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“Comfortable town centre hotel”
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Hotel Elena
Ranked #17 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 28, 2014

This hotel is located in the square in the centre of the old town, a couple of minutes from the pier where the boats leave from, and about 15 minutes' walk from the railway station.

The rooms are slightly old fashioned but clean and functional. We took the advice in other reviews to ask for one at the rear so as to be quieter, and had a pleasant outlook over houses and gardens to the hills beyond.

Breakfast was very good with a good supply of bread, rolls, cold meat, cheese, cake, and fruit.

I'd be happy to stay there again if we returned to Stresa. The town itself is probably one of the best places on the lake for setting off on the Lake Maggiore Express and boat trips, and also has access to the cable car to Mottarone, and a pleasant walk to Belgirate. It feels completely safe to walk around and has plenty of restaurants.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are quiet.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent hotel in the best spot in Stresa - good clean rooms and extremely friendly staff - mother and son team [Laura & Marco] are so helpful and assist with local information. A local hotel worth returning to.

Room Tip: Great rooms overlooking the local square or if you wish for a quieter room - the back rooms have stu...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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2  Thank LLinosMair
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

The hotel is perfectly situated at the square. The family owners are very helpful. We had a very comfortable stay in this great hotel. It may only be two stars but leaves many 4 stars hotels behind. It is two stars as no fridge or air conditioning. The overhead fan and open windows were better than any air conditioner. We will return here again as the hotel was great and the town of stresa beautiful. We are fussy with hotels and generally stay 4 or 5 star, but this is worth every euro. Downstairs bar and meal was good.

Room Tip: Worth staying high up
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3  Thank jeffd0c
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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
2  Thank AnotherEngineer
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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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3  Thank SueLiz46
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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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2  Thank Ted109
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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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3  Thank vivienne_shannon
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Additional Information about Hotel Elena

Address: Piazza Luigi Cadorna Generale 15, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Location: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Price Range: $110 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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