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Grand Hotel Bristol

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not get the room we booked but a so called upgrade. Which turned out to be a family room in the attic.. After making clear that we could not accept this, we got a decent room the next day. Wifi quality is not good, but the breakfast is fine. Good pool with cold water. But as soon as... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited with a Grand Circle tour, and stayed in a beautiful room on the second floor with a balcony that overlooked the lake, and the promenade along the lake where people walked at all times of the day. It is truly a grand hotel, in the old fashioned style of the rich travelers from Britain who... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked this 7 day holiday in Stresa (our first visit) through the travel agents Citalia a member of the TUI group. The Bristol is located in an ideal position almost at the end of the lakeside promenade which is a delightful 10-15 minute walk to and from Stresa town centre. It is an elegant hotel having an old world... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a Riviera holiday base at this hotel which was exceptional and provided a perfect base for a great holiday. The hotel is comfortable beautifully presented and the service for the most part was of a high standard. For a hotel of this type and age our lake view room was quite large and well equipped and everything worked, the... More 

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Glenavy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful holiday staying at this beautiful hotel, staff were very friendly, the location was very good overlooking the lake, lovely outdoor pool. Food was of high quality and plenty to eat. The bedrooms may have been on the small side but we're very clean and lovely decor. I would imagine those bedrooms overlooking the lake would have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have made six visits to this hotel in Stresa, each time we have had a great time, the rooms are clean and spacious, the staff are friendly and helpful and the food in the restaurant is to die for , excellent and plentiful.. The pool outside is sparkling and very welcoming in the sunshine, and if it does shower,... More 

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently returned from a week's stay at the Bristol, having booked through Thomsons. We had two rooms in the annexe building, reached by the quirky horizontal lift or, if you prefer, by a longish wide corridor. You then arrive at a largish area which leads to the large indoor pool and the gym. A conventional lift then takes you up... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from two weeks in this very good hotel. It is very clean and efficiently run. It has a lovely pool surrounded by a large garden with the usual sun loungers, tables and chairs and kiosk selling food and drinks. The reception staff are excellent, speak very good English. We had a few personal issues which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grand Hotel Bristol, Stresa. On several occasions we have stayed in Baveno at our favourite hotel on Lake Maggiore, The Simplon, but this year decided it would be nice to stay at a bigger resort and therefore I chose this hotel in Stresa as it is run by the same group, Zacchara, and we hoped it would be up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic hotel by the lake with fantastic views over the lake and/or the pool if you have the chance to have a balcony! The rooms aren't particularly big but you pay for the view! The breakfast was good quality and plenty of choice for an italian hotel! But the best is certainly the outside; the pool and the gardens are... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The strikingly elegant Grand Hotel Bristol is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and has a wonderful view over the lake and Borromean Island at the foot of the Alps. Conveniently situated across the road from the lake, and only 300 metres from the centre of Stresa, the hotel’s large swimming pool is set in the immaculate grounds and shares the panoramic view of the lake and mountains. There is also an indoor pool at your disposal with two hot tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Bristol

Address: Via Umberto Primo 1/73, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range: $125 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 255
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Grand Hotel Bristol Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Stresa
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
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