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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great choice this turned out to be! From the outside the hotel La Palma looks more 'modern' and less grand than some of its palatial neighbours.......but don't be fooled by this! This hotel has everything! A newly refurbished lakeside pool area.....which was the envy of everyone who walked by. With its infinity style pool, poolside beds, loungers and massive comfy chairs by the poolside bar not to mention the great views of the barommean Islands and Grand Hotel Des Iles Boromees, what more could you ask for? Well actually more loungers with umberellas to give a little shade from the intense heat at times! There was also a small pool, beds and loungers on the rooftop too with amazing views! The sky bar was wonderful too. Very popular with locals especially at the weekend, but as a hotel resident there was no queueing to wait to visit for a drink. Drinks were a little pricier, but they did come with the amazing views and the customary Milanese 'snacks'! Our room was great.Comfy bed, pristene decor and what looked like new furniture! All very upmarket. The bathroom, though not massive, was perfectly adequate. The walk in shower was great and again the decor was pristene! I was baffled by the lack of body lotion with the toiletries though. Thought this was standard in all decent hotels . Wasn't the only one to notice this! Such a small thing but it makes a big difference! Even more baffled when I realised there were 2 'cleaners' trolleys. One for the rooms with a sea - view - with body lotion on and other more upmarket toiletries, and one for the 'mountain' view room without!!! So if you are staying in a moutain view room , bring your own body lotion!!!We had decided on the half board option - and so glad we did !!! The food is AMAZING! So many courses.....and such good food! I actually put on 7lbs in 10 days, the food was so good. Nothing was too much trouble either for Luigi and his team! Couldn't understand why more people didn;t enjoy their evening meal there! Very civilised! Breakfast was plentiful too! There was not the usual omelette or pancake station s that there are in many hotels now, but I quickly realised that you only had to ask, and the main kitchen would make you anything you wanted! Absolutely loved our stay at this hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone staying in Stresa/Lake Maggoire! It had it all ( well apart from body lotiion!!!)

Room Tip: Moutain view rooms are at the back of the hotel and are quiet. You can enjoy the lake views from the pool , so why pay more!
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Julie F
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at this lovely hotel. Very comfortable room with modern and well equipped bathroom. Friendly and efficient staff. Great swimming pool right by the lake with loungers, towels and pool bar. Just a few minutes walk from the bars and restaurants in Stresa. Can't fault it.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

This worked out to be a great choice of hotel with a fantastic view up the lake, our room was bright with modern bathroom and walk in shower. The breakfast was very good with a great choice of food ( poached eggs extra at 7euro) which I thought was a bit over the top as we had already paid for our breakfast in the package . The staff friendly but a little slow. Another great plus for the hotel is the infinity pool across the road, they opened the pool at 8am for us which was great, the roof basis also a big plus.

Room Tip: Front room or side
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Ross W
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

We traveled with friends and booked two rooms facing the mountains. They were spacious, very clean and the bed and bathroom linens perfect. There is a rather quiet street behind the hotel and parking spaces for 14 CHF per day. Large and much more expensive suites in the lake Maggiore side.
High quality and very diverse breakfast items. Dinner was first class. Staff extremely friendly and well trained.
Short walking distance to historical sites in central Locarno. Newly renovated.

Room Tip: Higher floors necessary yo enjoy the view from the rear of the building.
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Golfzilla
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We love this hotel so far. Beautiful landscape from the Sky bar with pool. Very nice suites. We will come again for sure. Stresa is our favourite destination to relax with only 1 hour way with a car and this hotel surprised us so hard. I wish that we can stay much longer.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Martin K
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HLPalma, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel La Palma, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Martin K, we are delighted to read your kind review and to know that Stresa is one of your favourite destinations relax. We really hope to have you back soon as our guest at our Hotel. Warmest Regards, Hotel La Palma Guest Relation Manager

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