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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Via Regina 41, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited Hotel Britannia in middle of the summer and it was a wonderful experience. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by really friendly reception staff who told us all we needed to know about the hotel and local area. As we had arrived slightly too early for check in we were able to grab a bite to... More 

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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we stayed here for 4 nights at the end of August.....asked for a room with a Lake view when we booked in February and got it...nice big room overlooking Lake Como and the outdoor pool over the road. We had originally booked half board for 15 euros pp but were asked if we'd like to upgrade to all inclusive for... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous holiday at the Britannia. Just returned and pleased to say the hotel far exceeded my expectations after reading such a variety of mixed reviews. We upgraded to a lakeside view for about £5 a night - well worth it! Food was plentiful, you help yourself to pizza/pasta, salad bar, grilled fish, main courses and deserts, what more could anyone... More 

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel probably used to be a quite nice place, upon a time, the location is certainly very nice, and there are signs of a glorious past. Unfortunately, the place is now a bivouac of hordes of tourists (mainly British) carted around in buses through northern Italy, with the concept "get them in, give them fodder, get them out". The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is conveniently located right at the main road to the lake and 1 minute walking distance to the ferry terminal. The floating pool is beautiful and very clean. We had a spacious deluxe room facing the mountains that easily accommodates 4 people BUT: they try to charge extra for everything! Towels only get changed after three days, towels... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned following 7 night stay ,travelling with Shearings, great location only 1 hour from airport ,ideal spot for travelling around the lake ferry stop 5 minutes walk,local buses stop outside ,there is also a little train which takes you around local villages .Free transfer to Bellaghio across the lake at set times which you can book in advance as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went to this hotel with shearings,as other people have said its in need of some t.l.c. having said this our room was quite good we upgraded to a lake view well worth the extra.the food was on the whole very good with a good choice.we were on all inclusive which as others have said is the basic of three,i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best thing about this hotel is the views across the lake. Fabulous location for local transport and an ideal central spot for visiting ll the attractions. Staff are helpful and friendly and the food was okay. Only problem we had was with the Wifi. Not a good service at all. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay here.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed at, this hotel needs renovating. There is old damaged furniture in the corridors, a fire hazard if one has to make a quick escape. The fire doors were kept open! The entertainment room was dismal. The food was not very nice. The packed lunch consisted of to bread buns,... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 9 day Shearings holiday. My husband and I travelled with my daughter and her boyfriend. We spent 6 nights at the 19th Century Brittania Excellsior. We rated it as: (8/10) overall The rooms were comfortable and clean. However, they should offer daily clean towels and a better quality of linen and for some reason Italian hotels... More 

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