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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Albergo Sempione

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Albergo Sempione
Ranked #30 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Sion, Switzerland
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“second time ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I was there two time ...
First one with my children, in July 2011, for a backpack trip in Italie, the sempione albergo was ous first stop, and that was really fine with the 3 boys, a quite far from the train station, the hotel was on the front of the lake, and really nesar of the centrum.
Second time in July 2012, by chance we get the same room (quite funny), and my friend was agree with me, the hotel was really fine and has a very good Quality/price rate ...
And the town, the lake, the boromé Island are just beautifull ...
Perhaps, no surely, we'll go there again and again, as we are convinced ...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

This hotel is right on the sea front - close to everything but yet slightly removed as it is further up the promenade. It is quiet, old style but quaint and retains its charm. Our first room wasn't great but we were moved upon request on the second morning. The rooms are small but what you are getting in return is the convenience and views afforded by a sea front location. This is definitely a budget option but the continental breakfasts and customer service first class. If you are not intending being out and about much (?!), then splurge on a room at the front with a balcony.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

This hotel is so conveniently situated, almost opposite the ferry terminal and around the corner from the centre of town, with all its lovely bars and restaurants. It also is right on the lake, so if you are lucky enough to get a room at the front (which unfortunately we were not) you get a wonderful view of the lake.
Our room was quite big with a lovely little balcony, which overlooked the building behind! We were only there for the weekend and were out all day so the view didn't bother us. The furniture is a bit dated but for the price we paid, 64 euro per night B and B it's a bargain! The only slight problem was the shower which was a bit temperamental and had obviously been there for a long time but with a little patience you could make it work!
The breakfast was very good-plenty of juice, tea, coffee etc, ham, cheese, rolls, pastries and fruit and certainly filled us up! The view from the window overlooking the lake when eating breakfast was perfect. The staff were all very helpful and as often in smaller hotels, were prepared to go that extra mile - my electric adaptor would not work to charge my phone and they went off to look for a spare that I could use.
We arrived by train and the hotel is about a ten/fifteen minute walk from the station and it's uphill on the way back!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We have reserved a room with the lake view for 2 nights. Upon arrival we discovered that there was a technical problem and our room could be available just next day. The second night in the hotel we spent in originally booked room and it was pretty nice. Amazing view, comfortable bed, proper shower- everything as planned. But the room where we had to spend the first night was... really disappointing. At the end we got a good discount for inconvenience and even a bottle of wine from the owner that helped to smooth our impression. So i would just advise to give a call in advance to confirm your arrival and to make sure that everything is going by the plan.
And by the way- boat station is just across the road!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nice
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

An older style hotel but the room was nicely decorated with an excellent (huge) bathroom. The hotel is in an excellent position on the quiet end of the foreshore with the balcony overlooking the lake. Breakfast was plentiful and the service was friendly and efficient. Overall good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

View to the lake from the balcony was great. Otherwise rooms were modest and no minibar. Staff was very nice and breakfast good. Location by the lake and close to the restaurants etc. is a big plus.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

This was my second stay at the Sempione in Stresa, Italy. Though the room did not have a lake view, the stay was very pleasant and courteous.
The Staff is very, very nice & helpful. Would definitely stay again! :-)
A big thanks to the team at the Semione for making my stay wonderful !!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Albergo Sempione
Address: Corso Italia 46, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Albergo Sempione 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the shores of Lake Maggiore, 'Albergo Sempione is an excellent solution for those who want to spend their holidays in this great town. Located a few meters from the center of Stresa is directly connected with the embarkation of the Borromeo Islands. The hotel have a classic design, has a junior suite, double / twin rooms overlooking the lake view rooms and family rooms solarium. The hotel also provides a wi-fi throughout the hotel, a varied breakfast buffet, served in our dining room or on the veranda, where the predominant view of the lake with the respective islands. ... more   less 
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