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“Bar only for coffee” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Elena
Ranked #15 of 36 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Alcester, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Bar only for coffee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We twice stopped at the bar of this hotel for coffee. In fact it was only on the second visit that we noticed that it was also the reception for a hotel. Coffee and cakes excellent, as breakfast must be.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A family run hotel that is close to everything in Stresa including being within walking distance of the station. We were given a generous size room with a small balcony and wonderful view and a spotlessly clean bathroom. Most importantly there was a lift to get our heavy cases to our room. The breakfast included fresh fruit and as much coffee as we wanted. We had a very comfortable stay and highly recommend the Hotel Elena.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Romford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

A charming hotel on Stresa's main piazza with a bar at the front and breakfast room at the back. Our room was on the fourth floor with views over town and towards the hills. Bathroom was lovely and everything was clean. Continental breakfast was fine. The owner is a business-like lady who's friendly but not the type who'd want to know your life story; the bar is run by her son and daughter. We've previously stayed at one of the grand lakeside hotels and Elena is more our type of place. No restaurant but plenty of reasonably priced restaurants nearby. We didn't find the location noisy at night but in high season some might, particularly if your room overlooks the square.

Room Tip: Some might find rooms overlooking the square a little noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The hotel is gloomy and old-fashioned. Room small. No designer interiors here! But - scrupulously clean! Lovely comfy bed with spotless white starched sheets. Extra big fluffy pillows. A thick mohair rug/throw provided for a bit of extra warmth as the sun went down. A tiny balcony with a little table and chair and, being at the back of the hotel and on the top floor, an amazing view. Water in the little fridge at a reasonable price, no rip-off here. A delicious breakfast included in the price. Fabulously convenient for everything. I cannot recommend it enough. Will definitely be back!

Room Tip: The rooms at the front overlook the square. A bit noisy until the bars and restaurants close. I wa...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Tiny family run hotel is in the heart of Stresa.Easy access by foot to all places in town. Clean rooms but no A/C. The beds were not the greatest.The family that owns it provided excellent service, and the continental breakfast was great! I

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This small family run hotel is right on the piazza and within walking distance of almost everything. The rooms are clean but very basic. The breakfast is good, the Illy coffee great and you can have a aperitivo on the front porch and people watch. There are many good restaurants nearby. If you are looking for a good value I recommend Hotel Elena.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Zurich
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253 reviews
182 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located on the town piazza and about a 2 minutes walk from the ferry port. The rooms were basic but clean with flat screen TV and small shower only bathroom. Our room was at the rear of the hotel and had a balcony with nice views over the town. The rooms at the front have balconies overlooking the piazza.

Staff spoke English and were friendly and helpful.

Breakfast was cereal, bread, cold meats, cheese, yogurt and fruit. It was simple and very good.

There are lots of eating places close to the hotel.

We parked by the lake for free. The hotel does have parking but we did not use it.

Would recommend this good value place.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Elena
Address: Piazza Luigi Cadorna Generale 15, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Elena 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Elena Hotel Stresa
Hotel Elena Stresa, Italy - Lake Maggiore

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