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Hotel du Parc
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Gignous 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Home from Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was or second stay at Hotel Du Parc (we spent a lovely week there in late September early October and experienced Fall at Lago Maggiore). On arrival we were welcomed warmly, it felt like a homecoming. Pupa, Carla and the rest of the team at this family run Hotel are exceptional, they cannot do enough for you. They gave us wonderful hints on where the markets are held in different towns on different days and we had great fun travelling to Arona and Luino to do some thrifty shopping and of course see different towns. The one trip was by bus, the other by ferry. We wanted to go and see Lake Orta but, this being the end of the season, there was no longer a bus running - no problem, Pupa organised transport for us and we had a wonderful day out at this exquisite beauty spot. Our room at the Hotel Du Parc was great, we were on the 2nd floor (room 11) which has a balcony and a lake view - lovely comfortable beds and of course extremely spacious. The Hotel is set in beautiful grounds and you can sit outdoors and relax after a day out and enjoy an aperitif or a cup of tea. Breakfasts are divine with much to eat, the setting in the baronial dining room is just wonderful. To get into the little townitself is but a five minute leisurely walk. I highly recommend Hotel Du Parc and will most certainly return there when next visiting Lago Maggiore.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the lake for great views.
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  • Stayed September 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed for three nights attending a wedding in Stresa. Location is excellent for both Stresa and the Lake - only a five minute walk down hill. The owners, management and staff are all great - friendly, welcoming and helpful with good language skills. Housekeeping is very good and comfortable beds with good linen. Buffet breakfast is reliable if a little unexciting and unchanging. Our room was big and airy with shutters to keep out the light at night. Trains were noticeable (we were at the back overlooking the lovely gardens with a glimpse of the railway) but did not worry us. The first night we were woken fleetingly maybe five times but thereafter only vaguely aware of them at night. Would definitely recommend and would stay again

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are probably quieter, but they do look over the road so who knows? Our adult chil...
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Classic and elegant Italian Villa, family-run and operated, updated for comfort and hospitality.. Location perfect for enjoying Stresa from the comfortable surroundings of Du Parc and the lovely gardens/grounds....with the gracious help of the family Great breakfast buffet .in a light, airy and pretty room with a lake view. Rooms clean and comfortable...with high ceilings & classic, priceless chandeliers.
Old fashioned interiors in public rooms with antique furnishings.
Hosts were very accommodating re early flights from Milan Malpensa airport.
Request room on front or side of hotel to reduce the train noise. We had a side room that was great.

Room Tip: Ask for hotel front or side rooms to minimize adjacent train noise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My wife and I stayed here in May 2012. We loved it. We travel a fair but and have experienced large hotels (eg Hilton), B & Bs, and smaller hotels like Hotel Du Parc in Stresa.
The owner, Puppa, and her husband, Giuseppe, are charming, as are ALL of the staff. Asking for something extra or out of the ordinary is treated as second nature by them. Wonderfully situated with a view overlooking Lake (Lago) Maggiore, the hotel is a 3 minute walk from the main Piazza, and another minute to the departure point for ferries to other places on the lake.
The warmth of the owners is both sincere and genuine, a far cry from the impersonal feeling of the large hotels.

Why anyone would want to stay anywhere else in Stresa would confound us.

Peter & Edna Francis
Cape Town
South Africa
Tel: cell 00 27 84870 5303

Room Tip: Ask for room with lake view. If not possible do not worry - the gardens are beautiful to look at.
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  • Stayed October 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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Just a five minute walk from the centre of Stresa, the hotel is set in lovely gardens full of colourful flowers. It retains a very old-fashioned style and feel - even down to the receptionist hand-writing our check in details - but is charming nevertheless and the little bar is reminiscent of scenes from a Bertie Wooster & Jeeves novel.The rooms were spacious and very clean, beds were comfy and if our bathroom was a touch on the bijou side, it was spotless! Breakfast was a sumptuous affair - the best we had on this tour of the Lakes. We hadn't bargained for the trains going past on a regular basis through the night, which wasn't a major problem for us but could be uncomfortable for very light sleepers. Free car parking in the hotel grounds is also a major plus. With a town like Stresa on the doorstep, this was a real find and we would definitely come back again.

Room Tip: Try for the front of the hotel to avoid the railway line.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Nice large room and terrace (loved the gold plated taps!) but would have liked a little more constructive reaction to our complaint that the hairdryer didn't work (Have you looked for the switch?) and the bar service was harritate to say the least. Breakfast was excellent. All overshadowed I am afraid by the very loud train noise and associated vibrations that continued throughout the night. Take your ear plugs.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We drove up to the car park with a feeling of 'returning home' and once we entered the building this feeling continued. We were given a choice of two rooms in the main building and chose the one with the terrace and the view. The room is large, tranquil and comfortable and there is a good bathroom too. My reason for not giving top marks is that the pillows are really uncomfortable - we did ask for extra ones, but I'm afraid they were just as bad.

Apart from that little point, our stay here was perfect. The location is perfect, away from the hustle and bustle of a busy town centre, and high enough to have a view to the lake over the rooftops. The train service seems to have increased over the years, but you soon get used to the low noise of the passing through trains from the nearby Stresa station and judicious use of ear plugs eliminates this.

Breakfast is also perfect due to the experience of Mario, who remembers your coffee order from the first time he comes across you! Wonderful, and we'd happily return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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: Via Gignous 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Parc 3*
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Also Known As:
Du Parc Hotel
Du Parc Stresa
Hotel Du Parc Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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