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Grand Hotel Bristol - Stresa

4 star Hotel Stresa

C.so Umberto I, 73 - Stresa

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 110.00
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The Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa lies directly on the shores of Lake Maggiore, just 874 yards (800 meters) from Stresa city center. Candoglia marble, antique carpets, woodwork, curtains, crystal chandeliers, and Tiffany glass cupolas are some of the refined furnishings of this hotel, the pearl of the Borromeo Gulf.

The welcoming staff will ensure you have an unforgettable stay in your choice of 270 rooms and suites. Great hotel features include panoramic lake and mountain views, indoor and outdoor pools, a Turkish bath, a small gym, a beautiful winter garden, and a bar. Wireless Internet access is available. In addition, there are 3 restaurants for guests to enjoy. Baveno offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Le Isole and Stresa serve lunch and dinner only.

Small pets are admitted on request for an additional fee, but pets are not allowed in the restaurants. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the pool.
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Guest Rating 8.5 Excellent
Based on 148 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

We were in this hotel in August 2013. During the 3 days we were quite happy there!...

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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Bristol

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Bristol

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Dogs allowed
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Children swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking
  • Sauna
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from May to September.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 5 per hour (rates may vary)
  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 15 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Grand Hotel Bristol is also known as

Grand Hotel Stresa

9.0

Clean

9.2

Location

8.3

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

8.7

Service

Grand Hotel Bristol reviews

7.8 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a beautiful old hotel. We had a double and a single, not adjoining. Both were small, especially double. Double was right next to the horizontal elevator and loud. Guy was trimming bushes early right outside window. The showers only have half a door and water gets everywhere. Breakfast was vast but worthwhile at 16 euros, though the milk they used in the caffee latte was the kind that is sterilized from a box and it was nasty. The area is just gorgeous and you can walk to both the town, the boats and cable car within 15 mins. Laundry in the town. Not personable but elegant. Good deal.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

On our first visit to Stresa 6-13 July 2013 we stayed at The Grand Hotel Bristol for a week's holiday. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and would not hesitate to return there. Our deluxe double bedroom with balcony was located at the front overlooking the lake which was wonderful. It wasn't a large room, but big enough. Bathroom on the small side, but adequate. The rooms were maintained at a pleasant temperature with air conditioning, the noise from which we did not find intrusive at night. Everything was kept immaculately clean. Breakfasts consisted of freshly squeezed orange juice or other juices, fresh fruit, yogurts, pastries, cereals, breads, cheeses, hams etc. My husband felt the cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausages and bacon was only average. Bacon very fatty and sausage too spicy. I am coeliac and the head waiter was very helpful in providing gluten-free products as well arranging for the chef to advise from their menu at dinner. All our meals at the hotel were eaten outside on the front terrace which was wonderful. There is a fantastic jazz pianist who plays and sings twice weekly in the Bar Lounge. The public rooms were all lovely and cool and airy, beautifully furnished and wonderful for coffee or a drink after dinner. There was plenty of space and beds around the outside pool area apart from on Sunday when it seemed that there was a huge influx of people using the sun beds, leaving towels and books on them to reserve them. We didn't use the indoor pool or fitness centre which is at the top of the hotel. It takes about 10 minutes to leisurely walk along the promenade into Stresa town itself where there are many really good bar/restaurants. There is also a Bar/Restaurant on the other side of the road opposite the Hotel, and you can get free wifi there, which we found beneficial as the Hotel charges. You can pick up wifi sitting on the public seats f

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

A wonderful 3 night stay in the Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa. The hotel is really excellent and very clean. The breakfast is wonderful esp. if the weather allows to sit outside with a wonderful view to the lake. We booked a Superior Double Room with view to the pool/lake. I can only recommend this type of room ( I haven´t seen the other rooms). The room was very clean and nicely decorated. However, do not expect modern furnitures, all is kept in the Belle Epoque Style, from the reception to the bath rooms. The location of the hotel is very good, only 5 to 10 min. walk to the city center of Stresa.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Wonderful location at the Lago Maggiore.

