Stresa, Italy

Regina Palace Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • It has a rich history, dating back to 1908
  • Opulent interior crammed with period furnishings and ornate details
  • A stunning palm tree-lined park, with lakes, rose-beds and a pool
  • Panoramic views of the Borromean Islands


Map & Directions

Milan Malpensa is the nearest airport, just under an hour’s drive away -- you can take the bus to Gallarate, then the train to Stresa. In the summer months, you can pre-book the Alibus, which connects the airport with the major towns around Lake Maggiore. Stresa train station is a 7-minute walk from the hotel (50 or 80 minutes to Milan, depending on whether you take the Intercity or local train). A free, covered car park with 200 spaces is available to guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Overlooking Lake Maggiore, in central Stresa, the grandiose Regina Palace has been going strong for over a century. It has welcomed a host of celebrities over the years, from George Bernard Shaw to movie stars and international royals, including Queen Sofia of Greece and Princess Margaret of England.

Stresa is a great base for exploring the area. Ferries to the local islands leave from the terminal, a 4-minute walk away. Rover tickets allow you to ‘hop-on-hop-off’ the ferries and are an excellent way to see the islands at your own pace, although there are plenty of planned tours available.

The Regina Palace is a destination in itself, though -- they really don’t make them like this any more. Brimming with old world charm, the elegant red, gold and cream interior features stained glass ceilings, marble floors and ornate staircases. Outside is no less opulent, with a landscaped park, palm-fringed pool, tennis court, and five-a-side football pitch. The hotel’s wellness centre has a sauna, pool, Turkish baths and a gym, plus a long list of beauty treatments (charges apply). There are two plush restaurants and a snack bar, while a piano bar with outdoor seating hosts live classical music six evenings a week. Breakfast is included.

The 214 sumptuous rooms are furnished with period pieces, many adding baroque wall and ceiling details, yet still have all mod-cons -- free WiFi, minibars and Jacuzzis. Many have balconies with views of the Borromean Islands, others look out onto the park. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.
  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 10 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 15 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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