My husband and I stayed at the Belvedere Hotel for one night while on a tour around Italy. We had not booked and came across the Hotel while driving around Bellagio. Impressive front to the hotel was welcoming and oozed class, so we decided to enquire to the price. As it was very busy and we had not booked (we never do) we took the last room, which was an apartment located in a old building next to the hotel. The hotel recpetion staff were very helpful and showed us to the apartment. We had a shared entrance door and was welcomed by a sweeping staircase to the door to our apartment.
We really were not expecting the room we were presented with! It was amazing. We had a sittingroom with sofas, tv and window overlooking the lake. This lead into a hige master bedroom with french door and small balcony overlooking the lake, there was another tv, dressing table, and wardrobe and it was all modern, yet done to look authentically italian. There was a brand new bathroom and then a kitchen with dining area and balcony to the rear. It was amazing accomodation and one of the biggest apartments we stayed in on our 18 day tour of Italy, just to mention that is also was the most expensive (and we stayed in Venice and Amalfi coast - which arent cheap!)
The lake view was worth it though!
The hotel is located to the rear of the main town of bellagio, but has the added benefit of being 5 minutes walk away from all the bars and quaint streets and buildings of Bellagio. We also walked directly down from the hotel to a small port area and had a drink in a small hotel overlooking the lake. It was very romantic and ideal for couples to visit!
We spent the evening in Bellagio watching the small car ferries come in and out and generally watching the world go by while we sipped on amazin local wine!
We returned to the hotel after they had finished serving dinner and asked for some food (bread, cheese and tomatoes) we got a couple of plates of tomatoes for which we were charged 24EURO the next day! My one gripe!
Breakfast was fantastic and the best in our entire trip, as it had absolulty everythin on offer, cooked breakfast, cereal, continental, fruit etc... and all served overlooking the beauty of Lake Como. Lovely hotel in an even lovlier location, infact we fell in love with Lake Como so much we came back for a 2nd visit on the way back from our tour of Italy and stayed another night, but this time in the Metropole in Bellagio town (please see my review).
Would totally recommend the apartment and the hotel. The spa and pool looked gorgeous and maybe if we'd had a couple of days we would have been able to enjoy that too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Perfect for relaxing vacations, the Hotel Belvedere offers all you need to rejuvenate body and soul. Nothing better than a peaceful holiday by Lake Como at Hotel Belvedere in Bellagio to get away from it all.Also known as the pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is located at the tip of a peninsula which divides the lake in two arms and faces the Alps across the lake. Such a unique position has been making Bellagio a famous holiday destination since the Roman times.The panoramic restaurant and terrace of Hotel Belvedere offer stunning views of Lake Como. Additionally, the hotel features a luxuriant garden and a wellness treatment center, including an outdoor heated swimming pool, a large spa tub, a fully equipped fitness room, a Turkish bath, a sauna and much more to provide guests with a relaxing holiday in Bellagio. The hotel also offers manicures and pedicures, body scrubs, body treatments, aromatherapy treatments, massages and facial treatments. Reservations are required for massages and spa treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Belvedere Bellagio Italy - Lake Como