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Best Western Hotel Continental
Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in Como
Aix-en-Provence, France
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“Pretty convenient, no bad surprise”
Reviewed January 13, 2011

very convenient location, hardly a 10mn walk from the main train station (San Giovanni), from where you can also hop on most of the local buses (to get a ride around the lake, for example), also very easy to reach by car. And a 10mn walk from the town center and the lake. Fairly quiet in spite of it being located on main thoroughfare. Nice efficient staff, able to speak several foreign languages, as you will find in most international hotels/franchises like BW hotels, newspapers, WiFi, TV in nearly all the languages. Warning to the people who would not be as skinny as Kate Moss lol : the opening of the shower did not exceed 40 cm ... ! Other than that, nice breakfast in large room. Restaurant, but with fairly high prices and ... they will charge you 3 -yes, t-h-r-e-e!- euros for service per person !!! Would that be the reason why there are hardly any people sitting there ?! But a nice hotel on the whole.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

My wife and i spent one night at this hotel... location is good as it is walking distance from railway station...
staff is very helpful...they speak english and guided us well to the places in como...
Although room was small especially the bathroom..it had sufficient facilities eg. coffee machine
Breakfast was included in the charges and was tasty...
we had wonderful italian dinner at the hotel...although they charged for bread and table..which is very unusual in switzerland...but later we found that this is very common in Italy...
it was value for money

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2010

Good points:
Free wi-fi. Clean room. Close to the train station and about 10 mins walk to restaurants.

Bad points:
Location is okay, the area is a bit run down. The pavement outside the hotel is broken and needs fixing. The hotel is on the main road. The hotel room was stuffy and smelly.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2010

My wife and I sent 3 nights here and enjoyed every minute of it.
Our room was lovely, staff were friendly and extremely helpful they spoke english to a high standard.
The restaurant server beautiful meals and their breakfast was the best we found in our 3 weeks in Italy. We will definitely be staying here next year when we come back!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 13, 2010

The hotel is not located at the best part of Como facing the lake, but close enough to Como S Giovanni train station. It's about 10 mins walk to the lake, ferry piers and the shopping district, and about 20 mins walk to the restaurant district. It's a small town, everything is close. There is alos a laundromat about 10 mins away if you need it while you are in Como.

The room we had is on the 1/F overlooking a small courtyard. Strictly speaking, there wasn't much view at all. But the bed was big and firm enough for a good night sleep. It's not a modern hotel. The bathroom was very small, no bath, a small shower room and not much vanity space. Wi-fi internet service was good, free and stable. Breakfast was average. It's ok if you are not fussy. But for th price we paid, it's good value.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Bournemouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2010

Not a very nice location - surrounding roads were very busy. It wasn`t that far to walk into the city centre. Some of the reception people were fine but not very good English (sorry). Parking was underground - took a while to work out how to get in there !! OK breakfast but the whole place was not very tourist friendly - no atmosphere. We won`t go back.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

I'm not a great fan of Best Western because of the varying quality that comes under that lable. The BW Continental ranks average among the BW hotels that I visited: not particularly good, not particularly bad. The decoration of the room made no lasting impression on me, and was just fine. A plus was the effective aircon and the pay tv. The bathroom was fine: a shower over a tub, with good water pressure and temperature. Nothing remarkable.

What really improved out impression of the hotel was the breakfast: a decent selection of food items and plenty of spaces to sit down and enjoy. Also a great plus was the free wifi, which seems to be a standard feature of all BW hotels. Also good (and one of the main reasons for us to chose this hotel) was that it's located just outside the city centre, with a rather big pay & display car park righ in front of the hotel. Parking is free between 17-8, and costs a mere 50 cents per hour otherwise. During the day time you may not immediately find a space, but in the evening it's no problem. The cenre with shops and restaurants is a 10 minute walk, the lake shore 15 minutes. As other reviewers have remarked: the street of the hotel is a busy through road with absolutely no atmosphere, but at no point in time did I feel unsafe there.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Hotel Continental
Address: Viale Innocenzo XI 15, 22100, Como, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Continental)
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #18 of 32 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Hotel situated downtown, 300 meters from Como San Giovanni train station. ... more   less 
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