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Barchetta Excelsior

#5 of 32 Hotels in Como
Certificate of Excellence
Piazza Cavour 1, 22100 Como, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was in a wonderful location. The view from our balcony was beautiful. We were above a square but the noise level was certainly acceptable. The staff was accommodating and very pleasant and helped me with my sparse Italian. The only complaint is the shower curtain was very clingy...but we would stay here again.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were checked into the hotel by our tour group Trafalgar as a starting and introductory point for our Italian trip. The hotel possessed nice facilities and clean rooms, and the dinner they provided for the entire group was very generous. The staff were helpful when we requested help and the stay was comfortable. The location of the hotel was... More 

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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a modern hotel overlooking the main square next to the lake. It close to the cathedral and a short walk to the funicular, Nord Lago station, and just about anything you’d want to see in Como. The rooms are modern and comfortable and the ones with a lake view have nice balconies.

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Kuopio, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel with a family of three. This hotel is a mixture: it offers 5-star service in the truly outdated hotel from 60's. Location is excellent at the heart of Como, 5 stars. Service is excellent, and the staff speaks excellent English. For supernice service, look for Alessandra in the reception. Also other service is good. Rooms... More 

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

View of the Lake from our room which had a very big terrace. The location was on the Piazza Cavour which was within walking distance from the train, bus station the Veniculare to Brunate. It was also across the street/piazza from the boat/ferry station. Of course, restaurants, stores and shopping were right there too. We were able to also walk... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is not really nice, in fact it's quite awful, but it's in the historic centre of Como, right in front of the lake, with all rooms with a wonderful view of the lake and all with a small terrace, enough for a table and a couple of armchairs. Staff is nice, and room is clean and dainty. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We will give it a 3 out of 10. No concierge very unhelpful. Split AC in the room, very hot. Lift was broken. Basic breakfast / breakfast room very hot, terrible coffee. Hotel needs renovation No radio in the room You need to update your wifi on a daily basis. Noisy fan in the toilet. Grumpy staff. I will give... More 

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Bronwyn F, thank you for your review. However we are very surprised to receive your negative comments. Upon check-out you said you had a nice stay and everything was fine. As one can read from the majority of reviews, we normally pride ourselves on the excellent comments received about our service and hospitality. Apologies if you did not perceive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights in June 2015. The hotel is just 5 min by walk from Como Nord Lago Station and 2 min walk to the ferry pier. We booked a seaview room and there is a small balcony facing the lake. Try to ask for a room at a higher floor so that the seaview... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location couldn't be better with the dock for ferries across the street, lots of places to eat, grocery store just 2 minutes away. Hotel was clean, rooms spacious. I would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again if in the area. Train station was about a 15min walk. Also, breakfast was included for us and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel after a pretty rough one at a nearby, similarly rated place. Particularly if you are from North America, I highly recommend staying at this hotel as the service, room size, and amenities are terrific. The place does not exude an 18th century charm, but nor will your senses be assaulted by... More 

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GM_HBE_PAL, Direttore at Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this review

Dear Maurice S, thank you very much for your review. Positive feedback is always greatly appreciated. I am very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. Thank you for mentioning the excellent service at breakfast and at reception, namely Susanna. I will proudly share your compliments with my cherished team. Looking forward... More 

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