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Hotel Moderno
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cavour 33, 28838 Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
San Francisco, California
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3 hotel reviews
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“A great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Had a very spacious room with balcony with two chairs overlooking a cobblestone plaza. With the balcony doors closed at night, we were not bothered by street noise. It was October, cool evenings. Used thermostat in room for heat. When it didn't get warm enough, office staff graciously turned up the heat. Comfortable room and beds. Excellent friendly staff that made us feel very welcome. Had great wi -fi, no charge. Breakfast was plentiful with a wonderful selection...one of the best we have had! Staff suggested a free parking location. Staff was more informative than the tourist office, which was of minimal help. Perfect location with numerous restaurants, bars, shops right there. The ferry boat dock and water front about a three minute walk. Would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Jersey, NJ
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49 hotel reviews
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We stayed here in early September. Everyone mentions a nice balcony in their review. Our balcony was so tiny that all you could do is stand there. We looked out and saw everyone with chairs sitting and smoking on their balcony. We asked to be changed to a room with a larger balcony but none were available for two nights. Oh well!
The breakfast was disappointing. Come on, this is Italy. Not even fresh fruit?
When you go down to breakfast, they ask for your room number. Then they run upstairs and make your bed and change the towels. That counts as having your room cleaned. So after breakfast which took no more than 10 min, your room was "cleaned". And don't look for the 'do not disturb' sign because it does not exist. And the room key weighs a ton.
They had a restaurant that was open for dinner but we never saw anyone eating there. There is a grocery store around the block. Great to buy a bottle of wine.
We came in by train which was a 15 min walk to hotel. There is a convenient bus to Milan airport in front of the church for 12 euro. It takes one hour.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are fine and we had a nice little balcony out to the street side. Which is a problem if you are a light sleeper. The noise from loud people on a saturday night was considerable, and a problem for my girlfriend. Clocktower were two meters away from our window, but unlike other churches around the lake, it didn't ring all night long. But you sure will hear it from around 8 in the morning.

You will have the noise problem in any street facing room in most of Stresa on a weekend.

Breakfast was standard Italian. Ask for real coffee, and they'll make it, no charge, instead of the nescafe machine stuff.

Overall, noisy but friendly and well worth the price.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I really liked this hotel set one street back from Lake Maggiore. It is a traditional Italian style hotel and is very clean and comfortable. The bedroom was spacious and modern with a small balcony. The Hotel is air conditioned and it is controlled centrally at reception. The bedroom was spotlessly clean and the towels and linen were changed frequently. The breakfast was basic cold buffet style, evening meals were better. I would certainly stay there again.

Stayed August 2013
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

stayed here end of july beginning of august ,average for a italian hotel .breakfast was usual cold meats and cheese flakes etc.couple of mornings not much left and very slow to fill up,one morning orange ran out ,it took ages for it to be filled up.evening meal was ok but nothing special. room was ok cleaned every day.would i stay here again.YES. i have stayed in worse.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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phoenixville, pa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great location, friendly staff, large, clean room, BUT we were there in mid july and the air conditioning in our room would not cool it past the low 80's. After a terrible 1st nights sleep I asked the front desk and they set the minimum temperature (controlled by them not by the thermostat on the wall) lower, after a day exploring stresa and the islands the room was still warm and they turned down the temp some more. The room was still in the 80's. I went to the desk at midnight and the lobby was dark. The next morning they offered to change our room but we had enough and checked out a day early. The front desk staff was very apologetic and although we had booked 3 nights, after a call to management they only charged for the two (restless) nights we stayed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stavanger, Norway
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31 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We had a room with a balcony facing the busy plaza. and always had something interesting to look at. The room was spacious and clean. Breakfast buffet was good. Staff was extremely nice and helpful, we got better and more valuable information from them than at the Tourist Information Office!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 Hotel Moderno

Address: Via Cavour 33, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Moderno 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Hotel Moderno Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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