Hotel La Palma

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

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Hotel La Palma has the best rooftop bar on Lake Maggiore with amazing views over the lake and Borromean Islands. It’s a popular haunt with locals as well as tourists so head there early and grab a seat in time for sunset. We love the cocktails here and you can order bar snacks. It's the must-be place at aperitivo time. There’s an infinity plunge pool on the terrace too so you can head here during the day and relax in the water with the same incredible views. It’s part of the hotel’s Panoramic Spa, which also has a sauna, steam room and relaxation area with floor-to-ceiling windows.

There’s a lakeside swimming pool that’s just over the road, across the promenade - we love the hydro massage stations and extra-large sofas for lounging on. There’s a bar that serves refreshments and light snacks so you never have to leave. If you can tear yourself away, take the short walk into Stresa’s centre along the promenade. There’s piazzas, shops and cafés to explore. The ferry stop for boats to the Borromean Islands is close by too, which is a great day out. The gardens and villas are stunning.

Dinners at Hotel La Palma are lovely. There’s a real focus on local, fresh food so you can enjoy fish from the lake and Piedmont specialities. Head back to Sky Bar for a nightcap once you’ve finished or just sink straight into bed. The rooms have all been completely renovated in modern luxury style. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

  • No. of rooms: 120
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 7
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 32


An annexe is located about 10 metres from the main building and accessed through the garden.

  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night is payable locally. 

Baby cots are available on request for approx. €15 per day, payable locally. 


Classic Rooms are about 24-30m² and sleep up to three people. All the rooms are decorated in a modern style with parquet floors, luxurious soft furnishings and neutral colour palette. They have a balcony, shower, hairdryer, toiletries, TV, telephone and safe. They can sleep up to three people. 

Superior Rooms are about 25m² and have side lake views with balcony. 

Deluxe Rooms are about 28m² and have a balcony with lake views, they're perfect if you're after something more special.

Junior Suites have stylish furnishings and exceptional lake views. Measuring an impressive 35m², they have a nice seating area in the bedroom, luxury toiletries and a modern shower with four settings (bath available on request).

Classic Rooms for Sole Use are available on request, please call to book.


Adapted rooms are available on request.

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Stylish Stresa is Lake Maggiore's leading resort. Take your summer holidays in Stresa this year and experience this unforgettably beautiful Italian lake resort. The idyllic Borromean Islands are only a short boat ride away and Monte Mottarone, with its superb views, is easy to reach by cable car.

The lush gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit. Summer holidays in Stresa take you to a flower filled, fragrant place with a long, landscaped lake front promenade. This links by cable-car and lake ferry to all the resort's main hotels. Imagine crystal clear waters, sparkling blue skies and idyllic lake islands and that's a summer holiday in Stresa in a nutshell.

The old town centre has been partly pedestrianised and comes to life in the evenings as the bars and restaurants spill into the squares. Holidaymakers love summer holidays in Stresa for the smart shops that line the narrow, cobbled streets. And the music! From the end of July to September, Stresa's celebrated International Music Festival offers 25 fantastic classical music concerts.


Special Excursion Package - £99 SAVE £10

Pre-book the Macugnaga, Ascona and Cannobio and Wine Tasting excursions and receive a FREE one day boat ticket to Baveno or Stresa and the Borromean Islands



Three Lakes Tour £51, Tuesday, full day

A chance to see three of the most beautiful lakes in two countries. In Lugano, enjoy a stroll along the palm and cypress tree lined promenade which gives the city a truly Mediterranean feel and admire the marvelous Last Supper painting in the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. In Lake Como we will pass by the most famous resorts, with their splendid villas including George Clooney's and stop at Tremezzo where you can visit Villa Carlotta, with its unique collection of art and fabulous gardens. Finally we will visit Como, a city steeped in history where you can admire the 14th century cathedral or hunt out some bargains in the vast array of silk shops.

Milan £49, Friday, full day

One of the most stylish cities in the world, Milan is the Italian fashion capital. Make the most of your visit in the company of our local guide with a visit to the elegant Vittorio Emanuele Galleries and the Sforza Castle. Then free time to visit La Scala Opera or some of the famous boutiques. 

