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Hotel Boston
Ranked #26 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Leeds
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Just want to say how pleased I was with my stay here. The room was spacious enough and clean, with an excellent shower in a new bathroom. Breakfast was more than ample with plenty of choice from a self serve buffet. We had excellent service throughout our stay, particularly from the breakfast lady whose name I never established!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank c00ky83
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guests,

thanks for choosing our Hotel for your trip to Stresa and for your review, for us us really important.
Is a pleasure for us to know that your staying with us has been pleasent.

We hope to see you next season again!

Tha Direction and
all Hotel Boston' Staff!!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth
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28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Stresa is - as another reviewer posted - the most beautiful town on Lake Maggiore - that we saw anyway, Hotel Boston is a small, family run 3 star hotel just a few minutes walk from the beautiful lake and the charming town centre. We upgraded to a lake view, balcony room (303) and spent some magic moments between trips out, sitting on the balcony just admiring the view and listening to the birds. The room was clean and comfortable, the en-suite shower room looked to be very recently refitted and the only issue was a faulty light that was fixed very soon after we reported it. The staff on reception were friendly and helpful, the maid service faultless and the breakfast waitress (Maria I think) was cheerfulness itself. Nothing seemed to much trouble. My only gripe was that the partition walls were thin and we seemed to be plagued by random noisy Italians who stopped for the occasional night, stayed out until late, then made as much noise as they could when they got back - bring earplugs - we did the tried and tested 'wet toilet paper' home-made efforts and they seemed to work.

Room Tip: Our third floor lake view, balcony room (303) gave wonderful views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 G5BOY
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this review, May 15, 2013
Dear Guests,

thank you for the support and for your time spent to help us improving our business.
We are glat to know that your staying as been good!

We hope to see you again with us!
The Direction and all Hotel Boston' Staff.
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Melbourne, Australia
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

Good location, but with basic facilities only recommend for very short stay.
Staff pleasant and helpful, but the room cleaning falls short of the standard. Accumulated dust on the bedside tables, and fluff lying in the corners certainly does not inspire confidence in the overall state of the cleanliness. Breakfast included in the price, but after first day we gave it a miss for the rest of our stay. Rather frugal with limited choice and well below standard experienced in the similar hotels during our travels in Italy
Room on the fourth floor had a little balcony with good view of the lake. That was the only redeeming feature of this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lillsmi02
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

We do our best to make our guests feel good.
We're sorry if your stay has been not so.
Our Attic room , are the best , new and with great view, usually we give the Attic room just to the direct costumers, we thought to do what is pleasing to you...

The buffet breakfast includes: ham, cheese, eggs, yogurt, cereals, muesli, biscuits, 6 kinds of jams, chocolate,bread,2 kind of juices, and warm croissants served at the table.
we regret that you're not enjoyed.

We hope to do better next time!!

Thank you for your review.
The Direction and All Staff
Hotel Boston
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Peterborough
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89 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

We enjoyed our 3 night stay as it was good value and a great location ( we personally think Stresa is the best lakeside location on Maggiore). As others have said the hotel and rooms are fine although room a little small. Bathroom is also good although shower is open ended so invariably water goes everywhere!
Hotel is set back from lakeside but is quiet and just a few minutes from both railway station (we arrived by train) and lakeside. walk into town centre about 10 minutes.
Breakfast is adequate, no hot food, fresh fruit salad or choice of yoghurt. Particularly disliked the cornflakes.
staff friendly with sufficient English. Helpful in arranging taxi back to airport.

Room Tip: Front rooms (overlooking street) have sunny balconies.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MrandMrsSJ
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review, for us is very important.
We are happy to have made ​​you happy during your stay in Stresa.
We do our best to make all guests feel good.
We hope to see you soon,

All Staff
Hotel Boston
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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Great place that I stayed at with a friend over the summer. Room was small but adequate, balcony for fresh air. Staff was very friendly and continental breakfast was more than just that; including made to order Italian coffee basics.

Room Tip: All rooms on the street side had a balcony, I think the other side as well. Rooms are truly tiny so...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Marion F
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

I booked this hotel last minute due to other hotels being full and was satisfied with the services it offered. As its not on the main road its location is quiet. Its only about a 5-8 minute walk into main stresa depending on how slow you walk. I stayed in a double room. It wasn't huge but suited me fine although the bed was actually two single mattresses on a double bed base-a bit cheeky. The room had a decent tv and great wifi signal which I used. The lady at breakfast is v nice and there was a normal selection for the price I paid, continental and some cereals etc. Checking in and out was hassle free.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank travellingsophs
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
89 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed in the Boston for 4 nights in early August together with my wife and daughter and thoroughly enjoyed it.
The reception area was tastefully furnished and the staff were welcoming.
The rooms were clean,well equiped and the bed was comfortable.
Breakfast was presented well with a reasonable choice of options and the staff were very pleasant and attentive.
Christina,who I think is the owner is a great source of knowledge in terms of where to go and what to look out for.
Overall in terms of location and value the Boston is hard to beat and we would certainly stay there again
Stresa itself is a lovely belle epoque resort ideal for a family or romantic break

Room Tip: 202 is a great choice it has two balconies and catches the sun in the late afternoon as you sit glas...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Davidcollinsheywood
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Property: Hotel Boston
Address: Viale Duchessa di Genova, 13, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boston 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Boston is located just a stone's throw from the historical centre of Stresa, the railway station, the Congress Hall and boarding docks for ferries to the Borromean Islands. The Boston is a small, family managed 3 star hotel in Stresa, completely renovated in the winter of 2011/2012 and complete with all facilities: Wi-Fi available throughout the entire hotel is free, lift, bag deposit, breakfast hall, leisure reading and TV room. All rooms are with balconies,(Superior room with lake view too) air conditioning, private bathroom,safe. There is public parking nearby the hotel or private parking (charges apply), and much more. ... more   less 
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Hotel Boston Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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