First time with Shearing on express coach. Traveller beware - whilst some customers got great price for this trip, we were penalised to the tune of £280.00 because we booked at the end of January. Shearings reply was basically "hard luck!". We also paid extra for front seats, which we didn't get on 2 occasions on (longer) trips due to our coach not being used because 6 coaches in all went on our week. Never imagined that so many coaches would be going, and if had, maybe wouldn't have chosen this carrier. We really enjoyed our holiday, we are not "moaners", however a lot of things that were supposed to happen (according to brochure) didn't. At times, It was like being in a cattle-market, especially @ check-in and getting in for meals! Such a busy hotel, very attractive, except for the bar area, which doesn't lend itself to the music/dance evenings that never fufilled their promise! We upgraded (via Hotel, not Shearings) our room to Lake View - this made our holiday (in spite of arriving in it to find last occupant's presence very strongly!! Little hitch, room was serviced in due course). Also nice room, except our neighbours could have been in with us, we could hear every word of their long conversations! There was just a locked door between our rooms.
Food was ok (pasta/ salads & fish was my mainstay) I was slightly disappointed - felt there was a lot of soggy english style food about! Coffee machine a bit inadequate for the amount it was supposed to service. But all in all, we enjoyed staying there.
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- Also Known As:
- Britannia Excelsior Hotel
- Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
- Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy