We had a wonderful five day break in Stresa and we were very happy with the accomodation at Affittacamere via Mazzini. Our room on the first floor was clean and nicely decorated and overlooked one of the narrow streets below. ( good for people watching) Breakfast was continental and consisted of the usual croissants, cakes and cold meats and cheeses, fruit and yoghurts. The food was excellent and plentiful. The staff in reception,( in the restaurant below) were very approachable and friendly. We had trouble booking our return trip to the airport and Carlo? kindly sorted it out for us. We only had an evening meal there once which was traditional and very nice. The location of this hotel is 5 minutes from the ferry terminal and is perfect for visiting the Borromean Islands and the rest of the lake. We bought a two day ticket that allowed us to go on the Lake Maggiore Express on the first day and a trip to Isola Bella and Isola Dei Pescatori on the second day.The cost was 42 euros and was worth every penny! The Lake Maggiore Express is a must. The trip takes you up by train from Stresa to Domodossola. Here you transfer to the Centovalli train with large viewing windows with panoramic views of small villages and incredible mountains. The train journey is spectacular and crosses the border into Switzerland dropping down into Locarno where it terminates. We were told that Ascona was a far nicer place and took a ferry to spend a few hours there before travelling back to Stresa on a lovely 3 hour sail. Isola Bella is also a must to visit. The palace and gardens are so beautiful and the white peacocks are spectacular!! Stresa is a great base for exploring the lake and has a lovely village atmosphere . We will be revisiting next year!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The modern town house suite and Bed and Breakfast Via Mazzini is the new developed area in 2010 with precious rooms . All with parquet, luxury furnishings, spacious, LCD television, SkyTv and maximum independence being all managed with electronic keysVarious opportunities for recreation in the town and in the surrounding area (tennis, horseback riding, boating, hiking, mountain biking and golf courses) also cultural events are the meeting point of Stresa international, thanks to Music Weeks , a visit to the botanical gardens of the various islands of the Borromeo Gulf .Villa Taranto , the museum of Palazzo Borromeo , the Rocca di Angera and its famous doll museum, complete the main attractions of Lake Maggiore.Schedules and Luggage:The rooms are available from 14h00 onwards must be vacated by 11:00 am on day of departure. If you need you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception. Free parking about 150 meters from our hotel, or discounted parking at € 7.00 per day ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Affittacamere Via Mazzini Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy