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Hotel Boston
Ranked #25 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had two couples and two rooms on the third floor with balconies and views to the Lake. The setting was quiet and safe. The rooms were quite comfortable and breakfasts were good. The hotel is situated a block from the main boulevard along the lake, making it a good place to walk from, to the town center, ferryboat, etc. Our friends already have reservations to return next summer with their children and grandchildren. They plan to visit the islands one day, then take the train to the north end of Lago Maggiore and the boat ride back down to Stresa.

We met the hotel owner who gave us her card and said we could call her directly in the future.

We will go back to Stresa and to the Hotel Boston.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a lake view...third floor and up may offer the best balcony views of the lake.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Spent just one night here in August on our way from Switzerland to the Italian coast. The hotel was lovely. Easy to find, and we managed to get a free parking space on the same road as the hotel. The room was more than adequate, we had a triple room, which had loads of space. The bathroom was lovely and spacious aswell. There were just two downsides, one was that breakfast was self service buffet apart from the croissants which were brought out to you by the waitress. Except that we didn't get any and when we asked she just said that there were none left. A bit poor I thought, surely they must know how many guests there are each night. And the other down side was that we were bitten to death by mozzies. This is not the hotels fault, but it has put us off returning to what is really a lovely hotel in a gorgeous setting.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had a 7 night stay and paid to upgrade to lake view balcony rooms (405 and 302) Room 302 actually has 2 balconies. The views were amazing ! Both rooms and bathrooms were a good size. We were only disturbed by noise from other guests on one occasion and the hotel was busy. Shame there was no fridge in the room.

The breakfast was standard for Italian hotels, with good coffee and the meats, cheeses, cakes etc. were replenished quickly when they ran low. The lovely lady serving remembers what you drink after a few days. Chairs and tables were a bit close together.

Reception staff speak good English and were always helpful and also remembered which rooms you were in.

The hotel is a 2 mins walk from the lakeside path, 5 mins from the main square and train station.

Room Tip: would recommend paying the extra for lake view balcony.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

The staff were very friendly & helpful with suggestions for eating & visiting. A small hotel with lovely front room views over the lake. Doors opened into tiny balconies with a chair or two, always nice to have fresh air!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Dear Guests,

thank you for your report.
We are glad to know that your stay has been well with us!

Thank you again.
The Management and all Staff! :)

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Reviewed June 11, 2013

From 2nd to 6th of June we stayed at the Hotel Boston. We arrived about 11 o'clock and were greeted by Christina the proprietor. She, as all the staff, is most friendly, helpful and efficient. Our room (405) was ready. We had a good view, though not an uninterrupted view of the lake and the Borromean gardens on the lake.
The room was always cleaned to a high standard. The lady who helped at breakfast always greeted you with a smile. Whoever was on reception was attentive and willing to help. When discussing the options for our return to Malpensa airport, Christina's daughter booked our travel with the SAF bus, which must be booked in advance.
Although there is no bar or restaurant, there is an elegant lounge where you can sit and read if you wish. We did not miss these facilities as there are so many good bars, restaurants, gelaterie and places of interest in Streas that you want to discover. You are not paying for facilities that you do not use.
The main function of a hotel for us is the quality of the bed. Ours was most comfortable, such that the first morning we overslept.
The hotel is on a quiet street, about 150 yards from the lake and most places can easily be reached on foot. The railway station is about 200 yards away and so it is handy if you are taking the train to Switzerland or Milan.
We enjoyed both our stay in Streas and in the Hotel Boston.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Dear Guests,

is very important and we gratify reviews like yours.
We are really happy to know that your experience has been really positive with us!
Thank you again!

Greetings from Hotel Boston!!
Enjoy!

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed as a group booking for up to 10 nights. We found the hotel to be in a quiet part of Stresa, clean and bright with a great location only a short walk from the town centre and on street parking close by. The room size was adequate for a weeks stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would re-book.

Room Tip: We stayed in a deluxe room with balcony and would suggest this as a minimum. Could not be described...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2013

Dear Guest,

thank you for the support and for your time spent to help us improving our business.
Fou us has is really gratifying to know that our guests have a positive experience with us.

We hope to see you again soon!Thank you.

The Direction and all Staff
Hotel Boston

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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
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HotelBoston, Responsabile reception at Hotel Boston, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about Hotel Boston

Address: Via Duchessa di Genova 13, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range: $94 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Facilities: Wi-Fi available throughout the entire hotel is free, lift, bag deposit, breakfast hall, leisure reading and TV room. Some rooms are with balconies,some, Superior room with lake view too. All rooms have 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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Boston Hotel Stresa
Hotel Boston Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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