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Hotel Italie Et Suisse

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I chose this place because of its location , and its really excellent.Its exactly opposite the lake , and the ticket place from where the boats go to the bohemian islands. I was in room 64, a room right at the back of the property, which only overlooked a small alley which had nothing to see but a dead pigeon from the window. I was disappointed about that, as I had made a specific request to give me a good room. I had also requested for a kettle, which they did not give , but hot water was available at all hours. It was however, really cumbersome for me to go down everytime , to get myself a hot cup of water. The hotel, otherwise is very clean,the breakfast is good too, but mostly consisting of sweet dishes. The staff, appeared very stiff upper -lipped,at first and had that unapproachable attitude on the first day, but kind of softened up a bit on the next day. They could have advised us on the things to do, in stresa or guided us rightly , but did not do anything of the sort.The Hotel is a km.or a bit more from the station. They had only informed us on that, when asked by letter. We had to walk all of that lugging our luggage, which is tiresome on a hot sunny day after train travel.,at our age. on the day of checking out we asked if he could arrange for a taxi, he said yes and asked us for 12 euro, but we found out that the charges are 9 euros. So we did not book with him.

We were happy we chose this hotel for our three night stay in Stresa, mainly because of its excellent location and friendly service by all the staff. Our room was very clean and the high ceilings helped counteract its relatively small size. We were really grateful for the excellent air conditioning since the middle of June meant hot and somewhat humid weather. The room was in the back so did not have a view, but we slept well because it was quiet. Breakfast was great!

My friend and I had a 3 night stay. The twin room was very basic but absolutely spotless. Excellent power shower. On our first night we wanted an early night due to our very early start but our room was unbearably hot. We tried the air con but it was locked. Upon ringing Reception I was told it could not be switched on until June! It was 25 did however come on a little later as we found out at breakfast that some American guests had complained. Also (and not the hotel's fault) a local bar had a live singer on, so we had to endure him until 11pm. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and the hotel is in a very good location.

A family run hotel... old style I would say. Big keys that you leave at the desk and take back when you come in. A nice welcome by one of the owners who speak several languages including English and French. Clean rooms, but with old furniture. Very well garnished buffet breakfast with excellent coffee. The parking (10 E / day) and the pier are right across the street from the hotel. You can take a boat to the Borromeo Islands litteraly in front of the hotel. Everything in Stresa is less than a 10 minutes walk from this hotel including the train station. The area is busy and the street can be noisy at night. So for the service, the price, the location and the included breakfast I would recommend this hotel.

Great position opposite ferry terminal and central to shops and restaurants and reasonable priced. The first room given to me was a tiny boxroom so I asked for something larger as was staying 4 days. I was given a larger room with big balcony much better. Partial water view but room was clean and comfortable and staff friendly. There was some noise/music coming from restaurants downstairs on the Saturday night but this just added to the atmosphere and could not be heard if balcony doors were closed.Breakfast was very good and their coffee was excellent. I'd stay there again and next time request a lake view room.

This is a good reasonably priced hotel in an excellent location just across the road from the town dock and car park also the center of Stresa is behind the hotel which has loads of shops and restaurants/café's. We had a corner lake view room it was nicely decorated ,clean , a reasonable size and had four balconies . Breakfast was the usual but adequate continental type they had the best bread cob's we've ever had in Italy. All the staff nice friendly and helpful .

Lovely hotel directly opposite the ferry terminal, a view of the lake from the breakfast room and adjacent to the bus stops. There is a shuttle bus stop for malpensa airport a few yards away. The alibis which you can book online for €12 each way one hours journey. Not very frequent but worth it if it fits your flight schedule

Excellently position in the nice village of stresa. Easy access to the island visits and the city center. Very nice service - French, English, Italian speaking. Nice breakfast, pretty basic rooms, but you have all you need including very good a/c. Would stay again.

We are a retired couple, travelling the Italian Lakes district in August without reservations. We checked the Tourist Office for accommodation possibilities and chose this hotel because it was nearest, literally right across the street from the Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, from which the boats depart for trips to the Borromeo Islands. The train station is very close by. Right alongside and behind the hotel are cobblestone lanes with quaint boutiques and many charming restaurants and wine bars. Our room was on the 2nd floor, at 111 Euros including breakfast. It was relatively small but had very high ceilings, closet space with a safe, a flat screen TV mounted above a desk, and tall French doors leading to the small balcony with a couple of chairs facing the street and the lake. Unfortunately, the trees along the street block the view of the lake. The door has sheer curtains and shutters that provide privacy. We kept the shutters only partly closed and left the balcony door open at night. There was some automobile traffic and people walking on the street but not enough noise to bother us. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well both nights. The bathroom was adeqjuately sized, had a shower, toilet, bidet and sink, hairdryer and gel/shampoo/shower cap, etc. The room was a bit dated and everything was SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. Free WiFi was fast and good. Also on that floor is a large lounge, nicely furnished with a comfortable couch and chairs and desks with computer screens. Breakfast is ample with lovely, fresh croissants, buns, cold meats and cheese, jams, yoghourt, cereal, fruits, juice and cofee of choice. It is served in a bright room with huge windows overlooking the street and the square. A public parking lot in the square across the street offers meter parking during the day. Parking is free at night. The hotel has an arrangement whereby their customers can park there for just over 8 Euros per day. We found parking in Italy is very sparse and this location is very convenient. The hotel is very conveniently located to everything. In hindsight, we should have chosen the room on the fourth floor for 133 Euros because the view of Lake Maggiore is magical at night time. The lady at the front desk had a serious demeanour at first and hesitated to show us the room before we booked, which made us suspicious but our fears were needless. We would definitely stay at this hotel again. Very good value for the money.

We wanted a comfortable hotel for our ten day stay at Lake Maggiore that was not to expensive. This hotel is perfectly situated close to the lake and shops etc. Handy little bar next door. The hotel is family run and only offers bed and breakfast which was a bit of a drawback. We found the staff very helpful and friendly and the hotel very clean and tidy. Overall no complaints.

Piazza Marconi 1 Stresa VB

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Borromeo Plaza
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Hotel Italie Et Suisse places you next to Stresa Ferry Terminal and Villa Ducale. This 28-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's also close to Borromeo Plaza and Isola Bella Botanical Garden.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 28 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

At Hotel Italie Et Suisse, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. For transportation, you can make use of a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for EUR 12 per person, as well as an airport shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

47% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 154 reviews