Hotel Regina Palace

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

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Hotel Regina Palace is as grand as it gets. Think frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and rich colours throughout. It sits proudly in established gardens close to the lakefront promenade. At the back, you’ll find the pool where you can pull up a lounger and relax. The Grill snack bar serves drinks all day and if you feel like burning off some energy, there’s tennis courts too.

We can’t get enough of the spa here - its included in the hotel price. Its clever design mimics a subterranean cave and the heated pool has hydro massage jets and sensory colours. It’s a fantastic way to relax. There’s treatments that you can book too (payable locally). When you’ve had enough of relaxing, you’ll be well placed to explore Lake Maggiore. The centre of Stresa is a comfortable stroll away and you can jump on a ferry and be at the Borromean Islands in no time.

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

Added value

Free spa entry for Inghams guests in summer 2022

  • No. of rooms: 214
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 14
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

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

Cots are available on request for approx. €20 per day, payable locally.


Standard Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a balcony, air conditioning, TV, safe, minibar, hairdryer and a bath with overhead shower. Rooms with a lake view are available for a supplement.

Junior Suites measure 35-40m² and can sleep up to three people. They have a living area with a sofa and a balcony or terrace with lake views.

Single Rooms are also available but do not have a balcony or lake views.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: Yes

Adapted rooms are available on request.


Stresa's Lake Maggiore's most popular resort. It's the kind of place that you never forget, and perfect for making memories. The Borromean Islands are only a short boat ride away and you're not far from Monte Mottarone, known for its incredible views.

What to see on a Stresa holiday 

The gardens of Villa Pallavicino and Villa Taranto are well worth a visit. You'll love the flower-filled gardens and there's nothing nicer than going for an evening stroll down the lakeside promenade. It's easy to get from place to place on the ferry which links you to the islands and nearby resorts.

The old town centre has been partly pedestrianised and in the evenings the bars and restaurants are full of life and a great place to celebrate your holiday. There are also loads of up-market shops to enjoy. Our favourite thing about Stresa is the music- we've got to mention the classical music festival which takes place from July to September each year.

Why book a holiday in Stresa with Inghams

There's always help at hand when planning your perfect Summer holiday with Inghams. We know all the best places to visit and our staff are always happy to help out. Book a holiday with Inghams and you know you'll be in safe hands.


Things to Do

Things to See and Do

A trip to Stresa wouldn't be complete without visiting at least one of the three Borromean Islands. The Isola Bella's the most famous island and was turned into an Italian terraced garden in the 17th Century by the Borromeo family. It's so beautiful that it's inspired writers and poets throughout time. Dickens wrote, "However fanciful and fantastic Isola Bella may be, and is, it is still beautiful". Isola Madre's the biggest island and has peacocks strutting around its' gardens. Check out the villa and its classic Italian style. The third island, Isola dei Pescatori is a lot more down to earth. It's an old fishing island and still is today. This is where Maggiore gets it's delicious fresh fish. It's easy to get to these islands on the ferry.

If you're looking for a day trip, you're only a stones throw away from Lake Orta, the famous UNESCO world heritage site. The smallest of the lakes, it's definitely worth a visit with it's relatively untouched landscape and fantastic food!

Food & Drink

The fish in Lake Maggiore's a must try, with the Isola dei Pescatori on your doorstep, you can have fresh fish everyday. Perch is very popular in the area and tends to be eaten in breaded filets, or if you're looking for something a bit more familiar, you could have trout which is typically served with home-made mayonnaise.

The cheese in Lake Maggiore's some of the best in Italy. It's on the border of Switzerland so both places share fantastic mountain land for raising cattle and making delicious cheese- they even produce one you'll definitely recognise... Gorgonzola. The local cured meats are also excellent and fantastic on an antipasto platter with the cheese. You have to try it! 


Are you into watersports? Do you love hiking up to the best view-points? Then you'll never be bored in Stresa! Why not try out wake-boarding, water-skiing or paddle-boarding or you could hike the Chestnut Route (Sentiero dei Castagni) up Mount Mottarone which takes about 2 hours 40 minutes. The view from the top is unforgettable and on a clear day you can see seven of the Italian and Swiss lakes.

For a change of pace, in the Summer, from July to September Stresa hosts a classical music festival. It's a great chance to take in that Romantic Italian atmosphere.


Pre book your excursions online or give us call

Three Lakes Tour £36 per person (full day)

Visit three lakes in one day: Maggiore, Lugano and Como. Begin in Stresa with a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Maggiore before crossing the Swiss boarder to visit Lugano. Explore the chic city – art lovers should look out for Bernardino Luini’s fresco ‘The Last Supper’ in the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli. On Lake Como, you’ll explore Tremezzo’s Villa Carlotta and its beautiful gardens and the city of Como.

Departs: Tuesdays

Milan from £35 per person (full day)

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

Departs: Fridays

Macugnaga from £32 (half day)

In just 90 minutes we go from 260 metres above sea level in Stresa, through the Anzasca Valley where the ancient houses of the Walser people cling to the cliffs, to the foot of the second highest mountain in the Alps - Monte Rosa at over 4600 metres. Stroll through the picturesque alpine village of Macugnaga and enjoy the views across the mountain pastures. For views that are even more spectacular take the cable car.

Departs: Saturdays, from mid-June to mid-September – Optional cable car ticket (approx. €12), payable locally.

Ascona and Cannobio from £31 per person (half day)

Visit the elegant Swiss town of Ascona, a photographer's dream and home to an attractive lakeside promenade and interesting boutiques. After, head to the sleepy Italian village of Cannobio - its picture postcard setting is a favourite with local artists. 

Departs: Thursdays

Wine Tour from £34 per person (half day)

Where would Italy be without its renowned pasta and wine? This excursion gives you the chance to try some of the region's finest local produce. We’ll guide you through the beautiful countryside to the wine cellars of Ricetto, where you’ll learn about the art of wine production in the area. You'll have the chance to enjoy some Piedmont wines and tasty local snacks, 

Departs: Sundays

Excursion Package from £97 per person

Pre-book our excursion bundle, which includes the three half day tours: Macugnaga, Ascona and Cannobio as well as the Wine Tour and receive a free one day boat ticket to Baveno or Stresa and the Borromean Islands.

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. Please see our Terms & Conditions.

  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge
  • Spa with heated indoor pool, steam grotto and sauna (treatments are payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free garage
Family Facilities
  • Highchairs in restaurant
  • Early meals available

Liberty Restaurant is next to the lake with a terrace that you can use during warmer weather. The menu changes daily and uses local ingredients to create favourite Italian dishes. Guests on half board will eat at this restaurant and a buffet breakfast is served from 7am to 10am.

Charleston Restaurant is the hotel's à la carte dinner option offering refined cuisine in a wonderful setting. The ever-changing menu uses fresh ingredients to create something special. Enjoy dishes including white sea bream fillet in prosecco sauce and ravioli of foie gras. During the warmer months it's possible to dine outside on the terrace by candle light, with incredible views of the lake. Guests staying on half board can receive a credit for an evening meal here, reservations are recommended. 

The Grill is located in the hotel's park near to the pool, offering drinks, snacks and light lunches. They also have a delicious range of cocktails on offer. 

1900 Bar offers a place to relax with a drink during the day with a lovely terrace overlooking the lake. In the evenings, live music is played five nights a week.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 8.537407
  • Latitude: 45.886095
  • Location Description:
    • Central location in Stresa
    • Lakefront position (across the road)
    • 400 metres to the ferry point
    • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 200 km

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Hotel Regina Palace
Stresa, Lake Maggiore,Half Board
17/08/2022 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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