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“A long weekend in August”
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Hotel Centrale
Ranked #8 of 16 Hotels in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2012

What a fantastic place. A friend and I were travelling to a wedding on Lake Como and it was suggested that the guests find accommodation in Bellagio. We really both chose Hotel Centrale because it was cheap.
I should start by saying Centrale by name central by nature. Very easy to find and very easy to walk to anywhere you might want to go. The room we stayed in was small but clean and perfectly formed.
The management were ridiculously friendly, nothing was too much trouble for them and greeted us with a smile and quick chat when going in or out.
The wedding was the night before we left and due to a very late night/early morning we both slept in past our check out time. The manager on duty simply called our room to remind us and thanked us when we said we were sorry and would get out as soon as possible. Ended up being an hour late!
Thank you so much for making our stay so pleasant.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

My wife and I just spent several days at the hotel centrale in mid august. We found everything about this hotel to be exactly what they portray in their web site. However, they deliver their services in a friendly and accomodating way. As they state, the hotel does not have a water view. Actually our first floor room had a shared terrace with a view down to the lake. You could see the lake, but it was not a panoramic view. Again, if you are expecting a lake view. dont stay here. However, for the price , you get excellent service, a nice room (not large, but very comfortable including the bed. It is family run with a smile, attentiveness to guests and helpful in any way possible.

Breakfast is decent , but dont expect hot prepared foods like eggs, pancakes, waffles, etc.

As an aside, Here is the downside and it is NOT the hotel. Parking in the busy season is a NiGHTMARE, No matter how convenient anyone makes it sound, Bellagio has very LIMITED parking. The day we arrived we spent hours circling, trying to unload and find paid parking. We fed the meters until night time when luckily we found a free , but very tight, spot. Bellagio was the first stop on our vacation to Europe. the hassle with parking really ruined our first day. So be warned and be prepared. If we had it to do again, we would take a train and try to get a car afterwards.

We would definitely recommend the Hotel Centrale. It is a short, but fairly steep hill consisting of steps down to the ferry and large hotels and restaurants. Location is great, unless you want to pay extra for the hotels with better and more expansive views.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Chanced upon this place while touring the lakes. Booked in with my family (4) with 24 hours notice at the height of peak season! Clean, cosy & comfortable. Very friendly & helpful family staff. Decent rooms with clean & tidy en-suites. Complimentary internet access on a shares PC. wonderful location in the middle of Bellagio with a small private garden and a roof-top sitting out area. Tip-top restaurant / pizzeria & cafe just next door. No parking, but that's Bellagio. We left our car at Cadenabbia and took the ferry, which worked fine. Decent breakfast with lots of coffee in the morning. We will be back!

Room Tip: Prefer a room with a garden view and small balcony
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank padarus
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This hotel is an excellent value. It is clean, has a cube shower (not a tub with 2 feet of plexiglass), has good AC and is centrally located. The breakfast is basic, but the coffee is good and they will even make you a decaf cappuccino.

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hotel Centrale is family-run, hence the excellent warm and personable service. We stayed 2 nights. The brothers gave us very good advice on sightseeing and we had such a great time chatting with them. Location was well situated in the centre of Bellagio. Breakfast spread was basic and room was basic, but very clean.
Upon arrival, we met with a bit of challenge as the main way to get to hotel was a flight of stairs (which is quite a nightmare when you have big pieces of luggage). But once you reach the top, all felt worth it as you get greeted by a cosy, homey sight. For those with big luggage: there's alternative route which is longer, but no steps. Ask hotel for advice. Hotel has lift, hence not a problem anymore once you checked in.
Bellagio is a lovely place; coupled with the lovely hospitality from Hotel Centrale, we enjoyed our short getaway immensely!

Room Tip: We stayed on top floor and could have a peek at lake view thru our window, nice touch!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

I went to Bellagio to spend one night, 24 hours only. Based on that Hotel Centrale was exactly what I needed. Extremely clean (in these villages hotels are usually mediocre), breakfast very decent, has all the basics and is clean. Staff (the family) are very friendly, nice and welcoming. AC works very well, shower, water, etc. all good. Helpful at the desk. Free wifi all over. Beware stairs lead to the hotel, not so practical for big luggage and babycars. Loved this place!!! :D

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Nour A
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Centrale is atmospheric. It is a traditional villa with a garden, and is minimally but tastefully furnished. We stayed six nights at the hotel, and enjoyed every breakfast, a buffet in a very pleasant dining room. Its chambermaids did an excellent job every morning. Owners Giacomo, Marcello and Michele run the hotel with their heart.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gabriel L
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Additional Information about Hotel Centrale

Address: Salita Plinio 7, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Bellagio
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Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Bellagio
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellagio
Price Range: $147 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Centrale Hotel Bellagio
Hotel Centrale Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como

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