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“It is a very friendly place to stay, a good location to explore Como and the owner is extremely helpful and kind.”

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In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 58 Como B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“It is a very friendly place to stay, a good location to explore Como and the owner is extremely helpful and kind.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We felt very welcomed and staying at the guesthouse is worth while. The breakfast is good and offers a great variety of choice, we especially loved the brie and mozzerella. From the guesthouse you can make a beautiful walk around the lake and explore Como. The rooms are nice and clean, airco works great and we slept very well. Thanks for the stay!

  • Stayed August 2013
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suiteh, Public Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thanks so much for your review! We loved having you stay with us and look forward to your next visit. We take pride in our clean accommodations and have received many compliments on our buffet breakfast. Again, thank you for your comments and please come see us again. We’re waiting for you.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice B&B at a good location, close to boardwalk and funicular (gorgeous views on the lake from Brunate). We stayed there 1 night last summer with friends during our trip around Italy. Nice and clean room, shared bathroom was clean as well. Very good breakfast, the best I had in Italy. The stuff was really nice, helped us with parking. They also have a little restaurant downstairs with very tasty food and good prices, it is worth trying. Highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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suiteh, Public Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful review! We loved having you and hope you and your friends visit us again on you next trip to Como. Our breakfast is a big hit with most of our guests and we’re certainly glad you enjoyed it. Also, thank you for complimenting the staff. We work hard to be as helpful as possible to our guests. As you mentioned, our location is about the best you can get in Como –only 50 meters from the Como Lago Nord train station that can take you to Milan for a shopping trip or 50 meters to the boat dock that can take you up Lake Como to enjoy its beauty or, as you said, a few steps to the funicular that takes you to enjoy Brunate’s breathtaking views. Again, thank you for your kind comments and please come visit us again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

This B&B was little hard to find first but location was good. Owner was very friendly and service very good. Owner gave us also few good tips where to visit. Rooms and showers were clean and quite comfortable and there were also free wifi included. Exellent breakfast and this place is exellent value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Well a little hard to find the entrance but its basically in the middle of the El Merendero restaurant.

On arrival friendly owner greeted us and showed us to our nice clean double room with ensuite and airconditioning.

Yes there are 4 levels of stairs to the top rooms but easy if your mobile, rooms are newly decorated and spacious enough. We had a rear room looking out over neighbouring roof tops nice and quiet room G1.

Owner was very friendlyand helpful and offered advice on transport, ferries, sightseeing and even booked us a taxi to take us to the centrale station in the morning.

Yes the hotel is right near the bus station and the nord lago train station, not the giovani station, if you arrive at giovani station take the number 4 bus to lago bus station.

Would recommend this nice clean basic value for money B&B.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Stayed in room in annexe with shared bathroom. Very clean but spartan. Beds made during the day, bins emptied. Bathrooms are excellent recently renovated and spotless. Hearty breakfast included. Good location and value for money. Free Internet.

Room Tip: Avoid bunk beds. 54 steps involved to room in annexe.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had a 4 night trip round Lake Como and chose this B&B as our first stop in Como itself. Check-in was easy and we were able to do so 30 minutes early. The guy at reception was very helpful and gave us a quick tour of the hotel and its facilities.

I'd say it perhaps had a slight hostel feel to it, but this is no bad thing and everything was perfectly clean, the bunk beds were extremely comfortable and we both slept very very well.

We were pretty pleased with our stay when we woke up the next morning but there was still one last surprise to come - breakfast. It was FANTASTIC and probably rates as one of the best breakfasts we had on the trip, including some in much more expensive hotels. The selection was very extensive and it was all fresh.

So if you're coming to Como and you're on a budget (or even if you're not) I'd recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Wife and I stayed here for 2 nights and found this B&B to be very good and convenient too. We took the option of going there direct from Milan Malpensa airport by trains, first using the ‘Malpensa Express’ train for Milan from T1 then changing at Saronno for the train to Como Lago Nord station. The whole journey took about 1hr 25min. depending on the connection. It was easy enough to do and reasonably cheap. In Riva al lago was 6-7 minutes walk from the station. Easy to find.

Checking in was great with Mario. We asked him a let us have a quiet room and he arranged it with a smile. Mario informed us that breakfast in fact was included in the Booking.com price and it was an error on their website which was good news. We were early at around 12:30 so we left the bags and took the local bus just round the square to Belligio for the afternoon. Journey time around 45 mins and it offered a good view of the lake. On return to In Riva around 6pm it was the older guy who showed us to the room. He seemed rather grumpy and impatient.

The room on the 3rd floor at the back was reasonably spacious and very quiet. Rooms at the front would be noisier with the restaurant customers in the street down below. There was only the view of a roof but we didn't mind. There was no lift so beware if you have no heavy bags. AC worked great. Bathroom was clean and roomy. Buffet breakfast turned out to be decent and it was nice to sit outside in the warm sunshine in the morning. We ate in the piazza cafe/restaurant 1 of the evenings, it was fine and not expensive.

The ferry boats dock was 10 minutes walk away and easy to use. We had a wonderful boat trip up and down the lake and stopping at 2 of the towns. One can ask Mario for the best way of going about doing that if unsure. As we had already spent the previous pm in Bellagio, we opted for a whole day boat ticket covering the entire lake for 5Euro more. One wont be able to visit all the town of the upside down Y, but we had managed to visit Varenna (nice place) for 50 minutes and Colico (30 mins). Beware it would be a long day (9:15-19:30) doing it this way but we saw all the different sceneries all the way up to the top of the lake! That was the main reason we went to Lake Como.

The Como town centre, Cathedral, shops etc. were 10 minutes from In Riva and the tram to go up the hill was 5 minutes the other way. On leaving Como, we walked to the main Como train station to catch a train to Milan, it took 15 minutes and it was an easy level walk. No real issues there.

All in all we will recommend In Riva. However it would be even nicer if the older gentleman could learn to be less grumpy and be more patient and polite with the customers.

Room Tip: As for a room at the back if you want quietness.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Ranked #2 of 58 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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