Hotel Regina Palace

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

  • 4

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The Hotel Regina Palace is something special. It's got a really unique style with antique influences throughout. It's located in the centre of Stresa so you'll have no trouble getting out and exploring the town and lake.

A touch of grandeur in Lake Maggiore

This hotel is as grand as it gets. Think frescoed ceilings, chandeliers and rich colours throughout. It sits proudly in beautifully maintained gardens close to the lakefront promenade. The centre of Stresa is an easy stroll away, as is the ferry port, so you can easily jump on a ferry to the Borromean Islands.

Quirky subterranean spa

We can’t get enough of the spa here. Its clever design mimics a subterranean cave and the heated pool has hydro-massage jets and sensory colours. It’s a fantastic place to relax in. There are also massage and beauty treatments available (bookable and payable locally). Why not treat yourself?

Added value

Included hotel spa entry for all Inghams guests

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

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or train from the UK and transfers


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 

Royalty, philosophers, musicians and writers (Hemingway included) have all been wooed by Stresa’s marvellous views. Walkers love Stresa for the same reasons too. Mount Mottarone towers beside the town and stands between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. With 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. Look out for the Alps in the distance too! 

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: 214
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). Balconies are available on request.

Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). Balconies are available on request.

Junior Suites are around 35-40m² and sleep up to three people. They have a lounge area with a sofa or armchairs and a lake view. Balconies or terraces are available on request. 

Single Rooms are also available.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bath with showerhead
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Safe

Cots are available on request for €35 a day, payable locally.

Local fees & taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • No. of steps into property: 5
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • The lift goes up to the sixth floor of the hotel, however there are 5 steps for access to rooms on the top floor

Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport or 5 minutes by taxi/coach from Stresa train station
  • Central location in Stresa
  • Lakefront position (across the road)
  • 400 metres to the ferry point
  • 50 metres to the bus stop
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Whirlpool 
  • Spa with sauna, Turkish bath, steam room and heated indoor pool 
  • Massage and beauty treatments available (payable locally)
  • Piano bar four times a week (summer 24)
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels, free of charge 
  • Garden 
  • Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garage (20 euros per car per day, payable locally)

Please note that this hotel may also be used as a wedding venue during the summer months.


Liberty Restaurant is next to the lake with a terrace that you can use in the summer. Guests on half board will eat at this restaurant and a buffet breakfast is served from 7am to 10am. Dinner is four-courses with various choices available. 

Charleston Restaurant is the hotel's à la carte restaurant. In the summer you can eat outside on the terrace by candle light, with wonderful lake views. Guests staying on half board will receive a credit if they choose to have an evening meal here (payable locally, 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 (payable locally). 

1900 Bar is a great place to relax with a drink during the day and has a lovely terrace overlooking the lake.

Early meals for children are available on request.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

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23/07/2025 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
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Hotel Regina Palace
Lake Maggiore, Stresa
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