The service was excellent and friendly - the owner Massimo was a very helpful and hospitable host.
Our room (the Ardilla, upstairs) was relaxing and well-furnished, with a good size bathroom and very pleasant large balcony with table and chairs. Some low roof-beams added to the character of the room (one of us is 6' 5" tall, and negotiated them fine - and there was a strategically placed windchime!).
There were lots of tourist information and maps available, plus a useful notice board which included the daily weather forecast and local events in Stresa. A good breakfast was served on the terrace (cereals, brioche, croissants, rolls, yogurts, juices, fresh coffee etc).
The B&B is situated on the hilly outskirts of Stresa. We chose to spend the week without a car and enjoyed our daily walk down to the town and lakeside (20-25 minutes). The walk back up was challenging, but fun (30-35 minutes). Massimo showed us some useful short-cuts!
We liked everything about it. Massimo speaks good English, but will also help you with your Italian if you want to try to speak some!!!