We stayed 5 days at the La Palma and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Yes it is a bit old fashioned but in no way pretentious and we felt comfortable and relaxed from start to finish. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and helpful with the usual touristy requests.
We had a lovely side room on the 4th floor which gave us great views over the lake and Isola Bella. There was even a multitude of English TV channels for those who look for this in a hotel.
Wi-Fi was not free so we didn't bother to pay but generally the room amenities were fine and included robes and slippers.
Everywhere was spotless and well maintained with lovely gardens and a private pool across the road with an attendant on duty.
The breakfast room was excellent, looking out through panoramic windows to the lake. Good service and a wide choice made for a great start to the day.
The jewel in the crown, however, is the sky bar. I can only agree with other comments on how wonderful a setting it is for a lazy rest or lunch during the day and a relaxing drink with nibbles in the evening. Just fantastic views all round, so calm and peaceful.
We stayed at the end of August so maybe just out of the peak season but we were surprised by how quiet things were in and around the hotel and Stresa itself.
This is not a cheap hotel but certainly good value for money and is highly recommended.
Staying in Stresa offers easy access to the various boat trips available and also to the railway station and local buses. All within a few minutes walk from the hotel.
We would certainly return to this hotel if visiting the area again. Many thanks to all the staff for making our holiday very special!
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- Also Known As:
- La Palma Stresa
- La Palma Hotel Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore