Hotel Royal

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

  • 3

    3 Rating

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Hotel Royal is a lovely, family-run hotel where you’ll feel at home straight away. It’s nice and peaceful too as it’s slightly away from the centre of Stresa, which you can walk to in about 20 minutes.

Outdoor Living

The restaurant terrace looks out over the gardens so you can enjoy the flowers. We love the gardens at this hotel and when it gets hot, the pool is right there to cool off in.

Cosy Spaces

The bar is a nice space to hang out in and have a nightcap - you’ll even find some of the owners own paintings on the walls to admire. The hotel’s been done up in a traditional style with cosy rooms that have parquet floors. We love it that each one has its own private balcony so you’ll have some outside space.

Added value

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

Inghams Guided Walks included from 10th May -27th Sept (subject to availability)

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

All holidays include flights or train from the UK and transfers


Lake and mountain views, Michelin-recommended restaurants and historic hotels – it’s easy to see why Stresa is Lake Maggiore’s most popular spot for a summer holiday. Come the sunny season, 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 lake views and walkers love it for the same reason. Mount Mottarone towers beside the town and stands between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta. With Sweeping panoramas 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 lake's most prominent island, Isola Bella, with its baroque palace, terraced gardens and dusting of white peacocks; majestic in the summer sunshine. 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, walking around it will give you a taste of the old Lake Maggiore.

Finding food: refuel with lake and mountain fare

A mix of pizzerie, panini lunch stops and family-friendly restaurants fill the narrow streets that run from the waterfront. Piazza Cadorna is in the heart of the old town; pull up a chair in a sunny spot for antipasti plates piled high with cheese and cured meat from Piedmont. Plus, a handful of Stresa's food and drink haunts 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 Italian 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 for their Italian holiday getaways – 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: 72
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 3.5


Standard Twin Rooms sleep up to two people. 

Standard Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Air Conditioning (high season only)
  • Safe

Cots are available on request.

Local fees & taxes

A resort tax of approx. €1.50 per person per day is payable locally.


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: Yes

This hotel may not be suitable for guests with accessibility requirements due to it's location 20 minutes from the town, down a narrow path and a sloped cobbled road leading down to the ferry point.

  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport or 5 minutes by taxi/coach from Stresa train station
  • 900 metres to centre of Stresa
  • 300 metres to the ferry point
  • 300 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 700 metres to Stresa train station
  • Swimming pool with hydro-massage 
  • Pool towels are provided free of charge once during stay
  • Panoramic terrace on the fifth floor with views of the Borromeo Gulf
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Recharging facilities for electric cars (payable locally)
  • Free parking

The hotel offers a continental buffet breakfast that includes hot options like scrambled eggs and bacon. Breakfast can be enjoyed outside on the terrace during the summer. If you opt for half board, you'll have a three-course dinner with choices.

The restaurant overlooks the gardens and in the summer meals can be enjoyed outside on the terrace. The bar is the perfect place for aperitivo. It has a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the swimming pool. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

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18/09/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
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Hotel Royal
Lake Maggiore, Stresa
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