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Review of Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto

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Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
tampa, fl
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fairytale elopement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2010

Everything about Luna Del Porto exceeded our expectations. My Husband and I decided to elope in Italy (May 2009) and chose Stresa as our spot. Lago Maggiore was a gorgeous backdrop for the nuptials and Luna Del Porto played a major role in the fairytale. From the moment we arrived we were impressed by not only the lovely grounds, but the delightful staff. Amazing fresh flower arrangements adorn the common areas alone with delectable chocolate treats. We had a one bedroom- 2 bath apartment on the first floor with two sets of doors that opened to a green area overlooking the lake and mountain views.
The room was large, clean and decorated with timeless furnishings. Since this was our wedding trip we had talked about staying in one of the large fancy hotels but ultimately decided on Luna and we are so thankful we did. Not only did we save a ton of money, but we made friends for life and created marvelous memories. Everyday there was a large array of breakfast items that included fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries, cheese, meats, yogurt, jams and bread. Fresh cappuccino or espresso made to order along with juice and tea. Breakfast could be taken inside the elegantly set dining area or outside on the veranda.
Getting married in Italy isn’t an easy process and we had many steps to complete paperwork. Neither my Husband nor I spoke Italian and relied heavily on the help from all of the staff at the Hotel. Everyone was so helpful but none more than Simona. Once we completed the mountain of paperwork we mentioned that we were in need of a photographer and two witnesses and coincidently Simona mentioned that her husband (Alberto) was a photographer. Arrangements were made for Alberto to come to the hotel to photograph us and then follow to town hall just a few blocks away.
The staff went out of their way to make our trip the most memorable experience. On the evening of our wedding they had set up a tray of Champagne and treats with a note of congratulations. I would highly recommend this hotel for the prime location, cleanliness, amply room, lake/mountain views, breakfast, price, amenities (kitchenette and washer/dryer use) and mostly for the caring staff. We look forward to returning for many years of anniversaries.
Claudette & Gregory

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank artzigirl
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2009

La Luna Nel Porto was our first stop in Italy earlier this month. Perfectly situated on the lakeshore, just south of the heart of town and across the street from boat harbor, the Residence was updated, sparkling clean and staffed with extraordinarily helpful and pleasant personnel -- Carla, Simona, Laura and all. Breakfast was fresh and satisfying and the "cafe americano" steaming (in a very large cup!). Our suite was large enough to comfortably sleep 5 and included a private garden terrace overlooking Lago Maggiore. We stayed only 3 nights and could have extended for a month; we will return if we pass this way again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheHanleys
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lake forest, IL
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2009

We just got back from a two week trip to Italy and Stresa was going to be our last stay before going home ...so I wanted a special place to stay. We found it!!! The staff could not have been nicer, the location was perfect and our room was great with a beautiful view of the lake. When we first arrived there was the Grand Prix of Off Shore racing going on so parking was at a premium. They met us, helped us with luggage and because on of the staff was leaving she waited with me while my husband brought the car around. They offered great recommendations for dinner and anything we asked for.
They even had someone there to help with luggage when we had to leave at 4am for our flight from Milan. My husband kept saying he thought it should be a 4 star hotel.
I picked this hotel based on the recommendations of Trip Advisor, and it was a huge help. We would definately recommend La Luna Nel Porta and would definately go back!
We also splurged and got the room with the balconey which was worth every penny. Say hi to Carla, Anna and her mom when you get there
Enjoy!!

  • Stayed October 2009, 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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1 Thank mdt_rjt
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Camberley, Surrey
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140 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2009

My wife told me to book this "residence" purely on the superb Trip Advisor comments, which attracted the inevitable reaction from sceptical friends -"but the hotel would have posted these themselves", views we dismissed of course. And we were right - La Luna is brilliant - all the room comfort of a good hotel and all the freedom of an apartment. We had a superior suite - recommended, especially on the rainy days - which had sitting/dining room and bedroom, both with french doors to a large and happily, covered, balcony immediately overlooking Lake Maggiore. The staff were charming and helpful and their optional buffet breakfast was worth the 10€ provided you took full advantage of it. We used it on the first morning and at the end when our own provisions had run out. Despite the official ntoes saying the rooms were only cleaned for stays of over 7 days, during our week, it received some attention every day and the bedding was changed after three nights. This "hotel" is at the quiet end of the town, with wonderful views and perfect quiet. Oh - and BBC2 for the evenings, causing us to get hooked on TV programmes we'd never seen before!!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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 David H
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2009

We (spouse, sister in law & husband) spent a week at the beginning of September in two apartments in La Luna Nel Porto. We all had a great time. The weather was magnificent which, although not attributable to the hotel staff, certainly helped. The accommodation was first class. Spotlessly clean with a huge balcony overlooking the lake. The kitchen corner was a significant benefit as my wife and her sister are coeliac and cannot eat normal bread, croissants etc. We were able to stock up in the local supermarket and make our own breakfast each day. Some people in a neighbouring apartment cooked their dinner each evening so that option is there also. Stresa is lovely and there are loads of restaurants. The boat trips out to the various islands are a excellent, Isola Bella in particular. If you travel to Isola Madre and don't wish to visit the house and gardens (as you may have done enough of this on Isola Bella) there is nothing else to see so its not worth the trip. On two days we drove across the border into Switzerland to Zermatt and Locarno respectively. If you dont mind driving Zermatt is well worth the trip. It takes a little over 2 hours to drive there over the Simplon Pass with spectacular views and then on to see the Matterhorn.
We can think of no negatives with regard to this trip. Everyone we dealt with in the hotel was particularly friendly and helpful and if we ever return to Stresa it will undoubtedly be to this wonderful hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 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 Templeogue
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Vienna, Austria
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108 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2009

Can only confirm the good reviews so far. Four stars only because 5 for me would require luxury amenities. Staff indeed is very friendly although they did (upon our request) not manage to open the roof window in our bathroom which had no other means of getting in fresh air. We had a 2 bedroom suite, on eliving room and two bedrooms with their own bathroom, very comfortable for two couples or family with grown children. Breakfast is quite nice, served in a bright room or on the terrace. Only the O.J. was not freshly squeezed.

Stresa is small, thus the hotel is well situated and everything is within walking distance, although the hotel is on the southern end of the town.

The only thing missing is a pool and a proper sundeck (although Stresa is in the shadow from quite early in the day anyway). The main "coastal" road passes in front of the hotel and while the windows are soundproof leaving them open might get you up early when the first trucks and buses arrive. Parking can be tricky but we were lucky both on arriving and leaving.

All together a pleasant experience, mainly because of the spaciousness and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kattinger
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Leicester
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2009

Great location, very friendly and helpful English speaking staff, one of the best rooms we have ever stayed in giving lovely views across the lake. Will definitely return here for another relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Thank PJD30
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Property: Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto
Address: Corso Italia 60, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stresa
#1 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residence La Luna Nel Porto 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new hotel residence LA LUNA NEL PORTO is situated in the centre of Stresa, on the lakeside promenade. Studios and two room apartments with panoramic terraces,private gardens, fully equipped kitchen corner, air conditioned, safe, tv sat, free internet connection. Each apartment has its peculiarity in colours and furniture: you can stay in the apartment with sunset orange colours or in that with lake and sky colours. The hotel has flourishing panoramic garden, solarium, bar. ... more   less 
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