Stayed at this hotel with my 2 friends for 2 weeks from July 10th to 24th. We travelled with Inghams and were very impressed with both Inghams and the hotel itself. Hotel very convenient facing the ferry terminal and really easy to get to other places from. Bellagio lovely to walk around of an evening with lots of little bars. Nice little cheap bar at the side of the church around the back. Very popular with the locals. When we first arrived we were not too happy with the room we were alloted at the hotel, which was on the 4th floor. The room was quite small for 3 people with not enough wardrobe space. We mentioned this at reception and were offered another room next to our existing room on the same floor or another room on the 3rd floor. We opted for the room on the 3rd floor as this was much bigger, overlooking the pool area with a nice modern shower etc. The hotel staff were very helpful and all spoke really good English, which made things a lot easier for us. The dining room was run really well by Perry and his team of waiters. The atmosphere was really friendly and easygoing but professional at the same time. The food was really nice. Normal continental breakfast with lots of choice. Food was replaced as soon as stocks went low and you only had to ask a waiter if you needed something that you couldnt see. The evening meal was a 4 course dinner consisting of salad bar which you helped yourself to and then all other courses were served by the waiters. This was mainly different types of pasta (which were all quite decicious) or soup etc. The main meal often consisted of fish (all different types including trout, salmon, sea bass, bream, etc) or meats, beef, veal, chicken, kebabs. The afters were all homemade and some of the fruit tarts and cheesecakes were really nice. There was the odd thing that we didnt like but there was always something else to have, no need to go hungry. Everybody we spoke to said they thought the food was good. We priced an average meal out in one of the many restaurants and to have what we were getting would have cost us at least 40 euros each. So good value for money with the half board option. We often changed our evening meal for a lunch. This was taken in the bar overlooking the lake. Again an excellent 3 course lunch with a lovely atmosphere and good attentive service from the staff. My friend loved the iceceam and as they made their own the option was always there to have this as an afters, which she often did! We paid for a £45 ticket on the boats and were able to travel on and off the boats and visit many of the other little places around. Varenna is worth a trip. Had a lovely lunch there and a nice walk along their front. Lecco also a nice quite place to go. We would come back from a day out and then use the hotel pool to sunbathe and chill out. It was the perfect balance. We also used the ticket at night to go over the lake for a boat ride. Lovely holiday, good hotel, would definitely recommend.
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Splendide Bellagio
- Excelsior Splendide Hotel
- Hotel Excelsior Splendide Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como