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Our stay was wonderful! We were upgraded to a gorgeous room overlooking the lake, however, all the rooms looked superb. We were a very short walk to the city center and could see the islands on the lake from our balcony. The boats to the islands were also close by. The staff at the hotel were more than outstanding and when our car broke down they completely took charge and helped us get a new car. We had a great facial and massage in their lovely spa. I couldn't say enough about this great hotel. It was a fabulous and I can understand why Ernest Hemingway wrote about it in "Farewell to Arms". The perfect start to our Italian vacation.
It was wonderful to experience a few days of grand "belle epoche" style. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we had a nice stay. I wish the lighting in the bedrooms was better for reading. The bedside lights are not great for reading. Since it was raining for most of our stay, this was important.
Have stayed in many other Stresa Hotels ,this is the best by far..at a price The rooms do not have tea & coffee
Incredible view of the lake and mountains. Great locatio in Stressa. Absolutely one of the best in Italy.
a truly "Grand" hotel, very spectacular museum-like design, full of artefacts and ambiance. Restaurant rather expensive but very good, staff helpful and efficient. Close to Stresa beaches, shops and restaurants I think it is applicable to all the most expensive and renouned hotels on the Stresa promenade. Lake - facing rooms are exposed to the noise from the road (which isn't very busy, but an occasional bike makes quite a sound) and those garden-facing -a train which is not quite close but the noise reverberates from the mountains, so we chose to sleep with the door closed and the air conditioning switched on on the last day. These are however minor problems compared to the grandeur of the experience.
The hotel has an unique and wonderful atmosphere. The room was very comfortable, clean and beauifully decorated. The staff (both in the reception and the staff in the restaurant) was extraordinary friendly and helpful. The food and service was excellent. The spa facility had a sauna and steamroom which looked very nice but was unfortunately turned off for most of the time so was not able to use it - which is a shame as the spa is very nice. The pool was open though.
This hotel is 1st Class!
Comfortable room.Good location.Attentive staff.A very good staging place to make day visit to other lakes. None.
The decor is wonderful, location for the lake & town are excellent. I booked for October by mistake, but the reception staff were very understanding when we arrived a month earlier in September! They gave us one of the best rooms with big veranda, but one of our dogs got on to the stain glass room. It was a talking point of our stay! The price was fair for the quirkiness, but the full price is quick high.
We enjoyed the location, the scenery, the people, and food of the area. The hotel was centrally located and open at the time we were visiting.
Situation beside lake, with view fron window and balcony. Price of breakfast.
I liked the location of the hotel, the helpfulness of the staff, the breakfast and the room. I didn't love the location of the room in terms of a limited view.
Location is excellent, the pool and garden are great. The restaurant - too many not-so-effective waiters, average food.
the view ,kind personel a bit expensive
The hotel was impressive and very well maintained with a fine swimming pool. A good location in Stresa. The hotel was very good but I have the following comments: the room was very small but still comfortable there did not appear to be any bar service in the pool area - it would have been good to have the opportunity to have a cold drink (delivered)whilst enjoying the pool facilities
The hotel felt very traditional and grand. the decor was fantastic and the facilities excellent. Would have liked tea and coffee in the room
Isola Bella+Isola Madre.The old part of Streza.Visiting the north part of Lago Maggiore A small room under the roof-hot! no A/C during our stay.
Beautiful design and internal fittings. Views of lake and mountains superb.
Good location, nice staff, good food, good parking facilities, garage. The bed was too small!
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a great view over the lake and the hotel was in an excellent position.
Excellent hotel wonderful view.,nice!!
the staff at this hotel were wonderful especially Angela the receptionist who was a mine of info the room couldnt have been better fab views very clean breakfast each morning great a five star experience we will be returning a s a p
The staff were helpful and friendly. The room had a great view of the lake and the breakfast was very good
I like the location and the vue over the see. Yes that the room vas very smal
I was there so short time, so i cannot tell
The reception staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The restaurant staff run a very impressive facility to a high standard, The view from my room was wonderfull and breathtaking and will remain the abiding image of our holiday. The room cleaning staff were very helpfull and work hard in keeping the rooms fresh and clean. Yes, the cost of using the Internet facility is the most expensive I have ever seen anywhere in the world. It is disgracefully slow and in my opinion borders upon being unusable.Twenty Euros for one hour is disgusting!! Either the Hotel or Swisscom are ripping off the Hotel patrons outrageously. It leaves a lasting bad memory of an otherwise very good hotel.
