Air cond. not working. Can hear everything in adjacent rooms - alarm clocks, phones, talking etc.
Fortunately I had quiet neighbours.
The restaurant is in a different building to the rooms and you have to cross an alleyway to get there - not a problem unless it is windy and you have long hair.
The bar is very small and not really useful, but there are plenty around the local square.
This hotel is not 4* from what I can see.
The serving staff were always friendly and helpful with me, but other people had a few problems I think.
No toast at breakfast and generally limited buffet breakfast.
Unique Quality: On lake front if that is important to you.
Near embarkation point for boats.
This hotel is located right opposite the ferry point and is on the main lake road. However, I found the hotel to be relatively quiet for a town centre hotel (although it is next to the infamous church of the 7.45 am bell!). The hotel is perhaps lucky to be a four star, given that is missing a pool (guests can use the pool at the Regina Palace - but I couldn't be bothered to trek down there) or gym facilities. However, the food is excellent and you dine in a lovely old fashioned dining room, part of which looks out over the road. Overall, the 'feel' of the hotel is welcoming. Nowhere in Stresa is cheap, but the hotel is cheaper than the large hotels along the promenade.
Unique Quality: There is a quirky sense of individuality in this hotel with an old fashioned but comfortable lounge and a interesting - and surely unique - collection of match boxes displayed in the public areas.
Hi we are thinking of booking a Shearings holiday to Stresa in Lake Maggiore - we go by ferry and then TGV train from Paris. Has anyone any comments about Shearings or this holiday in particular the hotel is the Milan Speranza Au Lac?.
I can’t tell you much about your planned holiday but I can tell you that Shearings is a well known and reputable company here in the UK.
Shearings have a good reputation. The only comment I will make is that all the Sheerings coaches I have seen seem to have OAPs as occupants - but that may be your age group, or it may not bother you.
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Address: Piazza Marconi 6 / 9, 28838 Stresa, Italy