7.9 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

if the style of the hotel looks like las Vegas, it s a very good hotel for the localisation , the price, the services, the swimming pool, the staff

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The last few stays breakfast was included and this time we were not informed it wasn't. When arriving at the hotel, it would be wonderful if someone clarified.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

Nice pool, hotel decorations

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Groups of tourisrs

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

We have visited Stresa once before but were staying at the grand hotel Majestic in Pallanza on that occasion. This time we decided to stay at the grand hotel Bristol after looking at hotels in Stresa on the internet, it looked wonderful and was just a short walk from the town centre. Our expectations were met in full, the hotel was grand in every sense from the palatial reception area to the bedrooms and bathrooms,we had a superior room overlooking the garden with partial lake views. The staff were most welcoming and helpful and not once in the nine days of our stay did we have any problems.We had breakfast every morning and dinner on two evenings.The breakfast was exspensive,€30 per couple, but the four course set menu was better value at €36 each and the food was excellent. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday on Lake Maggiore with a touch of luxury

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel with good facilities. The staff were very friendly on the whole although the reception staff were slightly less charming but nevertheless helpful. Neither of the pools were heated and the indoor one therefore with no sun was uninviting! Drinks and food in hotel were expensive but there are plenty of other places to eat in the town. Decor in main rooms was lovely and there is plenty of seating both indoors and out. Our room was lovely with a good view and balcony. However, some rooms are a lot smaller (about a foot at the bottom of the bed to the wall as our friends found out) and very squashed; this is not clear on the website. The hotel is very clean and breakfast was good value. The views are amazing and Stresa itself is a really relaxing place to be yet has lots to do as well. The hotel is in a quiet location right on the edge of the lake. The grounds are large and spacious, full of flowers and has shady parts as well as full sun. I would thoroughly recommend the hotel although pay extra for a better room.

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

- indoor pool area: not very clean and welcoming, missing maintenance (shower not working) - food (in the occasion of a wedding): very poor, the courses served too quick one after the other, pasta an risotto served together on the same plate, pasta and risotto overcooked - both not al dente, veal fillet uneatable as it was like steamed instead of proparly made in the oven (probably prepared too early and kept warm too long) - bathroom very small: when sitting on the toilet you could have laid down your chin on the wash basin

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Good Hotel, clean, well maintained, professional employees, great breakfast.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

hotel is almost perfect. room is clean,and reception, restaurant,swimming pool bar.. is also kindly. also swimming pool is big and nice view. i want back near furthur.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel was fantastic, facilities excellent and staff very good Food was mediocre and totally overpriced - far better to walk five minutes into the town to a pizzeria than put up with the terrible buffet style food

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This hotel is very nice and the personal very nice and professional. The only thing I can tell it is their beds are very hard and the pillows too, but I suppose it is like that in Europe because it is not the first time we have very hard beds in Europe.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Attentive efficient and prompt service whether it was in room dining or concierge. Cannot fault except for noise from street-double glazing may be indicated. However, would gladly return!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

It was the first time I spent very little holydays in this marvellous hotel. All was perfect...except the breakfast timetable (till 9h45 !!!)and the road (trafic) in front of the hotel. But anyway I shall go back to this hotel!!!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Greece

Booked for 1 night. Stayed 4. Excellent service, wonderful hotel. We were upgraded to room with marvellous view. Only big disadvantage - no insulation between rooms. Can hear EVERYTHING from next door. Noisy in back also - storerooms, working until late at night. Would give 10 but for noise.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

Grand Hotel Bristol is a great hotel, very beautiful nice atmosphere the only disadvantage is the added high price of breakfast, so we did not eat there but it has a great location and it is extremely beautiful... Thanks

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A great place to visit especially for couples or families who want a quiet relaxing holiday away from all the hustle and bustle of noise and rowdy places where night clubs and bars are the main attractions.

