A stay at the Belvedere on Isola Pescatori is the perfect place to recover from a long flight. A pick up from Milan airport is well worth it and soon you are whisked across the lake into the welcoming arms of the lovely people at the Belvedere. Parco and his team are without exception, genuinely warm, helpful, good natured, efficient and hardworking. We always felt well attended to and valued as guests even though they were running an extremely busy dining room for lunch and dinner.
Our room which had a huge terraced with a fabulous panoramic view of Lake Maggiore was simply but adequately furnished and the bed was very comfortable.
The island of Pescatori is delightful and although full of day trippers during the day it is deliciously peaceful in the mornings and evenings when we were mostly there. The people watching is great entertainment.
We dined at the Belvedere most of the time during our five nights because the food was so good, the service excellent, the view spectacular and it was reasonably priced. There are several other places to eat on the island and ten minutes on the ferry to Stresa gives you many dining options and if you want to stay after the ferries stop you can arrange a pick up courtesy of the hotel.
There is a lot to do from the island and it is all done at a relaxing pace with very regular ferries going to and fro around the towns and island. We visited Isola Bella (stunning), Isla Madre (sublime) Villa Taranto with a lovely walk back to Pallanza, Stresa (of course) and we took the Lake Maggiore Express up the lake to Locarno joining up to the Panoramic train for the return. We thoroughly enjoyed it all
Our five days on Maggiore was heavenly and we highly recommend the Belvedere on Isola Pescatori as the best place to stay for a unique experience on the Italian lakes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Belvedere, located on the quite Isola dei Pescatori, is the right place to forget about stress and relax on the sound of the lake's waves. It is located in and historical building, recently renewed. Six of the 8 double rooms have the see on the lake; all of them have the private bathroom with shower or bath tub, heating, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, WIFI connection free of charge. Our restaurant has a wide dining room on the lake and is open every day, for lunch and dinner. The island is connected to the mainland by the public boats, leaving from Stresa and Baveno every 30 minutes, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. We can organize a transfer by motorboat after 7 p.m. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belvedere Hotel Stresa
- Hotel Belvedere Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore