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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

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Dining (168)

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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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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
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59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 1 km
7Attractionswithin 1 km
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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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We are at this hotel as I am writing this review. With it being January it is very quiet, but wow what a hotel, we could not ask for any more. The staff,food,weather are all excellent. Also nightly entertainment with a very good singer. Love this hotel.
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We were full of excitement about staying in Lake Como after many a great review. The area was lovely, it a shame we could not have said the same about the hotel. The food was disgusting, so much so even a dog would turn it’s nose up at the sparse buffets for breakfast, lunch
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Loved the festivities at this hotel. We payed for an upgrade to the hotel for a lake view which is not to be missed and we'll worth the upgrade. View spectacular. The staff were amazing, helpful and polite. Food was very good too. I have booked to go again as loved the location
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Had a brilliant New Year at the Britannia. Staff friendly and helpful. Food tasty. Good value. Happy to commend this hotel to anyone. We upgraded to a room that overlooked Lake Como and the mountains. What a fantastic view to wake up to in the morning.
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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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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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Yes we did fly to Milan but we were part of a large group so we had coach for the transfer. I’m afraid I can’t give you any information on a transfer for a small number but as Lake Como is a popular destination I’m certain there are public transfer links from Milan.
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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"
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PRICE RANGE
US$66 - US$706 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
britannia excelsior hotelhotel britannia excelsior cadenabbia
LOCATION
ItalyLombardyLake ComoCadenabbia di Griante
NUMBER OF ROOMS
284
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