- Overlooking the enchanting Gulf of the Borromean Islands in Stresa, Villa & Palazzo Aminta is an opulent Venetian style luxury hotel, part of the prestigious The Leading Hotels of the World, lovingly guarded by the lush vegetation and crystal clear water of Lake Maggiore.
- Family owned, this hotel provides a welcoming ambience and traditional Italian design and furnishings. With breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, this boutique hideaway exudes an air of romance.
- All the 71 rooms & suites are highly decorated and personalized with handmade frescoes, marble bath with whirlpool and fresh flowers.
- Enjoy local Piemontese or international cuisine in two restaurants, both of which offer excellent views.
- Pamper yourself in our Spa, the luxury temple of wellbeing which offers state-of-the-art treatments, as well as a whirlpool, Turkish bath and sensory showers.
- Outdoor pool with solarium and a private beach, two private docks and two mooring buoys, so you can book specials boat excursions leaving from the docks of the hotel.
- Activities including hiking, biking, water sports, horse riding, zip lining, alpine coaster, helicopter tours and golf.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
There is an appointment with contemporary dance, talks by writers and art critics, a concert lesson, music centered on historical figures, world premières, and what we call ‘performances’ on the Borromeo islands. One evening will be dedicated to a concert by young pianists following a master class; there is a project involving a resident artiste, a choice of early music ensembles using authentic antique instruments and, of course, a jazz week in July – all events not to be missed.
Stresa, a delightful little capital on the shores of Lake Maggiore, overlooking the splendid Gulf of the Borromean Islands, is located on the slopes of the Mottarone, in a spectacular panorama between water and mountains. Renowned throughout the world, it is a prestigious place to stay for elite tourists and business customers, an authentic jewel with a high-level cultural and artistic life. It is a centre of international meetings and events, sports competitions and prestigious cultural and artistic initiatives. Favourite city of the king of Wurttemberg, the sovereigns of England, Elisabeth of Saxony and artists and academics, it was praised by Dickens, Flaubert and Fogazzaro.
In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel, we advise our guests to visit the Mottarone, about 25 minutes by car from the hotel, or 15 minutes by cable car, ideal for walking and mountain enthusiasts. At 1,497 m of altitude, from its summits you can enjoy the view of the six lakes in the Po Valley, of the Italian and Swiss Alps and of the majestic Monte Rosa. The peak, also equipped for winter sports, can be reached by cable car or by car along “The Borromea”, a scenic route taking you through torrents, centuries-old woods and soft meadows. The Mottarone rises between the Maggiore and Orta lakes, between the provinces of Verbania and Novara. From the summit, the view stretches from the Maritime Alps to Monviso, from the nearest Monte Rosa massif to the Swiss Alps, up to the Po Valley.
A few minutes from Villa & Palazzo Aminta you can reach several well-kept and prestigious Golf Clubs, in unique sites with a breathtaking view and affiliated with our Hotel.
The Villa Pallavicino botanical gardens [3 minutes by car from the Hotel] are well-known for the variety of its centuries-old trees, the beauty of its flowers and the luxuriant of the vegetation, with an astonishing view over Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains. It is also well known for the several species of exotic animals. The park extends over about 16 hectares and is open to the public.
Do not miss a visit to the majestic and impressive Sanctuary of Santa Caterina del Sasso, an hour by car or 15 minutes by boat from Stresa, built on the cliff top overlooking the lake, framed by a mystical and captivating landscape of rare beauty. Located on the Lombardy side of Lake Maggiore, it was built in the twelfth century by Alberto Besozzi from Besozzo, a merchant who later retired there for life, becoming a hermit.
In the immediate vicinity of the Hotel, we advise our guests to visit the Mottarone, about 25 minutes by car from the hotel, or 15 minutes by cable car, ideal for walking and mountain enthusiasts. At 1,497 m of altitude, from its summits you can enjoy the view of the six lakes in the Po Valley, of the Italian and Swiss Alps and of the majestic Monte Rosa. The peak, also equipped for winter sports, can be reached by cable car or by car along “The Borromea”, a scenic route taking you through torrents, centuries-old woods and soft meadows. The Mottarone rises between the Maggiore and Orta lakes, between the provinces of Verbania and Novara. From the summit, the view stretches from the Maritime Alps to Monviso, from the nearest Monte Rosa massif to the Swiss Alps, up to the Po Valley. Since 1970, the Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone cable car has led directly to the summit, but for over fifty years it was the Mottarone funicular, a yellow train, which tirelessly led tourists and skiers to the summit. The cable car can be found on the outskirts of Stresa beside the lakeside in front of Isola Bella, in 20 minutes, reaches an altitude of 1.491 meters. The Giardino Alpinia is a 40,000 m2 natural terrace on the Mottarone, where visitors can relax while enjoying the view and staying in close contact with nature.
