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A jewel in the pearl of lake Maggiore

The Grand Hotel Bristol benefits from a privileged position on the lakeside of Stresa, also known as the pearl of lake Maggiore for its extraordinary harmony with the magnificent landscape and the sumptuous villas of the area. Guests can enjoy a unique view of the isola Bella and the gulf Borromeo.

The prestigious edifice used to be an aristocratic property known as Villa Mercedes. Thanks a careful renovation, it still is an elegant facility enriched by high-profile comforts. The hospitality expertise and attention to luxurious details of the Zacchera family make the Grand Hotel Bristol the most fascinating accommodation to start discovering the beauties of lake Maggiore.
Moreover, thanks to its suggestive position the 4 stars hotel is the perfect venue for private and business events.



The hotel offers different kind of rooms suitable for a pleasant stay. They are located in the main building or in the Sporting edifice connected by an arcade and an horizontal lift.

Guests can choose among more than 250 standard or superior rooms, 2 Junior Suites, 4 Suites, 4 Senior Suites and a Presidential Suite, all elegantly furnished and offering a breathtaking view on lake Maggiore.


restaurants and bars

The Grand Hotel Bristol has a wide and modifiable restaurant that can be divided into three different halls all facing the unique landscape of the Borromeo gulf. The restaurant offers a à la carte service, but the dining halls can be reserved for private events such as weddings and gala nights.

Two chefs, nine cooks and 2 pastry chefs guarantee a polished menu made of traditional and exotic recipes to be combined with a wide selection of wines from Piedmont, Italy and abroad. The staff offers an impeccable service to its guests.

There are also two bars where to relax while tasting a snack or aperitif. The first one is located on the inside and it is characterized by a winter garden. the other one is close to the swimming pool and it is open from mid June until mid September.

Delicacies for all

Health club and free time

Situated on the shore of Stresa of the lake Maggiore, the Grand Hotel Bristol owns a magnificent garden with a suggestive open-air swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a heated swimming pool with sauna and steam bath.

The uniqueness of refined style and attention to details make this a welcoming and pleasant location for its guests to relax.

In the near-by of the hotel there are seven golf courts, horse stables and many other attractions.

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Meetings & Conferences

The Grand Hotel Bristol is also known as a functional congress center in Stresa. It has meeting halls that can contain up to 250 persons. Equipped with the latest-generation technologies it represents a flagship of Zacchera group’s Congress Centers.

The Sporting hall, enriched by the window ceiling in perfect Liberty style can be used for both business events, expositions, coffee breaks.
The qualified hotel staff can deal with very important meetings and events taking care of all details.

Tradition, style and expertise


The suggestive swimming pool, the rich and refined garden, the sumptuous halls with crystal chandeliers and the high-profile service make the Grand Hotel Bristol the best location for a dreaming romantic wedding on lake Maggiore.

A fable atmosphere thanks to unique landscape made of villas and rich parks. The perfect scenography to an intimate but splendid ceremony. Whether is inside or outside the Hotel, the brides and the grooms will be supported by a qualified staff to get their dreaming day.

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