Travelling alone on my way to Milan I stayed a night in Stresa because of the beauty of the lake and the great views. I found this hotel perfect for that purpose, the location is just great. I was met by really friendly staff in the lobby, I got the feeling that they do their very best to help out in whatever problem guests may have. I got a beautiful room on the 4th floor with a small balcony and a partial lake view. I had everything I needed there and the bathroom was also well equipped although I found the shower a bit too complicated to use.
Breakfast was fine, there was a good selection to choose among at the buffet table. The waiters could do better, however. For instance, if asked, I wouldn't have minded another cup of coffee. The same thing at dinner the night before, nobody cared if I wanted some more water/wine or an espresso after the meal. Small things but they do make a difference.