7.7 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The room was not what was expected. We stayed in a "triple" (myself, husband and young son), which ended up being 2 twin beds (pull down beds) and a pull out sofa, which were just horrible. For the price, I expected nicer sleeping arrangements as the intent was to have a nice restful evening(and at least an opportunity to sleep next to my husband, and not sleep on a sofa bed like back in college!). The result was that my husband barely fit on the small bed, mine was too hard, and my son could feel the springs all night long. No one slept well and really ruined the trip. There was also very little resturant options close by, and hotel resturant was closed VERY early. It was nearly impossible to get food for my hungry son without sitting in the bar, for a long time & wait for only snacks, or walk a few kms (which I should not have to do late at night). Location was relatively close to train station, however slightly further from the center vs. other hotels. Staff was friendly, and the common areas were nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

My husband, adult son and I spent 4 glorious days in Stresa. The Bristol is the furthest hotel from town but is only about a 10-15 minute walk. The staff was wonderful at checkin and checkout. We had a problem with the lock on our door one night but that was quickly resolved. The pool was extremely cold and if you do not get there early in the morning you may not find a lounge chair as it seems everyone comes out and claims a chair by leaving personal items. We were at the pool one afternoon for 3 hours and even though every lounge was taken, only 20 people were at the pool and others never returned while we were there. That aside, luxuory is the symbol for the Bristol. I would definitely recommend and stay there again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Ottimo hotel. A due passi dal centro di Stresa. Non possiamo dire nulla sul cibo, perchè abbiamo solo pernottato. La camera era bella, pulita e accogliente. Le piscine ampie e pulite: quella esterna aveva acqua un pò fredda; quella interna era riscaldata. Da provare la jacuzzi! Hotel enorme: attenzione a non perdervi (c'è anche un ascensore orizzontale... si chiamerà comunque ascensore??!!??). Hotel consigliatissimo.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Stayed in 2 rooms with wife, 2 daughters. Wished we stayed longed. Lake views from room. Lovely grounds. Cute town. Only, negative- they charged EU15 pp for b-fast without warning.

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

One person, maybe he was the supervisor, was not very friendly. He didn't even bid us his welcome although he stood at the lobby. Therefore I marked only 4.

5.1 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

This hotel is absolutely not made for turism. Their focus is business meetings and during summer holidays tour operators's groups and weddings. During my long business life, I travelled around the world and stayed in various hotels. I never seen such narrow and small rooms where you have to select either you enter in the room without your luggages and you can't move or you keep your luggages outside. Worse is the bathroom. You can't get access to the washbasin without stepping over the toilets. Unbelievable!!! The personel is there only for their job and certainly for being paid at the end of month without any effort for being customer oriented. Very frustating. We prefer to forget our stay there.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

our second experience of Hotel Grand Bristol.It still lives up to the first. A welcoming hotel, a superb location excellent faciities, particularly the outside pool and the pool staff are first class. It's certainly a favourite of ours. Difficult to beat in it's class.

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Internet to expansive...17€/Day. Swimming Pool, Jacuzi and Fitness room perfect.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Everyone at the Hotel, I mean everyone, was courteous and helpful and really wanted our stay pleasurable. Great location: excellent restaurants, facilities and shops inside. 5 minute walk to Pier in front of an amazing view of the Lake for boat transport. If you are first timers, like we were, and in need of clean, quite, 4 star plus service, this is the best value in the area I'd recommend.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

wonderful location, excellent hotel

5.8 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

unfortunately the standard rooms are very noisy, you can hear every cough from the next room.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Reception staff were very helpful and friendly. We Couldn't have asked for more. View from the rooms at the side of the hotel were spectacular -lake and hotel garden. Hotel was well located and easy to find. Stresa has good good connections with direct trains to Milan.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

An excellent stay. The grounds and location are fantastic as were the breakfasts.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Grand Hotel Bristol is an excellent hotel in an outstanding location. To make the most of the great facilities at the hotel and the superb attractions of Stresa and the surrounding area, treat yourself to at least a week here - you will not be disappointed. This is luxury on a "grand" scale and for a very reasonable price. We stayed in a standard double which was fine for a short break, but if we were staying longer we would definately consider moving up to a superior double or a junior suite and it would be worth paying extra for a room at the front of the hotel with a lake view. We did not have an evening meal at the hotel or a drink in the bar, preferring instead to stroll along the lake-side promanade into Stresa (500m) were there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars. Breakfast on the outdoor terrace was very good with excellent service and a good choice of quality products. Overall Stresa is one of the nicest places we have visited and the Grand Hotel Bristol one of the best hotels we have stayed in. We can't wait to return!

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in a wonderful position.Only criticism is that bar staff are a bit slow.