The Parco del Mottarone (Alpyland) is a sort of alpine coaster: an attraction similar to a roller coaster with the particularity that each user can decide the speed at which to face the track that develops all downhill. The track is 1,200 m long and develops over a height difference of 100 m. The attraction is open to the public almost all year round except for November. Live the thrill of a breathtaking descent on the extraordinary bobsled roller coaster dropping sheer to the Lake Maggiore. Emotion and fun guaranteed for everybody. In winter the mountain becomes an important ski center, with its 15 km of equipped ski slopes and a rental point.
- Tour of the Borromean Islands
- Day trip to Mottarone
- Shopping day trip in Milano
- Visit to Lake Orta
- Helicopter trip
- Mountain bike itineraries
- Water Skiing
- Underwater Activities
- Outdoor Life Activities
- Putting Green
- Beach Volley
- Boat rentals of all types with or without licence
- Luxury car hire
- Cookery course
- Wine tasting
- Rum and chocolate tasting
- Team building
- Sport & Fun
- Zip line
- Canoeing and rafting
- Helicopter rides
- Offshore tours
- Down hill
- Mountain bike
Overlooking the enchanting Gulf of the Borromean Islands in Stresa, Villa & Palazzo Aminta is an opulent Venetian style luxury hotel, part of the prestigious collection of The Leading Hotels of the World, lovingly guarded by the lush vegetation and crystal clear water of Lake Maggiore. Family owned, this hotel provides a welcoming ambience and traditional Italian design and furnishings. With breathtaking views of Lake Maggiore and the Borromean Islands, Villa & Palazzo Aminta exudes an air of romance. Housed in a Belle Époque mansion from the early 20th century, all the 71 rooms & Suites are highly decorated and personalized with handmade frescoes, marble bath with whirlpool and fresh flowers. They all have an astonishing view of Lake Maggiore or the hotel gardens.
The gorgeous lake setting, complemented by the Mediterranean-like gardens, also takes center stage at two gourmet restaurants, Le Isole and I Mori, the new Italian restaurant. The Palazzo Aminta Beauty & SPA is the new and luxury temple of wellbeing of the Lake Maggiore and it offers exclusive programs to re-balance the body and soul. For your enjoyment, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool with solarium and a private beach for the hotel Guests. The hotel has two private docks and two mooring buoys, so you can book specials boat excursions leaving from the docks of the hotel. It’s amazing to visit the Borromean Islands by boat! Activities including hiking, biking, water sports, horse riding, zip lining, alpine coaster, helicopter tours and golf.
All the 71 rooms & suites are highly decorated and personalized with handmade frescoes, marble bath with whirlpool and fresh flowers. They have a working desk with chairs. Light goose down duvets, soft bed linens in Egyptian cotton for restful and comfortable sleep. Some of them can be connecting. They all have an astonishing view on the Lake Maggiore or on the garden of the hotel.
Deluxe lake view room
Appeared on the noble side of the Resort overlooking the lake and the Borromeo Islands, those rooms have wide private balcony, working desk and chairs, Jacuzzi tub and/or shower, Acqua di Parma bath amenities, chenille bathrobe and slippers, with an average size of 26 sqm plus 9 sqm of balcony. Can be twin bedded, triple occupancy and interconnecting with other Lake View rooms or with Junior Suites, Flower Suites or Belvedere Suite.
Junior Suite Lake view
Elegant rooms with a living area, a private terrace with a privileged view of the Borromean Islands, a large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and Acqua di Parma products. All these elements combine to recreate a feeling of intimate cosiness in each room, making these refined rooms ideal for special occasions and romantic stays. They can have separate beds and can be triple and communicating with the deluxe lake-view rooms. Average size 38 m², terrace 15 m².
