Grand Hotel Bristol ★★★★

3.5 /5
Overall score
75%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.3
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
2.9
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Overview

The strikingly elegant 4-stars hotel is set amidst beautifully tended gardens and, facing out over the lake and the Borromean Island to the foot of the Alps, enjoys a wonderful view. The imposing exterior houses, the elegantly marbled lobby and the public rooms are stylishly decorated with Bohemian-style crystal chandeliers, adding a graceful finishing touch. 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 jacuzzi

Dining

Restaurant
The restaurant provides a refined and intimate atmosphere and is especially suited for luncheons and unforgettable candle light dinners. The bar provides a soothing and relaxing environment where one can enjoy the favourite drink with the musical background of a cd-plano.

Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Pool

General

  • Concierge
  • Pet friendly

Activities

  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Conference facilities

Internet

  • WiFi

Transportation

  • Airport shuttle

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

3.5 /5 Overall score

75% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.4/5
  • Location: 4.3/5
  • Value: 2.9/5

Great hotel in Stresa

Would recommend Wed, Jul 30, 2014
This is a gorgeous hotel. Staff was very friendly and willing to help with anything. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The only thing I didn't like is that they only give you 2 hours of free Wifi for your entire stay.

Attractions

Take a boat and visit the nearby islands.

| Houston, Tx Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Very relaxing

Would recommend Thu, Jul 17, 2014
The hotel may be 100 years old but it is very well maintained and stately. The outdoor pool is very nice. Short walk to town. Just across the street from the lake. My one complaint was the "free" Wi-Fi. Four hours after check-in, after taking survey, two hours are provided. Parking in their parking lot is €10 a day but free parking is along the street if available.

| Sydney, Australia Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Very nice hotel

Would recommend Fri, Oct 26, 2012
Old timey palace-like hotel with modern amenities and a good location. We walked a few blocks to 'downtown' Stresa for shopping, drinking and dining. A few blocks the other way was the cable car and boats to the islands on Lago Maggiore. Our room was modern, though a bit small, with two balconies. The pool below us was beautiful, although the weather was too cool to enjoy it. The room did not include breakfast so I cannot comment on that. Wish it did as it would have been very convenient to start our day right there. Overall, a very nice hotel.

| New York Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Over priced

Would not recommend Tue, Oct 4, 2011
I found the hotel to be overpriced and the staff unaccommodating. The first room they gave us was so tiny. I asked to see other rooms in the same price range and then was shown a larger room which we took. The staff was clearly annoyed by my request to see other rooms. I booked online through Orbitz and it turned out the rate, which as at least $250 USD per night, didn't include breakfast. We heard other guests checking in with a lower rate, and one that included breakfast. When I inquired they insisted that you never get breakfast when booking over the Internet. I had to pay 4 Euro for a cup of coffee, they wouldn't even include that for the over priced room. They charged for WiFi and wouldn't include that either. I felt that we grossly over paid and the staff wouldn't give an inch on it. They also charged 10 Euro per night for the parking garage. There are several nice hotels in Stresa and I'm sure you can find a better deal elsewhere.

Attractions

Be sure to ferry to the 3 Islands (e.g., Isola Bella), definitely a highlight of staying in Stresa.

| Wayne, Radnor Township, PA, USA Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

EXCELLENT STAY AT GRAND BRISTOL

Would recommend Thu, Aug 19, 2010
Wonderful location, great rooms.

| Bangalore, India Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Poor for the money and location

Would recommend Thu, Jul 29, 2010
Location fabulous on Lake Maggiore, check in staff great, bathroom smelled of sewage, bed was very uncomfortable, minibar was exhorbitant, breakfast very expensive. One member of reception staff extremely ignorant. This should be a superb hotel, let down by a few annoying details which should not happen.

Attractions

Lake Maggiore express has to be done!

| Dublin, Ireland Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Stresa

Would recommend Mon, Jul 5, 2010
Our room, though on the side of the hotel, had a balcony with a view of the lake. Nice room, very friendly and professsional front desk staff. Parking garage just feet from the main entrance--very convenient. The breakfast buffet was very nice (good bread!). This hotel belongs to a group of 3 or 4 in the area I believe. Would easily return for another stay.

Attractions

The boat terminal to visit the islands (visible from the hotel) is just a 1-2 minute drive down the road. Grab a pamphlet from the front desk.

| Kaiserslautern, Germany Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz