Villa e Palazzo Aminta

Italian Lakes, Lake Maggiore

5 * Bed and Breakfast Lake Front Swimming Pool Traditional Views
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  • Wonderful lake views.
  • Beautifully decorated and furnished.

Villa e Palazzo Aminta is positioned just above the main lakeside road and is one and a half miles from Stresa. Over the years, the hotel has been carefully restored to its former glory and each  guest room features hand-painted frescoes and antique furniture. The Le Isole restaurant serves local and international cuisine and has spectacular views of the Borromean Islands from its terrace. The hotel's small  spa offers exclusive programmes to rebalance the body and mind as well as offering a fitness centre, Hammam, Scottish showers and a relaxation area. For a truly unique experience there is Camelia Grotta, a natural cave with a steam bath, ice waterfall and aromarium.

The pool sits at the front of the hotel over the road and is surrounded by a generous patio and  gardens, here you’ll be able to relax on the sun loungers and admire the stunning lake views as well as views of the three world famous Borromeo islands. If you’re looking to explore the local area the town of Stresa is just a short journey away and the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service (set times).

The hotel has 71 rooms (official rating 5 star). Child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. 



Bars & Restaurants

Restaurant Le Isole

Le Isole restaurant is beautifully decorated with paintings and frescos and offers a lovely view of the lake. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here. 

I Mori Restaurant

I Mori restaurant is set in a cosy gazebo and boasts stunning views of the lake. It serves traditional regional dishes coming from the Italian culinary heritage and more than 300 wine labels to be combined with each delicacy.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

Outdoor pool (available depending on season).

Private Beach

Private garden beach with beach umbrellas, deckchairs and swimming facilities. Free of charge for guests.

Spa & Wellness

Palazzo AMINTA Spa

The wellness centre offers individual treatments on request or you can unwind in Camelia Grotto a natural cave that houses a steam bath, ice waterfall, aromarium and Scottish showers.


Free of charge for guests to use.

Wifi, Parking & Shuttle

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

Parking available free of charge.
Parking available free of charge.

Shuttle Service

Free shuttle service to Stresa down-town, 6 times a day at scheduled timings.

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 Milan Malpensa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
a bedroom with a bed in a room
Superior Park View Balcony

Max 3 Adults

Superior park view rooms are compact, beautifully decorated and provide a comfortable stay. The private balcony or terrace provides views of the  gardens and facilities include a safe, hair dryer, air conditioning and TV. 

Room size: 22m² (approx.)

Deluxe Side Lake View Balcony

Max 3 Adults

The Deluxe side lake view rooms have been decorated in beautiful colour schemes with tasteful furnishings. The rooms are compact and have side lake views and private balcony. Each room can sleep up to 3 adults and facilities include TV, air conditioning, minibar and safe.

Room size: 22m² (approx.)

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Deluxe Lake View Balcony

Max 3 Adults

Boasting beautiful furnishings this room provides the perfect escape. Rooms are compact and have wonderful views of the lake and Borromeo Islands. Facilities include a safe, air conditioning, hair dryer and TV.

Room size: 26m² (approx.)

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Junior Suite Lake View Balcony

Max 3 Adults

Junior suites are spacious and decorated in an elegant style. Positioned on the first floor you’ll be able to sit out on your own private balcony and admire the views of the pool and garden as well as the lake. You’ll be able to relax in the provided chenille bathrobe and slippers and take advantage of the bath amenities. Each room has a living area as well as modern facilities including air conditioning, hair dryer, safe and TV.

Room size: 38m² (approx.)

Free Night Offer

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights completed between 22 March - 09 May 2024 and 18 October - 02 November 2024.

2 Free nights for stays of 14 nights completed between 22 March - 09 May 2024 and 18 October - 02 November 2024.

1 Free night for stays of 7 nights or more completed between 01 - 31 August 2024.



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Lakeside at Hotel Villa and Pazzo Aminta

Monica-Hedy, London, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review May 19 2024
A week staying at this beautiful hotel was wonderful. Breakfast , cocktails , dinner overlooking the lake towards the mountains with a view of the islands was lovely.
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Excellent in all respects

Anita E,

Tripadvisor review May 19 2024
From first impressions to our leaving, everything was done professionally, on time and with a smile. All the staff were excellent in every detail. I cannot praise the Hotel too highly. It was my...
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