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“Welcoming, understated and excellent value”
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Hotel Orso Bruno
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carate Urio
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Welcoming, understated and excellent value”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ten mins by car from Cernobbio.....on the shores of Lake Como is the superbly run Orso Bruno...a family hotel owned and operated by the very welcoming, and multi-lingual Antonia and Samuele. Rooms are immaculately presented and maintained, food is understated but very tasty and the lake just 30 metres from the hotel's front door. Definitely worth a trip if you seek to relax in welcoming surroundings - their maxim of "arrive as a guest, leave as a friend" is very apt.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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New Hampshire
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My mom and I stayed in May 2013 for 4 nights. The room very clean and cheerful with beautiful views of the lake. We were greeted each morning by Antonia for a delicious breakfast, always fresh and many items to choose from. The owners, Antonia and Samuele live the moto they have posted, "arrive as our guest and leave as our friends". They were kind and helpful with any and all questions we had. The location is perfect with a bus line and ferry stop directly in front of the hotel. The restaurant for dinner was also exceptional. There was plenty of variety and everythng was great including the service and views of the lake. I already look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

My wife and I stayed here back in August 2009. We were 22 years old at the time and driving around Italy. We stayed at Hotel Orso Bruno for 4 days and absolutely loved it.

We drove here along Lago Di Como and it is situated not too far from Como itself, the streets are very tight but well worth the drive. They took our keys on arrival as they shuffle the cars around in the car park to make them all fit. They took very good care of the car.

They welcome reception we received was great they made us feel very much at home.

We had a room with a view of Lago Di Como which was to die for. Make sure you ask for this if booking well in advance.

The ferry stop is right across the road which will take you along Lago di Como right up to Bellagio.

Very memorable experience.

Room Tip: Room with a View of Lago Di Como!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

This lovely little hotel tucked away in the quiet, unspoilt village of Carate Urio gave us everything we were hoping for and more. The couple who run this hotel together with their family were very welcoming and helpful. Our room, though simply furnished, was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and had a balcony with lake view. Service at the bar in the evening, in the dining room and at breakfast was excellent. The restaurant offers a great choice of both pizzas and a la carte dining. We ate at the hotel for both nights and each time the food was excellent. We can also recommend the house red. Both Antonia and her husband speak excellent English and are very willing to help you find the best of things to do in the area. For us it was a lovely peaceful place to stay while doing business. All in all excellent value for money.
For guests travelling out of season, although the local bus service is good and some ferries still run in winter, the village of Carate Urio is small so, out of high season it might be a good idea to hire a small car if you want to get around and see a bit more as taxis from nearby Cernobbio (where the shops and the banks are) run to a whopping 30+ Euro!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

My friends & I enjoyed a week's stay at Hotel Orso Bruno, we had a view of Lake Como, the jetty right across from the Hotel gave us easy access to the ferries on the lake. Family run, the service was great, very helpful, young couple who own it really made our stay comfortable, nice breakfast (included). Great location! Highly recommend it if you are on a budget. Angela Oyer

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The staff were lovely. It was our honeymoon and I just mentioned it when I arrived and Antonia brought out a bottle of sparkling for our dinner. Great spot too- really easy to get to the other areas. Only downside was our room smelt of bleach when we arrived. Do your own research on the ferries. They run much more frequently than the hotel staff made us believe as there are lots of different timetables. Great view from the room and good view of the lake.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great family hotel in a fabulous location for visiting the Lake Como region (although there are probably no real bad places to stay in the Lake Como area). The hotel is run by a young couple that will try there best to help you with everything. They have recently taken over the hotel and are very accommodating. The rooms are not the largest around (common in the area though) but who wants to be spending their time inside a hotel room when you are in Lake Como?? Breakfast is served in the hotel bar from where you can see the lake. A nice restaurant in the hotel is also available for dinner in the evenings (another is located across the street). A bonus is the ferry terminal across the street with scheduled ferries that will stop all over Lake Como and its beautiful towns. Be sure to rent a boat to go explore the lake - you will not regret it!! Thanks again to the lovely hosts - we will be back some day. (P.S. George Clooney fans - his house is 2 km down the road.)

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Orso Bruno
Address: Via Regina Vecchia 45, 22010 Carate Urio, Italy (Formerly Piccolo Hotel Orso Bruno)
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Carate Urio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carate Urio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orso Bruno 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'albergo lo scoprite dopo infinite curve dagli scorci sempre diversi ed emozionanti, arrivate accostando comodamente l’auto sul piazzale di fronte e scendendo vi accorgete dell’incantevole posizione di questo piccolo albergo che si specchia orgogliosamente nel lago ed è avvolto dal rassicurante abbraccio delle montagne. Se arrivate di mattina il colore predominante è azzurro dalle sfumature d’oro, il tramonto invece è rosa.Ad accogliervi troverete sempre noi e sempre un sorriso e dopo un celere check in potrete andare direttamente in camera o rilassarvi un attimo nel nostro bar o nel nostro salottino sbirciando attraverso le vetrate l’animata quotidianità che si svolge al di fuori. Dicono che non ci sia panorama più affascinante del lago visto dal lago e per i nostri clienti più curiosi l’imbarco della navigazione proprio di fronte l’albergo sarà un’ irrinunciabile comodità per una gita in battello. ... more   less 
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