A lovely hotel with a beautiful outlook on to the lake. Yes, it's a bit OTT; yes, it's very heavily decorated - but for us that wasn't a problem and it was also what we sort of expected from a villa style hotel on the Italian lakes. The room was spotlessly clean, and we paid for a lake view - which was well worth it. There was a wonderful choice of breakfasts: freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh fruit, assorted breads, meats, cheeses as well as cooked etc etc. We only ate in the hotel on one evening, preferring to try local rerstaurants (about a 10 minute walk along the lakeside to the town centre), but on Thursday (mainly because of the weather) we decided to stay and try the buffet on offer, which was fantastic! Yes the prices are higher than you would pay in a local bar or restaurant, but if you want to spend a day relaxing by the pool, it's worth it. Service was impeccable and everyone we encountered was helpful and courteous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The strikingly elegant Grand Hotel Bristol is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and has a wonderful view over the lake and Borromean Island at the foot of the Alps. Conveniently situated across the road from the lake, and only 300 metres from the centre of Stresa, the hotel’s large swimming pool is set in the immaculate grounds and shares the panoramic view of the lake and mountains. There is also an indoor pool at your disposal with two hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Stresa
- Grand Hotel Bristol Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore