Il Perlo is run by a neat guy named Carlo. He is a well regarded local businessman, warm, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I stayed at Il Perlo for 4 or 5 nights in May 2013 on a cycling trip with friends. For cyclists in the Lake Como region you cannot beat this. The hotel is on the climb to Ghisallo, a famous cycling route. (Beware, finishing your day on the bike with a 14% grade to get from the Lake Como roads up to the hotel, which overlooks Bellagio and the Lake, is not for the faint-hearted!. Just plan ahead and you will be fine.). The hotel is charming, clean, quiet, amd staff are frindly. At night you can hear the very nearby river running down to the lake from the hills, and there is rooster across the road. -- it's all delightful. Breakfasts at the hotel were very good. Need extra space? Carlo will help. Need directions? You'll get them. Need recommendations for dinner? Trust Carlo.
You can pay a lot more to get a lot less, especially in the larger hotels actually down on the waterfront. Not worth it for us. Quite a bit more touristic, and a lot less charming and a lot less "local". For cyclists, there are many superb routes easily reached from Bellagio. It is an excellent place to base a week of really brilliant riding, definitely preferred to inch larger Como and Leco. Be sure to use the lake ferries (terminal in Bellagio) to get quickly up/down and across the lake.
Highly recommended. Great value. Great memories. Will definitely return!
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- Are you looking for..a room with a view of Lake Como? Welcome to Perlo. From the ancient steam mill we have today only to he legends and an old stone-wheel in the garden. ... more less
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- Hotel Il Perlo Panorama Bellagio, Italy - Lake Como