Grand Hotel Bristol        

 Corso Umberto I, 73 28838 Stresa − Italy

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The Grand Hotel Bristol enjoys a magnificent location on the lakeside of Stresa, a real pearl of Lake Maggiore, known throughout the world for its unique integration between the beautiful landscape and sumptuous mansions that dot it. Hotel guests can enjoy a privileged view of the Bella Island and the Borromeo Gulf.
The prestigious building of today’s Grand Hotel in Stresa was originally a noble home. A careful renovation has been able to maintain its elegance enriching high-profile services. The traditional focus of the Zacchera family for the high-end hospitality completes the features that make the Grand Hotel Bristol a great place to discover the beauty of Lake Maggiore and to relax.
Thanks to its meeting rooms equipped with the latest conference technology, the hotel is an ideal meeting and conference location center for events and corporate meetings.
The rooms and suites are equipped with every comfort. The Grand Hotel Bristol in Stresa also has a bar, restaurant, garden with outdoors swimming pool, health club with Jacuzzi and indoors swimming pool.

The magnificent lobby of the Grand Hotel Bristol allows guests to immerse themselves in the atmosphere from the beginning of courtesy and elegance that is the winning combination of Zacchera family tradition.
The reception and concierge service, entrusted to professional and attentive staff, is open round the clock, at guests’ disposal to provide information, suggestions and make reservations for shows and events.

Restaurants and bars
The Grand Hotel Bristol has a large restaurant, modular and divisible according to the needs, in three stylish and elegant rooms that open into the incredible view of Borromeo Gulf and Bella Island, one of the loveliest spots on Lake Maggiore.
The Grand Hotel Bristol also has two bars, great places to relax with a drink or a cocktail. The first one, open all year, is extended in the charming winter garden, while the pool bar is opened during the summer.

Winter Garden
All the romantic charm of the lake is collected in a wonderful “winter garden“, open all year round, protected by large windows that overlook the park.
The environment is extremely bright and charming; every season is the ideal setting for cocktails and refreshments with views of the Borromean Islands.

Wellness and sport
The Grand Hotel Bristol, overlooking the Stresa‘s shore of Lake Maggiore, has a beautiful garden with a nice swimming pool and spa area extremely equipped, which includes a sauna, swimming pool, jacuzzi and gym. The unique style and attention to detail provide a warm and extremely pleasant environment to relax or get back in shape for guests.
A short distance from the hotel, in addition, there are seven golf courses, horse riding and many other sportive facilities such as sailing, wind-surfing, canoeing and water skiing.

Swimming Pools
The Grand Hotel Bristol has two swimming pools, one indoors and one outdoors.
Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi: in the indoor swimming pool, two suggestive recesses decorated with mosaics in turquoise shades, host two large hot tubs. Ideal for a relaxing and invigorating break, the indoor pool is available to guests every day from 8h to 20h.
Outdoor swimming pool: the beautiful swimming pool at the Grand Hotel Bristol, with fountains and lights, is immersed in the magnificent parkland that surrounds the hotel. Equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and umbrellas to ensure total relaxation, is the ideal spot from which to admire the famous terraced gardens of Bella Island.

Standard Room

Standard rooms feature either twin beds or a double bed. They are located on the mountain side of the hotel and have wooden floors and mosaic tiled bathrooms. Some rooms feature private balconies.

Superior Room

Furnished to a very high standard, with wood panelling and precious textiles and located on the mountain side of the hotel. Some rooms feature private balconies. They are spacious and luminous and equipped with all amenities.

Family Room

The hotel has spacious rooms, furnished with double beds and one or two single beds, ideal for family holidays or group shares. The bathrooms, decorated with mosaics are spacious and elegant. Some rooms have balcony with lake or mountain view. Amenities: Wood panelling and luxurious soft furnishings, Voice mail.

Junior Suite

An elegant open-plan sitting area, stylish furniture and Persian carpets, enhance the Junior suites. On a similar note, the fine interior décor of the bathroom includes mosaic inserts and delicately veined marble surfaces. The private balcony looks out on the magnificent panorama of Lake Maggiore and the islands of the Borromean gulf. Terrace with lake view.


The suites are formed by a spacious bedroom, and an adjoining living room both sumptuously furnished, with soft textiles and draped curtains. The bathroom, decorated with finely-veined marble, is equipped with a Jacuzzi bathtub and a separate shower. All suites enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean gulf from a private balcony.

Senior Suite

The Grand Hotel Bristol has four prestigious senior suites, two of which are double level. The layout is articulated in an entrance hall, providing access to one of the two bathrooms; an elegantly furnished sitting room with precious textiles and period wooden furniture; a bedroom with a generously proportioned bathroom equipped with a Jacuzzi and separate shower, decorated with mosaics and delicately veined marble. All suites enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean islands from a private balcony. In-room safe.

