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Grand Hotel Bristol

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here 2 nights while on a land tour of Italyl. It was a tour assigned hotel. We were all assigned rooms on the 6th floor. This happened to be in a separate building in the back of the main hotel. in order to get there, we had to take an elevator that runs HORIZONTALLY!!! This was the strangest thing I have ever seen. Then we got out and took a regular elevator up to our floor. Our twin room was spacious but the bathroom was tiny and tight. Had a full tub/shower. We had a nice little balcony with table and 2 chairs but we overlooked nothing! Barely a side view of the lake. The tour included dinner and breakfast buffets were nice selections, many to choose from and all seemed fresh. Service was very good and everything overall seemed very clean. I am sure this hotel offered very nice vie rooms that you could book on your own. GREAT location. Cute little town right on Lake Maggiore.

This was our second trip to the area, first time in this hotel. The amenities were excellent, the gardens, the pool. The decor was nice. Watching the sunrise and sunset on Lake Maggiore from the balcony was a definite treat! Love our short stay at the hotel.

A grand hotel with friendly staff and excellent service. Located just across the road from the lake and a 10 minute walk to town center. Remarkably priced for such a opulent hotel. Lovely grounds and indoor and outdoor pools. If I come back to Italy, it would be to Stresa and the Bristol.

This was our second visit to Stresa and our first stay at the Grand Hotel Bristol. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The hotel had all we needed, our room overlooked the lake and had a lovely furnished balcony. The room itself was comfortable enough for a week. It came with fridge and safe. TV and super comfortable bed. The location of the hotel was great, it's a pleasant stroll into Stresa centre along the lake shore. The hotels pool was never crowded, always a choice of sun loungers and waiter service via the pool bar. Breakfast choice was huge and the restaurant had the option of seating inside or out. We ate out each night but enjoyed the hotel bar late evening. We hired a car for our stay and parking in the hotel car park was free and always spaces to choose from. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed here on a tour, very nice and totally European, incredible view of Lake Maggiore, beautiful hotel, swimming pool and gardens. Very friendly staff and good bar and restaurant. Great access to downtown Stresa (5 minute walk along the shoreline) great parking and access to boat docks also, room a little small but very clean and nice

This hotel is very clean, efficiently run, though one of the lifts was out of order for the week we stayed. Reception staff friendly, helpful and spoke good English. However we booked our holiday in February for September requesting a high floor room with lakeside view. When I emailed the week before we left they informed us they had no high floor rooms. I said we were disappointed and we ended up having to pay 30es a day for the room we wanted. The hotel wasn't full and we felt we could have had the room without having to pay extra. We will take it up with Thomsons in the next day or two

Stayed here 5 years ago on pool side. Decided this time to have lake view and we felt it was worth the extra money (even better when we were unexpectedly given an upgrade on arrival which was simply because as they said "sometimes we can"!). The room balcony with table was comfortable for two (unlike some of the balconies we have had before); the room was cared for each day by cleaners who were always friendly and happily worked round our comings and goings; the reception staff always seemed to have a smile; there is a proper bar area and room with occasional live music. We'll be going back. Again.

We just went to the tea room - this opinion is not about the hotel, but of about the tea room itself. The coffee was good , but I ordered a chocolate cake piece for 5 euros and it was a super dull, regular chocolate cake that seemed made out of those boxes with pre-prepared mixtures one can buy at the supermarket. Without frosting stuffing, anything, just the dough. I really expected more. The attention was polite.

We stayed for ten days from August 30th. The hotel Is well situated 10 - 15 minutes from the centre of stresa with its great selection of restaurants. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis. The breakfast buffet was excellent. Very wide choice. Tip - the waiters will bring fresh cappuccino as an alternative to the urn coffee which tended to be rather strong and stewed. Our room was well equipped although a little on the small side. Great balcony. The housekeeping was very good. We had a few minor issues to raise about our room and they were attended to right away. The reception staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, especially Raphaella. The outside pool was lovely. All in all an enjoyable stay. .

There is much that is good about this hotel; our room was great, the reception staff are lovely and the facilities are great and clean throughout. It's in a wonderful location with views overlooking the lake and close to the town. Less great aspects are that the main lift has been out of order but for going down only (!) and the staff at breakfast. They are both comical and surly without a smile and hardly a good morning. Your plate is snatched away from you before you are finished and you will be told off for messing up their beautiful tables. Very Faulty Towers. They don't replenish the buffet quickly enough Oh and the tea and coffee is luke warm at best

Room options

Economy Single Room (NO BALCONY)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room, Partial Lake View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double or Twin Room, Mountain View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room, Mountain View

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1057 reviews