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25 reviews
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont

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StewSharo...
Staines, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Comfortable accommodation, conveniently located”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Comfortable accommodation, although fairly basically equipped. With good views from the balcony, this was restricted by the adjoining flats. Whilst TV is available the reception is very poor and throughout our 2 week stay hardly any reception was available, fortunately this did not concern us. The property is ideally situated for access to the Town being only a few minutes walk to the shops and lake side.

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Liked best: Convenient location
Liked least: Basic facilities and some evidence of poor up-keep particularly of windows & blinds
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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PandM14
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful location”
Reviewed 15 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The key pick up arrangements worked very well. The apartment is in an excellent location less than a 10 minute walk from the centre of Stresa. It is located up a bit of a hill but we did not find the walk too strenuous although it was extremely hot when we were staying (32 deg C + every day) and if you wanted to avoid a cool down period after returning to the apartment you would need to take the hill slowly. The apartment size, furnishings and equipment are excellent. The Freeview TV reception is poor on some channels (mostly the BBC ones) during certain atmospheric conditions. There are 2 portable fans provided but it would have been great to have had air conditioning. It seemed to be the mosquito season and many people were walking around with bites so take some repellent! The balcony is excellent with superb views. If you're taking a car make sure it's a small one as some of the streets are extremely narrow and parking in the space in the garage would otherwise be a challenge. There are loads of restaurants in Stresa and the ferry terminal is less than a 10 minute walk away. Make sure you visit all 3 islands but don't try to do them in one day as you won't do them justice. The cable car was shut for maintenance but we are sure this would be a great outing when open. We drove up to Mottaroni via the toll road from where the views of the lakes and the Alps are an experience not to be missed.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The heat and mosquitos
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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ancientpi...
Cumbria
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62 reviews
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“A great base”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

On the edge of the town, but only five minutes away from the shops, restaurants and the boat.
The balcony is not overlooked and has a great view out over the lake towards Pallanza. The walk up to the apartment block entrance we didn't find at all taxing and we're both retired, though it is on a gradient.. We enjoyed breakfasts on the balcony which gets sun up to late morning, and is good for evening dining. Having English terrestrial TV channels was a bonus. Stresa provided a great location because it's on the railway, there are boats regularly up, down and across the lake, and the buses go back towards Milan, up to Intra, and across to Lake Orta, so it's a communications hub. There are other houses behind the block, and occasionally there's noise from pets, etc, but I would certainly stay here again.

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mw7537
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Lovely appartment”
Reviewed 23 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Great apartment, wonderful views, lovely bakery in square for fresh croissants for breakfast whilst sitting on the balcony, Appartment very clean and tidy and the kitchen has all you need to cook a meal. Stresa is wonderful for relaxing people watching and drinking coffee .

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Liked best: everything 2nd year there.
Liked least: the end
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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WTT1969
South Yorkshire, England
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263 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful apartment with great views”
Reviewed 26 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Very good apartment. Roomy and airy, with comfy sofas. Lovely balcony on which to watch the world go by or eat meals. Location is good, at the end of the town and up a hill which can be a slight drag to climb, but the result is that it is very quiet - and in fact it is only 5 minutes from the shops and restaurants and the boats.

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Liked best: Sitting on the balcony enjoying the view
Liked least: Bath needs replacing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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