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“Outdoor Restaurant Fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Moderno
Ranked #22 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
84 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Outdoor Restaurant Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Unfortunately I am unable to rate this property however the hotel has an outdoor restaurant which we ate in on several occasions.
The food served here is excellent, in fact although it is not classed as a restaurant, it served the best food I ever tasted in Stresa.
On our first visit here there was a fabulous live band playing in the street where this hotel is situated, they were attracting a lot of attention, camera men, photo shoot which I'm sure had nothing to do with the hotel however that's why we initially decided to eat there to listen to the music. Ate here on 4 further occasions, the beef in balsamic is to die for along with their veal, creme brûlée the very best I ever tasted, and their meringue ice cream cake - YUM!
Staff were excellent, friendly and service with a smile. This restaurant is a must when visiting Stresa, try it, you won't be disappointed.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel is in centre of Stresa just two minutes from lake front. Food good, staff mannerable and helpful and rooms clean. Towels changed daily, bedlinen every two days. Our room faced front, with a balcony and a narrow view of the lake which was lovely. The bell tower of church right outside but not an inconvenience.Would go there again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 924sheila70
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new york
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189 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

but nothing special. We stayed here for several nights and had a room right across from the church bell tower so we were loudly serenaded a few times but nothing that interfered with sleep. The room was an adequate size but the "shower" was set up in such a way that it was impossible to use. Mattress could have been a little firmer on the bed but it was not terrible. The restaurant food was good but no really special dishes. Staff were professional. Location makes for an easy walk to the lake or around town.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Travelyn103
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Had a very spacious room with balcony with two chairs overlooking a cobblestone plaza. With the balcony doors closed at night, we were not bothered by street noise. It was October, cool evenings. Used thermostat in room for heat. When it didn't get warm enough, office staff graciously turned up the heat. Comfortable room and beds. Excellent friendly staff that made us feel very welcome. Had great wi -fi, no charge. Breakfast was plentiful with a wonderful selection...one of the best we have had! Staff suggested a free parking location. Staff was more informative than the tourist office, which was of minimal help. Perfect location with numerous restaurants, bars, shops right there. The ferry boat dock and water front about a three minute walk. Would definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Solesonearth
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North Jersey, NJ
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53 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed here in early September. Everyone mentions a nice balcony in their review. Our balcony was so tiny that all you could do is stand there. We looked out and saw everyone with chairs sitting and smoking on their balcony. We asked to be changed to a room with a larger balcony but none were available for two nights. Oh well!
The breakfast was disappointing. Come on, this is Italy. Not even fresh fruit?
When you go down to breakfast, they ask for your room number. Then they run upstairs and make your bed and change the towels. That counts as having your room cleaned. So after breakfast which took no more than 10 min, your room was "cleaned". And don't look for the 'do not disturb' sign because it does not exist. And the room key weighs a ton.
They had a restaurant that was open for dinner but we never saw anyone eating there. There is a grocery store around the block. Great to buy a bottle of wine.
We came in by train which was a 15 min walk to hotel. There is a convenient bus to Milan airport in front of the church for 12 euro. It takes one hour.

Room Tip: Go to the Sky Bar at the Hotel La Palma. Couple of blocks away. View is beautiful. Buy some drink...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank labern116
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are fine and we had a nice little balcony out to the street side. Which is a problem if you are a light sleeper. The noise from loud people on a saturday night was considerable, and a problem for my girlfriend. Clocktower were two meters away from our window, but unlike other churches around the lake, it didn't ring all night long. But you sure will hear it from around 8 in the morning.

You will have the noise problem in any street facing room in most of Stresa on a weekend.

Breakfast was standard Italian. Ask for real coffee, and they'll make it, no charge, instead of the nescafe machine stuff.

Overall, noisy but friendly and well worth the price.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

I really liked this hotel set one street back from Lake Maggiore. It is a traditional Italian style hotel and is very clean and comfortable. The bedroom was spacious and modern with a small balcony. The Hotel is air conditioned and it is controlled centrally at reception. The bedroom was spotlessly clean and the towels and linen were changed frequently. The breakfast was basic cold buffet style, evening meals were better. I would certainly stay there again.

Stayed August 2013
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Property: Hotel Moderno
Address: Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour 33, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Moderno 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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