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Reviews of Hotel Da Cesare 2 stars

Via Mazzini,14, 28838 Stresa, Italy

#33 of 35 hotels in Stresa

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Review score

Based on 400 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.5

  • Comfort

    6.5

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    6.7

  • Staff

    8.6

  • Value for money

    7.4

  • Free WiFi

    7.5

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  • Reviewed: 23 September 2018

    8.8
    Good vslue for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The room was very basic and we didn't have a fridge to keep medicine but the host was helpful and spoke English.

    We loved the location and it wasn't too noisy at night in the middle of town. We were glad to have breakfast and a good host.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 September 2018

    8.8
    The location was superb and the staff were really friendly...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was basic but clean and practical. There was some noise in the morning from the restaurant.

    The location was superb and the staff were really friendly and helpful. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent- especially the risotto.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2018

    5.4
    Hotel room in poor condition, but excellent location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    At Booking.com it said that there were free parking by the hotel which was one of the reasons why we chose the hotel. This was not the case. However it was possible to publicly park for free approx. 300 m from the hotel. The bathroom was in a horrible condition. The tiny shower was full of mold in the corners and it was not a nice experience to shower there. The breakfast had limited options, mostly consisting of cakes. Maybe that’s just Italian.

    Perfect location. Easy access from the street.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2018

    6.7
    Average hotel, good breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    This is an average hotel at the city center. The rooms are old, but the bathrooms are renovated. They offer a decent breakfast. The employees are very friendly and helpful. If you are traveling by car, there is no way to get close to the hotel because it is on a pedestrian street. There is a free parking place 5 minutes away on foot, but if there is no spot, you can arrange with the guy at the reception so that he gives you his place when he leaves in the afternoon or find paid parking.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2018

    4.6
    Do not stay at this hotel. It is overpriced and run down.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The mosquito infestation was horrendous given that there was no air conditioning or screens on the windows. The noise from the restaurant downstairs would have prevented us from having the windows open anyway. The rooms need a complete makeover.

    Breakfast was adequate. The location was central to eateries and ferries.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 June 2018

    7.9
    A good overnight spot to stay on our way south, stunning views over the lake to the mountains.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hotel was right in the middle of Stresa close to the lakeshore so you could explore the town really easily. Parking is limited in the town but the hotel sorted us out with a local permit.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 May 2018

    10
    Great value hotel in an area of.stunning scenery,very friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Kettle in room to make tea/coffee would be lovely.

    Proximity to ferry,train station,shops,restaurants . Very near the stunning scenery of Lake maggiore. Staff of da cesare very polite, and helpfull. Facilities to store luggage in hotel very convenient. Alibus to and from malpensa airport to stresa brilliant.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2018

    6.3
    Hotel dark de cesare
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel was very dark inside. Hotel is between other buildings quite noisy at times. This hotel needs upgrading a musty smell on landing. Carpet on landing a trip hazard

    It was clean inside the room then as we were leaving a cockroach ran across the floor.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2018

    8.3
    Ideal for budget stay in Stresa. Very handy to shops, restaurants and ferries.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Although no traffic noise, soundproofing was not so good.

    Good breakfast, comfortable room with very helpful staff who provided us with a packed lunch when we had to leave early.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2018

    7.5
    Good location close to everything in Stresa, nice staff
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was nice of staff to leave the keys for my room as I was checking in very late and the location has been already closed. Nice location just two steps to everything: ferries to Borromeo islands, restaurants, lake sidewalk, public parking (parking from 20.00 till 8.00 is free).

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 October 2017

    10
    Stresa was a wonderful little town and it's easy to get...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Stresa was a wonderful little town and it's easy to get around on foot. Da Cesare is located right across from the main port (for boats to the other islands on lago Maggiore). The owner Paulo was wonderful!

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    9.2
    We would book into the Hotel Da Cesare again with great pleasure.
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The room would have been more comfortable if it had been just a bit larger. Our door squeaked and it took the staff a while to oil the hinges and remove the squeak. The lack of an elevator and total dependence upon one's ability to tackle stairs was a bit of a challenge.

