Hotel La Palma

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

4 * Central Half Board Lake Front Swimming Pool Views
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  • Stunning Panoramic Sky Bar with pool and sun terrace
  • Lake side swimming pool and terrace

Situated opposite the lakeside promenade with only a five-minute walk to the town centre of Stresa, Hotel La Palma offers elegant accommodation with guest rooms decorated to a high standard. La Palma’s public rooms include a large open-plan lounge, a reading room within the reception area and a restaurant with a view across the garden and the lake. Just across the road, on a terrace above the shingle beach, lies the hotel’s large heated swimming pool (normally in use May to early September) with stunning views over the lake.

The hotel's spa is located on the 6th floor and boasts a sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool and fitness centre. Magnificent views can be enjoyed from the hotel's top floor Skybar terrace and the the hotel’s pretty gardens provide a lovely setting for relaxing, especially after having wandered amongst Stresa’s picturesque villas and gardens.

Hotel La Palma is an ideal location from which to enjoy Stresa and the beauty of Lake Maggiore, from the wonderful Isola Bella that houses the impressive 17th century Palazzo Borromeo to the bordering mountains.

The hotel has 120 rooms (official rating 4 star). 

Minimum stay 3 nights.


Bars & Restaurants

Hotel Restaurant

Included With: Half Board

Open 7am - 10am, 12.30pm - 2pm and 7pm - 9.30pm

Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves Italian and international cuisine. Furnished in elegant style and serviced by attentive staff it's an ideal place for lunch and dinner.

Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers in the evening.

Sky Bar

Open 12.30pm - 1am (subject to weather conditions and private functions). 

Enjoy a drink on the luxurious sky terrace with the most suggestive view of Stresa and the Borromeo Islands. A light lunch can be enjoyed during the summer months between 12.30pm - 2.30pm and snacks and sandwiches are served all day. It is the perfect place to socialize with the locals, listen to music and relax with a cocktail whilst soaking up best view of Lake Maggiore.

Hotel Bar

Open 9am - midnight

The hotel's bar and lounge is a great place to relax with a coffee or refreshing drink. Snacks and sandwiches are served all day long. 

Beach & Pools

Rooftop Swimming Pool

Heated and normally in use mid May - early September.

Panoramic Sun Terrace

With Jacuzzi® pool (open weather permitting). 

Beach Club

Located on the lake shore where you will find the new infinity swimming pool and lounge bar.

Spa & Wellness


With sauna, steam room, salt cabin, emotional showers, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi® (treatments are payable locally). There is also a fitness room for guest's use.

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

Free on-site garage.

About the location

Holidays in Stresa take you to one of the prettiest locations in the Italian Lakes, with the elegant town perched on the western shore of Lake Maggiore where soaring mountains form a photogenic backdrop.

Stresa has been here for at least a thousand years and the town is peppered with historic buildings, from medieval churches to Renaissance villas. Its cobbled streets are full of pavement cafés and boutique shops, while the surrounding area is renowned for its opulent lakeside palaces and ornamental gardens.

The town is a handy hopping-on point for many ferries and boat trips which sail up and down Lake Maggiore, offering a relaxing way to enjoy the scenery and visit the other towns and villages around this 65km-long lake.

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.
Double Classic Balcony

Max 3 adults, 1 child

Double Classic Balcony rooms feature a balcony with a view of the mountains and the hills of Alto Vergante. It is possible to book a room with an extra bed to accommodate a third adult. This room type is available on request, please call to book.


Superior Side Lake View Balcony

Max 3 adults

Superior Side Lake View Balcony rooms feature a balcony with a side view of the lake and the Borromeo Islands. It is possible to request a room with an extra bed to accommodate a third adult, please call to book.


Deluxe Lake View Balcony

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Lake View Balcony rooms feature a large balcony overlooking the lake and the Borromean Islands. It is possible to request a room with an extra bed to accommodate a third adult, please call to book.


Junior Suite Lake View Balcony Room

Max 3 adults

Junior Suite Lake View Balcony Rooms are spacious and boast a large terrace/ balcony overlooking the lake with beautiful views of the islands. It is possible to book a room with an extra bed to accommodate a third adult.


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Great view for the price

silviabuckley, Mill Valley, California

Tripadvisor review Nov 19 2023
Great view from the 7 floor. The jacuzzi could be warmer and open additional hour in the evening. Rooms are very small. I recommend to arrive early to enjoy the breakfast because option fa run out...
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Lovely hotel in a great location with friendly staff

Linda L,

Tripadvisor review Oct 22 2023
Lovely Hotel in fantastic location. The staff were friendly and very helpful. The food choices at breakfast were great, particularly for someone with food intolerances. Room size was good. Only...
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