Ratings based on 151 Verified Reviews

4.5 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from NYC

Royal experience

Posted Jul 3, 2016
Intriguing structure, built for the privileged in 1800 or so, it seemingly has every 5 feet decorated with a close eye to detail, part hotel, part museum. Room was small but elegant. Hotel staff is helpful. The view towards the islands and mountains will stun. The banks of Lago Maggiore, especially in front of the hotel, will impress. Few places can match the view...on Earth. Thumbs up.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mr. Joe, Thank you very much for your kind words. We thank you very much from all our Staff and we hope to welcome again in order to pamper you again. Warm regards. Daniela Tallarico Front of House Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Cotswolds

Timeless Elegance and Style

Posted Jun 19, 2016
Pros: See Above
Cons: If I thought anything could be improved I would contact the hotel in the confidence they listen.
Location: A stunning location on Lake Maggiore with superb views of the Borromeo Islands, five minutes from the delightful and charming town of Stresa.
This was my ninth visit to the Villa Aminta so "I am a fan". The hotel is exquisitely presented the view of Lake Maggiore from both the sea view rooms and the restaurant is utterly charming and romantic. The rooms are beautifully appointed with luxury toiletries and storage aplenty for 23K case passengers. The, staff who are immaculately turned out, provide excellent and timely service. The breakfast offering is fresh and inventive and caters for all European tastes. The pool area is elegant and the Spa cleverly hidden below ground without compromising the architecturally pleasing overall facade. There is a regular shuttle service into Stresa and the limousine pick up by telephone at a time of your convenience for the evening. I have a hire car for much of my stay. Stresa is well situated for arriving from Southern Italy or Switzerland by train or car and the railway station is less than ten minutes from the hotel. The hotel has its own private lake side garden and birthing for excursions on the Lake. Should you wish to you can eat in a restaurant (there are two) in the evening and on many evenings there is musical entertainment.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs. Michelle, No more words are needed! Thank you very much for your trust and for being such a good Guest of Villa & Palazzo Aminta. We are very excited every time you contact us and we hope to welcome you soon again in our Resort. Warm regards. Daniela Tallarico Front of House Manager
5 out of 5
by Slav from Subiaco

Beauty meets luxury and comfort

Posted Sep 28, 2015 on Hotels
What an exceptional place! Facing directly the Borromee Islands with views of the mountains! Only 2.4 km from the centre of Stresa. During the day there is a regular shuttle and a night for an acceptable charge one can get a taxi. We had a suite. The bathroom was supplied with Acqua di Parma products and excellent linen. The cleanliness and order all through the hotel were exemplary as they were daily for our room. The staff and the service were of style and at levels of the best European traditions. And this applies from the front door through the remarkable front desk and to the cleaning staff. (Not to mention the daily presence and personal approach to guests of the proprietor, which was felt and appreciated.) The breakfast is nice but somewhat limited in choices although it is more than adequate. There is something small new thing daily. The choice of cheeses definitely could be better and more varied. The two restaurants are very distinguished but we used the Italian only once. Considering the level of the restaurants we did not think that the prices were high. We did not use the Spa. Through the hotel we hired a boat for a day to visit the three Islands. We believe this to be the best option to visit the islands at one's leisure. We would strongly recommend it and would be going back as soon as we can.
4 out of 5
by Ahmed Mubarak

Nice Hotel

Posted Aug 28, 2015 on Hotels
It's a nice Hotel with a very nice Lobby but the Rooms is Very old even the bathroom , you cannot adjust the shower, and the photos of the rooms looks very nice and new but its not , You need a car to go to old town or next restaurant
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2015 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Mubarak, thank you for kind feedback. We are sorry for the issue you had with the shower, We hope that you called anyone of our staff to help you sort it out. Regarding our rooms, we have different type, depening if you go in the villa part, in the palazzo or in the amintina villa in our park. So please next time you book choose the one that you prefer. To go into town we remind you that our hotel provides with a free service of shuttle bus that goes into town and back 6 times a day. besides that we charge you like a normal taxi, so anytime we can take you to the center. We look forward to welcoming you at Villa e Palazzo Aminta again in the future. Best Regards, General Manager
5 out of 5
by Robert James from Dorset

Luxury with a beautiful view

Posted Aug 13, 2015 on Hotels
We enjoyed every moment. The hotel has elegant luxury and excellent charming service. We ate at both restaurants which are good but expensive. I would recommend asking for a front room with full lake view. Our room was slightly on the corner and although very comfortable, only had a side view. I would go back there again without a doubt
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2015 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mr James, thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed our cousine of our two restaurants, I mori e Le Isole. We look forward to welcoming you here next year, please ask for a deluxe front lake view or junior suite to enjoy a full view of the lake and the borromean islands. Best Regards, General Manager
3 out of 5
by Travis from Los Angeles

Decent Hotel, Bad Location.