Nice hotel, not overwhelmingly luxurious, or large, just right for our taste. True 4 stars and in off season good value for money. Probably the most enjoyable in a trip that took us from Italy through Switzerland, Germany and France. Street noise as we were offered lake view room, but the heat in the room to high and we slept with the window open.
It was great. I would return. Perfect location, modern, and clean. Pool is across the street and right on the lake (better since you are in Stresa). They accomodated a family of three with an upgrade to a junior suite -- making sleeping arrangements comfortable for our adult son. It's hard to find a room for 3 with comfort!
A very nice and supporting atmosphere, caring staff, they even run to the railway station to bring you the left colledge ring. Bath, brilliant view to the lake. -
The hotel atmosphere.
Location in Stresa
Near the train station, breakfast, and could walk most places Front desk employees when in the concierge services could be more helpful and answer questions in greater detail, especially if a traveller is new to the area and new to Europe's transportation modes.
Everything there is excellent; the lake view, restaurant and rooms Not a thing
friendly staff who spoke English only buffet dinner available. No wine in the minibar. Pool outside and you had to cross the road with heavy traffic to get there.
Location and view to lake
I absolutely loved the view of Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori. It has the best view of any hotel in that region! Gorgeous! Didn't eat breakfast in hotel...to expensive! I'm sure it was good though.It would be great if they offered a continental breakfast for lighter eaters that was included in the room price,
The hotel had a warm ,comfortable atmosphere and the staff were professional yet friendly.they accomodated our needs very well..nothing was too much trouble.dining room was excellent.room 105 stunning view The swimming pool is outdoor,i cant remember noting that beforehand.there was some confusion with booking appointments for facials etc.we would have liked the courtesy car to have run more frequently at peak times but were happy that there was a service.these are very minor comments!
The hotel decor was fabulous. The restaurant and bar staff very friendly. The beds were a bit on the hard side.
Excellent hotel staff and srevice all around. Typical of Europe rooms were small,not like viewed on website.We did not get the class/level of rooms we paid for with no remedy from the hotel,this was a real dissappointment.
Smart, professional staff and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
being welcomed by professionals; great assistance and service; wonderful food; comfort; spa-massages swimming pool area too noisy due to nearby busy road, unfortunately this cannot be changed... They have a nice tennis court, but it is abandoned, a real pity.
Excellent, no problems at all. Price could be lower for multiple nights.
the luxury, the decor and the amazing views of lake maggiore nothing i did not like.
I liked the location of the hotel on the shore of Lake Maggiore with the view of the Borromean Islands front and center. The furnishings and finishes in the hotel were excellent. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The bath was cramped although it included a toilet, bidet, double sinks, shower and jacuzzi tub. The room was not spacious either but the furnishings were very nice.
The care and attention of the dining room staff, the ambience, the excellent service of the shuttle bus drivers. Rather poor pool service. I.E. they seemed to decide whether anyone would use the pool rather than the customer. We had to collect own mattresses and towels after exploring under hotel. The request to reception for help was answered by "immediately" which never came. Admittedly the weather was doubtful but still felt we should be able to use pool if we wanted too.
Location was very good, Parking was good and free, Staff was very helpful. The food in the resturant could have been much better!
All the staff were very helpful and the Hotel was decorated with excellent paintings The choice and standard of food did not come up to the high standards of this fine hotel
The views were fantastic and was quiet and peaceful, the short walk to town made an enjoyable evening stroll
Staff were great - many of whom spoke English. Room was large, airy, bright, very clean. Excellent location in Stresa, & easy to park car. They have a open air panoramic roof top - the view from there is stunning. The lobby area is great as there are a few different places to sit and each has different feel. Breakfast typical continental menu and nice. Great Hotel! Our room had a balcony with a sideways view of the lake which was still OK, but not as nice as a full front-on view. But nothing else to complain about at all, and positive points far outweigh this one negative point. If booking, ask for full front facing view, and ask for room on 3rd or 4th floor - best place for good views. Some rooms on lower floors are overlooked and view restricted.
Room with terrace and view on the lake and the mountains was superb. Breakfast was great and plentiful. Staff and decor are very classy and the hotel is 5 minutes from the railway station by taxi. Everything was great. Stay too short.
Location to Stresa was good The Matre de in the restaurant was a very arrogant man
Good location. Near Stresa center. Near lae.
the fact that it was a family run hotel and the family were there
Good value for Money, nicely kept hotel and facilities
The air conditioning was not on when we arrived and our room felt quite cold and damp. After speaking to the management, we were given a fire and the air conditioning was eventually turned on throughout the hotel
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we got a suite for a very good price: 2 nights, 3 persons for 340€! The suite was very nice. It's directly at Lago maggiore --> we enjoyed very much swimming.
