Hotel Milan Au Lac

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

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If you’re looking for a traditional, family-run hotel then Hotel Milan Au Lac could be the ideal choice for you. The friendly staff will greet you with a smile as soon as you step through the doors and they’re more than happy to help you make the most out of your holiday with recommendations on things to do locally.

Lakeside Location

The location is great – it's on Stresa’s beautiful lakeside promenade with wonderful views over the lake. The shops, bars and restaurants all nearby and the ferry point is also within easy reach, taking you to the popular Borromean Islands. The lake-facing restaurant serves delicious Piedmont and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant space. There are large windows which allow for spectacular lake views. You’re also able to use the garden and swimming pool of the nearby Grand Hotel Regina Palace.

Added value

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

Inghams Guided Walks included from 10th May -11th Oct (subject to availability)

Inghams rep based in resort

Flights and transfers included


Borromean island views, Michelin-recommended restaurants and historic hotels – it’s easy to see why Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s most popular spot. Come summer, it’s abuzz with people soaking up the atmosphere of the old town and promenade and walking atop Mount Mottarone. This once sleepy fishing village was transformed by the Borromeo family, who planted palaces and gardens on the now-famous Borromean Islands just offshore. Another transformation came with the arrival of the Venice-Simplon Orient Express railway and its prosperous passengers. Grand hotels, villas and gardens sprung up that still decorate the town today. Walking holidays to Stresa explore all of this, as well as the picturesque paths beyond.

Walking in Stresa: Roman roads, chestnut routes and mighty mountains

Royalty, philosophers, musicians and writers (Hemingway included) have all been wooed by Stresa’s marvellous views. Walkers love Stresa for the same reasons. You can stroll along the promenade to Baveno and Feriolo, surrounded by the lake and mountain panoramas. Mount Mottarone towers beside the town, best reached by walking along the Lake Maggiore’s famous Chestnut Route. The reward for your climb? Sweeping views over Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands – and, on a clear day, you may even get a glimpse of up to seven shimmering Italian and Swiss lakes.

Easy sightseeing: catch a boat to the Borromean Islands

The Borromean Islands are opposite Stresa, just ten minutes away by ferry. Explore the main island of Isola Bella, with its baroque palace, terraced gardens and dusting of white peacocks. Boats also bustle across the water to Isola Madre, where you can ramble between carefully cultivated magnolia groves, wisteria walkways, palm gardens and lily ponds. Isola dei Pescatori is the odd island out – home to a busy fishing village with a cluster of trattorias and shops, it’s a true taste of the old Lake Maggiore.

Finding food: refuel with lake and mountain fare

A mix of pizzerias, panini lunch stops and family-friendly restaurants fill the narrow streets that run from the waterfront. Piazza Cadorna is the heart of the old town; pull up a chair in a sunny spot for antipasti plates piled high with cheeses and cured meats from Piedmont. Plus, a handful of places in Stresa are recommended by the Michelin guide, thanks to their ingenious takes on local lake and mountain cuisine. We'd recommend trying out the unassuming foodie spots, off the tourist trails, they tend to be where you'll find the most authentic and delicious food and drink!

Villas and the Venice-Simplon Orient Express

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Simplon Pass opened and Stresa became a stop on the Venice-Simplon Orient Express Line. Every summer wealthy visitors began to flock in – and the town welcomed them by building grand hotels along the waterfront. Some of the villa gardens and extravagant mansions are open to curious wanderers. The Simplon line still exists, too. The trains that pull into Stresa station are more rustic nowadays, but you can still be amongst the stylish streets and shopping arcades of Milan in less than an hour.

Why book a summer holiday in Stresa with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Stresa's best activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Stresa. Join a professional mountain guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Stresa include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.


  • No. of rooms: 82
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Rooms are between 16-27m² and can sleep two people (triple rooms are available on request, extra bed is a single sofa bed). They're decorated in a classic style and have a bath or shower.

Standard Balcony Lake View Rooms have lovely views over the Borromean Gulf from a private balcony. These rooms have a bath with showerhead attachment.  

Single Rooms are about 10m² and have a shower. 

Single Balcony Lake View Rooms are available on request, please call to book. These rooms have a shower.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per day, payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.
  • This hotel is located just across the road from the bus stop, ferry point and lakefront promenade, making local amenities and transport easily accessible.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.
  • Central location in Stresa
  • 10 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 150 metres to Hotel Regina Palace
  • 200 metres to the nearest ferry point
  • 900 metres to Stresa train station
  • Outdoor swimming pool and garden at the nearby Hotel Regina Palace (approx. 150 metres away)
  • Spa at Hotel Regina Palace with whirlpool, Turkish bath, sauna, solarium and fitness room (payable locally)
  • Free Garage at Hotel Regina Palace
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities
  • Babysitting (on request, payable locally)
  • Cots are available for approx. €8 per day, payable locally
  • Early meals for children are available on request

Enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning and end the day with a three-course dinner with choices. Dinner usually starts with an antipasto or starter, the main course is a choice between meat or fish and is followed by a dessert trolley. If you don't have a sweet tooth you can ask for a cheese plate instead of the dessert. Early meal times for children are available on request. 

The restaurant faces the lake and serves Piedmont and Mediterranean dishes. After dinner, enjoy a glass of local wine from the hotel’s wine cellar.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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19/06/2024 - 3 nights
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Hotel Milan Au Lac
Lake Maggiore, Stresa
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