Macugnaga £39, Saturday, half day (runs mid June to mid Sept)

In just 90 minutes we go from 260m above sea level in Stresa to the foot of the second highest mountain in the Alps - Monte Rosa (over 4600m). Enjoy the contrast between the mild Mediterranean climate and flora of Lake Maggiore and the fresh Alpine climate with its meadows and fir trees. You can take a stroll through the picturesque Macugnaga village, a ski resort in the winter which still preserves the quaint houses of the ancient Walser people; or take a chair lift/cable car up higher for some spectacular panoramic views. (Cable car ticket approx €12)

Ascona and Cannobio £37, Thursday, half day

A photographer's dream, this half day excursion combines the best of two countries. The elegant and charming Swiss town of Ascona is home to an attractive lakeside promenade, interesting boutiques, this contrasts with the sleepy Italian village of Cannobio - a picture postcard setting that is a favourite with local artists. 

Wine Tour £39, Sunday, half day

Where would Italy be without its renowned pasta and wine? Wherever you go in Italy you shouldn't miss the chance to taste some of the local produce. With this trip we'll take you through beautiful countryside to reach the wine cellars of Ricetto. Your host will guide you through the cellars and describe the art of wine production in the area. You'll have the chance to enjoy some Piedmont wines and tasty local snacks, the best of these wines - Ghemme - is said to be unique and only produced here.


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Zermatt and Matterhorn £76, full day

Over the Simplon pass, Zermatt is one of the most iconic Swiss villages. Surrounded by twelve peaks over 4000m in height including the world famous Matterhorn - the most photographed mountain in Europe due to its striking shape. Stunning scenery all around, this is a journey into a mountain paradise. 

Island Tour £28, half day

A visit to the islands and gardens which are synonymous would Lake Maggiore. Why not take the time to find out about the history behind these beautiful places? We will take you on a private boat to visit Isola Bella and Isola Pescatori with commentary on the history of the islands as well as the splendid villas on Stresa's shore and their illustrious visitors over the centuries. 


**Please note that we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.** 


Pool & Beach

The heated lakeside pool is just across the road from the hotel (open Jun - Sep) - it's the ideal spot to relax. There's hydro massage jets and plenty of comfy loungers. In front of the pool there's a small shingle beach with direct access to the lake. 


The spa's located on the sixth floor of the hotel and has a sauna, steam room, salt room, fitness room and relaxation area with complimentary herbal teas. There's a plunge pool outside on the terrace with stunning lake views. Beauty and massage treatments are available to book and pay for locally. 

General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Babysitting service (on request)
  • e-bike rental (payable locally)
  • Sky terrace
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Tesla electric charging point
  • EMAS Environmental Certification
Family Facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs in restaurant

Breakfast is buffet style with options like pastries, cereals, bread, fruit, jams, yoghurt, cheeses and cold cuts as well as some hot options. Dinner is four courses which includes a choice of starter and main course, plus a buffet with salads and desserts. There's a cheese trolley to finish. Early meals for children are available on request. 

The Restaurant serves the best Piedmontese cuisine made by chef Enrico Varalli using high quality, fresh ingredients. The wine list is excellent too, so speak to your waiter for recommendations. The restaurant has an elegant atmosphere and large windows that overlook the flower gardens and the lake. It has a contemporary style with luxurious soft furnishings and is decorated with beautiful Jardin d'Osier wallpaper. 

The Sky Bar on the rooftop of the hotel offers up the perfect spot for a glass of something cold whilst you enjoy panoramic lake views. They also have a light lunch and snack menu (payable locally). This is a popular spot for both locals and tourists, especially for aperitifs, so get there early for the good seats.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.535991
  • Latitude: 45.885886
  • Location Description:
    • Lakefront position
    • 200 metres to the centre of Stresa
    • 200 metres to the nearest bus stop
    • 550 metres to the ferry point. 
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 300 km

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Hotel La Palma
Stresa, Lake Maggiore,Half Board
04/05/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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