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Hotel Quarcino
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Como
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Incredible value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

While the rooms are a bit small and monastic, the hotel is great value for money - the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. Breakfast was good and the coffee to die for - close to everything worth seeing.

Room Tip: All the rooms seem to be the same close to the church with the frequent bell ringing
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tony R
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Havant, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

The hotel has had some great reviews and I can understand why, but I did wonder if was in the same hotel.

Breakfast is much like any other Italian breakfast, except they seem to only want to have enough croissants for a third of the guests, most odd!

Our room was quite dated and so was the bathroom and didn't seem to correspond to the pictures on the website. Heating was an issue and it appears this is not a new observation. Cleanliness appeared ok, but when we moved the small desk closer to the window, its obvious it not been moved for some while.

The pillows are recycled rock and we has ask for softer pillows which were provided.

The staff are keen to help, at least most. Some of the older members of the family could do with going on a look happy and smile course!

Good location.

Not sure if I would recommend, and probably wouldn't stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rangehunter
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SEA
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96 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We were quite pleased with this hotel. The location was excellent as was the price. Especially considering the alternatives. I didn't find the bed overly comfortable but the room itself was really nice and the bathroom was great. The price was great and included a pretty nice breakfast each morning. One of my favorite things about the hotel was that they sold a litre bottle of water for 2 euros. After spending more than that on small bottles throughout our trip this was a treat. They had free wi-fi as well a computer in the public area. All in all we really liked this place (I loved the church bells) and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank karbop1
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Meridian, Idaho
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were awake before the church bells rang (7:45am on Sunday, 7:30am on Monday), so that was not an issue for us, but the bells were quite loud. The only real negative was that the bed and pillows were not very comfortable.

Location was convenient to the funicular, the ferries, and many restaurants. Owners were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The mom speaks limited English, but a little Italian (eg, room number) went a long way. Breakfast was delicious with various options but very little protein. Our room was clean and decently sized.

Most people going to/from Milan will use the Como S. Giovanni station, which is on the other side of town. A larger taxi costs 15 euros and a smaller taxi costs 9 euros to the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Corey R
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Poole,Dorset,UK
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90 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Our flight to Malpensa from London was delayed by over three hours. We had to find ourselves a hotel in Como in the late evening. By good luck, we found this lovely hotel. The double room was large and very clean and the bathroom was very good. Our double bed was comfortable.
Parking was adequate and off road. The breakfast was good. All of the staff were polite and friendly.
A couple of minor negatives, the bells of Saint Agustin Church woke us at 7:30 - its next door. Also
our pillows would not win any prizes. That said, this is a very good hotel, well run and seems much better than it's 2 star rating. We would be happy to visit again.

Room Tip: Room 210 is a good choice for a double room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank J0hnandAngela
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

Brilliant hotel - glad to know places like this still exist - family run but get it all right. Super great value, no complaints. Yes, the bells are loud and there's a bit of street noise but you'll probably get the same everywhere in Como (and that's why ear plugs are essential travel items).

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Murray P
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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

we chose the Quarcino because it was near a train station (yes), and wasn't too expensive. It's on the east side of town, near the secondary train station. It is better to catch a train that puts you into the other station, and then either walk across town, or take a cab. You'll have more choices that way, and fewer transfers coming up from Milano.

The hotel is a bit on the old side. The rooms are well kept and spacious. We booked a triple, and got a room with a queen bed, and a second bedroom with 3 twins. I think there was wifi in the lobby, but not in the rooms, but my memory could be faulty. There's breakfast in the morning (extra), and a supermarket just down the street, and a nice cafe/restaurant between the supermarket and the train station. There's several nice restaurants between the hotel and the lake; just explore the side streets going north. Of course, there are also many restaurants between the hotel and the other train station.

The Bells. Those Bells. The hotel is located next to a church. The bells start ringing at 7:30 (get up), again at 8:00 (get out the door), and at 8:15 (we're starting). This goes again in the evening. Our bathroom was on the side of the hotel facing the bell tower. The bells were quite loud, even with the windows closed. If you're trying to sleep in, well, good luck. I think we sort-of got used to them, and then it was time to go.

The couple that operate the hotel are very nice, and speak good English. I think that German is one of their other languages. If we get to Como again, and don't stay further up the lake, we'll stay there again.

Room Tip: Avoid the bell tower. There is a coin-op laundromat within a block of the hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank audiogeek
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Additional Information about Hotel Quarcino

Property: Hotel Quarcino
Address: Salita Quarcino 4, 22100, Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 33 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Quarcino 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family-owned hotel in Como center with garden and Private Parking ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Quarcino Hotel Como
Hotel Quarcino Como, Italy - Lake Como

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