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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Having hired a car from Milan airport the drive alone to this hotel, which overlooks Lake Maggiore, is quite something!
Beautiful scenery, perfect weather and then you come across Hotel Villa e Palazzo Aminta.
It’s described as a ‘small and elegant jewel’ and you can absolutely agree on all levels and see why when you stay here. A grand hotel when walking through the main level steeped in history around every corner. Outdoor restaurant areas with breathtaking views of the Lake including a very well laid out outdoor swimming pool to go with.

Even the corridors that weave around as you make your way back to your room continue the theme throughout the hotel.

The rooms are very generous in size, very well appointed and the bathroom area is huge!

Car parking in two separate areas for guests, which allows easy access if you wanted to drive down to the main area of Stase during any time of the day.

The staff are incredibly welcoming upon arrival. Throughout the stay they were easy to engage with, very helpful and polite the entire way through. One thing we did enjoy is the personalised approach of what looks to be one of the main owners perhaps? Every breakfast he would walk to each table and make sure everything was ok including our overall time at the hotel. That’s a great touch!

Overall a superb stay. I guess tourists generally go to Lake Como?? (guessing) So this was a nice change of pace and the better of the two lakes to visit in my opinion!

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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AmintaStresa, Direttore at Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

‘Small and elegant jewel’ - can we ask for any more! We are thrilled to read your kind comments about our "Staff", "generous in size rooms" and "restaurant areas with breathtaking views of the Lake" !
Thank you for your glowing review, We are so proud to read that you truly enjoyed your time with us.
we can only hope that your travels bring you back to Villa Aminta in the foreseeable future! We look forward to it!

Sincerely,
The management
Fabio Vigitello

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

Excellent hotel! We were very happy with our stay. The rooms are nicely furnished and the amenities are exactly as advertised. The hotel staff was incredibly kind, always ready to help and arrange anything we needed. We will most definitely return!

Room Tip: Get the side-lake rooms, not the park-view
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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AmintaStresa, Direttore at Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for your kind review and for taking the time to convey such a lovely feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and that you plan to return to Villa & Palazzo Aminta - maybe the best compliment we can ask for!

The entire team sends you very best wishes from Stresa and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,
The management
Fabio Vigitello

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Reviewed 29 July 2018

The design of the hotel is fascinating and magnificent. Thousands of details, fantastic colors, furniture, lights, everything are elegant, refined, gracefully and subtly. The first design award! The best photos of this trip were made in the hotel. Location is good, 2-3km out of Stresa, but the right opposite of the islands. Many rooms with a nice, lake view, but they are small and tight (((. Very-very good restaurant. Unfortunately not on the breakfast. No fruit (only apples and grapes), empty omelet, one kind of sausages and sour coffee. But it's trivia - the hotel is super nice.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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AmintaStresa, Manager at Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Dear Alexei_1380,

Thank you for taking the time to review you recent stay at Villa & Palazzo Aminta.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated our services. We are very sorry that our breakfast didn't meet your expectations as this is normally one of our most appreciated services, your feedback is very important for us and we will treasure your considerations to improve our breakfast service.

Hoping to welcome you again very soon,

Best regards
Fabio Vigitello
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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Was heading to Villa D’Este in Lake Como but wanted something less touristy, more intimate/romantic -a well traveled friend suggested Villa Palazzo Aminta on lake maggiore. Wow are we grateful she did as this is far more romantic luxurious and relaxing. The service and attention to detail is extraordinary . With No reservation at 4pm on a busy Friday Anastatia magically found us the most beautiful suite. She worked so hard and treated us like long lost friends. In fact everyone has treated us like family. Fabio the GM stopped traffic to help us cross the street to the lake , Leo made the best Manhattans outside of Manhattan, Davide served us the most delicious meals with great style, Stefano found us the only available boat rental on the entire lake! All these incredible people are reflections of the Hotels owners Roberto & Beatrice Zanetta who couldn’t be more charming , conscientious and welcoming. Beatrice’s decorating talent must be seen to be fully appreciated . Her attention to details astounding. Everything here even the lampshades and table settings are works of art. The Venetian chandeliers are actual works of art and not to be missed. If you want crowds,pretentiousness and minimalism this is not for you. But if you appreciate romance quality and sincere service then come as soon as you can!

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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AmintaStresa, Manager at Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Dear Stacey F,

Thank you for your very positive review on our luxury lakeside resort and for the appreciations on our services!

We are really happy we made your stay unforgettable and we'll pass your greeting to all our staff!

Hoping to welcome you back again during your next trip to Italy and remaining at your disposal for any further assistance you may require,

Best Regards
Fabio Vigitello
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Fabulous hotel ,from the moment you arrive the service levels are outstanding nothing is too much trouble, the hotel benefits from being just set back slightly up from the lake road giving you stunning views from the restaurant and pool area .

The rooms over looking the lake are great all having balconies bathrooms could be a little bigger but your here to see the lake and all its beauty.

We had dinner in the hotel on the first night , great service and pleasant food if a little expensive for more family dinning there are loads of restaurants in Stresa , don't be fooled its not a walk into town so use the taxi service to get in and out in the evenings .

We also had dinner on one of the islands sounds great but the quality of food was very poor , best to have lunch rather than the expense of dinner.

Room Tip: lake view rooms
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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AmintaStresa, Manager at Hotel Villa & Palazzo Aminta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Dear YoxallTraveller,

Your appreciations about the service and welcome you received at Villa & Palazzo Aminta make us proud and happy to do our job with passion, devotion and last but not least, with human touch, something that has been unfortunately lost in the past years.

All the lake view rooms & suites have private balcony or terrace facing directly the Borromean Islands, a view that makes your start of the day most pleasant.

Looking forward to welcome you back during your next journey to Italy and at your disposal for any further assistance or suggestion, please accept our

Best Regards
Fabio Vigitello
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