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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

3.0 of 5 Via Regina 41, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've come to the conclusion that there's a parallel universe where this hotel is concerned! We arrived on Sunday morning on a Shearings all-inclusive. We knew we wouldn't be able to check in (we had been told that)! On arrival we were able to leave our cases in reception and go for breakfast. Some chose the Red-and-White cafe down the... More

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County Wexford, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked for 10 days late Sept to Early October. On arrival, they had overbooked and we were downloaded for two days to a smaller hotel. It got worse. Coming out of the lift on the sixth floor of a hotel with 284 rooms after our two days away, there were no directions whatever to rooms. When we did find the... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived home yesterday from this hotel After reading some of the mixed reviews on here, l was apprehensive about our choice= of hotel prior to arrival On the whole l cannot complain about the service and facilities The Grand Britannia Excelsior offered. Excellent value for money However the long wait we endured before being allocated a room was unacceptable.... More

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Teesside
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one week between last week of september with 3 friends. WHAT I LIKED: impressive, picturesque and quiet location, perfect weather average 23C sunny days throughout the whole week, free wi-fi in the public areas, house red and white wines very palatable, good selection of food at dinner like multiple choices of salad, soup for starter, casserole, grilled,... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here early October. We upgraded to a de luxe room with balcony and lake view, well worth the money. We also upgraded to gold all inclusive as we could have premium spirits and drinks in all 4 bars all day, again well worth it. Views are to die for, food very good considering the amount of guests that are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in September. Our room on second floor was large and had a terrific view over the lake. However that is the only aspect that deserves praise. Room hygeine was very poor especially the bathroom which we had to have blitzed on our first day because it was not clean. The room was lit by 8 bulbs, one of which... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my wife in early September as part of Rail Discoveries, formally Treyn, Lake Como all inclusive rail holiday "For romance & refinement". I like most, read the reviews before my trip and like most went open minded. The setting is great, with splendid views across Como to Bellagio and beyond, but be careful crossing the road to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we have just got back from a great week with Shearings staying here, the room we had was excellent, we had a balcony and a great view of the Lake, this room and many others have been refurbished to a great standard, considering this is a very old Hotel, (we payed for an upgrade with balcony well worth it)......... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a traveler from NY and stayed here in late september with my mother and sister. We felt a little out of place , everyone else seemed to be on a large tour and were all retired Brits. The room was very basic, 3 beds, fairly small. It has a great view of the lake and a balcony. The... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having paid over £150 each for a room with a balcony overlooking the lake we got a box! We were on the top floor and the balcony had a high concrete wall and overhanging dark wooden eaves which prevented the sun from from getting to it.Sitting on the chairs you could not see over the wall. We asked for a... More

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Address: Via Regina 41, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cadenabbia di Griante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 284
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Also Known As:
Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy

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