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Hotel Fontana

Via Sempione Nord 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The faded glory of this place only adds to its charm. We were made to feel especially welcome by the proprietor, his family, and staff. The grounds are expansive and calm, yet close to all including access to the lake. Breakfast was good, the AC worked, and the wifi was reliable and worked throughout the hotel.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The owner welcomed us warmly and we had a great two room family suite overlooking the lake. The location is quiet and charming and yet close to everything. The hotel is older but it just adds to the charm. The breakfast was one of the best we had in two weeks in Europe!

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Kennebunk, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

And what made it so was the owner/manager. As others have written, he is a true gentleman and a credit to the hospitality industry. He honestly could not do enough for us. We originally had booked 2 nights at La Fontana but found ourselves in need of lodging at the last minute the day before our planned arrival. He assured... More 

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Sheffield, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Arrived early at the hotel and asked if we could leave the car in the carpark. The owner came out to greet us and said we could have our rooms immediately. Our bags were carried upstairs and we were shown around. There is a lift. The owner is a real gentleman and always shakes your hand morning and evening. He... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

La Fontana Hotel, Stresa, Lake Maggiore Has an old fashioned air of fading past glory. The Informative Governor, Owner, Receptionist Will greet one personally, he will insist Upon making all of his guests very welcome. (This is something one sees very seldom). It’s a beautiful place in a beautiful nation And ten minutes walk from the railway station. The town... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed 5 nights on the third floor in a room w/balcony. Although this hotel is older, our room was spacious with an updated bathroom. The walls are somewhat thin , however no real issue with adjoining rooms. Giuseppe, the owner and staff were always gracious and eager to please . As a person who needs a substantial breakfast, Fontana's... More 

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Upstate New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We stayed one evening on this property. It is an older building with some charming rooms on the first floor. Our room was dated with poor electrical outlets, poor lighting and thin walls. Also the room had the first ever sit down shower I have ever used. I could hear the people in the room next door which was somewhat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our second stay after the first stay in September last year and everything is maintained as excellent as our first stay especially customer service mindset of the owner. No restaurant in hotel and nearby for dinner. Wifi in room of second floor does not work well.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Hotel was selected based on all the positive reviews in Trip Advisor. It is absolutely true that Guiseppe, the manager of this hotel, is exceptional, and one of the best proprietors we've ever encountered. He will do everything in his power to make you feel welcome and your visit a pleasant one. He even set up the breakfast buffet a... More 

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Many previous reviewers have commented on the level of customer service provided by Guiseppe, the owner of this hotel, some indicating that we should all expect the level of service he provides. However, I have to say, that he really does go the extra mile. He really made our four night stay quite special. Any recommendations were happily given re... More 

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