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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior


Hotel Britannia Excelsior is set on the shores of Lake Como and is a former 19th-century inn. The beautiful guest rooms are tastefully decorated with luxury fabrics and antique furniture. The hotel boasts four bars four restaurants and two swimming pools open seasonally.RnrnJust 50 metres from the Cadenabbia landing dock, the Britannia Excelsior offers free parking and beautiful views of Bellagio. RnrnThe centre of Griante is a 10 minutes' walk away. Free public parking is available near the swimming pool. All rooms at the Britannia Excelsior Hotel are equipped with satellite TV and private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Some rooms overlook the lake and some even have a balcony. RnrnFree Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and breakfast is a continental-style buffet available daily in the main restaurant. Both the buffet-style restaurant and the a la carte, lakeside restaurant specialise in classic Italian and international cuisine.
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Property amenities
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Free parking
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
7Attractionswithin 1 km
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A beautifully decorated hotel in a good spot over the road from Lake Como. We were all inclusive and this made things so much easier for us as we had an 18 month old and a 4 year old with us. We thought the food was excellent and there was a good choice every night. The
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Really lovely hotel but bar area is in basement.... Food at hotel excellent view from lake view room stunning. Just no entertainment and no nice lounge area where you can have an after dinner pre dinner drinks.
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A beautiful hotel in a beautiful setting for a beautiful stay. What more can I say? The staff were superb, the food was of a high standard with a good choice ( the pizza is the best ever, as is the gelato). I visited in February when snow topped the mountains, making the scenery
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I have today returned from a fantastic trip to Lake Como with National Holidays and stayed at this fabulous Hotel. The reception staff booked us all in quickly and efficiently. The hotel room was fabulous, on the third floor, overlooking the lake to Bellagio...."Wow, what a
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Rooms are large and very comfortable. The restaurant is good for the food, drinks and service. Very friendly staff. Could not fault anything. Would recommend and definitely visit again if I am in the area.
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Is there kettles in the rooms here
no kettles
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Should be reasonably warm and sunny.
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I’m not sure if the pool is heated or not but it’s external and I assume it’s not heated We visited last October and found the hotel to be fine, good choice of food The hotel is old and retains all the original features, full of character If you want a modern hotel go elsewhere but this hotel is a classic well maintained one
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With Shearing it was around £45 each, the Hotel also does a trip but I thought it was around £55 each, email them and ask them, they are very helpful, I know it was dearer than Shearing but in any case it is well worth it, one of the highlights of the holiday without doubt, we have done it four times and wouldn't miss it.
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Is there a lift to all floors. Wanting to book for my mum who is disabled.
There are lifts, but, as I discovered when suffering from a crocked knee, there are also small flights of steps to some rooms which could not be negotiated by a wheelchair. I would not touch this hotel with a bargepole if I were you
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"Upgrade to a lake view"
"500 front rooms"
"Upgrade when you arrive after you’ve seen what room you have"
"Balcony/Lake View Request"
"Overlooking the lake ,you have a small balcony ,which is more expensive. However you have a very large sun terrace available free"
US$84 - US$336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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