The foyer is lovely as we're the check in staff. Two lifts to take you to your room. Room had a huge bed and an acceptable balcony. Bathroom had lots of towels. The balcony had a role down shutter to help keep out both the sun and noise.
The view is simply breathtaking. None of the pictures do it justice.
The swimming pool is pretty, shaded from the wind and warm.
Then we get to the food. Awful! We told them before we booked that one of us was a vegetarian and we were assured that there was plenty of choice of veggie food. So, first night's dinner and what are we offered? An omelette. There isn't even a salad buffet. We had booked with Riviera Travel and so did not get the full menu. After we complained about the omelette option my partner was then offered the veggie section of the full menu. This amounted to two pasta meals( he tried both, both almost tasteless), or a few side salads. The bar was the most expensive we tried on the whole week.
So, book to stay here on a B and B basis and you should be fine. The town has lots of high quality places to eat. We had dinner in two( reviews to follow) and loved everything we had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-star Astoria is a modern hotel in Stresa on the lake Maggiore, centrally situated near the Congress Hall Palazzo dei Congressi Stresa. The Hotel enjoys a splendid view of the Borromeo Gulf, its islands and the Alps. Balcony rooms overlook the magnificent lake scenery or the lovely garden, with heated swimming pool and snack bar. The restaurant, lounge and bar are extremely pleasant, spacious and welcoming. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with bath or shower, hairdryer, mini-bar satellite TV, radio, telephone and free wi-fi. Suites with hydromassage bath are provided. Normal room charges also include unlimited use of gym, Turkish bath, car park and the panoramic roof-garden with its games area, solarium, table tennis and Whirl-pool conference facilities and garage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy
- Hotel Astoria Stresa