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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Piedmont

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Kauaidude...
Arlington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Unit - Great location”
Reviewed 21 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

My husband and I rented the unit for 9 nights. Giuseppe picked us up at the train station and helped get us settled in our unit. It is a very updated - modern one bedroom apartment that can sleep up to 4 people It has all the modern conveniences - great WIFI, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen. The location is very central to downtown Stresa - and less than a 5 minute walk to a major grocery store. It is also conveniently located to many local stores - bread, gelato, veggies, etc. It is also about a 7 minute walk to the main ferry/boat docks where you can catch local boats to visit the neighboring islands. The only minor negative is the lack of a view. Our unit looked out on a parking lot - which was quiet at night but active during the day. On Fridays the parking lot transforms into a local farmers market and it was so much fun to walk around the stalls, picking up the freshest of fresh veggies, cheeses, grilled meats, etc. Dana and Giuseppe are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to accommodate your needs. We would definitely recommend to others. Unit 2A is the best unit. Quiet and private. It is on the second floor - there is no elevator so handicap access would be a problem. The restaurant downstairs is closed but it plans to reopen by year's end. Don't know if that would add to noise level.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: The modern conveniences and the location
Liked least: the parking lot view
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Gene H
1 review
“Simply Fantastico!”
Reviewed 30 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have stayed in many holiday apartments and this is one of the very best. What shown out was the owner's attention to detail, from helpful pre-arrival emails, to picking us up at the train station, to stocking the apartment with everything we could need.

The apartment is in a great location within easy walking distance of everything (on Fridays the market is right outside the door!), super well equipped, large, airy, spotless and nicely decorated. Thanks again Dana and Giuseppe!

Date of stay: May 2016
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caroma201...
Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Four of us spend one week in this apartment and we certainly expected more for the money we paid. Parking is at a premium and one best not move the care once a parking spot is found. Friday nights ALL cars have to be moved for the market to take place Saturday morning or they will be towed.
The apartment has very little housewares in it. When we got there we had no coffee maker. After we requested one several times one was provided. They did supply a very small coffee press and a small teal pot.
The worse part was that the apartment is on the second floor with a steep staircase and tiled stairs leading from the front door to the apartment and there is NO handrail. What a treacherous situation, especially when it rains and the stairs get wet and slippery.
The owners of the apartment are very friendly and try to accommodate. The apartment is overpriced for what it has to offer.

Date of stay: September 2015
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Safety hazard of the stairs
Travelling group: Friends
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Brian M
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Exceptional Owner Service”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Communication with friendly owners was excellent throughout, from booking to final departure. Along with confirmation, were sent advice on the area, must see's, eating out and shopping. Dana's blog contains pretty much all other information, but you have their phone numbers if you do do need anything. We were met from the airport bus stop on arrival and taken to the train station on departure, a courtesy not experienced elsewhere. The rental is very well appointed, clean and comfortable, within easy walking distance of of all amenities. Overlooks a carpark where the excellent Friday market is held.

The rental has stairs, not a problem for us, and full-on foodies might miss an oven. There is no ice compartment in the refrigerator. But everything needed for holiday meals has been thoughtfully provided and there are plenty of tempting places to eat out. A most enjoyable holiday and would go back.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Friendly owners courtesy, excellent information and advice.
Liked least: Nothing memorable.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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AnAussie
Australia
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“A wonderful, comfortable apartment in a beautiful part of the world.”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here 5 days. From the beginning, contact with Guiseppe was welcoming and very professional, even down to a reading material pack sent to us to orient ourselves before we arrived. Guiseppe met us at the train station and took us to the apartment where he explained all the amenities. There was nothing left wanting with the apartment, everything has been thought of to ensure your comfort. The apartment is exactly like its photos. It is beautiful, everything was new and clean, and it has been stylishly furnished. The bed was very comfortable. It had lovely views out the front as well as from the back terrace where we would sit with our afternoon prosecco! The location is wonderful. Just outside the door and a few steps to the left is a bakery, and through an archway and down a little is a supermarket. Shops and restaurants everywhere and the quay is a 5 minute walk if that. The apartment is in the historic area so it is incredibly charming. Only thing I might comment on is that there is no oven if you like to cook more substantial meals, however who really wants to when you're on holiday with restaurants all around you. All up, a lovely apartment in a beautiful area and town.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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