If you like over the top opulence old fashioned of a big hotel with colourful furnishings and decor, high ceilings, chandeliers etc you will love this hotel-if you like modern with modern bathrooms look elsewhere.
Benefits:The location is great - next to the lake and a short walk into Stresa. The setting and view from the hotel and breakfast area are stunning. Breakfast buffet was good with good choices of pastries but could have had more fresh fruit.
Drawbacks: Our standard room was small and rather dim. The bathroom was tiny- the door could not only open fully because the bidet was behind it. The shower was over the bath and it was impossible to shower without water going on the floor. However, we were there to visit Stresa and the islands and only 2 nights so we didn't mind. I wouldn't want to be there for a whole week.More