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Kennesaw, Georgia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel faces Lago Maggiore at the base of the Italian Alps. It is a bit of a walk to town, but that's probably just because I was getting tired each day. The rooms are a little cramped, but oh my! The lake view are stunning. I could tolerate the tight space thanks to the view. I loved the dining...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The name says it all, a stunning traditional hotel with a huge well decorated and comfortable reception area. Rooms were good, clean and ours had a wonderful view across the lake. The free wi-fi was much better than you often get in hotels. Only downside was the restaurant which had poor staff and appalling food. I suspect that this may...

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Woodley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3nights as part of a business trip. Service was great throughout the day. Breakfast, coffee, lunch all great. Hotel itself is very fancy as are rooms. Bedroom was small, bathroom big. Had a great view of the lake. Really fantastic location.

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Thank DalvirRana
London, Canada
Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you like grand hotels with a view this hotel will impress with its early 20th century style although a little marred by the fact that it has become mainly a group hotel . The reception were efficient and helpful, the room was beautifully appointed with a fabulous view of the lake. The swimming pool (indoor) was rather clinical and...

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Thank Peter l
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Difficult to fault this Hotel and the location. Beautifully maintained, friendly staff at reception.Lovely grounds. Obviously large enough to cater for conferences and large group tours so restaurants geared up to supporting this style on mass catering. But the main dinner was served and presented in a timely manner. Good spread of Breakfast options Shame we only had a short...

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Thank clivec186387
Surrey
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed in this beautiful hotel last month and would highly recommend it. It was a really good experience, we had a super room with a lake view, very comfortable bed, good free wi fi connection, great food and amazing surroundings, both outside the hotel and inside!

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Thank LeahSurrey
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent five nights here and easily visited throughout the region. There are excellent restaurants in the downtown area but as we had a lot of rain several among our group opted to eat in the hotel bar. It appeared that the majority of guests here were part of either a tour group or a convention/meeting. I would think that...

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Thank elstravels
Burgas, Bulgaria
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very good, coay hotel. Clean and spacious rooms. Friendly staff(Peter). Extremely good value for money. I will be definitely back next year. 15 minutes walk from the resort center. Lovely breakfast...

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2Thank petarkarakalchev
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Large grand hotel situated a short walk from the main town of Stresa. Beautiful views across the lake from the restaurant and, if you had one, one of the lake view rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful, most spoke good English. We had a room in the annexe, not so grand. Very small with little storage or put down places....

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Cardiff
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We had a room at the back of the hotel, described in the brochure as "mountain views". Well, yes, I guess so, also overlooking the delivery bay. But frankly it would not have been worth the money to upgrade to a room at the front or side of the hotel because we spent so little time in the room itself....

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The strikingly elegant Grand Hotel Bristol is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and has a wonderful view over the lake and Borromean Island at the foot of the Alps. Conveniently situated across the road from the lake, and only 300 metres from the centre of Stresa, the hotel’s large swimming pool is set in the immaculate grounds and shares the panoramic view of the lake and mountains. There is also an indoor pool at your disposal with two hot tubs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Bristol

Address: Corso Umberto 1, 73, 28838, Stresa, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Lake Maggiore > Stresa
Price Range: RM731 - RM1,347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Bristol 4*
Number of rooms: 255
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Stresa
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Stresa
#6 Luxury Hotel in Stresa
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“Ask for lakefront room. The higher floors have better views.”
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  • View from my room of Lake Maggiore.
 of 5 bubbles LindyLou2013, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a front / lake facing room it's worth it”
 of 5 bubbles Voyeur-ger, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the fourth floor and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LeahSurrey, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Sea view rooms”
 of 5 bubbles petarkarakalchev, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the front with lake views or on the side with pool views. Not in the back!”
 of 5 bubbles admcfamily, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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