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“Sojourn in Stresa” 4 of 5 stars
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VIlla Maurice
2.0 of 5 Apartment Hotel   |   Via Ruggero Bonghi 10, Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #27 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Sojourn in Stresa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had 3 nights in a top floor apartment ( 2 seniors and an adult daughter) which had a separate bedroom and a bed in the day room. It all worked fine for us and we enjoyed the stay. Our apartment had windows facing out in three directions, one of which was to the railway line but the trains didn't seem to be a problem that I remember as mentioned by another reviewer.
There was no on-site parking so you had to park in the street but there was never an issue finding a park and there were no parking machines so it was free. We could keep an eye on the car from our room. Breakfast was provided at the Hotel Meeting about 50 metres down the road and it probably wasn't as good as advertised in the brochure but it was adequate.
The reception staff at the Hotel Meeting ( where you check in for the Villa Maurice) were very helpful with advice about the cable car up Mount Mottarone and also the Lago Maggiore Express. The Villa Maurice is about a 5 minute walk from Piazza L. Cadorna in the centre of Stresa so it was central to the shops and restaurants. Security in the building itself was very good and the service staff cleaned the room to a high standard.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The apartment was great, very modern and comfortable, however there were two downsides, the railway is very close and meant that we had to ensure all windows were closed and aircon on with ear plugs in at night.

Bed was on the firmish side, bathroom large and well appointed

The breakfast was pretty dismal, with no hot food at all

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked a "2-room" apartment for two couples, which we later realized means one-bedroom (as opposed to a studio). That was fine, since the bed in the kitchen/dining area was quite comfortable, but it really wasn't set up to accommodate two couples. The apartment would be much better for a family with a kid or two, or just one couple. There was no door on the bedroom, and you had to walk through the bedroom to get to the bathroom (the floors were so creaky that everyone woke up every time one of us got up for any reason). The second bed was also right underneath the windows, and the trains outside were so loud, it was hard to sleep. The biggest problem was that the hotel only gave us one key for the four of us. Although we asked multiple times for a second key, they said it was impossible because they needed the technician to make a new one, and although we were there for 7 days, no progress ever seemed to be made on the key issue. This was particularly annoying because you can't even leave the apartments without a key -- the gate doesn't open, even from the inside, without the key, which seems like a safety issue to me (what if you get locked in??). So any time someone left, we'd have to walk them to the gate and go back, and we had to constantly coordinate our movements. It was absurd, and seems unfair for the hotel to charge us for extra people when they were clearly not set up to accommodate four. When we mentioned this, we were told the rate was good and they wouldn't take off the extra charge. The rate was very high if you ask me (about 150 euro/ night), particularly for what we got. I don't usually write negative reviews, but I suppose these sites would be biased if nobody ever mentioned anything but the positives. Other than those issues, it was fine. The breakfast was decent and since everything in Stresa is within a few blocks (the town is very small), it was convenient. But next time, if I were looking for an apartment, I'd probably look at airbnb.com. Also I found Stresa very touristy and overpriced. Hotel Simplon in Baveno, the next town, was much much better value.. very luxurious, great facilities, and with a nice pizzeria/restaurant across the street. Baveno is pretty boring though.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lausanne
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We were very happy with our choice of hotel. The hotel apartment was lovely, with all modern fittings that included a private balcony. There were friendly staff on hand in the main hotel where breakfast was served and plenty of parking in the road. I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about VIlla Maurice

Address: Via Ruggero Bonghi 10, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — VIlla Maurice 2*
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