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“A great break”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Belvedere

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Hotel Belvedere
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Stresa
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
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“A great break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed here last week, recommended by a friend at shortish notice. Excellent accomodation...spotlessly clean. Stayed here three nights and then the hotel, which was then booked up, helped us find another accomodation which was excellent again, so staff really helpful and pleasant. Breakfast was very good and the set lunch even better. Lovely place to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle. Really impressed with the people and the area and will definitely return.

Room Tip: We had a lovely balcony overlooking restauranta and lake.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Christine,

thank you for your review about our hotel!
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and really hope to welcoming you again!
Kindest regards

Paco
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Arrived at 1700 and most punters have left the island by 1900. Take note, most restaurants close at 2100. Despite a captive market, the restaurants and this hotel do not take advantage and charge excessive amounts. Hotel an oasis of calm, a great retreat from the bustle of the rest of the island. A wander around the island before breakfast and the arrival of the ferries highly recommended. Very friendly staff, and our room overlooking the lake and with a balcony was great. Good breakfast (included) and good free wifi. Public ferry service highly recommended (10 minutes each way, every 30 minutes), and calls at all three islands. Secure parking in Hotel Regina in Stresa for €12 also recommended. We would definitely recommend a night on the island, rather than a day trip, as you will see very little when it is swarming with the other tourists. It is a very small island!

Room Tip: Balcony room with Lake view
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Jem B
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Jem B,

thank you very much for your kind review about our Hotel and our little Island!
We are pleased that you enjoyed the hotel and the service but also that you appreciated the magical athmosphere of the island!

Looking forward to meeting you again,
our best regards

Paco Garofoli
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Terre Haute, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were here in this area 25 years ago on our honeymoon so we were so excited to go back to this area of Italy. We decided to stay on Isola Pescatori and booked 2 nights at the Hotel Belvedere. It is such a charming place, with wonderful views and a fantastic staff! We ate at the restaurant the first night and the food was amazing! If you are planning a trip to Northern Italy, you won't be disappointed with this island and the Hotel Belvedere! Magnifico!

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your review!
It is always a pleasure for us when people come back after some years!
We are pleased that your experience at Belvedere was positive and really hope to seeing you again.

Our best regards

Paco
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We spent a night on the island of Pescatori at the end of our stay in Italy. We have previously visited the island but you really discover another island when the shops are shut and there are just a few people in this charming spot.

The staff were helful and very welcoming. Breakfast was good. We had a room overlooking the lake and it was fantastic looking out towards Isola Madre and Verbania. The stay was a highlight of our holiday. For a longer stay boats are frequent and work into the evening and there are a number of open restaurants on the island apart from the Belvedere's.

The rooms are relatively simple but very clean with a great bathroom. The decoration along a boating theme is charming and in keeping with the "fisherman's island". We stayed as a couple with a 10 year old boy.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear David,
thank you for your review!
I am really happy to know that you liked your stay at Belvedere, and hope to welcome you in a future occasion!
Best regards

Paco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We spent the last 2 nights of our Italy vacation at Hotel Belvedere. Prior to our arrival I was regretting booking a hotel on an island and honestly, when I originally booked it I didn't realize it was on an island. When we arrived all my concerns diminished. This has got to be one of the most beautiful settings in all of Lake Maggiore. The view was spectacular, the staff was extremely helpful, the rooms were very clean and large (we even had a big deck area), and since we booked directly with the hotel we had free access to an evening boat that shuttled us from Stressa to the island. The island is only a 5 min boat ride from the main land. We had dinner in their restaurant the first night and the food was outstanding and the view incredible. What a setting. The morning free breakfast was also one of the best we had in our 21 days in Italy. It does get extremely quite at night and really has zero night life, but you can find that in Stressa just a short boat ride away. We would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 21 July 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you very much for your comments about your stay at Belvedere!
We are happy that you enjoyed every aspects of it, especially the quiet of the island, that, in our opinion, is the real treasure of this location!

Hoping to welcome you again in the future, kindest regards

Paco G.
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Belvedere for three short nights. We had a wonderful stay in this hotel. Our room had a view of Isola Madre and the lake. There was also a small balcony. The entire hotel and restaurant staff were incredibly attentive and friendly. The room itself was clean, the bed comfortable and thank goodness for the air conditioner! Breakfast was always great and even included eggs cooked to order. The restaurant served great food and also offers great views of the lake.

Isola Dei Pescatori is a great haven from the tourist hustle-bustle. While it was somewhat busy around lunchtime (because there are great restaurants), the nights are quiet and romantic. We were in Italy for only 8 days but our stay here was my favorites.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your review!
I really hope to meet you again on the island!

Kindest regards

Paco G.
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Poperinge, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

we enjoyed our stay on the isola pescatory because of the beatiful sight and the quiet place after the tourists were gone at 6 pm.. the hotel and the restaurant were very good especially with the good temperatures we had and the dining outside looking over the lake and the isola Madre. the only inconveniece for a longer stay is the fact you are on a small island and have to take the boat for every excursion.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jean V
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Paco G, Proprietario at Hotel Belvedere, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Dear Jean,

thank you very much for your review about your stay at Belvedere.
I am pleased that you loved both the service and the kitchen and hope to host you again on the island.

Kindest regards

Paco G.
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Property: Hotel Belvedere
Address: Via di Mezzo | Isola Pescatori, 28838, Stresa, Italy
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Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Stresa
#2 Romantic Hotel in Stresa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Belvedere 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Belvedere, located on the quite Isola dei Pescatori, is the right place to forget about stress and relax on the sound of the lake's waves. It is located in and historical building, recently renewed. Six of the 8 double rooms have the see on the lake; all of them have the private bathroom with shower or bath tub, heating, air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, WIFI connection free of charge. Our restaurant has a wide dining room on the lake and is open every day, for lunch and dinner. The island is connected to the mainland by the public boats, leaving from Stresa and Baveno every 30 minutes, from 8 a.M. To 7 p.M. We can organize a transfer by motorboat after 7 p.M. ... more   less 
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Hotel Belvedere Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy

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