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Hotel Stella d'Italia
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed here for one night during a bit of a rainy spell. We didn't have a chance to eat at the beautiful gardens or swim in the lake but you can tell how lovely that would be. The rooms are large with wonderful views of the lake and the common areas are very conformable. I have to say the food was just average for what I have had in italy. The breakfast was ok and dinner was average. The town is very small so plan on spending most of your time at the hotel. For me 2 nights would be enough. I would go back just for the views through.

Room Tip: I believe all the rooms overlook the lake but I think I would choose a room high up just for the vie...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We planned to stay at this hotel for 2 days, but ended up staying 4. This place is truly paradise in every way. Our room overlooking Lake Lugano was lovely, the dock over the lake for hanging out and swimming was perfect, and the meals were terrific. This hotel has it all in a really classy and understated way. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Comfort room have air-conditioning if that is important to you. Internet is touch-and-go, but this p...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Absolutely magical views and right on Lake Lugano. The owners are fourth or fifth generation Italians and were delightful -- making this friendly family run restaurant and hotel (full of old world charm) a real treat. We so enjoyed our breakfast out on their lovely, flower covered patio area right on the Lake. I just wished we had more time to sit in the sun on their waterfront dock and had been there one month later (June?) to see the roses in bloom that covered the entire length of the patio trellis. Gorgeous garden! We were on our way to Lake Como and only were able to stay one night here, but next time, we'll make this our destination spot for sightseeing in the area. I'm going to try to put some photos up on my life coaching web site www.findstrengthinaction.com.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

We stayed at this hotel two nights with my husband’s parents in early June. We were so impressed with the scenery! It really is right on the lake. And the patio area is (tastefully) covered with greenery and flowers. The lobby, lounge, bar, and dining room were spacious and nicely decorated. The decoration in the rooms was not much to speak of, and the double bed was just two separate singles pushed together, but the rooms themselves were decent size and clean. Our pack-n-play fit next to the bed just fine. The bathroom was spacious with lots of counter space and a shower/tub. Knowing we had a baby, they gave us a slightly larger room. Our parents’ room next door was the same setup, but about 2 feet shorter. The balcony was a couple chairs, a table, and an amazing view. We were on the second floor.

There was a bus stop nearby, and a boat picks up at the hotel once per day, but I would recommend having a car, as long as you don’t mind driving narrow, curvy roads. They had free parking. The hotel is a 20 minute drive from the town of Lugano, but there are small restaurants dotting the edge of the lake in both directions. We also found a good pub across the street. Dinner at the hotel restaurant was very good, but pricey. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others!

Room Tip: The second floor view was great! The third floor might be even better, but probably not worth payin...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed for one night on our way down to Tuscany. The welcome was very friendly, we were invited to have lunch on the veranda overlooking the Lake and it was lovely. The room was excelent, yes a little dated but full of character and wonderful views over the Lake. Dinner was also superb and I couldn't fault anything. We would certainly go back.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

View from room and grounds is fabulous. Very serene. Staff is pleasant and helpful. Food quite decent. For the price, it is exceptional and I don't know where else in Lakes region you can be right ON the water like this. Rooms a bit spartan, but clean and nice. Free parking available too. Cannot recommend more highly. Hated to leave.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

I really was looking for the views from the room of this hotel. I got it. Enjoyed it very much. But obviously this is not the only hotel trait you would need.

The furniture and the interior of the room is warn out. Bathrooms have very old feeling and the showers are not strong enough. TV has no English speaking channels at all.. even CNN.
But the most disappointing thing was also the location - other than the view you can not enjoy walking around the area - the road is too close- you have to look out before you go out of the hotel doors, so you're not hit by a car. And the road has no pedestrian path, so it is scary.
The good thing is that there is public parking space just across the street.

Despite the fact that I enjoyed the views very much I would not come back to this exact small hotel...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piazza Roma 1 | Valsolda, 22010 San Mamete Valsolda, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Como > San Mamete Valsolda
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Mamete Valsolda
Price Range: $133 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Stella d'Italia 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Stella d'Italia runned by the Ortelli family since 1910, is located in the quite area of Valsolda, along the shores of Lake Lugano. The property overlooking a picturesque garden, surrounded by the relaxing atmosphere of the lake, where guests may enjoy their meals. A bathing platform equipped with deckchairs is available for the hotel guests. Valsolda is a charming and quite valley, known for its natural beauty and breathtaking scenaries. ... more   less 
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