1.1
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Un service déplorable et incompétant! Arrivé à 14h00 nous sommes très déçu de la chambre qui se trouve dans une annexe de l'hôtel. La piscine extérieure est à 18 degrés au mois d'août!!Au retour dans notre chambre, nous nous apercevons que notre douche ne fonctionne pas! C'en est trop! nous informons la réception qui nous change de chambre dans le même bâtiment, et là, c'est le lavabo qui ne foncionne pas correctement et qui coule sur nos pieds, et le tapis de lit qui regorge de cheveux et autres des clients précédents. Le responsable que nous demandons est impoli, et nous quittons cet hôtel superbe de l'extérieur et absolument pas à la hauteur de ses prétentions de d'intérieur pour chercher un autre hôtel dans les environs.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

hotel parfait luxieux admirablement situé sur le lac, personnel tres qualifié ,petit déjeuner delicieux servi en terrasse sur le lac c'est un grand moment de plaisir

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

The only one problem: the bed was a little short for us.

6.6 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Oh dear, the food really let this hotel down! It was AWFUL! Most things (apart from the fresh fruit) looked and tasted as though they had been taken out of a tin or a packet, and there were flies all over the buffet table. We were very disappointed, especially as the dinner wasn't cheap. The waiters were bit dozy too, telling us we weren't allowed in one of the hotel restaurants (no explanation why) and then, in the other restaurant, seating us at a table belonging to another couple - who came back from the buffet very affronted that we had taken their seats! On the other hand, the hotel itself had nice, spacious decor and was clean and quiet. Our room was spacious too, and the pool outside looked lovely from our balcony. The staff were helpful enough, although the woman who showed us to our room did not offer to carry my bag even though I was very obviously pregnant. I would recommend this hotel for somewhere to stay, but only if you don't mind it being full of English tour groups, and only if you don't plan to eat here.

7.2 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Overall, in line with the description and the offer. For a hotel in this category, the room was a bit small and the breakfast buffet leaves some room for improvement.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Excellent stay on an elegant hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Saudi Arabia

We were given a Mountain View room at the 4th floor, there was only one simple problem that we've faced but might be very considerable to others, the problem is the Big Glass Recycle Garbage, unfortunately the hotel staff is using this Garbage to throw all types of glass which causes very loud noise, I wish that the hotel administration move this Recycle Garbage to another place.

7.9 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Very welcoming & efficient staff. The Grand has all the facilities one expects of an Italian 'Grand Hotel' without a lot of the unneccessary 'stuffiness' that one often experiences. A nice balance between good, discreet service & efficiency.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast each morning was delightful, outside on the terrace, but the restaurant staff were not very welcoming or helpful - they weren't at all unwelcoming, but just doing a job. There isn't a vast amount to do in the area if it pours with rain all day......

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Great hotel, great location right on the lake, fantastic pool area. Too far to walk from train station, but cab was only 10 euros. Only down side was ridiculously expensive wireless internet by swisscom and there was no "in-hotel" store for small things like toiletries, tobacco, newspaers.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We stayed in Stresa for 5 nights (6 days) and the Hotel Bristol was everything that we imagined and expected it to be. We will certainly stay there again when we return to Italy. It is a first class hotel and is extremely well run and appointed.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Beutiful place , everything good .

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

It's a fantastic hotel in an amazing place. highly reccomended, I travel quite a lot and I've a few hotels like this one.

7.6 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A superb location, right next to the Barommees Islands and within easy, walking distance of Stresa along a beautiful lakeside promenade. The two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor) are a major asset. There was just one small problem with non-availability of towels in the indoor pool one evening which took a couple of 'phone calls to resolve. However, the overall impression is a Hotel with standards that are impressively high and substantially achieved. There is a sense of space and calm efficiency throughout the hotel. In particular, the restaurant staff handled the large number of residents for the buffet breakfast very effectively. The challenges thrown at them were managed in a quiet efficient and friendly way. There was real and impressive evidence of teamwork amongst the staff. My wife and daughter and I were were only there 2 nights, but would need little temptation to return.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Beautiful hotel, fantastic lake view, large outdoor swimming pool with nice garden around it, featuring tables as well as loungers. Although it is a 10 min walk from the shops of Stresa, it is also a 10 min walk from the cable car going up the mountain. The hotel also features an impressive horizontal elevator that takes one to the indoor pool. For those who crave news, foreign language newspapers are usually (but not always) available, but one-page news summaries are readily available in various languages, and tailored to various countries (e.g. separate US and UK sheets).