Posted Aug 4, 2015 on Hotels
The stay was okay, but the hotel was too pricey for what we got. Rooms were very small and outdated. Next time I will stay at a cheaper hotel directly downtown.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2015 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mr/Mrs Travis, thank you for your kidn comment. We are sorry that you found the hotel too pricey, I can see you were disappointed from the size of the room that your had. Nevertheless We would like to remind you that we have bigger rooms also, like junior suite and suites that could suite you better. Regardind the location We would like to remind you that we are the only hotel just in front of borromean islands and that we are connected to the city center with a free shutlle bus service 6 times a day, it takes just 5 mins to get to the center. We hope to see you agian in Villa Aminta in the future, should you change your mind. Best regards, GENERAL MANAGER
5 out of 5
by carole l from USA

Outstanding location, ambiance and service

Posted Jul 29, 2015 on Hotels
Outstanding! Staff, hotel, cuisine in the restaurant, spa, location...view breathtaking and just outside of Stresa so a true retreat, but with the convenience of a regular hotel car to go the brief 5 minute drive into town and back. My only critique would be that there is a charge for a newspaper in the morning...unusual for a 5 star property. Concierge and front desk were responsive and helpful in all ways. As a single person I never felt out of place or improperly regarded or treated. It was an idyllic weekend, unexpected and unplanned...I would definitely return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 14, 2015 by Daniela Tallarico, Hotel Management
Dear Mrs Carole, you mentioned everything and anyone in our hotel with your positive feedback, we thank you for all your kind compliments. Regarding the newspaper we are sorry that you felt disappointed for the charge, but we would like to remind you anyway that our hotel provides our clients every morning with free newspapers in 5 different languages, they are ususalyy at the entrance of the breakfast rooms by the piano. We hope to welcoming you again at Villa e Palazo Aminta in the future. Best Regards, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Jul 22, 2015
Pros: Views of the lake, breakfast terrace, complimentary shuttle into town. Rooms are really nice except for the standard rooms, they need some updating.
Cons: Standard rooms need updating, bathroom are too small
Absolutely great property, staff was very attentive.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2015 by DM, Hotel Management
Dear Sir/Madam, we are happy that you have enjoyed our Villa and our serviceS, we always try our best to satisfy all request of our clients, customer care and attention is the top of our priority. We look forward to welcoming you here again in the future. Best Regards, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Yorkshire

Excellent base to explore Maggiore

Posted Jul 6, 2015
Pros: Location, palatial decor, food
Cons: Tatty balcony door needs fixing / replacing
Location: Handy for Milan - Simplon autostrada. On lakeside, walk 500m to boats to Borromir palace isles, 2 km to Stresa town.
Excellent luxurious hotel, worth the splurge. Good base for exploring Lake Maggiore - the island palaces & gardens are a top sight. Free hourly car service into Stresa 2 km.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 7, 2015 by DM, Hotel Management
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your positive feedback. You are right, Villa e Palazzo Aminta has a strategic location for exploring Lake Maggiore, very close to Switzerland and also to Malpensa Airport. We hope to welcoming you again in the future. Best Regards, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Up market hotel

Posted Jul 2, 2015
Pros: The service
Cons: Very little Suggest go half board.
Location: Location not near the town and dangerous to walk.
we complained about our room on the first night and the hotel showed us 4 others to change. After that no complaints.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 6, 2015 by dm, Hotel Management
Dear Sirs, we are glad that after your initial complain everything has been sorted out and you had the room that matches your needs. It's very important for all our staff to satisfy your preciuos request and we are glad that a satisfactory service has been delivered. We hope you 'll be back again at Villa e Palazzo Aminta in the future. Best Regards, General Manager