Flower Suite Lake View
Located on the higher floors of the Hotel, these delightful rooms can be on one level or extend over two floors. The large living room, the spacious bedroom and the private balcony make them ideal for the families staying with children and teenagers, up to a maximum of four people. The large bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and Acqua di Parma products. Average size 40 m², balcony 10 m².
Belvedere Suite Lake view
The splendid view overlooking Lake Maggiore and its Islands makes these rooms excellent for an unforgettable stay. Equipped with a spacious bedroom with an adjoining walk-in wardrobe, a large private living room and bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and Acqua di Parma products. They can also accommodate up to four people. They can have separates beds and be communicating with the double deluxe lake-view rooms and with the Liz Taylor suites. Average size 60 m², balcony 14 m².
Liz Taylor Suite Lake View
These suites, dedicated to the famous actress Liz Taylor, who was a guest of the Villa in the 1960s, are situated on the third and the fourth floor of the Hotel. They consist of a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower and Acqua di Parma products, a large double bedroom with a view of the lake, which you can also enjoy from the bed for an unforgettable awakening, and a walk-in wardrobe. An elegant private office and the room overlooking the Borromeo Islands enrich these refined rooms. They have three large balconies, two of which have a view of the lake and facing the Hotel’s park. They can have separate beds, can accommodate up to six people and be communicating with the Belvedere lake-view suites. Average size 122 m², balcony 38 m².
La Borromea Suite lake view
This is our hotel’s pride and joy! It occupies the entire fifth floor of the Hotel and can only be reached via lift or a private staircase. The twin room is a large and balanced space, with two queen size beds. In the large bathroom, there is an elegant mosaic mounted around the Jacuzzi tub, while the spacious separate shower and the Acqua di Parma products complete the elements room. The intimate lounge, located under the cupola, offers an incomparable view of the Borromeo islands. The whole suite is surrounded by balconies and terraces. On the terrace overlooking the lake, there is also a large Jacuzzi tub from which you can enjoy the view of the entire Borromean Gulf. Average size 105 m², terrace 100 m².
Double Room Park view
Set in the lush greenery of the Hotel’s park, surrounded by the incredible colours and delicate scents of camellias and rhododendrons, these rooms are ideal for a relaxing stay. They are equipped with all amenities, a private balcony or terrace and a bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub, a separate shower and Acqua di Parma products. The refined intimacy of these spaces treats you to a pleasant and calming break. Average size 22 m², balcony or terrace 8 m².
Deluxe Room Side Lake View
Cosy rooms overlooking the Hotel’s park and a large balcony that enjoys a splendid view of the Borromeo Islands, making them intimate and ideal for a refined and unforgettable stay. The large bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub or shower and Acqua di Parma products. They can have separate beds and can be triple and communicating with the superior park-view rooms. Average size 22 m², balcony 8 m².
Deluxe Villa Amintina Lake View room
Located in a welcoming and elegant villa in the Hotel’s private park, these elegant rooms are surrounded by greenery and the fragrance of flowers. From the private patio you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Borromeo Gulf and the adjacent parking makes it easy to reach them. The large bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub and Acqua di Parma products. They can have separate beds, can be triple and communicating with each other. Average size 24 m², patio 14 m².
Let yourself be carried away by aromas and flavours on an exciting journey of discovery into the regional and traditional cuisine of Lake Maggiore. You will climb to the highest heights of Italian cuisine and savour splendid, lively and elegant dishes. The two restaurants at Villa & Palazzo Aminta are refined temples dedicated to healthy eating and to the careful study of raw materials and their use.
Italian Restaurant I Mori
The restaurant I Mori is the ideal haven for those who want to dive deeply into an exploration of the flavours and recipes of typical Italian cuisine. From centuries of deeply-rooted tradition to experimenting with increasingly intriguing and engaging dishes, our Chef selects and deals only with fresh, local produce. The breathtaking view that can be enjoyed from the high windows in the restaurant overlooking Lake Maggiore and the Borromeo Islands makes dinners and lunches at the I Mori restaurant an unforgettable and inebriating experience. You can rely on the skill and great care taken by our staff and the wide choice of wines on our list, including more than 450 wines.
