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Metropole Suisse Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Cavour 19, 22100 Como, Italy   |  
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Ranked #9 of 32 hotels in Como
Adelaide, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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“Great view from the front rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We only had a one night stay here. Hallways made us think we were staying more in older style hotel which is not a bad thing. However, room must have been recently done and it was a delightful 2 bedroom suite with a small kitchen and good beds. Wonderful view from room and very little noise during the night. Short on parking but staff managed to fit us in for the hour or so that we needed before returning the car and were very helpful with the baggage. Will have to come back for a longer stay!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The hotel is right across from the ferry with access to all the lake areas. We took a great ride to Belllagio for lunch. The hotel is very comfortable with a friendly staff. Our room was wonderful with a view of the lake so we could just relax in the room and still enjoy a beautiful day at lake Como. Como itself is a small town but the hotel was like having our own little "villa" on the lake.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We stayed here on September 10th and had a nice room with a view of the Lake from our room. The restaurant was very nice and offered outdoor dining facing the plaza and the lake. The staff at the restaurant and at the front desk were quite accommodating. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The restaurant manager politely told me when I asked for a seating for 4 that there would a 1/2 hour wait and when I returned in a 1/2 hour the table was set and waiting for us.

The room was small, but it was very nicely furnished and the bathroom was modern with a luxurious tub.

Since it is on a plaza, there was a market available for browsing during daytime hours and several cafes offering coffee/ sweets and regular lunch and dinner entrees.

The convenient location offers easy walking access to the town and it is about a ten minute walk from the train station.

The room was part of a package for a land tour we had booked, but I believe the rates are relatively reasonable. I would strongly recommend it for a convenient and excellent location if on a vacation in Lake Como.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The hotel is lovely, the staff is friendly, and the rooms are wonderful. I have stayed here every year for the past 4 years and the hotel never disappoints. This year I shared a room with my sister where we were booked in room 79 - second floor, huge hallway into the room, safety box, big bathroom, 2 small twin beds and air conditioning (a definite plus). The hotel is located right on the lake, the breakfast is great - juices, yogurts, eggs (hard boiled and scrambled), meats, cheeses, an assortment of breads and the list goes on. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for some great Italian Charm.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This hotel lived up to its claims. It is steps away from all the boats and in the center of all things To do in Como.
Our rooms were great, lovely old furniture and everything you need, a room safe, hair dryer and a TV with English speaking CNN.
Having explored a few other towns on Lake Como, some with a good selection of hotels, Metropolis Suisse Hotel seemed the best option for a "home base." The location right on the lake was terrific - could not have been better!
I found the staff to be all very friendly and helpful in particular Ismar our waiter for our 5-night stay; He was friendly, efficient and quite simply charming and even got to know us by name and greeted us with a smile and chat each evening. Well-done Ismar
Great servers and dining facilities. I would without doubt recommends this hotel and one day would love to return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Marvelous room, particularly in terms of Euopean standards. Bed was nice and large. Room and hotel spotless. Free parking included. Breakfasts were good quality and good service. The risotto with praws at dinner was so good. Had it two nights in a row. Great servers and dining facilities. In room safe and hair dryer and tv with English speaking CNN. Great location right on the lake near the ferries to other parts of the lake.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I stayed here for four nights with a group. This hotel was the lowlight of 26 nights in Italy. My single room was dark with no aspect. The bed was unbelivably bad for a mature adult to sleep in. It consisted of a single wooden base with mattress. Each time I moved, the bed moved away from the wall and bed head. Even the large superb ensuite bathroom couldn't make up for the awful bed! The small box TV should have been pensioned off years ago. Lots of things not 4 star. The two person lift was no joy either if you are at all claustrophobic. One very hot evening we wanted to dine in the hotel. We were informed that they were only serving outside. Not wanting to swelter outside we walked a short distance to the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior where we were able to dine in air-conditioned comfort. The Metropole Suisse Hotel is in a great location but we found it to be a disappointment.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Metropole Suisse Hotel

Address: Piazza Cavour 19, 22100 Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 32 hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Metropole Suisse Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Hotel dating from 1892 situated in city center, close to main shopping area, overlooking the lake. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Metropole Suisse
Metropole Suisse Como
Metropole Suisse Hotel Como, Italy - Lake Como

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