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“Old hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Fontana
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Gotzis, Austria
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Old hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

The hotel is authentic but for my opinion it is old. no TV in the room and the bath is VERY small with a strange step inside it. the breakfast and the owner were great! and the location is excellent. and regarding to the money... its not expensive but we paid less money in other locations for better hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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La Quinta
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

This is a FRIENDLY family-run hotel and we were treated like their own family, warm and inviting! Excellent value for the money with beautiful views of the lake and is on the main street. Just a short stroll along the lake front to the town, shops and restaurants. Many of the rooms have excellent views of the lake along with balconies. Great breakfast and homemade pastries by the owner's daughter. I would DEFINATELY stay in this hotel if ever I returned to Stresa.

Room Tip: Room 33 had GREAT views and a large balony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Great location and value for money. Rooms are basic, but clean. Free wifi in rooms. Breakfast is great. This is a family owned hotel and they are so lovely, helpful and friendly. Short walk to ferries and mottarone cable car and 10 minute easy walk into town.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne
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35 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This Hotel is excellent value for money, it is on the main street about 10 minutes stroll along the lake front to the shops and eating places. Most rooms have excellent views of the lake. Also they have balconies where you can sit and have a drink and take in the views. As stated by others the walls are rather thin and you can hear your neighbours but most are people who try to be quiet so that is no great problem. The friendly family who run the hotel give very good advise cannot be faulted. The breakfast is ample and will set you up for the day. I was treated like a friend of the family as were most people who stayed there. I would return to this hotel if ever I returned to Stresa.

Room Tip: Room 33 had excellent views of the lake with a balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

The grounds of this hotel are large and peaceful. The owner was friendly and helpful.

Breakfast buffet was amazing, with the best apple strudel I have ever tasted.

Our room was comfortable with an interesting mosaic on the wall.However, the bath was small, too small to be really useful.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Magnolia, Tx.
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220 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

Spent 2 nights here while touring the Lakes region of northern Italy, and this is a very fine alternative to the much more expensive, larger hotels in town. Situated at the base of a hill at the north end of the hotel strip on the lake, several rooms offer partial lake views from huge balconies. The furniture could be updated a bit, but it also adds to the charm of a family-run B&B. Mr. Andreis Guiseppe, owner & manager is there to greet you cheerfully. He was helpful in more than a dozen ways, and everything he does is to please his guests. Breakfast has plenty of delicious selections, but be aware that if you want a boiled egg, you must boil it yourself in the apparatus provided. (I made the mistake our 1st morning of taking what I thought was a cold, hard-boiled egg. It was raw, so the next day I did not make that mistake!) Enough food to keep you going all day on whatever touring you want to do. Bed is very comfortable & storage space is adequate for 2-3 days worth of clothes. Bathroom storage for toiletries is lacking if you bring lots of toiletries. This was an extremely pleasant, quiet & relaxing stay. If we plan future trips to Lago Maggiore, we will DEFINITELY stay here. It saved us $$$ over the larger hotels, and we slept just as well as some other tourists who paid 4 times what we did for their rooms at nearby hotels. All pics posted by the hotel & other guests are true, but my pics are of things I didn't see featured in other reviews.

Room Tip: Rm. 23 has partial lake view with huge balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel La Fontana in the month of September.

What can I say, everything was perfect! The owner, Giuseppe, was really friendly and helpful, directed us to good restaurants and great prices.
The hotel is surrounded by nature, especially animals of various kinds, perhaps too many animals.
However, the room was clean and quiet ...
The hotel is chaotic in the morning, but the breakfast is really delicious!
We take the opportunity to congratulate Valentina, owner's daughter, for cakes, cookies and strudel offered.
Very good!

The only flaw was given by chaos ..
It happened in the mornings during breakfasts and sometimes during the day, lots of screams! I think it was the owner's wife, i don't remember the name. No smile from her.
But the total judgment is absolutely positive!
The location is great to enjoy the lakeside promenades.

If we were to visit Italy again, will definitely return from the Hotel La Fontana.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Fontana
Address: Via Sempione Nord 1, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situato in posizione tranquilla e centrale a pochi metri dal lago, l'Hotel La Fontana è immerso nel verde di un bellissimo grande parco.La struttura, costruita negli anni '40, è stata fino agli anni '80 una villa.La gestione familiare assicura un caldo e accogliente soggiorno.Le camere sono dotate di servizi privati, aria condizionata, Tv-sat, telefono diretto, frigo bar, phon e cassaforte. ... more   less 
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Fontana Hotel Stresa
Hotel Fontana Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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