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“Stunning hotel and restaurant”
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Hotel Belvedere
Ranked #4 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2013

The quality of the hotel is just stunning. The rooms are comfortable, with a wide bathroom and extremely clean. I had 104 with view on the street (i.e., no view!) The staff is very kind and helpful, go to the point and provide information and practical solutions on any issue. You can travel to Isola dei Pescatori using the public transport (in the summer, one boat every 30 minutes from Stresa or Intra). If you travel before 8 AM or after 19 PM you must arrange with staff for a private boat (free of charge if you eat at the restaurant). I had to be at a formal dinner at Stresa till 11PM and the manager arranged a free boat to bring me back to the hotel. I hugely appreciated. There is free wifi (a bit slow), breakfast is very good and served in a small garden on the lake.

The restaurant deserves a comment: I had a truly amazing dinner. As an aperitif, complimentary glass of prosecco and crostino with bresaola and robiola (soft cheese). Then I got "Carpione al rafano" (gorgeous) and "dorso di sandra agli agrumi" (gorgeous again). The latter is the thick back (not the more usual fillet) of a predator fish. It's more tasty and structured than other smooth and typical lake fishes. The service was extremely caring and professional, view on the lake, two nice glasses of wines. really difficult to get more... i suggest to try the hotel or the restaurant with no hesitation: it's worth a sojourn on the island!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear guest,
thank you for your positive review, we hope to welcome you soon at our beautiful venue.
Best regards,

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Belvedere in early July of this year. Located on Isola Pescatori in Lago Maggore, this charming hotel with wonderful views offered a welcome change from the crowded Italian cities we had visited earlier in the trip. The room was immaculate, with two balconies and windows on two sides. One note: the room did not have a shower, but had a hand-held shower head in the tub. Getting to the hotel is easy - ferries to and from Stresa are available regularly. The staff made our stay that much more memorable - all spoke Engilsh, were very friendly, and were very helpful in providing ideas for sight seeing. Every morning, we helped ourselves to a delicious breakfast, and ate dinner on the terrace each evening. One word to describe the food served - buonissimo! We would definitely return here, and highly recommend!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Dear guests,
thank you for your positive review, we await for the pleasure to welcome you again on our beautiful Island.
Best regards

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

A charming island hotel with an outstanding staff. We had problems with our luggage coming from the U.S. and they arranged to have it delivered from Milan right to our room. Otherwise, everyone was friendly and professional and made our stay memorable. The ferry around the lake and the neighboring towns and islands were delightful. We also had an excellent dinner and breakfasts. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear Sirs,
thank you, we hope to welcome you soon again!
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The hotel is set on the lakeside of Isola Superiore (Pescatori) just off Stresa
We had an absolutely delightful stay at Hotel Belvedere....one of our best stays ever in Italy - and we've stayed in a lot of European hotels!!
The setting for the hotel is glorious overlooking Lake Maggiore....when you arrive at Stresa railway station it is a short walk (10 mins) down to the ferry point where you can cross to Isola Pescatori in just a few minutes and then Belvedere is a couple of minutes away.
The service was one of the things that made the hotel outstanding....the Paco, Maria and the staff were so pleasant friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble! Paco showed us the book which tells the history of the island and the hotel....he was justifiably proud of the family tradition he is continuing in running the hotel.....one of the hotel's Italian waiters had worked in Edinburgh so spoke good English ( as did all the reception staff) had a good sense of humour, guided us through the menu and wine list....and could make tea properly!!
The hotel has a splendid terrace restaurant that looks out over the lake - there is a good menu, especially the fish...we liked the white fish stuffed with parsley sauce.
A couple of nights we got a takeaway pizza from the nearby pizzeria - the Quattro Stagioni was particularly good value....there is a small general shop close to the hotel where you get good bottle of wine (we picked up a sale in the small, local Carrefour in Stresa...and then ate it on the terrace attached to our room....the hotel was OK to lend us plates/glasses/cutlery - they knew we were eating other nights in in the hotel restaurant.
The breakfast had a good variety of food served in a special breakfast room that also had a lake view.
Isola Pescatore is a quiet peaceful island...it does get day trippers from Stresa, but these are gone by early evening. The island is a perfect starting place to visit Isola Bella and the amazing garden there as well as other - quite different gardens on Isola Madre and Villa Taranto...all equally stunning!We were on the island for the Feast of the Assumption (august 15th,) when, at night, the islanders parade the lovely Madonna from the local church through the streets and then on a candle lit boat procession around the island on the lake....magical!
The lake is very clear and we saw several people swimming in the waters...bring some jellies or other footwear as the floor of the lake is covered in stones/rocks.
The hotel has a computer available for use by the guests.
We had the room with a (large) terrace - looking out over the lake - which gave endless pleasure...if you want a quiet relaxing day with a book or Scrabble and a glass of beer or wine...this is it!
As you can tell by the tone of this review we has a really lovely time at Hotel Belvedere...the sun shone throughout - which helps to put a rosy glow on a memorable holiday....so much so that we are already considering a return next year.
The room itself was a good size...excellent bathroom and shower.....good air - con and a comfy bed.....kept very clean by the hotel staff.
Thank you Paco and everyone at Hotel Belvedere!!!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2013

