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Barchetta Excelsior

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cavour 1, 22100 Como, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 32 hotels in Como
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
tscollett Saint Paul, Minnesota
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to close our Italian vacation with a couple of days at Lake Como. This hotel was moderately priced and conveniently located for our planned activities. We enjoyed a lake view from the small balcony of our 5th floor room. The king bed was comfortable with a full mattress instead of two twins pushed together as... 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. Pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay with us at the Barchetta. I have taken note of the positive and negative comments and will look into them duly. Feedback of any type is always welcomed as it can help us improve our services. Hoping to welcome you back in... More

Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Como and stayed 3 nights at the Barchetta Excelsior. Paying a bit more for a lake view room is definitely worth it. Very comfortable hotel with great service and a very helpful staff. Food served at breakfast and the hotel restaurant was excellent. Parking is available and practical if you drive and need a place to park.... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for you kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. I will gladly share your very positive feedback with my team. We greatly appreciate your compliments. Looking forward to your next visit and eager to welcome you personally. Best regards, Robert Webber... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a week at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior in Como Italy. We were very happy with the accommodation - very clean - bed linen changed every day - room well supplied with toiletries - there should be a grab rail for the shower - we had lake view rooms - was spectacular - couldn't believe eyes when walked... More

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for you kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. I will gladly share your compliments regarding the excellent service with my cherished team. Positive feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you also for your suggestions, I will look into them duly. Looking... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PROS - Best view / proximity to Duomo and restaurants. Decent breakfast. CONS - Lobby Wi-Fi is terrible. In room Wi-Fi is €5 per hour or €12.95 per day. No in-room ironing board. Door hinges are squeaking. Parking is at the partner hotel for €15 a day.

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your review. Regarding your comments: PROS: totally agree!! I would add "Great service". CONS: wifi could be improved and it will be very soon. Iron boards and irons are not permitted in hotel rooms in Italy for fire and safety law. We have one available in the storage room in the lobby. Will... More

london
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for you kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. I will gladly share your positive feedback with my team. Pity you describe our facade as "seriously ugly", it was completely renovated in 2013 and we installed brand new window fittings, double... More

Newbury Park, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for you kind review. I am very pleased to read that you had a great stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. I will gladly share your positive feedback with my team. Regarding your query on the "COPERTO": it is simply a "cover charge" that most restaurants charge to include the cost of the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 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 June 20, 2014

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

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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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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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