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Hotel Elena - Stresa

1 star Hotel Stresa

Piazza Cadorna 15 - Stresa

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Price starting from 82 .00
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Hotel Elena is situated in a central position in Stresa, only 109 yards (100 meters) from the lake Maggiore, offering a warm and welcoming family atmosphere together with all modern-day comforts.

The hotel is an ideal choice for those who want to spend a pleasant, relaxing, and comfortable holiday, providing an optimal starting point for day trips around the lake.

Complimentary wireless Internet access, a bar, city tours, and ticket assistance are also at guests' disposal.
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
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Breakfast at Hotel Elena

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel Facilities at Elena

  • Bar
  • Snack bar
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • 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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between noon and 10 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 8 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 0.50 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.

Hotel Elena is also known as

Hotel Elena
Elena Hotel Stresa

8.9

Clean

9.1

Location

8.0

Quiet

8.0

Spacious

9.0

Service

Elena Hotel reviews

7.4 Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in a very convenient location, right in the piazza with lots of restaurants and within easy walk to the boat ferry.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Excellent location. Only downside is there is no airconditioning in the rooms if it is hot.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Nice local hotel, great place in the center, nice balcony. Noise from outside at night , cannot be avoided because of the marketplace and restaurants outside.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Very good value. Room a little outdated, but clean and comfortable. Balcony facing the piazza,but I was not disturbed by noise. Breakfast very good, youghurt, several kinds of bread and good coffee. I'd love to come back!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

My stay in this hotel was nice the location right in the middle of town. That made it a bite noisy at night but it was ok. The staff were nice and helpful. So i will recommand a stay in this place.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Location couldn't be better, in the heart of the pedestrian area full of bars, restaurants and shops, and 2 mins walk from promenade and boat terminus for trips on the lake.

7.8 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Greece

Noisy square at night but atmospheric and quiet after midnight.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

This hotel is good value for money. Our room was large and had a ceiling fan which we needed as the weather was hot. We liked the large balcony overlooking the piazza. Well positioned hotel in the heart of Stresa with easy access to all amenities. We had a lovely few days in Stresa.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The Elena is situated on the main plaza. Ask for a balcony overlooking the plaza and enjoy the activities below while drinking Perseco! Rooms away from the plaza are quieter and face the hillside ! The breakfast is very good!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Elena was for us perfect. Best price in town. Faces charming, busy, pedestrians-only plaza yet our fourth floor room faced the other direction, had a great view and was quiet. Yes the room was small and there was no AC but there was a great ceiling fan, the bathroom was in great shape and mattress was fine. We tend to find that one and two star hotels (Elena is one star and may be the only one star in Stresa) are effectively under - rated and Elena is a perfect example.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

outstanding for a one star hotel-very friendly

7.9 Good
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Excellent room with balcony at the rear so quiet. Staff friendly and made us welcome. Credit card payment no issue. Reasonable breakfast available with fresh coffee not from a machine! Stresa is a beautiful

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

An excellent budget accommodation with clean, spacious rooms on an attractive public square. Excellent restaurants nearby. Easy access to the ferry terminal for transportation to Isola Bella and other islands.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Location is central and quite. Very nice balcony. Good place to stay.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

Great location --- easy to get to from the railway station and within 1 minute you can get to the lakeside. It was Sunday night, but we were not bothered by any noise from the plaza at all. We took a taxi from the railway station to get to the hotel bcoz there was no clear information about the route. But it was only about 1km distance.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Before our arrival I was a bit anxious of the one star rating of the hotel, regardless of the overhelmingly positive reviews. After our stay at Elena, I must say that this hotel feels rather like a two-three star than a single star one. The staff is very helpful, the location is excellent (although a bit noisy in the night) and the room was relatively spacious with a splendid balcony. The breakfast was also OK. If you are looking for something in the, I fully recomment Elena.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

very good value for money hotel.spacious room with balcony overlooking piazza.one of the better breakfasts we had while in italy.ideally situated and would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a moderate priced hotel in stresa

