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Hotel Astoria

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

  • A 4 star hotel that has been part of the Citalia family for over 35 years

  • Located 275 metres from the centre of Stresa

  • Restaurant with views across Lake Maggiore


Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the centre of Stresa on the banks of Lake Maggiore lies Hotel Astoria. The hotel hails from the mid-1950s, when Italy was enjoying its fabled dolce vita heyday, and touches of this Italian sophistication can be seen throughout. Spacious lounges and stunning alpine lakeside views preside, making the Astoria hotel unique in its kind. 


The hotel has been owned and run by the same family since its inception almost 70 years ago. This family atmosphere is very apparent as soon as you arrive - you’re greeted like an old friend whether it's your first or fiftieth stay. What’s more, Hotel Astoria has been welcoming Citalia guests for over 35 years, so it is no understatement to say the four star hotel is part of our family too! 


Thanks to Hotel Astoria’s central location in Stresa, Lake Maggiore’s attractions are easy to get to. The Borromean Islands are just 20-minutes by boat, and are well worth a visit. All the islands are spectacular in terms of natural beauty, and we guarantee that adding these beauties to your itinerary will be one of your best experiences during your holiday. Simply pick up a ferry from the nearby pier.


The historic hotel has 92 rooms (official rating 4 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.

Minimum stay 3 nights.


Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Restaurant

Included With: Half Board

Open for breakfast and dinner.

This traditional restaurant offers guests a range of regional dishes and international specialities with a lake facing veranda for al fresco dining. 

Fitness & Pool

Fitness room


A small gym is available for guests use. 

Swimming Pool


Fresh water heated swimming pool and snack bar (normally in use April - October)

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

Parking is free. If you wish to park in the garage there is a local charge of 6 euros (approx.) per day.

About the location

Set on the east bank of Lake Maggiore, Stresa is a little town (population 5,000) with a big reputation! Its history dates back to the 15th century when it was a little fishing town owned by the Visconti of Milan. It became property of the Borromeo family - where the eponymous islands get their name from - in the 16th century, cementing its reputation as the go to destination for well-heeled Italian bourgeoisie over the next 200 years. Such was Stresa’s allure that Ernest Hemmingway was a visitor in 1929, setting his novel Farewell to Arms here. 


The Borromean Islands are just 20-minutes by ferry from Stresa and Hotel Astoria. Steeped in history, these islands are simply stunning in terms of natural beauty. While Isola Bella and Isola Madre are home to many grandiose palazzi and certainly have wow factor in spades, we admit we have a favourite for the third island, Isola dei Pescatore (Fishermen’s Island). The smallest of the three islands (there are also two islets which make up the full archipelago), Isola dei Pescatore is the only inhabited island.The little island is not only home to the lovely 11th century Church of San Vittore which houses beautiful 16th century frescos and 17th century paintings, but also a number of traditional restaurants. Enjoying an evening meal in one of these, then taking the ferry back to the hotel is a simply unforgettable experience! 


One visit to Stresa, peppered with historical buildings, pavement cafés and boutique shops, is all you need for the pretty town to steal your heart.


Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour from Malpensa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
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Twin Garden View & Balcony Room

Max 4 adults

Twin Garden View & Balcony Rooms are comfortable with well matched furnishings. Each room has a private balcony, which overlooks the peaceful hotel gardens. All rooms are twin but double beds are available on request and it is possible to add an extra two single beds to the room for a third and fourth guest. 

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Twin Lake View Balcony Room

Max 4 adults

Twin Lake View & Balcony Rooms are comfortable with well matched furnishings. Each room has a private balcony, which overlooks the front of the lake. All rooms are twin but double beds are available on request and it is possible to add an extra two single beds to the room for a third and fourth guest. 

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Superior Front Lake View & Balcony Room

Max 4 adults

Superior Front Lake View & Balcony Rooms offer spacious accommodation with a private balcony that has a fantastic front lake view. All rooms are twin but double beds are available on request and it is possible to add an extra two single beds to the room for a third and fourth guest. 

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Junior Suite Front Lake View & Terrace

Max 4 adults

Junior Suites Front Lake View & Terrace offer spacious accommodation with a seating area and a fantastic front lake view from its private terrace. All rooms are twin but double beds are available on request and it is possible to add an extra two single beds to the room for a third and fourth guest.

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Tripadvisor review Jul 14 2021
We initially booked with Hotel Lido but upon arriving it was empty, doors locked and vegetation a little over grown. I thought it was eerie at first. There was a sign on the door to contact someone...
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Tripadvisor review Sep 03 2020
I suppose this review should take the form of an apology. We are sorry we mentioned our fridge was not working. We are sorry we mentioned our air conditioning was not working. We are sorry we...
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