We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 36 Stresa hotels

Hotel Fontana

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Sempione Nord 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hotel Fontana to your Saves list
Hotel Fontana
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
88%
Ranked #13 of 36 hotels in Stresa
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
Norene C San Luis Obispo, California
  • Overview
  • Reviews (180)
  • Photos (83)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (29)
  • More
Write a Review

180 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    101
    57
    16
    3
    3
See reviews for
36
114
3
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Luis Obispo, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lago de Maggiore is a must see in Northern Italy and staying at Hotel Fontana made our visit perfect. There were four of us, my sister and our husbands. We enjoyed staying here so much we extended our stay for a few more days before going to Switzerland. This is an older Villa so don't expect fancy and modern; but... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Second time we have visited Lake Maggiore this time with friends We stayed for 4 nights August, had a room overlooking the lake, older style family hotel which was excellent value for money where you are a person not a room number. Room size was fine for us with 2 large suit cases and 2 cabin bags. Breakfasts fine with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We recently spent four nights at Hotel Fontana. Our room was at the front of the building overlooking the garden, Lake Maggiore and Isola Bella. As already mentioned, the Hotel's decor is a bit tired but is very clean and comfortable. The thin walls are the main negative here as in many hotels in Europe, but we always have ear... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We travelled in Italy for 4 weeks and had no concerns with our stay at Hotel Fontana but compared to other places we stayed it wasn't extraordinary. The Lake area of Italy is expensive to stay and as others have said there are some rather over the top places nearby. After visiting the south of Italy t seemed to us... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
seattle
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
38 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

2* accommodations, but 5* hospitality. Older property with thin walls (could hear neighbors talking), tiny shower, no bathroom amenities except for tiny bar of soap. 15 minute walk from train station and into town. Breakfast was above average but the same each day. Wonderful croissants with apple filling. Delicious. Excellent WiFi in lobby area only. Owner, Giuseppe, was so kind,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Port Macquarie, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We really enjoyed the lovely town of Stresa and Hotel Fontana was a pleasant budget hotel, the owner very hospitable and the location good. Our room was quite basic and ok but the shower was dreadful. No curtain or screen over the bath meant water sprayed everywhere whilst showering. We enjoyed the generous breakfast and the pleasant sprawling grounds of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This hotel isn't for everybody, and thank goodness for that, because it's a bit of a gem really. It sits majestically alongside other more expensive and frankly vulgar offerings, but oozes charm and a little bit of quirkiness. The proprietor (Andreis Giuseppe) is noteworthy because he appears to extend a real warmth and charm to every guest. The rooms are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Behind a large slightly untended garden with a "moderne" design fountain lies Hotel Fontana. I traveled in Europe in the 60s and 70s and stayed in a lot of hotels like this. The lobby and large airy salon could be right out of the 1930s- furniture and chandeliers included. The rooms too are out of the 30s and the bathrooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oak Harbor, Washington
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
31 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Hotel Fontana is in an old villa with fairly large grounds. Room 25 wasn't the largest in the place but it was one of the larger ones we had on our trip. And it had the advantage of being a corner room that got great cross breezes to cool it. Very nice, large balcony which was shady much of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A family hotel with very pleasant gardens, featuring the eponymous fountain and an occasional assortment of dogs and a large very tame cockerel......... the owner Guiseppe was entirely charming and helpful, offering good advice when asked - such as the Lake Maggiore Express train/boat round trip which was one of the most enjoyable days I had there. Breakfast buffet was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Fontana, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Fontana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Fontana

Address: Via Sempione Nord 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, Expedia, Tingo, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and Venere so you can book your Hotel Fontana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fontana Hotel Stresa
Hotel Fontana Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

83 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (80)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (14)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Other (29)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (4)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in Stresa with
any amenities

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situato in posizione tranquilla e centrale a pochi metri dal lago, l'Hotel La Fontana è immerso nel verde di un bellissimo grande parco.La struttura, costruita negli anni '40, è stata fino agli anni '80 una villa.La gestione familiare assicura un caldo e accogliente soggiorno.Le camere sono dotate di servizi privati, aria condizionata, Tv-sat, telefono diretto, frigo bar, phon e cassaforte. ... more   less 
Number of rooms
20

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Fontana staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer