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Barchetta Excelsior

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cavour 1, 22100 Como, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 32 hotels in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked to the hotel from Como S. Giovanni station, and upon first were disappointed. This is one seriously ugly hotel from the outside, and what the local Council were doing giving building permission for this 70's block between 2 other Grand hotels on the foreshore God only knows. However, once you're inside it things get much better (not least... More

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Newbury Park, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful location if you're visiting the Como area. The ferry is a one minute walk from the front of the hotel. Everyone who worked at the front dest was VERY helpful and pleasant. The room was super clean. I'm glad the room had A/C as it was warm while we were there. If you looked out the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice, clean room overlooking the lake and the Porto. Great access to the ferry to Bellaggio and boat rental. Walking distance to the city center and Duomo. Free breakfast is included with the standard fare, don't expect a gourmet spread, but plenty to get you going in the morning. Overall a nice experience and a safe choice when staying in... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Robert R, thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback and look forward to your next visit. Best regards, Robert Webber Manager More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every room of this hotel as a lake front view which is incredible unto itself! It was delightful to wake up early in the morning and have breakfast on the balcony or just to read a book while you watch boats pass and stare off into the mountain side. Surrounded by numerous places to shop and restaurants - some just... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. May I suggest to try out our restuarant Bistrò on your next trip. You can taste the true italian cuisine and our dishes are all delicious. Best regards, Robert Webber Manager More

San Diego, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to Lake Como and loved it! For our first night on Lake Como, we stayed in the town of Como at the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior. This is a very nice hotel in an excellent location. Very convenient to restaurants and the ferry (the ferry is right in front of the hotel). We had a room with a... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear WED439, thank you very much for your kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the breathtaking view of the lake from our balconies. Indeed the best to be found in Como. I will gladly share your compliments with my cherished team. Looking forward to your next visit. Best... More

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Barchetta for a week Perfect location on the Lake front with spectacular views from balcony of our lake view room It is right on the edge of the lovely old town .spotlessly clean ,clean sheets & towels each day. The whole hotel is immaculate , Stylish bar & restaurant& lounge area. The service throughout the hotel... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dearest George & Paula, what can I say other than WOW?!!! Thank you very much for your review. Most probably the best one ever. I will be very proud to share your thoughts with all my team members!!! Looking forward to welcome you back in the future, Very warm regards, Robert Webber General Manager More

Stenhousemuir, Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Barchetta for our 40th wedding anniversary middle of June 2014 and weren't disappointed. Pleasant room (clean and quiet) on 5th floor with balcony and view of lake (bellissimo!), good meals and cheerful and helpful staff. Como exceeded our expectations with its historic old town, many shops and restaurants and magnificent cathedral. A short walk across the... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review. Congratulations for your 40th wedding anniversary and thank you for choosing us to celebrate this special occasion. Very pleased to read that you had a great stay. I will proudly share your compliments with my team. It's always nice to know that we are doing a good job!!! Hope to welcome... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Barchetta Excelsior's location is best with the view of the Lake. It is within walking distance to the central station. The room is pretty decent with great view of the Lake. The breakfast is delicious.

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review. We totally agree with all you say. We can definitely boast about the best view of the lake in Como from any of our fifty lake-view rooms. Thank you also for your compliments regarding breakfast. Really appreciate your positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon, Best regards, Robert Webber Manager More

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After researching locations and hotels on Lake Como we chose the Barchetta and booked, flight, hotel (with full board at good rate) through Expedia. After some initial confusion with the Expedia booking and several phone calls it all turned out well. Thank you Expedia. Como is, in my opinion, perfect as a base for a holiday in this area. The... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. It's nice to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. I will pass on your compliments to Cosimo and thank you for the mention. Positive feedback is always appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future, Best regards, Robert Webber Manager More

Palm Coast, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Barchetta Excelsior 2 nights in May 2014. It was at the end of a 2 week trip through Italy - and the room didn't let us down. In fairness, the room is plain, not overly decorated -but that is the only negative I can offer. The room was spotless clean, the staff was helpful and the... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. We definitely do have the WOW factor in terms of view of the lake. I will gladly share your compliments regarding service with my team. Looking forward to welcome you back in... More

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Address: Piazza Cavour 1, 22100 Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Barchetta Excelsior 4*
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Barchetta Excelsior Como, Italy - Lake Como
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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The Hotel Barchetta Excelsior is one of the most important properties belonging to the hospitality tradition in Como. The hotel enjoys the privilege of a breath-taking view of the lake and is located a few steps from the Cathedral and from the city centre and main shopping area. ... more   less 
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