Dear guests,
thank you for your positive review, you described at best how can be a stay at our Hotel on Isola Pescatori.
We are glad to know you enjoyed the local feast on the 15th of August, that is absolutely magic!
We hope to welcome you again in the future and we thank you for having chosen us.
Best regards,

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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is my first time to review a hotel on Tripadvisor although I travel about four or five times a year. I would prefer to keep this wonderful small hotel a secret.

We stayed in early August for two nights and everything about the hotel from the minute we arrived was perfect. Hotels all offer similar things, beds, bathrooms, restaurants. It is so rare to find one where the mix of personal requirements, friendly staff, excellent service and attention to detail are all offered to a high standard. Combine this with a unique location and Paco and his team deserve many years of success.

We stayed for two nights as a family of three (2 adults and one child). We didn't leave the island and ate both nights in the hotel. There didn't seem to be anything which was to much trouble for the staff or management. The food and service were excellent. The rooms impecably clean and everything which was supposed to work ie aircon and wifi actually worked, which is not always the case.

We hope to be back.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Dear Marie,
thank you very much for your nice feedback. Families with kids are welcome and we are happy to help our guests for a special stay...we hope to welcome you again soon on our beautiful Island.
Best regards,

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We simply loved this island hotel! We had some pre-discussions on whether it was worthwhile to park the car on the mainland and carry all the luggage to the boat etc. In the island we both agreed it really was worthwhile. Stresa is a lovely town with a lot of life. It was so much more enjoyable as we in the evening could return to our little bird´s nest. The service was very friendly. Our room was quite small and simply decorated, but lovely. The bed was not the best, but ok, and the view was just awesome! I swam in the warm island water. The nearby beach, a few steps away in the end of the island was so quiet, almost as if we were on some tropical escape island...

It was easy to leave a car on the parking place just outside of the boat harbour. The way to the boat and from the boat to the hotel was short, at least as we had rolling luggage (a short part of a stony road on the island, however). The public boats run quite often. In the night as we needed a ride outside service hours the hotel easily arranged for us a private trip back to the island. Just we needed to wait some minutes for the boat and moquitos almost ate us alive. So if outside after sun set in summer, remember to wear long sleeves and/or mosquito repellant!

This two nights was the highligt of our trip on the Lago di Maggiore!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Dear Guests,
thank you very much, we are glad you had a wonderful stay!
We hope to see you soon
Regards,

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Room 202 with 3 balconies over the lake was delightful for our one night stopover to the Ticino.

Rooms are simply appointed but stylish with nice pieces of furniture but the room does come second to the views.We could have sat and gazed all day at the wonderful lake and mountain vistas.
We slept well, breakfast was adequate and our evening meal was good. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout
We would have liked a free standing shower in our bathroom but that is a personal preference.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Dear Contessa,
thank you for your positive feedback, we are happy you had a beautiful stay.
We hope to welcome you again on our beautiful Island.
Best regards,

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Address: Via di Mezzo | Isola Pescatori, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Stresa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
#3 Best Value Hotel in Stresa
Price Range: $108 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Belvedere 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Belvedere, located on the quite Isola dei Pescatori, is the right place to forget about stress and relax on the sound of the lake's waves. It is located in and historical building, recently renewed. 19 double rooms; all of them have the private bathroom with shower or bath tub, heating, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, WIFI connection free of charge. Our restaurant has a wide dining room on the lake and is open every day, for lunch and dinner. The island is connected to the mainland by the public boats, leaving from Stresa and Baveno every 30 minutes, from 8 a.M. To 7 p.M. We can organize a transfer by motorboat after 7 p.M. ... more   less 
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