0.08km from Hotel Institute MaggiaLocation: This hotel is on the inland side of the road that runs along the western side of Lake Maggiore. Views of Lake Maggiore from the room balcony are breathtaking, with even better views from the rooftop bar and pool area. The hotel’s front gardens are magnificent. It was a short walk (5 – 7 minutes) into the town of Stresa, with many restaurants and tourist shops. A local Carrefour was useful to by some food and drinks without paying too much. Check-in: I was travelling on a bus tour (Albatross’s Grande Italian Tour), so check-in was done by our tour director. I had reason to ask the reception for a sewing kit and they were very helpful. Room Facilities: I had a huge room that was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. I had a king bed, which was actually two singles connected to make one bed. It was comfortable enough, although similar to most Italian hotel beds, it was marginally firmer than I like. The room was quiet, with a good sized balcony overlooking the gardens and the lake. Everything in the room was functional and well laid out, with a style that seemed partly modern and partly classic. The complimentary Wi-Fi was easy to connect and worked well throughout my stay. The bathroom was large and very modern. There was four (4) choices of water outlet in the shower. There was no bath, but that is what I prefer. Room storage was excellent, with several areas to arrange my things, including a free-standing wardrobe. Breakfast: Breakfast was quite adequate without being amazing. It certainly was enough to get the day off to a good start. Waiting staff were a little disconnected with the customers, one area that could be improved. We ate a meal at the hotel restaurant, however the standard of the food overall was poor. Check-out: Same as check-in, performed by our tour director. Overall: A lovely hotel that I would stay at again.