We booked our holiday with Riviera Travel. We were pleased when we found out that the evening meal could be taken at any time between 7 and 9 pm. This was good as two of our trips out returned late so we didn't have to rush to get ready for it. At the Bristol we heard they only had the one seating time. The evening meals were very good and always came hot. The hotel was beautifully furnished and decorated with fresh flowers everywhere. The staff were very friendly and the service was great. It was served at your table in the evenings, buffet breakfast from 7am till 10am. The only HOT food for breakfast came in the form of scrambled eggs, streaky smoked bacon and sausage, the same every day. No variation on this.
In the evenings we didn't get to sit in the front part of the restaurant very often as we were told it was not possible even though there were plenty of tables still unoccupied. We can only assume that individual travellers probably paying more had priority over group bookings.
We had a room on the back of the hotel overlooking the small pool which was very pleasant and warm. We never saw any problems with people getting a sunbed as people were out on trips every day. We never heard any noise during the night at all, but we did keep our doors shut so the air conditioning would stay on. We were on 2nd floor and had quite a big balcony and bathroom. We noticed all the balconies at the back on that floor had good sized balconies. The sun was on it all afternoon and for 3 days we didn't use it as it was just too hot. The view over the lake was just lovely and the small town of Stresa was lovely too. Great week overall, although tiring with trips out every day bar one. Lovely hotel and would book it again if we go back.
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore
- Hotel Astoria Stresa