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“Clean and good value for money” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plinius
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Garibaldi, 33, 22100 Como, Italy   |  
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Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Como
Oslo
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Clean and good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stayed here one night and slept well. The rooms a very small, but clean and functional.
The breakfast had good food, but nothing warm.
The front desk was very helpful and gave us the information needed.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great value for the money considering that hotels in Como are expensive while Plinius is one of the cheapest. It is very clean, very cozy, staff is polite and helpful. The location is very convenient since it is in the middle of Como.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Plinius for 1 night and were satisfied with our stay. Most hotels in the area are generally expensive and Plinius was the cheapest we could find at the time. The hotel is very clean and the rooms are spacious. The bathrooms were also faultless. The hotel is well situated, about 5 minutes walk from the Duomo and 10 minutes from the lakeside and the Volta Temple as it is right next to Piazza Volta. It is also only a 5-10 minute walk from the train station (google maps directions can be misleading - it is actually just a straight road). Some nice shops can be found near it too. The breakfast was lovely and there was a balcony from the restaurant with pretty flowers. I would say that the only problem was that the lobby was very small and thus became quite crowded at check-out time. Otherwise, everything was fantastic and if you are looking for a simple and comfortable place to stay for a few nights I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stayed here in March for a school study group. Hotel Plinius is in an excellent location and has very friendly staff! It is in the heart of Como which was great because we went sightseeing everyday and this really helped. The rooms were nicely cleaned and very spacious. We had an awesome time here and the hotel is very friendly to students!

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ristiina, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed in Hotel Plinius for a week in the end of May. We had made the booking several months beforehand. When we arrived in the middle of the night we were first taken into a tiny room without a balcony, which our booking documents clearly stated we had paid for. That was instantly corrected and we were taken into a tiny room with a balcony. I´ve seen that room advertised as a superior single. The room was so small one of us had to sit on the bed if the other one wanted to walk around. No room for two suitcases, not even when they were closed. The temperature of the water pouring from the shower was nor adjustable and it was almost boiling hot. And the terrible noise outside. I did not sleep a bit and spent the rest of the night planning to look for another hotel in the morning if we were to stay in that room. A week´s stay in that room was impossible. We complained about the room immediately, but there was no other room available. We were told that there was a mistake and we would get another room next morning. And indeed we did, we got a nice room with enough space and a stylishly renovated bathroom. After that everything was fine. Without the first night´s disaster we would have liked the hotel a lot. We asked for a reduced price for the first room, and we even got that. Though the reduction was so small that it rather felt like an insult considering the room and the price we paid. Also it surprised us that the hotel had made a payment reservation on my credit card for half the price of the whole week already when we still had at least one day left to cancel the booking completely without any expenses.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melilla
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It is a medium sized hotel in the very centre of Como and a walk from the shopping area and cafes of Piaza Garibaldi. The double room is comfortable for two and wifi works with a password that you have to introduce each time you get into the hotel. Scarce breakfast buffet,terrible coffe(ask for one out of the buffet to the waitress,they give it to you for free)

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The good things first: the hotel is located centrally in Como the receptionists were very friendly, the place was clean and the wireless LAN worked ok. I was on a business trip and traveling alone. I got into a tiny, narrow room, which was stuffy and hot. With the windows open, there was much noise from a club nearby until after midnight. The next morning the sound of motorcycles in the narrow alley made sure I didn't oversleep. With the windows closed the air inside became stuffy and they didn't protect from the noise anyhow. Breakfast was below average.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Plinius

Address: Via Garibaldi, 33, 22100 Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 32 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Plinius 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Plinius Hotel Como
Hotel Plinius Como, Italy - Lake Como

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