Gourmet Restaurant Le Isole
Treat yourself to a romantic and evocative dinner in the splendid atmosphere of the restaurant Le Isole. Overlooking the shores of Lake Maggiore and with its panoramic terrace, where you can enjoy a privileged view of the Borromean Gulf, the Le Isole restaurant awaits you, allowing you to enjoy unforgettable moments of refinement and exquisite quality. An impeccable menu with traditional, attentive and carefully-chosen flavours is accompanied by an extensive wine list and a careful and discreet service, aimed at recreating an idyllic atmosphere where you can lose yourself in the refinement of flavours and captivating combinations. The Le Isole restaurant can accommodate up to 160 people and is the ideal place for inviting your guests for an important occasion.
The winery at Villa & Palazzo Aminta is the ideal place for experiencing intimate and romantic moments, while savouring a few glasses of the finest wines. A wide selection of national and international wines is accompanied by a rich selection of cheeses and local products, to give guests at Villa & Palazzo Aminta a private and gratifying experience in an evocative and welcoming location.
I Principi Bar
The multifaceted soul of the I Principi bar and the thousand iridescent facets bringing it to life make this elegant and refined meeting place ideal for every situation. The I Principi bar is open from early in the morning through to the darkest and latest hours of the night and is a place in which you can and unwind at any time of the day. A hot and full-bodied coffee, to start the day in the best way after a restful night, a glass of wine to savour before lunch or a quick, fresh snack to break to keep you going, a creamy ice-cream as a delicious treat, an elegant aperitif and a relaxing after-dinner drink. The I Principi bar is always ready to satisfy your every need, pampering you with perfect flavours and the captivating notes of live music. The piano bar embraces guests in the I Principi bar with delicate hues that always aim to recreate an ideal atmosphere of relaxation and refreshment.
Enjoy a front-row view of the enchanting scenery of Lake Maggiore and its islands. Villa & Palazzo Aminta’s elegant terrace is the ideal place for admiring the incredible sight offered by nature with its colours and shimmering reflections. Totally open and sheltered from the sun, it will inspire exhilarating sensations inside you and you will feel in constant contact with the nature that surrounds you at any time of day. It is perfect for hosting private events, from breakfasts to dinners, or even a quick, relaxing snack.
Villa & Palazzo Aminta is not just place in which you can rest and regenerate yourself. The hotel and its magnificent landscape offer guests at Villa & Palazzo Aminta the opportunity to devote themselves, body and soul, to numerous different and engaging activities. Inside the Villa’s natural park, you can take romantic walks among fine and luxurious villas, surrounded with gardens brilliant with magnificent azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. You can reach Horseback Riding facilities and several Golf Clubs with special arrangements with the Hotel, in just a few minutes from the Villa.
Available to guests at the Hotel, there is the beautiful swimming pool and a private beach overlooking the lake and the solarium with a magnificent view of the Borromean Islands. The hotel has two private docks and two mooring buoys, so you can book specials boat excursions leaving from the docks of the hotel. There are numerous summer water sports like water-skiing, parasailing and watercraft, which can be practiced by making use of the beach and the moorings with which the Hotel is equipped. The Hotel also offers a convenient and fun bicycle service for visiting Stresa and the surrounding areas, in a sport and healthy way. Winter sports can easily be practiced thanks to the Hotel’s strategic position. The nearby Italian and Swiss mountain ranges make it possible to get to the best ski resorts and practice all the alpine winter sports.
For your enjoyment, the hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool with solarium and a private beach for the hotel Guests. The hotel has two private docks and two mooring buoys, so you can book specials boat excursions leaving from the docks of the hotel. It’s amazing to visit the Borromean Islands by boat!
Palazzo Aminta Beauty & SPA, is the new and luxury temple of wellbeing of the Lake Maggiore. In the luxury and refined treatment rooms, exclusive and personalized programs for absolute wellbeing, face and body treatments performer with extreme professionalism, massages Shiatsu, four-handed massages with warm essential oils, special treatments with algae, mud and fruit jams, exfoliating, moisturizing, revitalizing treatments for face and body performed with personalized methodologies.
The hotel has a private beach on the shores of Lake Maggiore for guest use, with sun lounges, umbrellas and towels provided.