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great location

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

The location was great in a square with lots of great eating options. We enjoyed having a balcony with lovely views and a fridge in our room. While the room and bathroom were small they were very comfortable. The lady who manages it was very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was superb.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Thailand

We picked this family run hotel for our three night stay in Stresa on Lake Maggiore because of its convenient central town location, only five minutes walk from the ferry terminal. The hotel is very bright and cheerful and faces a square lined with a variety of shops and restaurants. We requested a room at the back of the hotel which faced the hillside because we thought it would be quieter, which it was. The owner greeted us when we arrived and she quickly checked us in to our room on the 5th floor near the top of the building. The room was compact but spacious enough with a nice bathroom and shower. There was a nice small balcony terrace too. Breakfast was included with the room and both the breakfast and the breakfast room were the nicest that we experienced on our entire Northern Italy holiday. The hotle location was perfect for visitng the multitude of shops in Stresa and since we spent two entire days taking boat trips on Lake Maggiore to visit nearby islands and gardens as well as travelling all the way to the north end of the lake and back, we loved the convenience of being so close to the ferry terminal. The owner was very helpful to us throughout our stay. Overall, it was a great way to wind up our three week holiday.

7.5 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Excellent location on great plaza with many restaurants and shops. Short walk to the embarcadero, for boats going out to the islands. Much further from the train station than anticipated.

7.5 Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

A gorgeous quaint hotel room in a perfect setting looking down on a piazza. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. So close to restaurants and shops and the harbour. Our only complaint was that the 1st night was a Sunday and it was like trying to sleep in the middle of a party going on below until 1 a.m. The other 2 nights were much better though. The little balcony was perfect with the exception of the 'dead flowers' in the flower troughs. We also had a large sign hung right along our balcony which obstructed most of the view. Overall it was great though and we would recommend it to anyone.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

This exceptional hotel is located near a lively, charming piazza with several nearby restaurants. The nearby "La Botte," with 9 tables, is one of the best places three weeks into our Italy trip. The Hotel Elena* is much more highly rated than its single star might be interpreted. We were delighted with the triple room with a balcony facing the piazza. The breakfast was solid and available in a charming breakfast area. They also serve smaller, snackable items including an excellent lemon tarte.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Staff excellent, very friendly and welcoming. Clean and comfortable hotel in a lively location.

7.5 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

poor bed mattresses. stay was very good, breakfast good,

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Great location near the wharf to Isola Bella, one of the most beautiful spots in Italy. Hotel also located in a square with lots of cafes and pedestrian only, so lovely to stroll around during the day or evening. Great spot!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Hotel Elena is in an excellent location in Stresa! My room was small and a bit out dated, but very clean and comfortable. The rooms all have a balcony over looking the square. The bathroom was small, but clean and functional! The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. There is no AC, but the fan in the room kept it quite comfortable. I would recommend this hotel if you want a great location, great price and don't care about a lot of extra frills!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed 5 days and loved it! The Signora and her staff were without exception, helpful, friendly and charming. The breakfast was excellent. The lift was very welcome (we are old). We were delighted with the central position, our balcony (with flowers) overlooking the beautiful piazza, and the total experience.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

Elena was very nice place to stay. I was there two years ago and it was nice to notice, that the place was same. I'm sure to be back again.

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Stresa, attributable in a large degree to the accommodation that we had in Stresa - its convenience to all facilities and the pleasant staff at the hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was one of the friendliest hotels we ever stayed (out of hundreds). Ownwers and staff were competent, accomodating, almost like we were part of their family. Excellent central location, very short walk to lake and restaurants. If you arrive by car, make sure you get directions, because the hotel is in a pedestrian zone.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This small hotel is like a beautiful older woman with excellent bone structure and features, but her wardrobe needs an update. Please replace the plastic flowers and multicolored bedspreads and faded watercolors. The big money has already been spent on the nice, new bathrooms, so take the next step and get some solid color bedspreads and new photos or posters for the walls. The sheets and towels are wonderful, but the mattress is lumpy. The bar and breakfast area are beautiful with the wooden banquets and panels, but the old pictures make it look tired and dated. I love the floors. The piazza is wonderful as are the terraces. Stresa is a wonderful place to visit. There are a small number of parking spaces behind the hotel. The staff was very welcoming and helpful.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Denmark

..all kind of clientele.. I had been in Stresa five times...

