I'd stayed in Stresa before, but Verbania/Intra is a much more pleasant town on the Lake. La Contrada is right in the centre of the pedestrianised section so a walk (5mins), but worth it when you get there. Spotless, simple but stylish, in a classic modern Italian way, and although access is straight onto the boutique shopping / restaurant area, was quiet at night. I got a good late booking deal, so excellent value. Would rate it 5 star but the lack of close car parking and no lift if you had heavy bags are negatives. I liked La Contrada a lot.
- Free Wifi