    The staff was warmly welcoming, competent and helpful, and the location was terrific. It was an added convenience that the hotel had a good restaurant attached. A great value for the money, especially in such a popular resort destination.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    10
    Our visit to Stressa
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Located right in the centre of the town area. Just a five minute taxi ride from the station. In the middle of the restaurant and shopping area. Helpful staff and luggage storage is also available.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2017

    8.3
    Nice little place
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Parking! (It's to be expected in Florence you have to park outside the city) The walls are very thin - you can hear everyone else's conversations..... and more.

    Great Location!! It's a nice little hotel and is good value for money

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2017

    4.6
    Very old and not worth the price
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location in pedestrian area. Not accessible by car. No free parking as mentioned. Old room old furniture limited lighting. small tv .shower ridiculously small. Wi-Fi signal not working in room. Back in 70's....

    Pasta was good ìn restaurant.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 August 2017

    9.2
    It is exactly as described, basic but adequate.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    It is exactly as described, basic but adequate. clean and tidy and with an acceptable Italian style breakfast (which we supplemented by bringing our own fruit and tomatoes from the supermarket up the road). It is in the middle of town so not the quietest but not particularly noisy. The Manager/proprietor was friendly and helpful. There are stairs so you do need to be reasonably fit.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    8.3
    Nice place in a good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    You can't access the hotel with the car so you need to park on the street and then walk through the alley to reach the hotel. There is no elevator so we had to carry our luggage to the 3rd floor. There is no AC in the room.

    The staff were very nice and helpful. The room was comfy as well. The breakfast is an open buffet. The neighborhood is just amazing, we enjoyed walking around. There are many stores and restaurants around and it's close to the lake as well.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2017

    8.8
    Central location!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Right in the centre of old town. Comfortable, simple rooms. accomodating hosts. Breakfast was good start to the day. Restaurant downstairs and a good selection of restaurants and bars nearby. Like a lot of places we stayed at, be prepared to carry cases up steps. Would recommend.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2017

    7.5
    Nice room in a good location but loud at times.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The thin walls and windows don't isolate well against noise, so in the morning you hear the church bell and people on the street a lot.

    The staff was very friendly and uncomplicated. The room was very nice. The location is close to the beach and to a variety of gelaterias and restaurants.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    7.5
    Great location, very friendly staff, room a bit small and no...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Great location, very friendly staff, room a bit small and no real parking - we had to park in about 200m away, in a public parpark. But overall, I would recommend.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2018

    9.2
    Great!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Lovely helpful and very friendly staff. Great breakfasts!

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2018

    7.1
    Conveniently located premises, hard to locate with car. Close lake, OK breakfast. Staff very helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    lack of public parking

    Staff were helpful and friendly

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 June 2018

    10
    Excellent location, very clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything is ok

    Excellent location, very clean. Do not expect any luxury, but you will have everything you need for very affordable price

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2018

    6.7
    nothing spectacular but locationally brilliant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    breakfasts were meagre.

    location was excellent

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2018

    2.9
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Waste of money

    Location

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    5.0
    Very, very noisy!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very, very noisy!!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2017

    8.3
    Great place for a short stay
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No aircon

    Owner was very friendly, excellent location, rooms large

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 June 2017

    9.2
    Great spot, super central to everything good
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great location, solid room, great restaurant, right in town

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 May 2017

    9.6
    Bed large and comfy
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower could be larger a bit noisy in morning as it is in centre

    Bed large and comfy

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    9.6
    The breakfast was very good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The breakfast was very good.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2017

    5.8
    Great location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Stairs

    Location

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2016

    7.9
    A relaxing break in Stresa
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    staff friendly and helpful, room clean and bed comfortable. Also a good breakfast in pleasant dining room.

