Sempione Boutique Hotel

  • Lake Maggiore, Italy, Stresa

  • 3.5

    3.5 Rating

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Hotel Sempione's got a really fresh and modern feel to it. Everything's been done up to an incredibly high standard by the hotel owner Daniela, who's guests will want for nothing at this welcoming hotel.

Time for an Italian coffee?

Like we said, the attention to detail at the Sempione is second to none. It's so good in fact that every room has it's own ILLY espresso machine, one of the best Italian coffee's around! Head back to your room for your afternoon siesta and perk yourself up again with a hit of this liquid gold, ready for part two of the day.

Exploring Lake Maggiore's panoramas

During your stay here, make sure you head up to the panoramic roof terrace, where you'll be able to enjoy fabulous views of the lake. On a sunny morning this is the perfect spot to have your breakfast and the most relaxing place for your pre-dinner aperitivo. The lake is stunning as the sun starts to set, and glimmers in the dimming light.

Relaxing by the lake

It's not hard to feel relaxed when you're surrounded by lake views, aperol spritz and have a spa to head back to at the end of the day. Spending some time in the heat of the sauna or the humidity of the steam room is bound to send you into other-worldly holiday bliss.

Added value

Free night available for arrivals from 01 Oct - 15 Oct 24 (applies to guests staying 7 nights)

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: 12
  • Official rating: 3


Superior Twin Rooms are around 21m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed) and have mountain views.

Classic Lake View Twin Rooms are around 16m² and sleep up to two people and have lake views. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Studio Rooms are around 25m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed) and have a kitchenette. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Junior Suites are around 31m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed) and have a lake view. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

All rooms types are also available for sole use. Available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV with English speaking channels
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees & taxes

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


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Accessible rooms are available on request, please call to book.
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour by coach from Milan Malpensa airport
  • Located on the lakeside promenade
  • 100 metres to the centre of Stresa
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop

Hotel Facilities

  • Spa with sauna, steam room and relaxation room
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • E-bike rental (payable locally)
  • Gym
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Washing machine & dryer (minimum charge of €10 a day, payable locally)
  • Parking
Family Facilities
  • Babysitting is available on request, bookable and payable locally
  • Cots are available for approx.€10 a day, payable locally

Breakfast is a delicious buffet which can be taken out on the panoramic roof terrace on sunny mornings.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

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

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14/09/2024 - 4 nights
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Sempione Boutique Hotel
Lake Maggiore, Stresa
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