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Hotel Fontana

3.0 of 5 Via Sempione Nord 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Fontana is a charming family run hotel overlooking glorious Lake Maggiore, a gem of old world hospitality, touches of a past elegance with all the needs and expectations of the modern traveller well taken care of. Guiseppe's warm welcome complete with a complimentary beer and half bottle of prosecco made us instantly feel that we were home with family.... More

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Loveland, Colorado
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel, located in the middle of it's own gardens, is a smaller version of the grand (and expensive) turn of the last century hotels in the center of town. It is very close to the Mottarone cable car and the Carciano ferry dock. Most rooms have views of the Lake Maggiore and the glorious Borromean Islands. This is a... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Very nice quaint bed and breakfast. The room ws small and it was on the side with a spacious balcony but no lake view. The bed covers were a bit tired but clean. Enjoyed the backyard view of the pets kept by the family. Breakfast was nice and in the well arranged parlor. Would go back again but ask for... More

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Hotel Fontana is about 800m/12min walk from the ferry in Stresa. It is on the main road out of town which can be sometimes noisy. The hotel has its own garden and it is a pleasant place to take the sun. On arrival and at breakfast, you are met and greeted by the owner, a most courteous man. He speaks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here 5 years ago and loved both the hotel and Stresa so much that we swore we would return. Nothing had changed. The hotel is run lovingly by its owner who is quite exceptionally caring for his clients and full of local knowledge. It is a simple but comfortable hotel quite close to the lake and a 10... More

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San Luis Obispo, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Adelaide, Australia
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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

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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103 reviews 103 reviews
40 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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

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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*
Number of rooms: 20
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Fontana Hotel Stresa
Hotel Fontana Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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