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 11 May 2016

    9.6
    Obviously, the location was important but the room...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We have no complaints whatsoever

    Obviously, the location was important but the room cleanliness and efficiency and courtesy of ALL staff was excellent and everybody made us welcome and their friendliness made our stay comfortable and most satisfying. The cuisine, also, was from an excellent kitchen, and we were delighted to eat "in house" each night of our stay . Il Patrone went "out of his way" to assist us with return transport arrangements for which we were very grateful. Well done and thank you so much.

  • Reviewed: 18 November 2015

    8.8
    The following day was a non-working day for the place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    A spruce-up to make place look newer would be good for business?!

    The following day was a non-working day for the place. But we were accommodated a late check-out (owner even left the entrance keys with us--hope we left everything alright.)

  • Reviewed: 12 October 2015

    7.5
    The location is exellent, right in the middle of the old...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hotel is outdated. There's no elevator so we had to carry the suitcases up 3 floors. Because the hotel is in the old part of town, there's no parking and it's not possible to reach by car.

    The location is exellent, right in the middle of the old center and close to all the restaurants and attractions by foot. It is rather clean andthe breakfast is ok.

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2015

    7.1
    The rooms were basic, but were as expected for the price...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The rooms were basic, but were as expected for the price paid in such a resort so no complaints at all. Restaurant very good and all staff very pleasant and helpful.

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2015

    7.9
    Location in Stresa was perfect for access to Lake Maggiore...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Location in Stresa was perfect for access to Lake Maggiore and boat trips to the islands and monastery. Also great for shops, restaurants and walking. Breakfast included was good: hot drinks, juices, yogurt, breads and pastries. Staff was very friendly and spoke English. Beds didn't feel comfortable while sitting; but, we slept very well.

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2015

    8.3
    Position.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Basic maintainance lets the whole thing down and very dated, but still good value but with a little TLC could easily be upgraded stars

    Position. Staff both good ,restraunt ok good value

  • Reviewed: 16 September 2015

    5.4
    The hotel was near the city center.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    As the restaurant is just under the room and the sound insultation is not that good, it's quite noisy. The price feels a bit too much.

    The hotel was near the city center.

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2015

    9.2
    So central to the town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Shower could have been cleaner but rest of bathroom ok.

    So central to the town. The sounds of the township filtering through the window sounded so good.

  • Reviewed: 3 August 2015

    5.4
    Kind staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Smelly old furniture, dirty old shoes in the closet, very small bathroom with shower curtain, almost no pressure in shower, no WiFi in room, only parking outside of pedestrian zone with hotel.

    Kind staff.

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    6.3
    The staff was helpful and friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    When we arrived, our room was´nt properly cleaned, empty bottles were on table. The room had no air conditioning but they offer fan. The fan was noisy so we couldn´t use it at night. The Wifi didn´t work all the time. We had no view from the windows. Shower cabin was very tiny!

    The staff was helpful and friendly. The location was great, many shopping and eating possibilities, near the lake and port. Breakfast was suprisingly varied (such as cakes, ham, breads, apples, yougurt).

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2015

    7.1
    It's located in the centre of Stresa.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Alley view, small shower with low water pressure. Bit outdated interior.

    It's located in the centre of Stresa. The staff prepared us a breakfast, although we we're leaving at 04:30! That's service.

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2016

    5.8
    wifi was spotty, the beds weren't really super...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    wifi was spotty, the beds weren't really super comfortable. but otherwise great location and staff

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2016

    7.9
    Wonderful, kind and helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Water in bathroom running slow...

    Wonderful, kind and helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2015

    7.9
    Position
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wifi in room hardly working Shower very small

    Position Pleasant owners

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    9.2
    Near to the ferry port.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Near to the ferry port. Quiet rooms.

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2015

    7.5
    Close to the ferry terminal and restaurants, staff helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Close to the ferry terminal and restaurants, staff helpful.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    7.1
    Staff very pleasant and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Shower facilities could be better.

    Staff very pleasant and helpful. Free WIFI. Great location.

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