We stayed at Stresa Residence the end of September '13 in the two bedroom apartment. The apartment is at the top of a spiral staircase which is original to the building. Like many older buildings in Italy there is no elevator, so you must climb the stairs, but it's not a long climb up. My parents are approaching 70 and they had no trouble climbing the stairs a few times a day.
The apartment has modern decor with clean lines; it was renovated just a couple of years ago, so everything is quite new. Bathrooms are huge by Italian standards. Our apartment also had a small balcony with a small table and two chairs.
The first level of the apartment has a murphy bed, small kitchen, and a kitchen table. Also has a couple of very nice and large wardrobes. The upper level has a unique feel to it as it has a valuted ceiling and two large skylights which open electrically. Both levels have air conditioning units
The kitchen is clever as it closes off with two large doors, making the room feel more like a leaving room when you want to. The small kitchen has everything you need including an electric stove top, microwave, small fridge and even a dishwasher. Fully stocked with utensils, plates, bowls, cutlery, etc...
The location is hard to beat as it is located in the historic center of Stresa which is a pedestrian area (no cars) so it is very quiet. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and enotecas right out the door. Also, the ferry boat landing is just across the main street, about 150 meters away, so it is still quite close to the waterfront. There is also a small supermarket only a little over 100 meters up the street. Very convenient.
Only downside is there is no parking right there as it is a pedestrian only area, but we found free parking on the street only a few minute walk away, not a problem.
Giovanni was an excellent host, he was available for any needs we had and had some great suggestions for places to eat dinner.
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