I spent a lot of time planning where to stay during our trip to Lake Como and Bellagio and I'm very glad to say that I made choice choosing this hotel.
Situated slap bang in the middle of the lake front in Bellagio and situated right on the water, our first floor room balcony was just a metre or two away from hanging directly over the lake and the views were absolutely spectacular. Lake Como is paradise on Earth and this hotel does a great job in giving you a great holiday experience.
The price was paid was fantastic, very, very reasonable, enabling us to have some extra spending money too. I had mulled over getting a ground floor room with the lovely large "private" terrace, but your terrace is overlooked by all the people above and indeed, we looked down on a few couples on the ground floor who were oblivious to all the eyes watching them and we could see e v e r y t h i n g !
So, that's a definite no-no in regards to booking a ground floor room. If you are here for a few days, there's so much to see and do on Lake Como that's it's unlikely you'd need a terrace as I doubt you'll be sitting in your room. So save your money.
Our balcony was bid enough for both of to sit out on and watch the ferries dock every two minutes at the ferry terminal almost right in front of the hotel. The noise was never a disruption and neither was any noise from the Bellagio town centre and believe me, noise is a big issue for me when I travel anywhere, so I’m very happy to report that noise was minimal.
The room was of a good size, not tiny, but not huge either and was extremely clean with a good TV and good toiletries.
The breakfast was plentiful and excellent. A buffet set up, you help yourself to the usual continental items and there was hot sausages, bacon, eggs and all that too. There was even a plentiful supply of Italian cakes too (pannetone type things which were just too dry)
Staff were very nice and the location in Bellagio could not be beaten. If I return to a place, I always like to try somewhere different to stay, but really, I don't see how this hotel could be bettered.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Metropole Bellagio Italy - Lake Como
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Recently restored, Hotel Metropole is situated in the center of the village and is the only one with restaurant and terrace directly on the lake. The rooms have a beautiful view, full or side, some with balcony or terrace; all have private facilities with bath or shower, air conditioning, electric fans, telephone, TV satellite, mini-bar, hairdryer. On the nice solarium you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Como lake. ... more less
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