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“Small no frills hotel in excellent location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Elena
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cadorna 15, 28838 Stresa, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Zurich
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129 hotel reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Small no frills hotel in excellent location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located on the town piazza and about a 2 minutes walk from the ferry port. The rooms were basic but clean with flat screen TV and small shower only bathroom. Our room was at the rear of the hotel and had a balcony with nice views over the town. The rooms at the front have balconies overlooking the piazza.

Staff spoke English and were friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was cereal, bread, cold meats, cheese, yogurt and fruit. It was simple and very good.

There are lots of eating places close to the hotel.

We parked by the lake for free. The hotel does have parking but we did not use it.

Would recommend this good value place.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Elena is a real gem for anyone looking to stay in Stresa. It's a 15 min walk from the station and a couple of minutes to the lake and ferry terminal. We had a large room with balcony overlooking the square which was quiet and good for relaxing after a day spent sightseeing. There are great lakeside walks, good restaurants (ask Laura for recommendations) and interesting small shops within easy reach of the hotel. Breakfast was good and the service excellent. The hotel is very clean and well run and the staff are very helpful. If you are looking for a comfortable and well priced hotel this one is definitely worth considering.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A great place to stay. Rooms very clean, the owner meticulous in ensuring everything goes well. She was wonderful. The position is excellent and ideally situated for restaurants and the Friday market. Very good value and we will stay there again should we return to Stresa.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ballwin, Missouri
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in mid June. As all of the reviews point out, the location is great. Walking distance to the piers, evening stroll along the lake, shopping etc. A visit to the three Borromean islands is a must, especially Isola Bella. There are open air restaurants right outside of the hotel in the town square. as well as shopping and gelato stands. We were a little disappointed when we arrived, as I had requested a balcony room over the square and they had confirmed it. There was not a balcony room available, but they did apologize and offer to move us the second night (they had messed up the reservation), but we decided to stay in the room at the rear of the hotel as it was bigger and quieter. If you arrive by train, I would suggest taking a cab to the hotel, it's not the easiest place to find when you first arrive. It's a nice hotel on a beautiful lake, we only had one full day, and would have liked to have one more.

  • Stayed June 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stresa was our first stop during a 2 week European holiday and we loved this hotel! Great location with easy walking distance to the waterfront. We rented a room with 1 double bed and 2 twin beds for our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 teenagers). It wasn't a huge room but comfortably fit us. Our balcony looked right onto the square. We really enjoyed the breakfast they include and staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vero Beach, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Hotel Elena is right on the main square and walking distance to the marina, waterfront and quaint shops. The family-run hotel is well managed and has a wonderful breakfast. Having a/c, a lift and an outside terrace (facing the quiet back) made this a most enjoyable stay. Yes the room was small, the wifi intermittent but overall a great value for the money.

Room Tip: Front rooms over the Piazza are noisier than those in the back.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is in a great location being on the town square. Our room was at the back of the hotel and was very quiet. It is a very short walk to the lake and other parts of Stressa. The manager was very helpful and gave us lots of information. The rooms are not new but are very clean and comfortable. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back were very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Elena

Address: Piazza Cadorna 15, 28838 Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Elena 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Elena Hotel Stresa
Hotel Elena Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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