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All reviews la fontana homemade pastries charming owner lake maggiore family run hotel minute walk along the lake minutes walking huge balcony every morning mid september old fashion nice breakfast charming hotel night's sleep booked this hotel cable car to mottarone third floor
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at Hotel La Fontana. It is a lovely place to stay. The family who runs the hotel is friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delightful. The rooms are simple but comfortable. The views and lake breeze from the balcony of room 33 is not to be missed. Skip the over priced corporate hotels and get a more authentic experience.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Ellen F
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We stayed at Hotel Fontana for four nights in mid-September. We were met by Signore Giuseppe, the charming manager, who settled us in. He also provided us with excellent advice about what to do and see in the area and where to eat. La Fontana is a delightful hotel about 800 metres from the centre of Stresa - an easy walk along the lake shore. It is also close to the railway station, from where express trains will take you to Milan and Switzerland. The room was comfortable and we had a nice big balcony with very good views of the lake and mountains. The breakfast was excellent. We would recommend Stresa and this hotel to anyone seeking a break in the Italian lakes district. Signore Giuseppe was a wonderful host at all times.

Room Tip: Ask for room 33 - it has a big balcony with a great view.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Geoff D
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Signore Guiseppi as always was so welcoming and accommodating. With views over the lake and just a 10 -15 minute walk to ferries and shops along the waterfront.
This hotel is just incredible. It is also home to 7 dogs, a rooster a chook and a duck.
The breakfast is great with wonderful hot rolls and pastries done every morning.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room for views over the lake
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank donnaMH
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This hotel is well situated, 10 minutes walk from the bus to Milan Malpensa and the centre of town, and very close tor the cable car to Mottarone and the boat landings at Carcanio. "Signor" (our name for him) the owner couldn't have made us more welcome. Every time he saw us it was like the first time, a firm handshake and words of welcome. Our room had dual aspect windows, each with a lovely lake view, and it had a balcony. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. The shower was interesting but very efficient and with ample hot water. There was no English language channel on TV but this is a minor issue. Breakfast was lovely, with plenty of everything, and good hot coffee and tea. The public rooms are nicely furnished and comfortable. The personal touch was a refreshing change from what one usually finds in a hotel in a busy place.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake view. We didn't have to, but it would be worth it if you don't get one.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Yanmike
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Nice, clean and comfy family run hotel. Great value. Great location in Stresa being only minutes walking to lake, gondola, many restaurants and boats to islands. Guiseppe was a wonderful host and very helpful. Breakfast was good and coffee excellent. I would recommend this place to friends. Wifi was adequate for surfing bit slow to upload pics to dropbox.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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