SAME13 Accommodation tips


Stresa has a 200 years old tradition in hosting tourists and travellers from all over the world. To find an accommodation downtown Stresa, on the islands, or in one of the nearby little villages is easy, but can be quite expensive. Moreover, being September still high season, it can be very clever to book your accommodation in advance. If you consider the possibility to book a room on the islands keep in mind that ferries do not run by night.

ReservationsHOTELS: SAME13 in cooperation with the Stresa Congress Centre organized a online reservation system for SAME13 participants. Download (CLICK HERE) the Hotel Reservation Form, fill in your data and your preferences, and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

In this form you will find the possibility to book single or double rooms. If you need to book a room with 3 or more beds, please contact directly the ReservationStresa Congress Centre, at the same email address, explaining your needs and your wishes. Selected hotels are classified in groups of comparable quality, following the new European joint star classification system. Classification is based on a large number of objective criteria – i.e. specific, physical facilities and services. All the hotels are located in the city centre of Stresa, within easy walking distances (never more than 10 minutes) from the Congress Palace, the train station, and the lake. In the Reservation Form your credit card details will be asked to secure your hotel reservation, but no deposit will be charged prior to arrival. Stresa Congress Centre is organizing the booking but every hotel has different cancellation policies that will be given to you at the moment you will be asked to confirm the reservation. The entire fee shall be paid directly to the hotel either by check-out or upon request (Including the Tourist tax, approx 1 € per night). In event of late cancellation or no-show you will have to the hotels authorize to charge your credit card any outstanding amount according to stipulated and accepted cancellation policies within Terms and Conditions of the hotel. The Reservation Service cannot ensure the prices indicated in the Reservation Form after June 15, 2013.


BED&BREAKFAST: Downtown Stresa there are a few B&B providing excellent service in a cozy environment:B&B Stresa

Hotel Elena B&B (phone nr. +39 0323 31043)
Affittacamere ViaMazzini B&B (phone nr. +39 0323 31386)
B&B Villa Matilda (phone nr. +39 349 1865190)
B&B Gli Oleandri (phone nr. +39 0323 33059)
Stresa B&B (phone nr. +39 348 2700502)
B&B Villa Limpidi (phone nr. +39 349 2868414)
B&B La Gatta Viola (phone nr. +39 338 7398998)
B&B Il Viaggiatore (phone nr. 349 0552938)

In the surrounding areas there are also a number of B&B, easy to find in internet, but from these locations (Campino, Vedasco, Magognino, Carciano, Passera, Levo, Binda, Gignese) downtown Stresa can only be reached by car. When you book a B&B be careful with the distance from Stresa city centre, as many of them are located in wonderful woods or cliffs, but in rather remote places.


Apartments StresaAPARTMENTS: To rent an apartment is for sure the cheapest accommodation you can find in Stresa. On the web you can find a number of agencies offering flats and houses up to 10 pax. SAME13 suggests you as they offer a large choice of possible accommodations, and a broad range of prices. Stresa Residence and Villa Maurice also offers nice apartments directly in the city centre. As for the B&B we suggest you to check accurately the distance between the apartment you selected and Stresa city centre. Please consider that Stresa is surrounded by mountains, and location 2km away from the town (Campino, Vedasco, Magognino, Carciano, Passera, Levo, Binda, Gignese) are already pretty much isolated and most probably will require you to have a car to reach the Congress Centre (SAME13 does not support the use of private cars). In Verbania Pallanza, the guest house of the wonderful Villa Rusconi Clerici can be a pleasant alternative location. The SAME13 Party will be organized there, and an efficient system of public ferries connects Verbania with Stresa within 20 minutes.