My wife and I stayed at the HDP after being recommended to us, we were not disappointed,I had read earlier about the trains running through the night,as I am a light sleeper, I had asked for a front facing room,on arrival this had not been done ,but the Hotel accommodated us on our second night,with very little fuss.
The room we moved to No 3 is fantastic,with a beautiful balcony view towards the lake and mountains, and the bathroom was 1st class.
Our stay here was most enjoyable,by the owner Carla,her brother Giuseppe and his wife Pupa,all were very helpful and nothing seemed to be a problem for them, I would also mention Roberta at reception,very pleasant and helpful.
As mentioned by many the hotel is a little old fashioned in it's decor ,but I believe to be in fitting with the style, but hey who cares the hotel is very clean ,comfortable ,the staff are pleasant and courteous, the breakfast, as far as continental goes, was very good with plenty of variety.
HDP is nicely situated in Stresa ,5 min walk from the tourist info on the lakeside,it is a few years since I visited Maggiore, and there is plenty to keep you occupied there,there are some fabulous walks,the one either up or back down from Motterone,if you are up to it, are not to be missed.
Carla ,gave us 4/5 restaurants to try and were excellent,our favourite was the Torino,in one of the squares,Stresa town is not that big so this cannot be missed,the food at the Torino was beautiful and good value for your money, it will cost you around 40 E,for 2 courses with wine.
A little mention to Giuseppe who serves a beautiful bottle of Barbera,which was enjoyed as we watched couple of football matches that were on while we were there.
All in all a wonderful holiday,I had thought of going to the Borromees,but ended up delighted with my choice.
If you are a little unsure how to transfer from Malpensa,we booked prior with the Alibus ,all the info is on line ,www.safduemila.com ( and for 9 Euros each, one way,we found this easy.
Front facing the lake
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