
The Villa Aminta is an incredible, five star property with all of the amenities and the pricing you would expect. The food quality and presentation at dinner is fabulous and they do offer a three course dinner in Le Isole, one of two restaurants, for less than 50 euros, which is actually well worth it. The pool area, spa, rooms (particularly if you have one with a balcony facing the lake) and grounds are phenomenal. The front desk, bar and restaurant staff are extremely gracious, helpful and knowledgeable. The problem is the location. The town of Stresa, where you will find most of the shopping, bars, restaurants and water taxi stop, it is a good solid 20 minute quick walk on a narrow winding road, often with no sidewalks and buses flying by. So if you want breakfast in the morning, you could pay the hotel about USD$8 for some yogurt or you will have to walk 15 to 20 minutes. If you have a car, we would recommend this hotel without hesitation. There is a lot going on in Stresa and plenty of parking is available. If you don't, just know that you can't always find a taxi, the courtesy car at the hotel does not run all the time, and you might find yourself doing a 20 minute walk when you don't want to. Our suggestion would be to get a card from a taxi driver when you first arrive and take a cellphone with you so you can always get around. Other than the inconvenient location, which incidentally does face Isola Bella and Isola Superiore, maximizing the view, we would recommend Villa Aminta without hesitation. It is worth it to pay a premium for the full lake view with a balcony.
by A verified traveler from Bern, Schweiz
Posted Jan 16, 2008 on Hotels.com
Zu unserer grossen Enttäuschung wurden wir ohne Vorankündigung in die Dependence des Hotels gelegt. Da diese direkt in den Hang gebaut ist, war das Zimmer sehr feucht und roch nach Keller moderig. Die Schall-Isolierung zu den Nebenzimmern ist extrem schlecht! Die Badewannenfüllung im Nachbarzimmer hörte sich z.B. an wie eine Überschwemmung im eigenen Raum. Das Hauptgebäude verfügt über eine grosse Variation von Aufenthaltsräumen, alle sind mit künstlichem Blumenschuck total überladen! Auch dies ein Affront für die 5-Sterne-Hotelkategorie. Die italienische Küche ist gut aber der Koch sollte Experimente in die französische Küche unterlassen, da er diese nicht beherrscht.
by A verified traveler from NL
Mooi hotel - maar neem niet de zolder kamer!
Posted Jan 11, 2008 on Hotels.com
Hotel zelf is schitterend hoewel buiten het centrum. Ook hardlopen niet handig in de buurt aangezien je langs de weg moet lopen alvorens bij de boulevard uit te komen. Neem NIET de zolderkamer ook al is die heel goedkoop. Het lijkt alsof je ín de lift zit, enorm lawaai waar zelfs oordoppen niet tegenop kunnen. Bovendien is de kamer claustrofobisch - de helft bestaat uit een schuin dak waar je niet rechtop kunt staan, er is alleen een dakraam. De single room heeft 1 smal bed onder het schuine dak - dus 's nachts 3x hoofd gestoten op weg naar toilet.. Mooiste uitzicht van alle hotels op het meer echter vanaf het restaurant.