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“The Best Accomodation in Stresa” 5 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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“The Best Accomodation in Stresa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a small family hotel smack dab in the middle of Stresa. Right in the central piazza.
We were on the third floor I think, and from our room we could see snow capped mountains in the distance, and enjoy watching the comings and goings in the piazza below.
Noise was not an issue.
This location was absolutely excellent.
Room facilities and cleanliness were adequate.
Breakfasts were adequate.
The hotel is run by Laura and her husband Marco(?), both of whom are courteous and helpful.
There is a choice of good restaurants only a few steps from the front door, the ferry wharf is 3 or 4 minutes walk away.
This is not luxury accommodation, but it is everything that any reasonable person could wish for.
We did inspect several other hotels in Stresa while we were there, including a couple of very much more expensive ones. We did not see any that we considered to preferable to Hotel Elena, even had they been priced at the same rate as Hotel Elena.
This is an excellent small hotel and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Spent our first night in Italy in Stresa. The Hotel Elena is a wonderful location. Right on the main square. The quad room was tight but clean and comfortable. It had a great balcony overlooking the town, square and mountains. The breakfast was good and it was fun sitting on the patio/cafe sipping a few beverages.

I would recommend the Hotel Elena to a budget minded traveler looking for a walkable location.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aussie in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed here for a week in the summer with our two small children. The location is very convenient, right on the piazza. It's a very very basic hotel, but very clean and convenient. Family run with excellent service and a pretty good breakfast. We were out all day everyday and sat on the balcony of an evening watching the world go by whilst our kids slept. Would stay here again for sure. Excellent for the budget conscious.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

clean quiet room, helpful staff, large delicious breakfast, central location -- I would stay there again

clean quiet room, helpful staff, large delicious breakfast, central location -- I would stay there again

Room Tip: No pool or fitness center but the lake is available for swimming & hiking the many local trails...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This hotel is located in the square in the centre of the old town, a couple of minutes from the pier where the boats leave from, and about 15 minutes' walk from the railway station.

The rooms are slightly old fashioned but clean and functional. We took the advice in other reviews to ask for one at the rear so as to be quieter, and had a pleasant outlook over houses and gardens to the hills beyond.

Breakfast was very good with a good supply of bread, rolls, cold meat, cheese, cake, and fruit.

I'd be happy to stay there again if we returned to Stresa. The town itself is probably one of the best places on the lake for setting off on the Lake Maggiore Express and boat trips, and also has access to the cable car to Mottarone, and a pleasant walk to Belgirate. It feels completely safe to walk around and has plenty of restaurants.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent hotel in the best spot in Stresa - good clean rooms and extremely friendly staff - mother and son team [Laura & Marco] are so helpful and assist with local information. A local hotel worth returning to.

Room Tip: Great rooms overlooking the local square or if you wish for a quieter room - the back rooms have stu...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hotel is perfectly situated at the square. The family owners are very helpful. We had a very comfortable stay in this great hotel. It may only be two stars but leaves many 4 stars hotels behind. It is two stars as no fridge or air conditioning. The overhead fan and open windows were better than any air conditioner. We will return here again as the hotel was great and the town of stresa beautiful. We are fussy with hotels and generally stay 4 or 5 star, but this is worth every euro. Downstairs bar and meal was good.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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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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