We stayed here for 2 nights as part of Globus Italian Mosaic tour. The hotel is very beautiful and in an absolutely perfect location. We were in room 336 with a stunning view of Lake Maggiore (pity the weather was so bad for us). Our room had a small balcony which looked straight out at the gorgeous lake view, however the room was quite small - it was hard to fit our suitcases anywhere. The grounds and facilities of this hotel are wonderful - the outdoor pool area looks superb and the indoor pool was very welcome. The decorations, seating in public areas etc are all of top quality - the bar, lobby and lounge areas were very warm and inviting. Drinks in the bar were very expensive though. It is a shame that the hotel finds it impossible to offer free wifi with all the other opulence!!! A hotel that obviously places so much importance on the aesthetics needs to provide a service that in today's society is considered almost essential by so many (even backpacker hostels provide better for cheaper!) You could only get 20 minutes free wifi and then it was 5euros for an hour (you could pay 20euro for 10 hours (cumulative not consecutive, which is a better deal, but didn't suit our circumstance). Bathroom was tiny! with shower over the bath, shower nozzle was at the side of the tub making it very difficult to manoeuvre under, good temperature and power though. Due to the position of the shower, water leaked under the shower screen and soaked the floor/mat. The toilet was so close to the hand basin I hit my leg every time I stood up. The included dinner was fantastic! and breakfast was very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The strikingly elegant Grand Hotel Bristol is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and has a wonderful view over the lake and Borromean Island at the foot of the Alps. Conveniently situated across the road from the lake, and only 300 metres from the centre of Stresa, the hotel’s large swimming pool is set in the immaculate grounds and shares the panoramic view of the lake and mountains. There is also an indoor pool at your disposal with two hot tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Stresa
- Grand Hotel Bristol Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore