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“The choice to be when in Stresa!”
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Stresa Residence
Reviewed 3 July 2013

What to say about the location and room? Simply incredible!

Stresa Residence is located within the old city on a pedestrian way in the most famous and central point of Stresa. The bougainvillea room has a very romantic balcony looking at the main road seeing people passing by, or if you would require some more privacy, there is a huge veranda at the back. The room was one of our biggest surprises we had, modern with hidden furniture, one of the most comfortable beds, incredibly clean and spacious, a fully equipped kitchen (cutlers, etc.) even a dish washer!!! The owner is a perfectionist and highly professional, very friendly and accommodating.

Try the cappuccino and cookies (biscotti) at the Bar Jolly cafe adjacent to the Stresa Residence, and the best cappuccino in town at the Gigi Bar Hotel at the coastal road. Take the boat to Isola island and the other islands around and stop for lunch.

It is the best choice to stay in Stresa and we will surely come back again!!!

Room Tip: Definitely the bougainvillea room
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We stayed in the Lavender apartment with 2 bedrooms on the top floor. Very clean, big bathrooms, all very mod. Right in the city centre with a wonderful restaurant next door (Mama Mias). We were all very impressed with this stay, rooms have a kitchen and fridge too. This room has a pleasant small balcony also. Stresa itself is a lovely little place (sort of an Italian Carmel).
Guiliano is very kind and was there to greet us, generally most helpful. Be aware there are 43 narrow stairs to this apartment but Guiliano lugged up our luggage ! One bedroom has a fold down wall bed but it gives you more room, beds are very comfortable. Highly recommended. It is hard to drive to in a pedestrian only area but you can get close by driving. Plenty of free parking nearby.

Room Tip: All rooms are nice. You need GPS to find this place. The street is via DOMENICO Otellini to acquire...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We had a great stay at Stresa Residence last week. The owner is really kind and generous and the apartment is superb. It has everything you need. We even got a baby bathtub for our 3 month old. The location is great. Only minus for us was that the 3 flights of stairs to the top apartment was cumbersome with the baby but should not be a problem for those without a stroller. The loft felt so bright and airy, the bed was comfy and everything is super clean. There's a Carrefour super market with fresh fruit/cheese/bread just minutes by foot away. We recommend also visiting Arona nearby for a day.

The restaurant underneath was a disappointment even though it was recommended to us by the owner. They were not kind when we asked for a table for 4 adults plus a pram. They looked at the pram and said no room but other patrons exiting said there was plenty. When they overheard us, the immediately changed their mind and something opened up. Go to Nonna Italia instead. I made a review on the restaurant and it was rejected saying it was not made by a "real traveller".

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

My husband and I based ourselves in Stresa for a 3 nights and stayed in one of Stresa Residence's apartments. The apartments are located in central Stresa along a pedestrianised street.

The apartment was huge - a couch folds out to a large double bed, well equipped kitchenette which included an assortment of teas. A large walk in wardrobe with safe & a massive bathroom with a balcony. The apartment was well decorated and well maintained - a home away from home.

There is no parking near the apartment, but Juliano will provide a map and information about free on street parking close to the apartment (Stresa is not massive anyway, so really only a short walk away). There is a supermarket about a 2 minute walk away, plenty of bars & restaurants nearby (Juliano is happy to help with recommendations) and the lake front is also a couple of minutes away.

Stresa is a great place to base yourself to explore Lake Maggiore & other nearby lakes - Lake Orta is tiny, but so beautiful. If you are in the area, do not overlook it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

We stayed at the top floor flat with 4 friends. The rooms were very clean, almost like we were the first people to stay there ever. Host Giuliono was very professional and friendly, helping us by mail before the trip and welcoming us to Stresa upon arrival.
The location was good, with nice restaurant nearby and a very short walk to see the amizing view of the lake.
Wi-Fi worked very nicely and was free.
We were there on low season, so it was very affordable, even cheap!

We highly recommend Stresa Residence!

Room Tip: You can choose from 3 flats depending of how many you are.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

The Stresa Residence consists of 3 apartments above a restaurant; we stayed in the top apartment “Lavanda”.

The apartments are situated in the centre of Stresa, 2 mins walk from the lake and the boat departure point. It is 15 minute walk to the train station.

The "Lavanda" apartment is newly renovated in a modern “Ikea” style and is on 2 levels.

The first level consists of a studio style living area with a mini kitchen, dining table, wardrobe/cupboard space, a comfortable pull down sofa bed and satellite television. The room has a quiet air conditioning unit and is double glazed. There is also a large bathroom which leads out to a small balcony.

The second level has a large double bedroom with plenty of cupboard space, satellite television and an air conditioning unit. The bedroom is in the roof space and has 2 large skylights which when open give the room a very light and airy feel. There also seemed to be a chair bed.

The apartment has free high speed Wi-Fi which worked in every room, including on the balcony.

The kitchenette is suitable for making breakfast and for preparing simple meals, though there are plenty of restaurants nearby. The supermarket is less than 5 mins walk away.

On arrival we were greeted by the friendly owner who took great pride in showing us around the apartment. He was always available by mobile phone should any problems have arisen and was onsite at some point during every day.

The apartment is an excellent place to stay in Stresa, particularly if you want a break from hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Via Domenico Ottolini 1, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
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Ranked #3 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Stresa
Price Range: £86 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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