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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (formerly Bellevue Hotel)

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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (formerly Bellevue Hotel)

Has anyone stayed at this hotel recently? I understand it is the oldest hotel on the Lake and was in a tired state of repair, but was undergoing refurbishment.

Have read some reviews from 2005 and 2006 which were very mixed.

Does anyone know if the work has been completed, we have booked for September.

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1. Re: Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (formerly Bellevue Hotel)

I saw it this morning (I live near) and out is OK, works seem to be completed.

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2. Re: Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (formerly Bellevue Hotel)

That's a relief, thank you so much!

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Just returned from this hotel, which has been refurbished, the bed rooms were excellent as were the bathrooms, we had a lake view with a balcony which was great. However the restaurant was very poor, we booked for waiter service, which we did not get. Breakfast was buffet, thats ok, but you did have to get your own tea/coffee and carry it through a busy restaurant, (not good) Evening meal buffet starter,ok but trays not kept full so were not getting the choice or waiting, plate in hand (not good) for them to replenish trays. 2nd and 3rd course brought to table, desert buffet, again trays not kept full. I dont pay 4star price to be queing for a meal like a 2nd rate cafe, and I dont call that 4 course waiter service. The staff were not particularly efficient, and one lady member of staff was especialy rude towards guests. The restaurant was very busy and overcrowded and at times you had to wait to be found a table, or in our case be told to come back later!!! (not good) The foyer is pleasant but lacking in atmosphere, the downstairs bar seemed to close in the evening, when the bar upstirs opened, (very strange given the number of people staying) and not enough staff on bar upstairs particularly when busy, (they seemed very stressed and couldnt even give a smile) I could go on but I think you get the drift, we did complain and there seemed to be some changes, ie more waiters, but would not go there again.

PS I went to Como 9 years ago and had a fabulous holiday, but it seems to have been taken over by English pensioners!!

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4. Re: Grand Hotel Cadenabbia (formerly Bellevue Hotel)

This reminds me of the Hotel Bazzoni near by, mind you that was about 3 years ago, may of changed but, I would certainly not go back to find out,

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