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

Great location, very freandly staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Very cute and personal little hotel in the center! Service very good, rooms clean!

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Lovely little hotel in ideal location. Stresa is a superb little town.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

We really enjoyed our stay in this excellent small hotel. It's really a pensione over a cafe/bar/ & has a real friendly atmosphere. It is family run & they all try very hard to make your stay enjoyable. Our room, with a balcony decked with flowers overlooking the very lively piazza was straight out of a film!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

excellent accueil,avons pu bénéficier d'une chambre avec une très bonne literie, le petit balcon à l'arrière offre une très belle vue et très calme, la présence d'un frigo de chambre est appréciable le volet est à revoir car ne ferme pas totalement et le plein soleil du matin est assez gênant; Petit déjeuner copieux,au centre de tout nous le conseillons

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This was a great little place with an accomodating staff, got a fabulous pizza recommendation, best we've had in Italy and that's saying a lot. Also were able to use hotel's internet for checking on our flight, and the owner kindly made reservations for the airport shuttle. Great location, great stay.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Elena welcomed us like old friends and after a day or so we really did feel like friends.The position of the hotel was particularly good as we were on the main square which was never far from anywhere in this lovely little town.I would always return to this excellent little hotel.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

It's was our first stay in Stresa, the hotel is very well located with a small parking. The owner was very nice with our baby. The breakfast is so good ! We really enjoyed our stay of 2 nights in this hotel - notice : it's was at the end of october (empty hotel).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Great little hotel I would recommend it to anyone.Located in main square of the old town but only approx 100 metres from the ferry terminal and the lakeside promenade. First impression of hotel was deceptive but we soon came to appreciate the homely, informal atmosphere and really enjoyed our stay there.The icing on the cake was the breakfast service which was excellent.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We fell in love with our room the moment we walked in. Not only was the room spacious and clean, it had a balcony overlooking the piazza. It's location was excellent, being on the piazza and hence close to restaurants and shops and not far from the waterfront. Also, the breakfasts were excellent. The woman who owns and manages the hotel was very hospitable greeting us warmly with our every return. I gave the hotel a 7 for public areas simply because, unlake large hotels, it does not really have a public area other than the cafe at the entrance. However, the whole piazza in front of the hotel serves as its "public area," and that was sufficient for us. We are budget travelers, and this was superb hotel for our budget. We also gave the room an 8 for quietness because it is on the piazza, and on weekends the piazza can get a little noisy. Still, the noise did not last late, and our sleep was never bothered by noise. One facilities comment: the elevator is small, so there's only room for 2 passengers and their limited luggage. (This is not a complaint, just a notice.) If we ever return to Stresa (which we loved) we will definitely book again at Elena. We were more than satisfied. It was the perfect place and setting to conclude our three weeks in Italy.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The Hotel Elena is a gem of a place located in the heart of the main piazza. Signora Laura offers a very friendly and helpful welcome to her guests and runs a tight ship. Rooms offer nice views either to the charming piazza or back to the hills. This economy hotel offers small but very clean, comfortable accommodations with a tasty breakfast. It is a great bargain. The town of Stresa has great charm with its cobble-stoned streets, charming shops and spectacular lakefront walking park. Recommended for dining: Osteria degli Amici and Il Buscione wine bar.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Elena is a wonderful small hotel located on a great piazza. I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for clean, comfortable accomodations at a very reasonable price.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Elena is situated on the main piazza and is the perfect location for walking to all restaurants, shopping and the lake. In an old building, our 4th floor room had a remodeled bathroom, as did others that we saw.You can walk to the train station but Stresa does have local cabs. We spent 4 nights in Stresa at the Elena, and had no car- no problem! A great breakfast was included in our price, which turned out to be $308 for 4 nights in early Sept. Quite a bargain, in a town that boasts uber-ritzy traditional hotels along the lake.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Much better than we expected, and would not stay anywhere else if we ever return to Stresa. This place is an absolute gem. The town of Stresa is very relaxing with many reasonable priced restaurants with excellent food. We had a triple room for two, the double rooms are pretty small, but all seem to have a balcony.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

excellent hotel,staff very nice and welcoming,would stay there again anytime.would recommend this hotel,all our party of 8 thought the same

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Had a room with a balcony overlooking the square where people were dining. It was little noisy at night but enjoyable.

7.4 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

Overall an enjoyable stay. Room was small and clean and relatively basic. It verlooked the square with its noise - but we saw this as a plus as we were able to sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by. Big down point was the fact that the room had an air-con unit - but we could not use it (only for winter?) so had to make do with a fan which was not enough in the august heat. Car parking a hassle but what do you expect in a small town centre hotel. Owners friendly. Location was brilliant. Overall a quirky but nice hotel which we would go back to - but not when it is so hot.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

3 Night visit. Great place to stay right in centre with fab atmosphere and easy access to ferry

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • France

Il vaut mieux demander une chambre ne donnant pas sur la place. Certaines chambres semblent équiper de climatisation...ce qui aurait été bienvenue pendant ce séjour!

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Good hotel to stay a couple of days, but notice that the rooms are small and the bars around the hotel are not very quiet (specially in hot summer when you the windows open).

7.3 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

Le Lac Majeur: nous avons adoré! Un séjour romantique et ensoleillé, une gastronomie au rapport qualité / prix excellent. Elena: un petit hôtel familial très agréable et surtout fort bien situé sur la place centrale de Stresa. Le seul bémol est qu'il fait très chaud dans les chambres non munies d'un ventilateur par exemple. La salle-de-bain, petite, est l'endroit le + chaud ... Pas bien grave car, finalement, en vacances sur n'est que dans sa chambre pour dormir. Le petit déj. est tout simple mais frais et suffisamment copieux. Le cappucino est servi avec un petit sourire de cacao sur sa mousse de lait: rien de mieux que pour débuter une journée avec joie! Amitiés aux propriétaires de cet hôtel où nous repasserons certainement! NB: Pas toujours évident d'obtenir une place de parking car l'hôtel n'en dispose que de peu mais, quand c'est possible, c'est compris dans le tarif.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Israel

Nice place, very central piazza. It was not easy to find it for the first time with a car. We had to park on the embarcadero. From the boat ticket office - go exactly inland 200m. No refrigerator, no internet, no international power point. I could not charge my laptop for two days.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

This hotel was everything I was looking forward to from the reviews. The staff were warm and friendly and the room was the most spacious I have had for the price. Breakfast was included and quite reasonable. I was on the 4th floor with a balcony overlooking the hills. It was better than those facing the piazza as it was quiet even early in the evening when the piazza was buzzing.The setting is ideal. Easy to get to from the train station ( about 10 mins walk downhill) but well sign posted. The piazza is a hub of restaurants, shops and activity for pedestrian traffic only. The lake was only a few minutes walk away, and it was close to the ferry boat quay. Wished I had stayed longer in Stresa as it is easy to access a variety of places for the day. Milan is only an hour by train and the boats run back up into Switzerland several times a day. I was quite sad to leave Hotel Elena and cannot wait to visit again. Don't miss out on this opportunity.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Elena is wonderful! The beach is only a few hundred meters away, while the hotel is directly on one of the main squares of Stresa. We loved being in "the thick of things" and could people-watch from our balcony, walk a few steps to wonderful shops and restaurants, and still have easy access to the beautiful lakefront. The owner/manager of Hotel Elena is lovely, the staff is terrific, the room was wonderful, and the price was very reasonable. Who needs a posh resort hotel when you can get the real thing at Hotel Elena? And, by the way, the hotel's cappuccinos are terrific!

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

This was a great place to stay - right on the piazza which was full of life and bustle and only a short walk to the lakeside. The buffet breakfast was excellent. Car parking was available at the back of the hotel ( small cars only and very narrow streets)

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Five minute walk from the railway station, good family owned atmosphere, original wood parquet floors in room, balcony with chair and table, and an interesting wash basin-cum-bidet (1920's?). Lift to 4th floor. Not your average concrete box. I recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Excellent. The room had everything I needed - it was clean and spacious with ensuite bathroom and even a little balcony with a table and two chairs. Although only one star, it met my needs entirely. Helpful staff and ideally located right on the main square in the heart of Stresa life. I'd read about being woken up by the church bells but I didn't hear them so if you sleep soundly even that won't disturb you (I wouldn't have minded hearing them anyway). Plenty of choice at breakfast. Would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Welcoming helpful owners. Excellent position,and good breakfast. Would recommend to stay here

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We were told on arrival that no private parking was available but it is advertised. Then told all spaces are taken. We saw empty spaces so then were told only one space left! "That's all I need" I said. So insist on a space. There were always at least 3 spaces free during our stay! Top Floor Double room at rear with better views to mountains than over the umbrella tops in the square seen from the front rooms. Good choices at buffet breakfast board, reasonable coffee and expresso/cappucino available. You need to look further than the main square for non-touristy restaurants so have fun trying some round the back streets - Stresa is not a big town to cover.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We can't say enough about our stay at Hotel Elena! The staff was very attentive and friendly. The hotel was extremely clean. If you're like us and are looking for somewhere reasonable but nice to stay this is the place! I would recommend this hotel with no reservations! Great job Hotel Elena!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

What a great value this place was! Free parking was very narrow, but Marco graciously parked the Fiat for us. We had a quiet room on the top floor on the back side (loved the easy little elevator!), but with the convenience of Piazza Cadorno on the front side, the boat dock and lakefront walk just a block away, train station only about five blocks away. Staff were friendly and welcoming and breakfast was great! Stresa is small, old-fashioned and charming, in a tourist-y way.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

We cannot understanding your rating system. We found the hotel on a par with any other hotels we stayed in over two months in Europe and they were all more expensive and not as well run. The owners put every effort into ensuring a pleasant stay and the breakfasts provided were very good indeed. Our only complaint would be that the pillows were very hard indeed

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast with good coffee. On my check-out day I needed to leave very early and I was given a packed breakfast! The only problem I had was the noise from TV in adjoining room and from the square in front of the hotel. The ground floor of the hotel is also a cafe which is open till the evening, hence a bit noisy.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A great little hotel right in the heart of Stresa. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Plenty of variety at breakfast. Great view of the alps from our balcony on the top floor.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Location. Location. Location. The hotel is exceptionally well situated, perhaps too well as it is right on busy Cardonne Piazza and front rooms facing the square, where activity starts at 6 and continues until midnight, can be noisy. The hotel is clean; attentive proprietors live on site, are extremely helpful and speak excellent English.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent choice. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed our stay very much and will make every effort to return to Stresa and stay again at Elena.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

EAT PIZZA IN THE TOWN AND COME BACK TO ELENA FOR ICE CREAM TO MAKE YOUR GO FURTHER IN STRESA

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Overall Hotel Elena was a comfortable stay for the price we paid. It's a fantastic location in the heart of Stresa however we had difficulty finding it as our GPS in our hirecar could not locate the name of the piazza it is situated on. Apart from that the owner was lovely and the room was fine. Breakfast was great also. Would definately recommend.

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

just a short break with our 10yr old daughter,the staff were very kind to her.Lovely family run hotel with good views from our room(3rd floor).Lovely little square with plenty of restaurants nearby,all great with kids.Quite a quiet place but we were off-season,loved it

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Wir hatten ein schönes Zimmer mit Balkon zur Piazza. Frischer Kaffee (Espresso, Cappucino, etc.) zum Frühstück (kein Automat, sondern von der Mama des Hauses freundlich serviert!) und leckere Brötchen und Brioches. Optimale Lage direkt an der Piazza und der Bar Torino (Tipp zum Essen gehen!). Auch die angeschlossene Bar Elena ist sehr zu empfehlen. Wir konnten auch unser Gepäck am Abreisetag kostenlos einige Stunden deponieren. Alles in allem Super-Hotel mit nettem Personal. Kommen gerne wieder. Mille grazie. Ach ja, ein Tipp noch: Unbedingt die Wochenmärkte in Stresa, Intra, etc. besuchen!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Stayed 3 nights in April. Perfect location. Friendly welcome, personal service. I felt at home. Everything I needed in the room including full length mirror in the wardrobe, hair dryer and balcony with 2 chairs and table. Excellent value for money. Breakfast good.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Very pleasently surprised with location room and cleanliness. Very friendly staff. would recommend this hotel to any person seeking cheap clean and friendly accomodation. Great location

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is the first time for us in Stresa. Our hotel was very close to everything we wanted to do. The employees were very courteous and helpful. We would stay there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Really loved this hotel, everybody so friendly and helpful. The only problem was the leaf collection machine early in the morning competing with the church bells but in some respects it gave a sense of inclusion (at 7am) being woken up with everybody else in the center of the town. We will be back and would recommend this hotel to our friends. The hosts treated us and the other guests like family.

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Nice small hotel right in the center of the charming village of Stresa. We walked from the rail station (a bit of a hike with our luggage) and were happy that they were expecting us. Our room was simple, clean, and roomy. The beds were pretty hard, and one was a bit on the lumpy side. We were on the street side, but Stresa is pretty quiet so we didn't notice any street noise. The included breakfast was the typical European breads, cereal, juice and coffee. We would stay there again should we ever return to Stresa.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Israel

Very good location in the center and far from railway (quiet). friendly personnel.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

I stayed at Elena in September 2008, I was travelling with my mother. We found Hotel Elena very clean and comfortable. There was a lift which made it easy to take luggage to the room. The staff were very helpfull and friendly. Elena is very central to the shops,restaurants and the port area. We also walked to the station which took us about 10 minutes. The only negative was on the Saturday night it was a bit noisy as the hotel has a bar downstairs. To some it up I would stay at Hotel Elena again. The prices are very reasonable for the area.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Israel

very good location,warm hospitality,parking and breakfast included,large room with all necessary facilities but very simple furnitures. anyway good value for the price.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

lovely small hotel with welcoming friendly staff. Good single rooms with balconies. perfect location for ferries, trains and buses. Good breakfast to start the day.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was a great place especially for the money. The staff was excellent--responded immediately at night to a blown fuse in our room which was very much appreciated and beyond expectation.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a 4th floor room at the rear it was quickly reached by lift and had a balcony with a great view of the hill.The owners were so welcoming and helpful and the staff brilliant! Not 'posh' but clean and comfortable and very convenient for everything in Stresa.We're silver surfers and had no problems booking. Well done Venere!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Really nice room with a balcony overlooking the square at the heart of town. Many restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. A great little town to stay in when visiting the lake.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

The hotel was pretty much fine - tidy and clean, but we stayed the first night on Saturday night, and the noise from the adjacent town square, along with the church bells made it very hard to get some sleep...

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We enjoyed our 2 night stay in Stresa at Hotel Elena. The view was beautiful, the room was great, and the people were so helpful and friendly. We will definitely return to this little gem in Italy and stay again at Hotel Elena. It was perfect to celebrate our 10-year anniversary!!

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

Hotel charmant,de type familial et très bien situé dans Stresa. Le personnel est vraiment aimable et accueillant. La chambre est de dimension correcte et ne ressemble pas à un mouchoir de poche même lorsqu'on ne réserve que pour une personne...Un très bon souvenir pour moi...

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

A great location - but be aware that there are no fans in the rooms so it can get very warm!

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Small hotel with character in good central location overlooking town square. Friendly. Location in pedestrain area means parking limited at rear. We had to park in public car park a short distance away.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely little family run hotel. We arrived very late (a missed plane meant it was almost midnight!) and everything was shut. The person on reception apologised for not having any fresh bread (as in rolls) but made us cheese and ham toasties anyway, with the sliced bread. Which is just what we needed after a long and tiring journey. It's a fairly modest place (with fairly modest prices to match), but clean, well fitted out and pretty conveniently located. If we returned to Stresa, we'd definitely stay at the Elena again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

The Hotel Elena is situated in the center of Stresa, directly on the main square. It is a short walk to the lake, a fifteen minute walk from the Stresa railway station, and restaurants, shops and the excitement and romance of Stresa are literally at your doorstep. Our room had a balcony facing the main square overlooking the mountains -- simply breathtaking. Breakfast was included and although not elaborate it was adequate. The room was on the small side but it was very quaint, very comfortable, and well appointed. The hotel appears to be family run, providing a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. We would stay at the Elena on our next trip to Stresa without any hesitation whatsoever.

7.2 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Small hotel but very well managed end very clean. Only 6 parking places for the 14 rooms and impossible to park if the car is not a small one. Location is very good... maybe too good because noisy at night (main piazza just in front of the hotel) But the hotel is good (very good for the price) and I strongly recommand it if you want something cheap.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a great hotel in the center of downtwon Stresa near "everything." For the price, it's great. There is no AC though but it cools down at night even in August. I had a veranda overlooking the square. I had to leave real early missing breakfast but the owner even fixed me a take-away breakfast in the morning. Just a nice homely place.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is in the perfect place , in a small square about 100 yds from the lake. Our stay was superb and the hotel although only a 2 star was brilliant and cleanliness and service was fantastic.. The owner Laura made us feel like part of the family and a great breakfast too. We would definately go back. It is an ideal place for seeing the islands in the middle of the lake and also for going up the alps in the cable cars..well worth the trip

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A super central location in Stresa. Ideal for a short stay. We had 2 nights. Having a fridge in the room was very useful. Continental buffet style breakfast plentiful. A little tight for parking, so I wouldn't recommend it if you have a large vehicle (e.g. People carrier)

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

I stayed 2 nights. It was good.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Elena. Our room was small, but it had a balcony with flower boxes and a nice view of the town and surrounding hills. The bath was small, but modern and the shower was more than adequate. The room was spotlessly clean and we had fresh linens and towels daily. The staff was helpful and friendly, and we enjoyed being in the center of things in Stresa.

6.3 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Most of the rooms are without air-conditioning The price is of high level to compare with its condition and service.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 14-room Elena. Rooms open onto balconies. Flat-screen televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Stresa visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Mini fridge
  • TV
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Terrace/Balcony

How to reach Elena Hotel

By car From the A26 highway, take exit Baveno-Stresa and follow the indications to the hotel.

Distances from Hotel Elena

Villa Ducale - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Stresa Ferry Terminal - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Dei Congressi - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Villa Pallavicino Park - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Villa La Palazzola - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Funivia Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Carciano Ferry Terminal - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Borromeo Palace and Garden - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Palazzo Borromeo - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Giardini Botanici dell'Isola Madre - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Church of San Vittore - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Golf Club Alpino di Stresa - 2.6 km / 1.6 mi
Giardino Botanico Alpinia - 3.1 km / 1.9 mi
Giardini Botanici dell'Isola Bella - 3.2 km / 2 mi
Iles des Borromees Golf Club - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
The preferred airport for Elena is Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 31.4 km / 19.5 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.