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. We love the gardens at this hotel and chilling out surrounded by colourful flowers. When it gets hot, the pool is right there to cool off in. The dining room looks out over the gardens so you can enjoy with a view every night. There’s a good mix of local and international dishes on the menu and you get three courses as part of the half board package. The bar’s a nice hangout after dinner and you’ll even find some of the owners own paintings on the wall. The hotel’s been done up in a traditional style with cosy rooms that have parquet floors. Each one has a private balcony so you’ll have some outside space.
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.