We stayed here for 5 nights in July and, after reading previous reviews, were nervous beforehand and not sure what to expect but found a really lovely hotel and had an amazing stay. The room was really nicely decorated, VERY comfortable and clean, big bathroom (no bath but big shower) and a TV with lots of British channels. Really more 4 star than 3, not sure why it's not a 4 star hotel as it was as good/better that a lot of 4 stars we've stayed in.
What really made it special for us though were the restaurant staff, especially Bruno, the manager. We had our 11 month old daughter with us and she was treated like a princess, they couldn't have taken better care of us or been kinder and she loved all the attention!! There have been a lot of bad comments about the food but we found it fine, great selection and choice and we didn't have a problem with queues even in July!
The other thing which made the hotel special were our fellow guests, yes, they were mainly from the UK and of a certain older age profile but they were generally so lovely and SO sweet to our little girl.
We travelled independently and paid a high nightly rate for B&B as a result as Lake Como is a VERY expensive destination. After I'd booked, I checked out package holiday rates from the UK to stay here and it seems like an absolute bargain for a hotel of this calibre. I'd also recommend upgrading to a Lakeview room (we didn't as were paying so much already and were at the back of the hotel which still had a nice mountain view) as it has to be one of the locations with the best view on Lake Como, looking right across at Bellagio and the mountains behind, it is so beautiful it's almost unreal, truly breathtaking.
We had an absolutely wonderful stay here, didn't want to leave!!
- Also Known As:
- Britannia Excelsior Hotel
- Britannia Excelsior
- Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
- Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy
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