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“Great location, excellent views, definitely hope to return again.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Royal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Lido 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Buderim, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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“Great location, excellent views, definitely hope to return again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Spent five days at Hotel Royal on a group tour from Queensland Australia and enjoyed every minute. The hotel was very clean, our room was a nice size with balcony views over the lake. The bed was firm but OK for us, wife needed a lower pillow which was promptly supplied upon request. Cold buffet breakfast was a nice change to the usual hot food options and the evening meals were excellent value. All staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful. All necessary tourist info was available at reception. Their bar was open afternoons for coffee etc. and pre dinner drinks weren't expensive. At the time of our stay the Hotel was well patronised but the town does quieten down over winter due to the cold. It was just a short walk down to the lake and nearby cable car terminal. A twenty minute stroll along the lakeside took us into the centre of town and the main water bus terminal. There were excellent lake views from the roof top garden plus views of the Swiss Alps - sunrise photos were worth getting up for. As Stresa is on a main rail line we hope to return on our own next trip to Italy.

Room Tip: Most rooms towards the rear or facing east have the best lake views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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WEST MIDLANDS
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We arrived in the second week in October, and whilst we didn't expect it to be full of guests, we were surprised to find it almost empty.
On arrival we were greated by an extremely helpful young lady (only one on the staff)
Who provided us with maps and brochures and told us quite a lot about Stesa.
Room, we were upgraded to a "superior" room, probably because the hotel was almost empty.
Hotel room was very good, wonderful views and well serviced.
Tried to get a drink about 5pm, no luck. Later in the evening we ordered scotch and water, scotch OK, but we could not have water !!!! Luckily a German guest took pity on us and offer us water from her bottle. Didn't try dining room was a bit too bow ties and servile service, but breakfast was OK.
Would not return

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chester
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We really enjoyed staying at this hotel in Stresa, The hotel is about 20 minutes walk along the lake shore from the centre and it had a homely feel. There was a good cold buffet breakfast, but boiled eggs were available on request, and a good three course evening meal in the hotel restaurant which was partly outside. We had a front facing room with balcony having sun in the morning, there was some road noise; a rear, lake view room would have been quieter but probably more expensive. The room was clean, and of fair size, the bed comfortable. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, speaking good English. Tourist information could be found from Tour Operators files (Inghams) or Lake steamer/ bus/train timetables at reception.
The hotel garden and pool area were beautiful. Overall this is a good 3 star hotel run by the owners, Signor and Signora Rosa. Signor Rosa's paintings adorn the walls of the hotel and its bedrooms. There is a lake steamer landing stage about 200 yards walk down the side road for trips to the islands but the town centre landing stage has a more frequent service to other places on the lake. The Matterone cable car is also just down the side road from the hotel. We loved this hotel and resort and will hope to return. The hotel has a rooof terrace with beautiful panoramic views.

Room Tip: Lake view rooms on 2nd or 3rd floor would be quieter than on the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sliema, Malta
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Hotel Royal is a good budget accomodation in Stresa. Service is good, Decor a bit outdated but quite good value.

It is decently clean and has also partial side sea views.

Beds are rock hard, but on complaint my mattress was changed and I could actually sleep! So do complain if you don't like sleeping on cement...I don't! :)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harlow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

ideal for visits to the islands and cable car, pleasant walk to town, terrific views from room and 5th floor terrace, just a bit dated in parts, bed was rock hard and breakfast very average, but all in all a great place to stay

Room Tip: a lake view is a must
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I picked this hotel from all the great reviews it had.
We arrived at a very late 4am due to 6 hrs delay with Easy jet, was met by our taxi booked with Tomassucci Travel they let the Hotel know we was delayed which was brill. Checked by the night porter and dealt with very well.
The room was a standard room but we had a good side view of the lake, we asked for a high floor and double bed which is what we got, the room was fine but the bed was hard as a rock.
Breakfast was awful the coffee was terrible like mud (tip ask for hot milk with it).
The Hotel was right by the Cable Car and Water Taxis to the Islands which were great, and very easy to do, there was also a market in Stresa on a Friday.
The Little Train that goes around Stresa is good fun and it helps to find your way round.
The Hotel is a nice walk from the centre but not in the rain!

Room Tip: Try to get a view
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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lothian
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed for three nights at the Hotel Royal, the room was large, clean but very basic. The breakfast was not fantastic and a very poor selection for veggies, the restaurant staff did not exactly trip-over themselves to make sure you had been properly served etc. The front reception staff were very helpful, polite and friendly. The hotel does seem aimed at the more mature holidaymaker, my partner and myself seemed to be the among the very few guest who are under 60, which was fine as it meant the pool and sunbeds were very quiet. The centre of stresa is a good 20 minute walk from the hotel, not the easiest if you have mobility issues. Not the worst place we've stayed, but not the best either, we wouldn't go back.

P.s. the surrounding area is stunning!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Royal

Address: Viale Lido 1, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Royal 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New rooms: -90% of all the rooms and bathrooms have been completely renewed in april 2011.the rooms are equipped with parquet on the floor, murano chandelier-in some room-and brand new furnitures. The new bathrooms are decorated with marble and duravit bathroom ceramics.bath or shower. all our rooms have got a private balcony with the option of the view on the lake and islands or gardens. ... more   less 
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Royal Hotel Stresa
Hotel Royal Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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