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Hotel Flora - Stresa
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Just spent another 2 weeks at The Flora, Friendly, Clean and staff are very helpful. To obtain the best stay a room with a lake view is essential as the rooms on the front face the road and can be noisy. The only downside for those with mobility problems is the walk from the center of Stresa which is uphill and can be hot.

Room Tip: Chose a room with lake view and balcony
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2013

just returned a brill week stresa , what a place , the hotel flora may not be as big as some on the lake front, but the staff and food make up 4 that , dinner was good never went hungry ,our room 5 was so clean it really is a nice place , it is 5 mins of lake front and 20 mins of down town but its a nice walk,

Room Tip: buy waters from supermarket as flora bit pricey on dricks front rooms gets more sun rear rooms lake...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

the food in this *** hotel is better than an average ***
one of the party is celiac but the kitchen devised appropriate
meals that were excellent for every occasion
The staff went out of their way to help in this matter
Although a little way out from the centre of town the views
are superior being closer to the islands
Altogether a very comfortable experience even for disabled
wheelchair visitors who are welcomed but not neglected

Room Tip: top floor lake view is best
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank 9ray9
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I stayed here in early May 2013. I was on holiday on my own. I was given a spacious twin bedded room (19) which had safe, fridge and flatscreen tv. The balcony had a tall tree very close to it, so no view to speak of at all. The bathroom was modern and had a shower with two separate shower heads. The best points about this hotel were (a) the staff, who were very polite and the waitresses were just super; (b) it was kept very clean. The food was well cooked, but those with a big appetite might find that the portions were a bit on the small side. If you have a room near the road you are likely to be disturbed by the noise so I should negotiate for a lake view. I would certainly return here if I was contemplating another trip to Stresa.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the east side of the hotel with a lake view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Derby
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I stayed at the Hotel Flora with my girlfriend in April 2013. The hotel is a 30 room family run hotel 10 mins away from central Stresa overlooking the lake. Our room was very new and modern, with 2 balconies, flatscreen TV, free refrigerator and a safe. One of the balconies over looked the lake and the Islands, the view was spectacular! The bathroom was modern, large and looked brand new, with a powerful shower. In reference to the road noise mentioned by other reviewers, our room was on the side of the hotel and didn't suffer with road noise at all, I can not see it being much worse if we were fully on the road side of the hotel. The windows were very sound proofed and air-con worked fine at keeping us cool, however you can hear road noise when out on the balcony. We stayed half board, the cold buffet breakfast provided a good choice, the 4 course evening meal was superb, plenty of choices and something different every night. It was filling and delicious. The staff are all friendly, cheerful and always happy to help, all requests were dealt with promptly. The hotel is a 15 min (max) walk into Stresa, through some lovely gardens and next to the lake side for the whole way. The walk was a pleasure every time, with views of the mountains and islands. I always try and leave a negative on reviews however this time I honestly can not think of one, I can not recommend the hotel highly enough. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Room 25 was perfect!
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wrexham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Having read reviews before we went I have to agree with a lot of the comments. We had a lake view room which was lovely the view was absolutely gorgeous. The room was average size for Italy but the bathroom was tiny, I am only small but one comment was correct the toilet was very close to the shower and somebody taller would really have struggled, however everything was spotlessly clean. There was a large wardrobe with plenty of hangers but no drawers so underwear etc had to stay in bags as there was nowhere to put it. Breakfast was very good, continental but plenty of choice. For me the evening meals were a bit too fancy and there was not a lot of choice, however the desserts were amazing and people were having 2 or 3 of these and I have to say we never left the table feeling hungry. Drinks were reasonable prices (not sure about wine as we do not drink it) beer was the same price as in the town. Pool was spotless and not too deep. The town is about a 20min walk but it is lovely along the lakeside. It was very easy and cheap to get around from Stresa and on the whole it was a lovely holiday and would go again. I understand the comments about the owners but think as it is a family run hotel they just don't have time to stand chatting.

Room Tip: Choose a lake view room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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5 Thank WelshLady78
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Scotland
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Just returned from two weeks staying in the hotel Flora and first must thank the tripadvisor reviewer who recomended that if it was possible to get a lakeview room, we changed our usual holiday dates to get one and did not regret it as the view was fantastic and it keeps you away from the road noise.The room was a little on the small side but the large balcony with that view made up for that.
The owner and his wife may not be the most outgoing hoteliers we have ever met but they were very efficient and that is just how I like it, the couple of very small problems we had were fixed right there and then. The staff however were very friendly and could not do enought for you.
The food was very good and although it was a continental breakfast there were plenty of choice. The house wine was reasonably priced and very drinkable. The hotel was spotlessly clean as was the swimming pool and being down in a litle hollow it was a perfect place to soak up the sunshine, also a couple of nice changing rooms with a shower and some lockers. Plenty of loungers and sunshades.
The hotel also has a nice lounge and bar.
Stresa is a very nice place to wander with plenty of shops, cafes and resturants. The centre is about a 15 minute walk from the Flora however within 5 minutes you are on the lakeside
If you don't fancy going into town at night there is a lovely lounge bar and resturant round the side of the cable car station called the Loco, less than 5 minutes from the hotel with a terrace overlooking the lake, a perfect place for a drink in the evening.

Room Tip: Get a lakeview room the higher the floor the better
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Flora - Stresa
Address: Via Sempione Nord 26, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Flora - Stresa 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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