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Posta Design Hotel
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in Como
Sacramento
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“Only hotel I could find at a reasonable price.”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

When trying to book last-minute reservations in Como, I was faced with he prospect of paying $300+ for accommodations. The only moderately priced hotel was the Hotel Posta Como, at 100 euros. On the positive side, the restaurant was quite good, and the breakfast was as good as one gets in Italy, certainly better than the breakfast we had in Milan at a Best Western. The desk clerk was very helpful, and they held our bags for us all day since we arrived early.

On the woefully negative side, our room had not been dusted or vacuumed since the Eisenhower era, and the mattresses were very old, with lots of lumps. The noise coming from the street kept my partner awake all night. The bathroom is crumbling tile and everything has a vague sour smell. The elevator does not operate between 11pm and 600am, for "security reasons," and one needs to use one's keycard to buzz yourself into the hotel after hours. Vaguely creepy.

That said, given the prices for other accommodations, it's OK for a value traveler.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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AlbergoPostaComo, Direttore at Posta Design Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2010
Dear Medeirs! Sure that your room hasn’t been cleaned?! Yes, our structure is quite old but not dirty and we are disappointed for your negative position on our Hotel. We are renovating our rooms, we hope you’ll have another occasion to come and visit us. Since we are in the centre of Como, it’s true that sometimes the noise coming from the streets is quite fastidious, but it’s quite comprehensive in the almost of all cities. It’s curios that you find strange the rules of an hotel about elevator, security and opening of doors in the night. We are a two stars hotel and our services aren’t so prestigious like others categories. We hope you understand our exposition and we greets you so kindly.
Albergo Ristorante Posta**’ staff.
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Reviewed September 9, 2010

The rooms are very basic with damp and peeling plaster. The hotel is grubby and that includes the dishes used for breakfast. I had belongings stolen from my room and someone tried to enter my bedroom at 3am, the security at the hotel is terrible. Booked 2
nights but stayed only for one, a lot of people don't stay for the number of nights they booked - a notice on the back of the bedroom door indicates that if you leave before the time stated at the time of booking you have to pay for 3 nights lieu.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
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AlbergoPostaComo, Direttore at Posta Design Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2010
Dear Unhappy888, we answer to your post disappointing your opinion on our hotel. We effort to do our best for our structure, we clean the best we can but since the hotel isn’t recent, the results aren’t so clear. That’s why we are renovating our hotel. About the security, we are quite surprised that someone stolen your personal effects: it’s the first time that someone says such a thing! In the end, we want to underline that you didn’t pay for n°3 nights as it was written in our room’s rules even if you booked for n°2 nights and you went away the first one you stayed.
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Reviewed May 17, 2009

Stayed here May 2009. Rooms are very basic and a bit dark. Rooms and bathrooms could be cleaner. New carpets needed and bathroom floor tiles. Elevator was not reliable. No WiFi available. Few positive points: decent breakfast included, great location (right in center of town) and good value for the location.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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AlbergoPostaComo, Direttore at Posta Design Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2010
Dear customer, we are making important changes to our structure. Please come back soon to see the true improvements of our hotel. WiFi is now available and free.
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Albergo Ristorante Posta**’ staff.
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Additional Information about Posta Design Hotel

Property: Posta Design Hotel
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 2, 22100, Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 32 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Posta Design Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
NEW HOTEL OPENED ON MARCH 8TH , 2014 AFTER A COMPLETE RESTORATION . NEW , MNIMAL AND IN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SQAURE OF COMO ... more   less 
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Posta Design Hotel Como, Italy - Lake Como

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