Regina Palace Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Really beautiful hotel, very ornate and grand with beautiful chandeliers and furniture. I stayed in a superior room which had 2 lovely big windows and balconies with lovely views of the lake. The spa was really nice, in a cave type surrounding, with plenty of loungers, although the changing rooms were not that luxurious and my treatment was slightly spoiled by the therapist having a terrible cough (probably shouldn't be administering relaxing massages). Breakfast was abundant and in the beautiful dining room. Loses a star because on Saturday night had some kind of function directly below my room (superior rooms on 1st floor) and didn't get to sleep until 1am with terrible cheesey keyboard music and talking into microphone. Asked reception for earplugs but they couldn't help. Shame not to have a restful nights sleep in such lovely surroundings.
First impressions of the hotel were....a rather grand hotel in its hay day...still clinging onto a by gone era. I almost expected to see Ralph Fiennes in character from the Grand Budapest Hotel wafting round the hotel with Zero the bell boy! The location of the hotel is great...you are 5 mins walk from the centre of everything in Stresa and have wonderful views of the Boromean islands. In terms of facilities, the Spa is good and free to residents....large pool, Turkish steam and sauna. You also have free parking at the hotel, as well as beautifully kept gardens. There is also an outdoor pool, which due to the time of year had been drained but I can imagine is well used in the summer months. Due to so many fantastic restaurants on the doorstep, we only took breakfast at the hotel which is good...if a bit samey. Fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt, cheeses, meats, pastries and cake(!)....the Cappuccino was fabulous. The down side and it's a biggie....unfortunately I didn't read the previous review about the paper thin walls....if you are a light sleeper be warned. Someone in the room above seemed to constantly roam around their room dragging chairs / furniture. We were also woken at 5:30am by the person in the next door answering a call of nature....and having a shower! A little tip - bring your own iron as due to "health and safety" you can not be trusted with an iron or allowed to go to where there potentially is an iron....just another excuse to charge people. This may also explain no kettle / tea making facilities in the room. The staff were polite, though a couple of staff behind the desk seemed to miss the point that when a customer has an issue it is not the customer who should need to do the leg work! Maybe people are easily pleased....but I really struggle to understand how this hotel got a fabulous rating??? Come on guys! In summary Pros: great location, Spa, breakfast and wifi Cons: poor sound proofing, no tea making facilities in room, no iron
We were on a Riviera Tour in June 2017. We upgraded our hotel to Regina Palace and it was a magnificent hotel in most ways. Our half board included breakfast and dinner. Both were excellent for a group tour. Our head waiter was fabulous and entertaining. The pool area and grounds were stunning. Our room on the 1st floor at the back was a disappointment. The bed was so hard I had to sleep on the bedspread rolled up much to the housekeepers annoyance (she kept hiding it in the wardrobe). The air conditioning did not work. Took three days of constant complaining to get it fixed. We were offered another room worse that the first. Staff were polite but not really finding a solution. Would I stay there again? Yes if we had a better room and the air worked. Constant 34 degree Celsius days and no air was difficult.
Grand old hotel. We stayed here with a group in October. Hotel was clean, service was excellent and the town of Stresa a quick walk away. We had breakfast every day which was good, and one dinner that was excellent. Islands in the lake are easily accessible by boat. Just loved it.
We stayed here as part of a tour group at the beginning of November. The decor is superb; even the floors in the lifts are marble. As a group, we ate off the main dining area. The food at dinner, was good quality hotel food. The breakfast buffet was varied and good. The waiter service was excellent. Prices in the bar were about the same as those in town;quite expensive.The air-con was fine; you just have to look for the control.
We rarely come back for a second visit as there are so many beautiful places and luxurious hotels to visit. But we decided to come back to Regina Palace and see, if we would be as stunned as last time. And we were! This hotel is simply fantastic. They have renovated the pool and they still keep their "no sunbed reservation" politic in a very nice manner. Loved it!
What a beautiful and fabulous hotel. Right out of the bygone era of luxury and elegance. One of the most beautiful hotels in Europe. The grounds are breath taking. Luxury is everywhere. Close to main walking and shopping area. Close to taxis to the islands. The down side was no doorman or bellhop for luggage when we arrived or departed. Also very small and slow elevators. Other than that, it is first class in every way.
This was a delightful treat from a bygone era of luxury and opulence! We had Room 447, good size with a small balcony overlooking the hills of Stresa and the outdoor pool (which was closed for the season). Do not forget a swimsuit! This hotel has the most amazing grotto pool the likes of which I have never seen. True relaxation! The breakfast had a nice selection and the staff were very attentive. An excellent experience!
Regina Palace Hotel sits directly across the street from Lake Maggiore and has the loveliest green lawn to welcome guest. Stained glass covers the canopy in the front and in the rear entrance. Marble and opulence is everywhere. The bar is large and the dining room also accommodates many visitors. Waiters in black tuxedos are there anytime one comes to dine. A large breakfast buffet is set, and the dinners are scrumptious. My only negative is no air conditioning. One either has heat or open windows. Once the windows are opened a cool breeze is welcomed.
Stayed at the hotel with Riviera Travel.nice quiet room. Our friend's even got a balcony. Food was of good quality. Staff only to pleased to offer alternatives if you didn't like what was on the menu. Ideal base for visiting the surrounding lakes.
- 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.
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.
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74% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1441 reviews