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“Lovely little hotel”
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Hotel Orso Bruno
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Carate Urio
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Reviewed August 9, 2014

I chose this hotel based on other reviews and was not disappointed! We rented two rooms for our family of five. Both rooms were very clean and comfortable. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. We were given boat schedules and directions, as well as tips on things to see and do. The passenger ferry across the street was super convenient. We arrived in the evening so we ate dinner at the hotel the first night and also the second night due to rain. The food was good and the view was amazing. The breakfast, both mornings was very nice especially for such a small hotel. Unfortunately, due to rain we were not able to explore as much as we would have liked. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Lake Como area.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were very pleased with our choice of this property as we wanted a small intimate hotel. The owners a young ambitious couple are ever so anxious to help make your stay just what you desire. The restaurant we found to be wonderful---menu definitely to our liking and served beautifully at lake front. It is a bit out of the way but boat and bus service is at your doorstep and so much nicer than driving around trying to find a premium parking space. I do suggest that you pay for a guaranteed parking spot at the hotel. The room was basic but clean and comfortable. If you are lucky and can get either 202 or 204 with balcony you will be treated to a beautiful view. We truly enjoyed our 6 day stay and say a sincere thank you to Antoinia and Samuele. If we ever return to Lake Como area we will absolutely stay here.

Room Tip: This is a relaxed slow pace hotel with wonderful service and a beautiful lake view experience.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We researched before going so knew what to expect before arrival. Situated in a quiet area but close to the water bus stop that will ferry you around the lake this place is a little gem. Friendly, welcoming owners, as others have said, with a nice bar with lake views and a restaurant next door which was very nice. If you are looking for a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle but close enough by car or boat to Como this is ideal. Rooms were comfortable and large and can't complain about anything. Would return.

Room Tip: Lake View Room
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is ok, the location is a little middle of nowhere esque, but not in a good way.

Nothing was open for lunch in the area at all we walked about two miles.

Our room was dark and dingy but clean.

Reception staff were nice but we felt like "lake view" rooms were being pushed on us by email, and in person.

Breakfast was nice.

Stayed: July 2014
Thank Sammie C
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you are looking for a big fancy Lake Como resort then look elsewhere. If you are looking for a small, very comfortable hotel run by a delightful family then this is your place. The owners are great. Very friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant is also very good. Great pizzas and lasagna. The location is very quiet. No crowds, but also not much for services...just a few other restaurants within walking distance. But it sits right next to a water bus stop, so all the beauty of Lake Como is just a few steps away. The Orso Bruno was the perfect home base for our recent two day visit to LC.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is run by a young couple who go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Nothing was too much trouble, from lending us umbrellas to advising us what to see and how to catch the ferries. There is a well priced, excellent restaurant on site and the wine is also reasonably priced. Both speak fluent English. The ferry stop is outside but these are slow up to Bellagio taking about 2 hours. We took the ferry down to Como which is about 30 minutes but drove and parked further up the lake to catch a faster ferry for some of the sights. Parking at the hotel is limited so we pre-booked this at 10 euros a day. However, having driven about the lake a bit, you soon realise how valuable this parking space is and well worth the money. The rooms are basic but comfortable with large beds. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is an ideal hotel to settle into on Lake Como. My only regret is not spending more time there. The location is right on the lake--the ferry stops at the front door, as does the local bus. The rooms and bathrooms are good size and ours (204) had the absolute luxury of a balcony with chairs overlooking the lake. Note should also be made of the restaurant on the premises. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Best of all were the proprietors, exceptionally helpful and friendly.
I see that some complained about the location. We had none at all. The ferry is a convenient and romantic way to hop from town to town and the bus is quick and modern.
This is a real find--with car or without--you won't do better for several times the price.
A final note: unlike some other commentators, we were quite taken with the town of Como. It is a quiet, clean historical city with architecture running right through the Middle Ages to ancient Rome. It is well worth a day's exploration.

Room Tip: Room 204 is ideal, but there are others on the lake as well.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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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: $60 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Piccolo Hotel Carate Urio
Hotel Orso Bruno Carate Urio, Lake Como, Italy

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