When you read stories about Pirates and buried treasures, there's always a map with an "X" on it to mark the spot where all the jewels are to be found. Well, Barchetta Excelsior is the "X" on the map of Como, and there are some wonderful jewels to be found there. The Hotel is on the right side of the Piazza facing the long view down the famous lake of the same name, with soaring mountains on either side.
Well, I'm told that there are soaring mountains, because it was raining and misty whilst we were staying there! But that did nothing to dampen our spirits as there is so much to see in the old town of Como - which just happens to be right behind the Barchetta Excelsior!
And you must take a trip down the lake on the Ferry: which just happens to leave from a jetty .... just opposite the Barchetta Excelsior!
The Hotel does everything well: it's comfortable, clean, with spacious rooms - even if the central heating is a little over enthusiastic - and the views from the front rooms are stunning. Breakfast - included - was a highlight (being one who has Coeliac disease and cannot eat anything with wheat flour in it, can limit ones choices when eating out) and we ate heartily on freshly prepared foods overseen by very friendly staff.
I'm keeping my treasure map of Como, and hope to head up into that part of the world again as soon as I can!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior you are surrounded by beauty: the villas with their gardens, art exhibitions, silk outlets, boutiques, romantic boat trips, renowned golf clubs. The only hotel in Como with over 50 rooms facing the lake offering a breathtaking view of one of the world's most beautiful sceneries. The hotel is located a few steps from the Cathedral and from the city center and close to the shopping area. Every single moment you spend in Como will be unique and unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barchetta Excelsior Como
- Barchetta Excelsior Hotel Como
- Hotel Barchetta Excelsior Como, Italy - Lake Como