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Hotel Orso Bruno

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via Regina Vecchia, 45, 22010 Carate Urio, Italy (Formerly Piccolo Hotel Orso Bruno)
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Melbourne, Victoria
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The advice i could given to someone looking to stay at this hotel is to get a room with a balcony, this will make it worth it. The room and hotel is by no means luxury and it is simple however we were comfortable. The ferry stops right in front of the hotel which makes it easy to get into... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Excelent location, clean room, beautiful lake view, restaurant was amazing-pizza was the best i ever have eaten. There was a possibility of parking in front of the hotel but there was only a few places.

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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, my wife and I drove to this secluded Gem. Perfect for us, a good bargain was received for price versus service, reason for the three star. Otherwise, stat was pleasant, right down to the maid. It was the perfect lakeside getaway to stop for a few nights for us to get a better bead on the area. Food: 3+... More 

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Thank Chris P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We chose this hotel, as it was mentioned in a long NY Times article on Lake Como (from 2006). Wanted a hotel that was not in Varenna or Bellagio, but convenient to Como. This was a short drive up the west side of the lake to Carate Urio. We have a balcony room on the second floor with a lake... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The hotel is located directly near the lake in a small community, where there is not much else to see or do. Beautiful view over the lake though. We were with 3 persons, but I asked for a quadruple room (with lake view) since we believed that we would have more space then. This was confirmed to us. But we... More 

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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely little hotel ! My wife and I stayed for 3 nights in August. It was our first time around the lake. The hotel itself is quaint, typical Italian. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful and speak good English. Everything was clean. We paid extra for a lake room with a balcony. The room was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

We anxiously awaited our trip to Lake Como and this particular hotel because of all the tremendous reviews and Trip Advisor Awards it had received. It may at one time have been a lovely spot, but my boyfriend and I were beyond less than impressed with this hotel and their service all around. PRO'S: -Across the street from the lake,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Located right at the ferry dock, this is a very nice hotel with extremely warm and welcoming owners. We found it from a positive review in the NY Times. The restaurant offers terrific homemade breakfast foods on buffet and the pizza restaurant is quite good. They have a full bar -- a hard thing to find in Urio -- but... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have now visited this small family run hotel twice, both times thoroughly enjoying our stay. The hotel has a certain authentic Italian charm and the young couple running the place Samuele and Antonia certainly make you feel welcome. It is situated just under one hour's drive from Milan Malpensa airport and about 10-15 minutes' drive from Como itself. During... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

With an excellent view of Lago di Como, (the river boat stop is 30 metres from the hotels front door), attentive guest service, understated rooms with tasteful decor and excellent well-priced accomodation and food, in an area where there is much to explore....it's a superb base from which to explore the Lake, Bellagio, Cernobbio or Como

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