Originally a period private villa set in its own beautiful grounds, it was transformed into a hotel in 1952 and subsequently enlarged and refurbished.All rooms have private facilities (bath or shower), air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe.
A buffet breakfast is provided. There is a bar, lounge, TV room, internet point / WI-FI connection free and a "taverna". Lift. Private free parking.
Much of the elegance of the beginning of the last century has been preserved in the hotel's furniture, chandeliers, ceilings and floors, along with many paintings, all adding to a feeling of comfort and charm.
The hotel also has an annexe, the Villa Pineta, a 2-storey building, but with no lift, situated within the hotel gardens and only 20 m from the main hotel. All rooms have full private facilities (bath or shower), air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe. Guests in the annexe use the hotel facilities for buffet breakfast and bar service.
The beautiful gardens of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons, roses, hydrangeas, in which both buildings are set, produce a blaze of seasonal colour. They also offer both sun and shade in which to relax.
The hotel is situated in Stresa on Lake Maggiore, in a slightly elevated panoramic position, only 220 yards from the centre, 330 yards from the lakeside promenade, (embarkation point for the Borromean Islands), 200 yards from Congress House, 550 yards from the railway-station (Milan-Domodossola), 1100 yards from the zoological garden of Villa Pallavicino, 1300 yards from the cablecar to the "Alpinia Garden" and the Mottarone, 3 miles from the golf club "Des Iles Borromées", 4 miles from "Alpino" golf club in Gignese, 2,5 miles from the motorway-exit at Carpugnino (A26, Genoa-Voltri/Gravellona Toce), 34 miles from Ascona-Locarno (CH), 34 miles from Milan Malpensa International Airport, 60 miles from the Simplon-pass, 67 miles from the St. Bernardino-pass and 100 miles from the St. Gotthard-pass.