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“Beautiful hotel with great views of Lake Como” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Excelsior Splendide
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Lungo Lago Manzoni 28, 22021 Bellagio, Italy   |  
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Ranked #12 of 17 hotels in Bellagio
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel with great views of Lake Como”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This beautiful hotel is at the end of a windy narrow road along Lake Como. It has a nice staff and large, comfortable rooms with some having amazing views of the lake. THe rooms are not updated but they are very comfortable, our room had a queen and two singles, big bathrooms and wifi available. The hotel is situated across from the ferry and has several restaurants very close.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Excelsior July 2013 and we liked the hotel overall. There were a few minor details where they could improve I:e a fridge and minibar.

On the plus side rooms are basic but clean, and the bathrooms are nicely tiled with a good shower. Breakfast is exactly what you woud expect in any European hotel. The pool area is a bit but the pool is clean and ok.
Overall is ok good value for money !

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Broughty Ferry, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

When we arrived I was a bit disappointed as hotel quite dated. However it did grow on me! Obviously it a very old building (built early 19th century). How could it be anything else in the beautiful resort ? Thankfully no concrete high rise buildings here. Everything worked. Great shower. Comfortable bed. Helpful staff. You had to pick your evening meal the night before but I asked to change one night and it was not a problem. Food was fine not wonderful but plenty of it. Great location. Lovely views and near ferry. Wish I was still there! The pool and garden area was o.k but could do with refreshment facility

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is our second stay at the Excelsior Splendide, first time about five or six years ago and it appears to have had a bit of a tidy up since our last visit. Quite pricey but as expected for the location right on the beautiful harbour front and we hadn't pre-booked.

Only criticism is that it was extremely hot during our visit, 35 degrees plus and the air conditioning in the rooms is controlled by the hotel and despite requests it apparently could not be lowered which was a bit frustrating. What is the point of having air conditioning in rooms if you cannot control it yourself?

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Good location for the view (if you have a lake view room as we did) but a lot of street noise, particularly from scooters. There is no room service, no minibar, dreadful shower equipment, very poor food in the dining room where the coffee only comes out of a dispenser. (I'm in Italy for God's sake! From something you find in the office lunch room!)
The staff were mostly helpful and our stay was incident free. We thought with a little effort and cost they could make things a lot better. Very poor attention to detail and we can't recommend it. We think that of Bellagio as well. Certainly worth visiting but next time we would stay in Menaggio.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Parking was a little hard to find, but seeing as we arrived on Saturday afternoon that was expected. It seemed as everyone flocked to Bellagio for the day, but stayed in another village. The whole area was packed all day, it was hard to walk around. We ate at the restaurany directly in front of the hotel. I can't remember if it was affiliated with the hotel or not, but the food was unimpressive. Very bland and boring. The hotel had a great location, and the room was beautiful. Good size and a great view. Would definately stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

This was our second trip to Hotel Splendide as we were getting married in Varenna and a few of our guests joined us in the hotel.

Mary and Mariam are the perfect hostesses in ensuring everything went smoothly for us - including some lovely flowers and wine for our arrival.

On both visits we had attic rooms overlooking the lake with a little balcony. Spectacular views and considering the prices some guests paid at nearby hotels with the same views, this was excellent value for money.

The breakfasts were very ample and a good selection, the hotel itself is full of character and a great location right near the ferry and in the centre of town (it gets very hilly outside of the main town centre).

We really hope we can return to Bellagio again and stay in Hotel Splendide and would like to thank Mary for making our trip so special.

We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Excelsior Splendide

Address: Via Lungo Lago Manzoni 28, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Bellagio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 17 hotels in Bellagio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Excelsior Splendide 3*
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Also Known As:
Excelsior Splendide Bellagio
Excelsior Splendide Hotel
Hotel Excelsior Splendide Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como

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