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Hotel Flora - Stresa
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Reviewed May 8, 2014

We both really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It was located close to the cable car station and a pleasant 25 minute lakeside walk along a promenade to the main town centre. There is a coach company called Ali bus that does transfers from Malpensa that drops you very close to the hotel (request stop ponte roddi).

We had a balcony view of the lake which we would recommend visitors to request that allowed us to see Isola Splendid and part of Isola Bella. The hotel benefited from a recent refurbishment. Our bathroom was pretty small though.

The breakfast was decent and plentiful with choices of cheese, meats, bread and pastries. The evening meals were substantial but the fish tended to be overcooked. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They provided lots of useful information.

The wifi was pretty decent although it wasnt free it was fairly inexpensive if you took 12 hours for the week.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank JimBobJames
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

A wonderful hotel The management were superb. Dinner Chef excellent. Receptionest spoke good English which for a New Zealander was a great help. The hotel is situated close to town.Easy walking to shops etc. The lake very close with access.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing garden, not the road. All rooms are great with balcanies
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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9  Thank RogerQ992
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

The Hotel Flora was clean and most of the staff were friendly, the owner did not have much to say for himself. The food was good but very rich every thing in a sauce, and as me and my husband don't like rich food we did'nt eat much. We upgraded to a lake view room for an extra 80 euros but was very disappointed as the room was at the end of the corridor and was very small with a lake view but we had a roof blocking most of the view. Towel were changed every day and the room was cleaned every day.
The resort was fabulous, the views are brilliant. It was a twenty minute walk to the centre of Stresa which was a bit difficult coming back as it was uphill. We went on a trip to the three lakes with Crystal which is worth doing. The Crystal reps were very helpful, as they found out for us how to get the Monza F1 race track. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
In all we had a good holiday, but I would not go back to the same hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel have lake view but the higher the better.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank pozzett
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights on our drive round Western Europe and it was excellent.
It was clean and the room was more than adequate for us especially as we had a gorgeous over the lake.
The food was really good and the staff were very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank paradad
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Just returned from a week at the Flora and was pleased with most aspects of the hotel. Our room was on the front, overlooking the lake and was good. The view was excellent. The bathroom (in room 11) was large and the room a reasonable size. I have never stayed in such a clean hotel and as mentioned before in one of the reviews, they even cleaned each sunbed before the beginning of the day.

The main road runs behind the hotel and can be noisy, but then this road affects all the hotels in Stresa. We had little or no noise in the front. It is a 15 - 20 minute walk into the heart of Stresa and there is a slight hill to climb on the way home. You can either go by the road, or alongside the lake, which is lovely. This is a small family-run hotel and the service couldn't be faulted. The food was mediocre but acceptable. Breakfasts had the usual mix of continental meat, cheese, fruit, yoghurt, breads and cakes. They did offer cold boiled eggs as well. The evening meal was four course and with a choice at three of the courses.

The only downside of the hotel was that the management, although very efficient, were quite stern and unfriendly. This wasn't a problem, but a friendly person could make this little hotel a real gem.

Stresa and the lake were just beautiful and I would thoroughly recommend this area. One tip - turn left out of the hotel and walk down to the ferry and cable car point at Carciano. There is a cafe/restaurant there that looks a bit drab from the outside, but go through to the back and the restaurant is right on the lakeside with a fantastic view. Also, the menu might be limited, but it is very good and most importantly of all, the prices are the cheapest that we found in the whole area. If you didn't want to walk all the way into Stresa for a drink, you can get one here and the service was very good. The name is L'Idrovolante.

Room Tip: Choose a room with a lake view. Better rooms and quieter.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank StephEastMidlands
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

lovely hotel and friendly staff with great food and service.Just a few minutes walk from the cable car and ferry service from carciano where you can get the regular ferry to isla bella then change to the bigger ferries going up and down the lake thus saving you a walk into stresa.Ferries are cheaper when you use the ticket office and not the ticket booths with men hounding you to use their small ferries!.Well done Chrystal holidays and everyone at the Flora.

Room Tip: upgrade to lake views to avoid traffic noise on the front
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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7  Thank gav43
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This small family run hotel is a real taste of Italy. The cleanliness of this hotel is second to none, the rooms and communal areas are spotless. I was amazed to see the sun loungers and tables were individually washed every evening, I have never seen this before even in five star establishments. The four course meals were excellent with a very thoughtful variety of dishes. As a single traveller I was made most welcome and the friendly staff were a delight, this is a hotel I would have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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6  Thank Norma N
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Address: Via Sempione Nord 26, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range: $142 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Flora - Stresa 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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