We were upgraded to a suite and it was excellent - large and comfortable with large balcony directly overlooking the lake - but even the lake front doubles had their own balconies and access to the private swimming dock for the hotel. We did a five-hotel swing through the lakes area and this was by far the nicest hotel.
Hotel Bel Sit, Easy to find on the lake edge of lake Maggiore,Rooms and Hotel are immaculantly presented and very comfortable,Staff and Management are very friendly and Helpful,Hotel although on the road side it has very good under building parking and is quiet, We would certainly return if we are in the area again, well worth recommending. No complaints or dislikes
Panoramic view from room and terrace were outstanding. The hotel is small and well appointed in a contemporary style. I look forward to my next stay.
The staff were helpful and friendly. Dining room staff exceptional. The room was well appointed.
A beautiful hotel, very central, overlooking the lake. Excellent facilities and very helpful staff.
Hotel Astoria overlooks the Lago Magiore. The room comfort and service fall short for 4*s. The room comfort and service fall short for 4*s.
peace and clean ´tomatoes and vegetables at morningpuffe
Location No shower, tub only. Will not return because of this issue.
Excellent location, brilliant view from the balcony, big comfy bed, possibly the nicest room I've ever stayed in. None at all.
The estate, rooms and grounds were lovely. The staff was excellent and so friendly. Breakfasts very nice.
The setting of Du Parc is very pretty. It is conveniently located to the town of Stresa, easily walkable all around. Parking available for cars. The staff were very friendly and helpful with all our requests. The hotel is very charming. Free internet access is available. Though not a huge thing...it would have been nice to access the internet from our room, but the signal is not strong enough. One can however sit in the lounges or bar and access it from there.
Poupa is precious and the Garden home and gardens are beautiful and very well kept. We stay two nights each time we come to Du Park.
The hotel location is great The train is very close to the hotel, when we used the hair drier the electricity went off. The hotel facility is quite old.
We had a delightful stay at the hotel and thank all the staff. We have no criticisms to make. Everything was very well handled
Friendly staff, good breakfast, clean room. Close to downtown, walking distance. East to find. Very near the train track, quite a number of trains during the night.
If I were to stay again, I would request a room facing the lake, as the noise from the trains was a liitle annoying.
Everything - this is a wonderful hotel with old world charm. Great service, breakfast and atmosphere. One of the best I have experienced.
Nice staff, lovely town. The train runs right behind the hotel and this and other things made it quite noisy.
simple good quality. beds were comfortable except pillows which were a bit solid.
overwhelming view over the lake and the surrounding mountains and kindlyness of the persons keeping the hotel this manner of having beds made with sheets is complicated to use
great view of the lake and mountains, helpfullness and attitude of dining room staff; quiet and out of the way; price not bad;free parking availability on site. beds and pillows too hard; manager/hostess not very friendly; availaiblity of meals - one actually has to make a reservation to dine; no safe in room; automobile is a must, as it is too far to get to "town" or lake.
The hotel was situated in a stunning location. Views from rooms overlooking Lago Maggiore were fantastic. Comfortable, clean room - well equipped mini bar. Spacious enough. Excellent value for money. Breakfast especially was good with a view over mountains and lake awe inspiring. Friendly staff although out of season we did not see many Restaurant for dinner was not open during off season and it is a drive, not a walk, to Stresa for evening meal. (avoid being ripped off by tourist restaurant just off the main front area). Towels in bathroom a bit odd, but probably not used to Italian ways.
Everything. Friendly staff. Great service. Good wine list. Comfortable family feel. Food was simple, excellent and geat value. 10/10 Nothing
Excellent position on the lake. Staff were very courteous and interested in their guests. The quality of food was very good. No
Staff were extremely helpful and the lakeside view was beautiful. We enjoyed the restaurant breakfasts with outdoor seating by the lake. The triple room was perfect for our family and was almost like 2 separate rooms. The air conditioning was very weak and did not cool off the room. We had to request an additional fan from downstairs.
Very nice hotel just beside the lake. Restaurant excellent. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpuful. Road just beside was little bit noisy during the night, but it is because we opened the window, if we hadclosed the double window, we should not have felt like this.
attentive staff.Excellent lake views.Good public transport connections.Small Private beach. Adjacent road traffic noise.( Not Hotels fault )High food and bar prices.
Helpful staff. Simple neat and clean rooms. Nothing. A list or recommended nearby eating places would be useful.
