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Regina Palace Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel seems to be something out of the Victorian era. However, it was well maintained and the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was quite large and had a lovely balcony overlooking the lake with small table and chairs for an evening drink. It was right on the promenade of Lake Maggiore and a short walk to the town of Stresa. Breakfast was excellent and there were plenty of places to have lunch and dinner in Stresa. (Stresa also had a couple of nearby laundromats which was handy when travelling). The hotel was handy to boat ramps for sightseeing boats to the various sights on and around the lake as well as being relatively close to transport for sightseeing further afield. The only downside (and it appears to be common in Italy) is that the showers are in bath tubs and the tubs are very high which makes it difficult and dangerous to enter and exit the tub to have a shower if mobility is a problem.

Book a triple room with balcony overlooking Lake Maggiore and you'll enjoy a large, private suite that accommodates most everyone. We were only 2 travelers, so we hd plenty of room to enjoy privacy. This hotel is directly on the Promenade, so walking and enjoying gardens, parks, ferries and the central Stresa square were easy. The Spa at this hotel is one of the most unique in the world, complete with pool consisting of caves and grottoes, Turkish bath, steam room, massage, and just about anything else one could desire.

We stayed here for 4 nights as the first stop on a tour and couldn't believe how gorgeous it was. All the public areas were stunning as were the views of the lake from our bedroom. The waiters all wore white dinner jackets even at breakfast. Breakfast buffet was amazing, so many choices, hot coffee and a large teapot for tea drinkers. The outdoor pool was larger than it looked in photos and the even had an indoor pool as well. All in all we loved it and would stay there again. It was the perfect spot to do trips from and just behind was the charming little town of Stresa with cobble stone laneways full of shops and restaurants. What more could one want.

We stayed for 7 nights with a tour group and it was perfect the staff were very helpful the Meals and Dining rooms were wonderful. We chose to have a balcony room with views over the lake and with a cold glass of rose wine the world was great. They have two swimming pools one indoor and one in the lower ground floor with Gym and spa rooms. The hotel is really beautiful and perfect in everyway. The head waiter Maro was really a star and very helpful and helped us to enjoy every meal. Thank you for a wonderful week.

We have just had our 4th. visit to the Regina Palace & it seems to get better each time. We enjoy views of the lake, from, this time, a beautiful balcony on the first floor, the staff are very friendly, & the local attractions, although busy this year as we were there during a bank holiday still hold attractions for us. We hope to return next year, as it is the most beautiful place to relax

The hotel is beautiful. It is located across the street from Lake Maggiore. The lobby is amazing large and well appointed. The room we were in was fantastic with a balcony overlooking the lake. The room was large and filled with quality furniture. The breakfast was outstanding with lots of choices.

We have visited Stresa many times; last time it was in October- this is a reason why we were able to book a room (usually hotel is fully booked in the Summer). Hotel is classic and elegant with comfortable rooms and nice furniture. View on the lake from the small balcony is amazing in rainy or sunny days. Two pools provide a good option to relax after long "touristic trips". We came with car -it was nice to get a free place in hotel's parking. Breakfast was good up to European standards. Stuff is friendly and efficient; we got any required help. Hotel is stayed within 5 min walking distance from main restaurants area so we got a dinners out of hotel while many touristic groups looked as enjoyed their dinners in the dining room with view on the lake.Gardens outside of hotel are very impressive and provide nice touch to the hotel classical elegance. We can recommend this hotel without hesitation.

My wife and I have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Regina Palace in Stresa and we felt we had to write a review to congratulate them on the outstanding service they provided. My wife has serious dietary issues being gluten free as well as having allergies to onions, garlic, cucumber and fresh strawberries amongst other things. We therefore went on this holiday with some concerns about what she would be able to eat. We need not have worried, having informed the Hotel before arriving of her dietary requirements, nothing was too much trouble for Mauro, the Head Waiter and the Chef in ensuring there was always something my wife could eat at Breakfast but particularly at Dinner where they provided specially prepared dishes for her for each of the 3 courses. This resulted in us having a wonderful worry free holiday in the beautiful surroundings of Stresa on Lake Maggiore.

We stayed at this hotel for a week with Riviera travel and were not disappointed. The ambience is Italian splendour at its best. Some hotels of this era show their age, but not this one. Everything is well kept and spotlessly clean. We were allocated a room at the rear so no lakeside views and were told that a room at the front would be €60 per night extra. The room was a bit on the small side , but did have a nice bathroom and a small balcony with room for two chairs, just. Meals were taken in a lovely dining room with lakeside views and we were seated at large round tables for ten people, so plenty of opportunity to meet and talk to others. Dinner was at 7.30 and was of a reasonable standard, a choice of 3 starters soup or pastas and 4 mains , those with special requirements seamed well catered for. The chairs had decorative covers and the cutlery and tableware was of a high standard. It felt a bit like dining at a wedding reception. The bar area is spacious either in or out on the front terrace with occasional live music and a very unusual table football game. Drinks are served with lots of nibbles or hors d'oevres depending on the time of day. The hotel has two pools. I used the outside one which is situated in lovely gardens and has a gentle slope for entry into the water. The free wifi facility had excellent reception anywhere in the hotel. All in all a fine hotel which I would not hesitate to recommend.

Stayed here for a week as part of a group at the beginning of June 2017. The location of the hotel is magnificent, on the shore of Lake Maggiore with outstanding views of the lake and its islands. The hotel is a grand establishment, exuding class and elegance of a bygone era. There is little sign of age catching up with it and the gardens and grounds are a pleasure. The staff are friendly and attentive, and were quick to repair a minor problem with the window in our room. The room was fine, with a comfortable bed, top class furnishings, plenty of wardrobe space and air conditioning. The bathroom had an excellent shower and array of toiletries. It was one of the bigger rooms we have stayed in. The food gets a lot of negative reviews, but actually we found it fine. Each evening there was a starter of salad buffet followed by a choice of 3 for starter and main course. It wasn't a la carte menu or cordon bleu food, and occasionally the vegetables were disappointing, but overall, fine. The breakfast was continental and English, only complaint being that the bacon and sausage were rarely above warm. That said, it was enjoyable and plenty to choose from - though the toaster took about 4 turns to achieve a normal level of toasting. The service was excellent, with a particularly jovial Head Waiter, though occasionally on the slow side. So far so good, but my major complaint is the bar prices. Frankly, ridiculous. 9 euros for an aperol spritz, 25 euros cheapest bottle of wine with dinner. On the night we visited the nearby SkyBar, where I reckon there were about 100 > 120 customers, there was NOT ONE customer in Regina Palace's bar. And little wonder why. Outrageous prices, makes you wonder if they actually want any custom. So, if it weren't for the bar prices, this review might have merited 5 stars. We'd go again, but I would recommend the little bar over the road, right on the lake front, where prices are about half those in Regina Palace.

Corso Umberto I, 29 Stresa VB

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Borromeo Plaza
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Regina Palace Hotel places you within a 5-minute walk of Villa Ducale and Stresa Ferry Terminal. This 214-room, 4-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. On a lake, it's also near Borromeo Plaza and Isola Bella Botanical Garden.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning. Enjoy dining at Liberty, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All of Regina Palace Hotel's 214 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Regina Palace Hotel enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a health club, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Double Room, Lake View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1282 reviews