Presidential Suite

With its bespoke furnishings, is known by the name “Montanelli Suite”, to honor the late Italian journalist, Indro Montanelli, who was often a guest here. It is composed of a sitting room which can double as a meeting room, a bedroom, a luxury bathroom with  Jacuzzi, covered in “gold-vein Calacatta” marble. The ample terrace offers an incomparable view of Lake Maggiore and the three Borromean islands. Size: 70 square meters with an in-room safe.


All rooms at the Grand Hotel Bristol are decorated with great care, in a style that is reminiscent of the ancient noble house from which is originated the hotel, with wood paneling and fine fabrics, wooden floors and mosaic works in the bathrooms.
Spacious and bright, all the rooms have a balcony with panoramic views of the mountains or Lake Maggiore. Extremely comfortable and equipped with all comforts.
The thirteen luxuriously furnished suites, all enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Maggiore and the Borromeo Gulf islands.
Side pool/lake view supplement, Hardwood parquet flooring, Air conditioning (from mid June to mid-September), LCD Television, Two telephones with pc socket, Wi-Fi Internet access up to 150 MB (at an extra charge), Mini bar.

The Grand Hotel Bristol is an efficient conference center for meetings in Stresa. It features elegant rooms for meetings, conferences and corporate meetings.
The fourteen rooms, many of which have natural daylight, can accommodate 10 to 250 people. Organized in a functional way, all are equipped with the most advanced technology in the industry and are the pride of one of the best meeting hotels in Stresa.
The lobby is enhanced by the glass dome that recalls the Art Nouveau style. It can become a prestigious exhibition hall, or be used for elegant coffee breaks. The friendly, highly professional staff is specifically trained for the management of meetings and conferences, events of the greatest importance in which the attention to detail is the best guarantee for a perfect result.
Also, to choose the Grand Hotel Bristol as the location for meetings in Stresa does not only mean to have a conference center among the most efficient and most prestigious in Italy, but also to ensure the events the exceptional backdrop of the enchanting landscape of Stresa and Lake Maggiore.

The beautiful swimming pool and landscaped garden, elegant rooms with sparkling crystal chandeliers and extremely qualified service combine to make the Grand Hotel Bristol the perfect location for an unforgettable and romantic wedding on Lake Maggiore.
It could not be otherwise, given the magical sight offered by the characteristics of Stresa villas overlooking the Borromeo Gulf, just opposite to the Bella Island: a stunning setting, the perfect backdrop for ceremonies and wedding dinners in a few kilometers from Milan.
The Grand Hotel Bristol offers couples receptions and wedding dinners in the inside rooms with elegant and refined ambients, combined with the high professionalism and experience of its staff.
In particular, a wedding planner is at the complete disposal of the couple to offer expert advice, attending to every detail, such as custom printing of menus, place cards, knights and seating arrangement.
The Couples who choose the Grand Hotel Bristol as the scene of their marriage on Lake Maggiore, also can take advantage of a wide range of exclusive services, such as a hair stylist and bride’s make up, or those of wedding cake and florist. The hotel staff is also available to organize bachelorette nights, transfers and accommodation of guests, baby restaurant & parking, and musical and artistic entertainment.

Restaurant The Islands

The refined style of the furniture, the sparkling chandeliers, the accuracy of the service and the excellent cuisine, turn leisure and working good-times into a unique experience.

Through elegant sliding walls there is the possibility to split the restaurant into three smaller warm and cosy rooms; combined it hosts exclusive gala dinners.

The external terrace is particularly appreciated in the summer season, already at breakfast!

Restaurant Baveno

Charming and elegant, Restaurant Baveno is dedicated to informal lunches and unforgettable candlelight dinners.

Restaurant Stresa

The romantic Borromeo Islands and the unique nuances of the lake, are the gorgeous natural scenery to informal lunches and gala dinners.
Grande Carte and Carte du Jour are the proposals of Restaurant Stresa, with specialties of regional, Italian and international cuisine.

American buffet breakfast is served from 7.15 a.m. to 10.00 a.m., room service is available until 11.00 a.m.

Restaurant Stresa is open at lunch from 12’noon until 2.00 p.m. and in the evening from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Reservation appreciated.


Elegant and functional the bar, overlooking the garden and protected by large windows the winter garden. Perfect place for sophisticated rendezvous or peaceful, moments of relaxation.

Pool Bar

When warm weather is approaching .... garden and pool come alive! Opening the pool bar announces the official start of Summer!

Winter Garden

There is all the romantic charm of the lake in the magnificent winter garden protected by large windows and overlooking the park. All year round ideal location for cocktails and aperitifs with "Islands" view!



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Hotel: Grand Hotel Bristol

Address: Corso Umberto I, 73 28838 Stresa

Region: Lake Maggiore

Country: Italy

Official website:

Telephone: +39 0323 32601

Fax: +39 0323 33622

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Train station
Stresa - 600 meters

Malpensa International Airport  - 50 km
Linate Airport Milan - 97 km

By car
Exit from the Autostrada A 26 at Carpugnino and follow the indications for Stresa. Upon reaching the lake make a left and the hotel will be on the street that borders the lake, on the left hand side.

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