Nothing. We got to the hotel and our rooms were not how they looked on the site. Everything was worn down and grungy looking. As I stated, the hotel was run down and grungy looking. Water in bathrooms were running and would not stop. We had booked two triple rooms and one was so small you could barely walk around the bed. We asked the reception about it and she was very unhelpful and rude. We left the hotel and went to a neighboring hotel.
Location, service and food. Showers in the rooms are horrendous - water pressure is terribly weak and shower heads located too low on the wall.
The excellent location over Lake Maggiore
The staff was very nice, the children loved the room, the dinner with the music was very pleasant. I think that the breakfast was not good enought. They really have to encrease the buffet with difrents tipes of bread, cheese , fruits, and juice. The milk, coffee and juice from machine were not good at all.
The whole atmosphere of the hotel gave the feeling of staying in a Grand Villa with all the rooms being decorated as they would have been originally. The service was very good and the food excellent. This is certainly one of, if not the best "hotel" I have ever stayed in.
The hotel is really very nice - as advertised. The most important asset of this hotel is the staff. They were exceptionally helpful to us in finding dinner restaurants, and places to visit during the day. Their recommendations were excellent. The one negative was clearly the breakfast. They had no real / good bread on the table. Only heated up chocolate croissants that came right out of the freezer in the basement or croissants with apricot jelly that also came out of the freezer. My dad did not want to return to this hotel because of the bad breakfast. They can improve that - we know it because on the last day of our 7 day stay they finally managed to serve regular bread - they have it in the kitchen for the dinner folks in their excellent restaurant.
Nice hotel, quiet.
Well appointed rooms, all newly refurbished, nice building, comfortable, the food in the restaurant is OK and the hotel is well-priced We sent back the bottle of wine we ordered because it was off. Unfortunately, the management of the hotel did not seem to believe that the correct thing to do in such cases is to replace the bottle and then for the hotel to take it up with their supplier later. Eventually, the supplier was contacted late on Saturday evening and we got a different bottle. It took an hour though and spoiled the meal. The restaurant is quite expensive.
Lovely estate hotel overlooking lake but less than half hour to Malpensa.
The staff was very kind and they had private parking places( for free) for your car the brackfast was a bit poor and yhe coffee terrible
Staff very helpful & friendly. Room - comfortable, attractive. Meals - delicious! Balcony- comfortable, scenic. Locations - close to sightseeing of the area's tourist attractions No.
Very helpful staff. An excellent pool with ample chairs etc. Easy to find. Good sized comfortable room with ample storage and a balcony. Quite a long walk into town. Breakfast was poor quality with limited choice.
Our room was so spacious and well appointed. A comfortable retreat after busy sightseeing.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The hotel was a good point for catching the ferries.
It was our 25th wedding annerversary and the staff were fantastic.Close to the lake loacation was good as was access to mountain lift. Busy road outside hotel.
We liked the fact that there is a swimming pool. The rooms are simple but clean. The hotel is very noisy, incl. during the night, because of a train track that passes behind the hotel. The service is bureaucratic. The breakfast food quality is very low (not a single fresh item). The rooms located at the mountain side benefit from the kitchen fumes all day long, which is a pity considering the nice balcony.
very friendly staff
The staff wsa excellent and very welcoming. The room was big enough and had a balcony which was a nice surprise since we did not expect it. The only downside was that the balcony overlooks a busy road and it was quite nosy when it was opened.
the low cost of meals at the Meeting Hotel as part of the deal unavailability of an easy to enter shower cubicle
The staff was very friendly and the location was fantastic
The hotel was in a great location making it easy to go to and from while the weather was inclement. Breakfast excellent as was room. There were no complaints whatsoever.
Well-run hotel, helpful staff, good location, lift Breakfast was reasonable but coffee was disgusting
Not much Very noisey due to location on the street. Poor accomodations. Tiny old elevator. Marginal breakfast.
The position was excellent. Right in the centre. Rooms very small, though adequate for a short stay. Could have done with 2 pillows each, such a small thing but this always makes a huge difference to our comfort.
Ability of managers to speak English Noisy from walkways and open air restaurants below rooms. and especially from trash ickup in the morning at 6:30AM.
The location, because it is really in the centre of the old town. Since the hotel is located in the centre of the old city, until late we can still hear people talking/laughing in the restaurants around the hotel which is a bit nuisance for us in the evening.
This was a good basic lodging option for Stresa. It is not fancy, but the rooms are clean, the breakfast is fine, and the location is fabulous.
friendly staff. Right in the pedestrian area of town Have to get a taxi from the train station. Took a long time to check out in the morning. Can be quite noisy