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“Budget Hostel with a Great Location”

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In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 55 Como B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Budget Hostel with a Great Location”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We booked 1 double and 1 triple room for 1 night at In Riva al Lago, and called a night earlier to confirm the reservation. However, due to some mix-up, our triple room had been given to some other guests. When we showed up, the manager realized the error (we had a legit receipt of reservation), and he quickly fixed the problem by getting us a triple room in the neighboring hotel at no extra charge, plus he included the breakfast coupon for that room as well. The manager was really helpful and friendly and gave us great sightseeing tips. The double room that we got was very clean, and newly renovated.
The best part about this place is its location! Right next to the lake, seconds away from bus station and Funicular railway with great places to eat close by. It is very economical and we were very happy with our stay here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The equipment of the rooms is simple but ok, bathroom is big and clean, everything you need is provided. The location is right at the shore and downtown. Regarding this the rates are incredible low. Due to the central location, the windows had to be closed at night, and kept out all urban noise very well. AC is priovided. Staff is friendly and very concerned, breakfast is just great. Finding the place without leaving your car is definitly impossible. Spend 8 euros for one of the hotel's "garages" and face one of the greatest imaginable challenges for a car driver, but don't worry, staff will be with you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Bristol
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

For Como this is REALLY good value (85 Euros per night for a family room for 2 adults and children aged 11 and 8). The location is good, (quiet square near Como Nord station and Brunate funicular), the air conditioning worked (when it was 32 degrees outside) and Mario, seemingly running the show more or less single-handed, was very helpful. Yes, breakfast was a compulsory extra but at 5 Euros each, who's complaining when mainstream hotels charge four times that for not much more - there was plenty of bread, cold meats & cheeses, cereal, fruit, coffee etc. It satisfied our needs and we wouldn't have spent less buying the stuff at a supermarket far less a cafe. Those writing poor reviews must have either had wildly unrealistic expectations or didn't do sensible things like emailing a day in advance to confirm arrival (especially if arriving late). We'd certainly stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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New Johnsonville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2012

This hostel did not save our reservation, despite the deposit we had already paid. The manager of this property was extremely unfriendly and difficult to deal with. He emailed us at 11pm the night before our arrival date and then, because we did not respond (we were travelling), he gave our room away the following morning. There is no security in booking this hostel, so we would not recommend it to future travellers.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We liked this place. The very busy gentleman at the front desk took the time to lug my big suitcase way upstairs for me and went off with my husband to help him park. The location is super and breakfast very good, if a bit pricey. Breakfast is optional, however, but you must say whether or not you'll have it each day at the beginning of your stay. Our room was quiet and comfy, the bathroom VERY nice. We were on the top floor in the room nearest the stairs.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Disappointment starts already at the desk. Even if you booked a room without breakfast you will have to pay for it, nice... There is no elevator so, if your luggage is heavy you will be very glad. Rooms are basic but clean and recently refurbished, the bed is not very comfortable. Breakfast is low quality and there aré restrictions: only one piece of fruit, one croissant, one yoghourt,... Location is excellent but despite of that I would not recommend it, too expensive for what it offers and you feel cheated.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2012

We were very impressed with this late booking in Como. The location is just off the lake front, but was very hard to find. It took us some 20 minutes to find and had to ask two people.

The rooms very basic but very clean and had no issues with this at all. Not many of the rooms have a view of the lake so dont expect an amazing vista. The beds are good and kept very clean.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Address: Via Benedetto E Antonio Maria Crespi 4, 22100, Como, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
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Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Como
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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