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“Idyllic refuge” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto
Corso Italia 60, 28838 Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Colchester, United Kingdom
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“Idyllic refuge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

This hotel does not disappoint. It lives up to and beyond the reviews. It's location at the southern end of Stresa ensures a quiet, relaxing stay with stunning views, and the most comfortable and spacious accommodation. Delightful staff top off a stay not to be forgotten. Would highly recommend it.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Our last 5 days in Italy were spent at La Luna nel Porto, so after the bustle of Rome, Florence and Milan we were ready to breathe out. La Luna is a blissful package - warm, gracious staff; elegant suites with terraces, balconies and views of the lake; well-kept gardens and a superb location with a very short stroll to the ferry terminal. Views across the lake stretch across the Alps to Switzerland. The Borromean Islands and their spectacular gardens are only minutes away by ferry. The La Luna staff are able to recommend restaurants and tour experiences nearby. We particularly enjoyed the regional cuisine at 'Piemontese' and the lake seafood at 'Casabella' on the Lago Superiore e Pescatore. Thanks to La Luna and the staff for making our stay so enjoyable. Bob B

Room Tip: The rooms with a view of Lago Maggiore are wonderful - morning sun, afternoon shade, terraces and ba...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed for one week and can't speak highly enough of the hotel. The owners and staff were so helpful and friendly without being intrusive. Our suite had a very large terrace on the 2nd floor which overlooked Lake Maggiore and the islands with snow capped mountains in the background. The location is a few minutes walk to the centre of town and the ferry terminal. Stresa is such a relaxing and beautiful place to be and we can thoroughly recommend this hotel which is right on the front but very quiet with pretty gardens and wonderful vantage points to admire the views. Order a drink from the bar and be fed with yummy snacks and chocolates.

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Saint-Arnoult, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We have been staying  in hotels on the Lago Maggiore for more than 10 years. Last year we visit the Luna nel lago where we decided to sojourn this year. Among the reason of our choice was the location of the residence, close to restaurants, bars, shops and embarkment.
We enjoy the "suite 101" for a five-nights stay, in early June this year. We appreciate the terrace with the raising sun in the morning and the afternoon the changing view on the lake, the armchairs before dinner and the whole modern large space. 
The staff was very friendly and the assistance they provide to guest is highly professional. 
We did not use the kitchen since for dinner, the pizzeria Papagallo was welcoming us each night and at lunch we were either outside Stresa or in the restaurant Vicoletto which we recommend. It was a pleasure to have breakfast (a coffee and viennoiserie) at the Bar, a few doors away or a drink in the afternoon for watching people.
We shall come back next year to visit again the gardens and the museum and palaces of the Borromees islands,  to walk along the lake or to climb the Mottarone. It is not far from Milano and Switzerland (Hundred valley railway from Locarno to Domodossola).

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed here 13th - 20th July in suite 312 which has two bedrooms and a front room with a pull out double sofa bed. The views from each of the balconies was straight out on to the lake and waking up each morning and opening the windows was an amazing feeling. The hotel is not a big hotel but our suite was very large with plenty of room for us all to move around easily. It is situated at the pier end of Stresa which in my opinion is ideal as you are minutes away from all the main areas but still very quiet.
Marrisa, Sonia and Denise helped us all the time with lots of advise and brochures, making reservations and when my wife became ill, Denise arranged for a doctor to visit and acted as translator which we would not of been able to do ourselves.
You could visit Stresa for anyhting between 3 days to a week, but we went out and did a lot of excursions. We did the Centro valley railway tour which takes you from Stresa to Domodossola then on the centro valley railway into Switzerland to Locarno then the Ferry back to Stresa. Its very easy to sort out at the ticket office on the pier (all speak good english).
We had a meal on the island of pescatori on the wednesday evening and again the hotel arranged it and the restaurant send a boat to collect you from outside the Hotel Parma, the restaurant we ate at was called Pescheria although Casa Bella is also supposed to be very good they are next door to each other (you must book).
The main piazza in Stresa was great for a drink and people watching as well as what must be 20 gelatera out of them all the K2 near ill Vicoletto was the best with so many flavours you would be lucky to get through them all in a week. ill Vicoletto we ate at twice and was very good, the restaurant a few doors away which grows its own veg outside was also very good and resonable cost, the Pizza were huge.
Stresa has some really big hotels that look great but if you want a warm friendly hotel at a good price you won't go wrong wiht La Luna Nel Porto.
Thanks again to all the staff who made us feel very welcome we hope to return again soon.

Room Tip: If you can get a lake facing view pay the extra it was worth every penny.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Ballincollig, Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Stayed here last week with my youngest two kids. Was a bit worried when I saw some of the hotels along the lake front but this place is a very laid back and relaxing place. The owners and staff were great, the advice on where to eat and what to do was spot on. Only thing that didn't go our way was the weather but I can recommend this place for anyone wanting to experience the lake and the surrounding area

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for our second time in June. We were joined by friends of ours this time, who were also blown away by this amazing hotel. The location on the lake promenade cannot be beat. This time we took two junior suites with a side view of the lake. The rooms are spacious, very clean, and very welcoming. Each room was decorated with a different color scheme. There were biscuits and cookies welcoming us when we entered our rooms, and the view of the lake from the balcony was amazing. The hotel owners and staff are extremely helpful in every way possible. They truly made us feel at home. We plan to return to this hotel during our next trip to Stresa because when you've found something this nice, why look for something else?

Room Tip: We stayed in both the superior suites and the junior suites. The superior suites are more like and...
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Address: Corso Italia 60, 28838 Stresa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stresa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new hotel residence LA LUNA NEL PORTO is situated in the centre of Stresa, on the lakeside promenade. Studios and two room apartments with panoramic terraces,private gardens, fully equipped kitchen corner, air conditioned, safe, tv sat, free internet connection. Each apartment has its peculiarity in colours and furniture: you can stay in the apartment with sunset orange colours or in that with lake and sky colours. The hotel has flourishing panoramic garden, solarium, bar. ... more   less 
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