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Reviewed 28 September 2019

Again we holidayed in Stresa at the Royal Hotel which is situated approximately 20 minutes from the town centre. As before we received a very warm welcome from all, which made us immediately feel at home. We again got a lovely room on the 3rd floor with side-lake views, and beyond that to the Alps. We got the sun most of the afternoon. As previously, the room and the en-suite were spotless.
The meals were up to the usual high standard, and there were very good options o the dinner menu to suit all tastes. As usual, the staff were always very pleasant and helpful.You don't require an information office, as most of the reception staff can answer any query, and can also supply timetables for buses, trains & the ferries.
There was a very good choice, with scrambled and boiled eggs, plus bacon on top of the normal continental options. There is a large lounge area where one can sit in very comfortable chairs to have a drink or coffee after dinner, or at any time. Outside on the terrace there is a smoking area.
The Royal Hotel is family run and it is so pleasant to see members of the family having meals in the dining-room along with the residents. They are always walking round the hotel and are always willing to speak to the visitors and hear all the comments. There is a large area for car parking with an overflow available across the road. We met friends who were staying at a 4* hotel in the area, and in comparison, the Royal was much superior, and they reckon theirs should have been a 1*. Again we couldn't fault anything, and are looking forward to returning in 2020..

Room tip: Ask for a room with Side-Lake views
Date of stay: September 2019
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2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 25 September 2019 via mobile

Just returned from a perfect week at the royal stresa. Staff here are wonderful - polite,smart and always happy to help in anyway. Our room (414) was spacious , always clean and had fantastic views of cable car and beautiful lake. Worth paying extra to be at back of hotel. Lovely walk lakeside (20mins) into Stresa where there are many great restaurants (La Stresa the best we found) . Easy to get tickets for excursions from information office(on main car park) or booking agent just before fountains on lakeside. We only had breakfast at hotel which was plentiful and in comfortable setting overlooking garden. This family run hotel really deserves more than 3 stars - thanks to everyone for making our holiday so perfect.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2  Thank Pauline R
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Reviewed 20 September 2019

This hotel is situated just off the lake by Isola Bella and Pescatori island, with the cable car entrance down the lane. A family run hotel, with good rooms, excellent service, very clean and comfortable ( with one small gripe - don't the Italians need such things as drawers or sensible-sized wardrobes which can accommodate a coat hanger without having to have all hanging at an angle so the doors can close?) Food is excellent with a good choice every morning for breakfast and a four course evening meal - salad bar first then four courses to follow. Fabulous views over the lake - a rooftop garden which misses a trick by only having loungers and a few tables and chairs but no bar up there. The swimming pool was a tad cold! The walk into town by the lake side is lovely. This takes as long as it takes- a slow amble or a brisk walk. There is a bus back every hour. Up to Mottorone by the handy cable car costs 20 euros and well worth it for the spectacular views. And if you feel the need to visit the isles of Isola Bella or Pescatori the water-taxis are nearby too. There is a very nice cafe/restaurant hanging over the lake edge called Lidro Volante after the flying boat - coffee is very nice as is an aperitif or two! By night the views are magical. Can thoroughly recommend this hotel but remember to take your travel kettle and there is no iron in the room either.

Room tip: Ask for a side room - front ones hear road traffic.
Date of stay: September 2019
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1  Thank John L
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Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Royal for 6 nights. The hotel is a true family run hotel and all the staff go out of their way to make your stay the very best. The room was very comfortable, very clean and was cleaned and towels changed every day. The breakfast was lovely with lots of choice, continental & included scrambled eggs, bacon & boiling your own egg, which was a really nice touch. The swimming pool was very nice, with a whirlpool too. The roof top terrace was amazing and gave amazing views of the lake. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from the cable car to Mottarone and public & private ferry’s to Isola Bella, Isola Madre & Isola Piscatorie and other lake locations. There are plenty of car parking spaces at the hotel & 24 hour reception. It is clear to see that guests come back to this hotel every year. Totally recommend this lovely hotel.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff great location for the cable car and ferries. Food is plentiful although it is sometimes the choice is somewhat limited depending on what your diet is. All together a pleasant stay. I would recommend a visit to Lake Maggorie, scenery is beautiful with the lake completely surrounded by mountains, and a visit to the islands is also recommended especially Madre.

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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