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Very good
20 reviews
Living and dining room
Living room
Dining area
Living room view
Terrace view
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 view
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 2 view
Bathroom view
View from lift
View from Mottarone
Matterhorn in Zermatt
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont
Castello is less than 5 minutes walk from the elegant town of Stresa, one of the most famous Italian lakeside towns with its central square and cobbled streets filled with traditional restaurants, cafes and shops. You can enjoy the magic and beauty of the lake by boat or from the many beaches along the shore. Spend your time meandering along the charming promenade or have an adventure and explore the many walks and other activities in the surrounding mountains.

The space and modern facilities offered at Castello make it a perfect place for couples and families alike. It has a large lounge and dining area leading out onto a terrace for al fresco dining. In a tranquil and peaceful setting you can marvel at the sights and sounds of this magnificent lake. Combining the luxury you will find at Castello with the tradition of the town an...
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About the Owner, Sarah M
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 5 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2008
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Property Guestbook extracts:

We had a wonderful time in Castello - it was a great location (no need for a car), great view and full of those 'little' touches which make it truly a home away from home, so thank you...

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our time in Stresa. Your apartment was so lovely and spacious, we really enjoyed breakfasting on the balcony...

The apartment is ideally located being very close to the centre but far enough away so you can only hear the church bells...

We did appreciate how well equipped and furnished it was, though the wonderful weather meant that the balcony, with its stunning view across the lake, turned out to be the ‘room’ we used the most. We really liked Stresa....
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Very good - based on 20 reviews
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
person found this review helpful

This apartment is excellently appointed and located close to the waterfront and Stresa centre. It's a moderately strenuous climb to the property, then some more stairs to the entrance. Take the lift or further stairs to the apartment and then enjoy the marvellous balcony view over Lago Maggiore. Great place to unwind!

South Yorkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
259 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
people found this review helpful

Our second visit to Castello and to Stresa. The apartment is airy and spacious, and manages to be pretty cool even when the weather is as hot as it was on this visit - 30 degrees. Close to the town centre but feeling above and distant from it - with the wonderful view of the lake and mountains. And the...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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We (my husband, myself and our little 2yr old daughter) stayed at the Castello apartment and had a fantastic holiday. We booked a transfer from the airport through ZIP and they dropped us off right outside the door - we booked the bus back which picked up opposite the ferry terminal - it was easy to find and much cheaper....

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • DVD Player
  • Elevator/Lift access
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Not really suitable for children under 5
    1 Full bath
    2 Kings
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
R 1 333
1 May 2018 -
31 May 2018
Early season 2018
4 nights
R 1 499
R 10 245
1 Jun 2018 -
30 Jun 2018
Mid season 2018
4 nights
R 1 583
R 10 661
1 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High season 2018
4 nights
R 1 749
R 11 661
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 2 499 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A deposit of 20% is payable upon reservation. Remainder to be paid 6 weeks before arrival date together with a refundable £150 security deposit.
Cleaning costs per booking: 60€ payable on arrival.
The town of Stresa has introduced a 1€ per person per night tourist tax for apartment rentals in 2018. This tax will also be payable on arrival.
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About the neighbourhood
Stresa is one of the best known resorts on Lake Maggiore and is noted for its majestic architecture, its beauty and its cosmopolitan atmosphere. It offers warm friendly Italian hospitality with its lakeside promenade and old town square with colourful cafes and shops. It is an elegant and charming town with its narrow cobbled streets full of hidden treasures. Stresa lies at the foot of the Mottarone mountain which can be reached by cable car from one end of the town. The top of the mountain offers spectacular views including the highest peak in Italy, Monte Rosa , as well as the surrounding area.
One of the most enchanting aspects however lies on the lake itself on the Borromean islands, each with their own individual character and history. Isola Madre and Bella house exquisite gard...
Getting around
You can travel on the Centrovalli mountain railway into Switzerland to Locarno, taking in breathtaking alpine views, and return to Stresa by ferry boat visiting any number of the towns that line the shore along the way.
There are numerous walks to suit everybody on Mottarone or the nature walks that contour the lake in between nearby villages. For the more adventurous you can book to stay overnight in a refuge in the nearby Val Grande – one of the wildest national parks in Italy.
The Italian ski slopes can be reached in around 45 minutes and the famous Swiss resorts of Zermatt and Saas Fee in a couple of hours by car. There are also numerous popular golf courses in the area.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Milan Malpensa: 50.0 km
Railway: Stresa: 1.0 km
By plane the nearest airport is Milan Malpensa which is 50km (45 mins) from Stresa. From the airport you have the option to hire a private car or take the Lake Maggiore coach service (Alibus) directly to Stresa which takes 45 minutes. You also have the option to take an airport taxi to Gallarate station and then catch a train to Stresa from there.
Alternative airports are: Milan Linate 105km (75 mins), Bergamo Orio al Serio 130km (90 mins) and Turin Caselle 140km (90 mins). From all these airports car hire is readily available or airport buses/trains will take you to Milan Central rail station where you can take a train directly to Stresa.
Stresa is 50 minutes by train from Milan Central Station and it is on the main International train line from Geneva airport in Switzerland This giv...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.8 km.
Nearby cities
Lombardy Villas (6 651)
Milan Villas (1 338)
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