"Hotel la Palma is excellent, a top class hotel with a fantastic restaurant. The staff went to great lengths to cater for my wife's gluten free diet. The Sky Bar was a real treat, and the easy stroll into Stresa town makes a great after dinner walk. Parking at the hotel was easy". Robert & Rita. August 2014
"Hotel La Palma is well worth the extra cost for a hotel of such standards; the food in the restaurant was of top quality and the choice for breakfast was excellent, the restaurant staff so helpful ensuring we had the best table available at all times. The Sky Bar is just the place to sit and have a sun downer and the view onto Lake Maggiore and the islands is very relaxing. Having its own private beach and swimming pool is a plus too. The hotel is also ideally situated just a short walk into the centre of Stresa." Mike & Dee, Alan & Jan, James & Melissa August 2014
Hotel La Palma, facing the lake and the Borromean Islands, is a very elegant 4 star hotel in the town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore situated on the main promenade with its liberty style hotels. The emphasis is on quality from the large comfortable lounge and bar, the beautifully furnished restaurant to the light and airy rooms all with balcony and many with lake view towards the famous Borromean islands. Even if you are not very energetic don't miss out on the health club on the 6th floor for a sauna, steam bath or beauty treatments or where you can work out in the small gym, while admiring the magnificent view of the mountains or the lake! Even more relaxing is the roof top Sky Pool with its sun loungers or the Sky Bar, open daily from midday until late evening weather permitting. All the bedrooms are en suite and have bath with incorporated jacuzzi rather than just shower. Coeliac guests are very welcome.
Lake Maggiore is probably the most famous of the northern Italian lakes, surrounded by majestic mountains to the north and more gentle hills and exotic vegetation to the south. In the midst of this is the town of Stresa with views onto the famous Borromean Islands - Isola Bella, Isola dei Pescatori which has retained its original charm as a fishing village and Isola Madre with its magnificent gardens.
Hotel La Palma is one of 5 very elegant hotels facing the lake and has its own private lake side pool and pebble beach with sun loungers and bar service overlooking the islands. During the summer the large picture windows in the restaurant are lowered completely giving the impression that you are eating on a covered terrace rather than in a closed restaurant! The bedrooms at the front and side of the hotel have a view onto the lake whereas those at the back look towards the hills behind. From Hotel La Palma it is just a short stroll to Stresa centre where you will find plenty of shops, boutiques and bars where you can sit and enjoy an aperitif or a drink after dinner in the evening. Boat trips to the islands and to other villages on the lake also depart from here. In the area and worth a visit is nearby Villa Pallavicino with its wildlife park, or the cable car to the top of Mottarone with its views towards the Monte Rosa. There are also excursions to Lake Orta, the Swiss town of Locarno at the northern end of the lake or the ski village of Macugnaga. If you want a mix of culture and some shopping Milano is just 1hour by train.
In the hotel
24hr reception – bar – restaurant – comfortable lounge - lift – garden – outdoor pool – private beach with sun umbrellas and deck chairs – air conditioning – WiFi internet connection – panoramic health club on 6th floor with sauna, gym, - Sky Pool Jacuzzi and sun terrace – open air Sky Bar - parking – garage – coeliac guests very welcome
In the bedrooms
120 rooms all en suite with balcony - air conditioning or heating – TV sat – internet access via TV - WiFi - telephone – radio - safe deposit box – mini bar – hairdryer – bathrooms with bath tub and incorporated Jacuzzi - lake or mountain view – non smoking rooms available – rooms for handicapped
Stresa town centre with shops, bars, chemist and bank – railway station – boat and coach excursions - tennis
Milano Airports: Malpensa 45kms; Linate 110km; Bergamo 140kms. (Low cost flights with Easyjet; Flybe, BA e BMI Regional to Malpensa or Ryanair to Bergamo).
By public transport: From Malpensa take the bus from outside Terminal 1 to Gallarate and then train to Stresa and taxi to the hotel. From Milano Bergamo take the shuttle bus to Milano central station and then train to Stresa and taxi to hotel.
By car: From Malpensa take the dual carriageway towards Milano and then onto A8 motorway direction ‘Laghi – Sesto Calende – Varese’. Then onto A26 towards Gravellona Toce and exit at CARPUGNINO. From Bergamo A4 motorway to Milano, across the top of the city and then onto A8 as above.
Prices shown are per person per day Bed & Breakfast - big American Buffet Breakfast - sharing a twin/double room en suite. Half board is available and coeliac guests are very welcome and catered for with gluten free meals.
Classic Room - view towards the mountains at rear of hotel
Superior Room - side view to the lake
Deluxe Room - front facing full lake view
Supplement for half board €24,00 per person per evening meal.
Tourist/city tax of €uro 1,50 per person per day
All prices are quoted in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added.