7.8 Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Good hotel with excellent facilities and good service in a very good location from the main town, which is very pretty and provides lots of entertainment and good food. Boat trips out on the lake are very enjoyable. Only negative is that the room that we had at the front of the hotel was rather noisy as it was facing the main road. Double glazing would be advisable and that would make it an excellent hotel. overall a positive stay

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel and surroundings. Helpful staff. Pool area could be more attractive - currently very ordinary rectangular pool. However very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A really beautiful hotel with very good facilities (indoor pool very useful for early morning swims when raining!). Breakfast time can be very busy but staff are efficient and the food choice very good. Our room was at the back of the hotel and became very noisy late at night - presumeably staff taking breaks (closing the balcony doors helped considerably). Staff professional and helpful though did not always feel welcoming. However, really enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Dear Venere Our stay at your Grand Bristol was among our finest hotel experiences ever. The meals were wonderful. This would have would have been our best experience ever but for the following: · Antonio your maitre d’ was kind and gracious, but very rushed · Concierge services were sorely missing (and therefore a source of revenue for the hotel) · our room was too tiny, and finally · "nickel dimeing" guests a nightly fee for parking is tacky and way beneath the stature of your hotel. Thank you and Best regards Michael Christensen

7.9 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Stresa is an amazing resort to which we would return. the Bristol Hotel proved to be up to our expectations, but when we requested a lakeview room we were asked to pay a hefty surcharge. we expected an upgrade as the hotel did not seem full. room was ok. breakfast boring. service attentive and competent.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

I really appreciated this trip in this hotel. This is a very beautiful hotel, with an indoor swimming pool & jaccuzzi. My only small concern was that our room was on the "bad" side of the hotel, no view on the Borrommees Islands.. Otherwise, I would definitively recommend this hotel.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Korea

everything was perfect except finding hotel. it was a first time to go to Stresa. and map was not enough for me to find a hotel by walk from railway station. but staff was very helpful and kind. view of room was exellent, and swimming pool also good.

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Israel

This hotel is locate at the main road and very easy to locate. The room is very small, but has all the accessories. The breakfast is very poor in compare to Israeli breakfasts, BUT, in compare to the othere breakfasts that we had in Italy, their breakfast is very decent. Be aware that they are taking 7 EUR for the parking!!! Moshik

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent accomodations and location on the lake and easy walking into the town of Stresa. I think the hotel is a little over priced for the accomodations, but then again most hotels during peak vacation times are. I would definitely recommend this facility and I would definitely stay there on a return visit. If my visit were to exceed a three to five day stay I would opt for the many apartments that are available for rent at a more reasonable price.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Your hotel is beautiful and the balconies are an excellent feature. It was so relaxing to sit and look at the scenery. Thanks a lot and I ope to visit you again.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Breakfast selection poor

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8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
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3.7
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2010
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  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2014
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  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

7.0 Good
  • August 2013
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  • Family with older children
  • Belgium

7.6 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.1 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.3 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2010
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  • Couple
  • Switzerland

7.5 Good
  • January 2010
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  • Couple
  • Germany

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

7.9 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

2.2
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at the 270-room Grand Hotel Bristol. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels. Business travelers will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as safes and phones during their Stresa visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Grand Hotel Bristol

Villa La Palazzola - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone Cable Car - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Carciano Ferry Terminal - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Congressi Palace - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Villa Ducale - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Stresa Ferry Terminal - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Borromeo Palace and Garden - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Borromeo Plaza - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Isola Madre Botanical Garden - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Villa Pallavicino Park - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Church of San Vittore - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Alpinia Botanical Garden - 2.5 km / 1.6 mi
Golf Club Alpino di Stresa - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Villa Henfrey-Branca - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
Isola Bella Botanical Garden - 2.7 km / 1.7 mi
The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Bristol is Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 32.2 km / 20 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Bristol

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Private parking