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“Larius - Como - Italia”
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Lizard Hotel
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Como
Γλυφάδα, Ελλάδα
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125 reviews
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“Larius - Como - Italia”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Not that we haven't stayed at cosmopolitan and exceptionally luxurious hotels but this one I will remember mostly because of the owner. He was extremely friendly and warm and he was almost everywhere, anytime! Most of all he was flexible and smart, always with a sweet smile on his face. A small hotel but if you'd ask me, yes I would gladly spend another vacation at Larius.
Additionaly its not located in some fancy seashore but you can walk everywhere from the Hotel without needing a car or a taxi. Very convenient. The day I was leaving he told me he would open his next hotel in Athens, Greece.... I'm waiting :)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

The Staff was really friendly and they had a computer installed at the reception, where you were able to use the internet for free. The breakfast was ok: bread, marmelade, honey, cheese, ham, coffee and orange juice. The room was ok, too. It's not the cleanest and the walls are really thin. But compared to the price we paid, it was (as I already mentioned) ok.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel. Nice, clean and air conditioned rooms.
The night we stayed we were lucky; the restaurant next door catered a specialty menu all based on truffles.
We highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay here again.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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willowick,ohio,usa
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Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Hotel very nice rooms medium size... Bathroom nice, air does go off in the middle of the nite,and returns in the morning. Good location for walking to the lake a little walk scenic. Hotel does have free wifi and a computer for free use. Front desk very helpful... There is also a restaurant on site we ate there very nice. Take a boat ride to ballagio for the day . I would stay here again

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Larius is pretty hard to find coming from the Como train station - until you are use to the street signs/allys in Como it's is difficult to navigate. We got lost on the bus systems, luckily an english-speaking student helped us! I would recommend taking a taxi from the train station for 7 euros, it's worth it! After we ventured out from the hotel we were able to navigate the city pretty well. Larius is in a somewhat residential part of town - it's a 20 minute walk to the down town tourist area and lake front. We saved quite a bit staying here though so I think it was worth it. The hotel restaurant is delicious and the included breakfast bar had a nice selection.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed July 15, 2010

This hotel, while clean, does not live up to my expectations for a 3-star hotel. The location is not good, the staff wasn't very hospitable, and the decor left a lot to be desired. Not only that, but they turn off the air conditioning between midnight and 6:00 AM (not a great thing when your room is on the 4th floor in June). They explained that the reason for this is to keep the noise down for the neighbors.

If you want to stay in the Lake Como area, I would check out a few of the smaller towns along the lake shore. If you must stay in Como, then find a place close to the lake itself in the old city. The location for Hotel Larius is only good, in my opinion, for the transient traveler who is not their to enjoy the city, but just needs a place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Midlands
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Reviewed July 12, 2010

We stayed at Hotel Larius in Como for 3 nights in early July.

Our double room was comfortable, clean and basic (though If I'm being picky, there was too much furniture for the size of room and the colour scheme was horrid!). The bathroom was a decent size, had a bath and shower with hot water at all times.

Now - air-conditioning …

Despite the fact you can't control the air-con in your room, the hotel are more than willing to switch it on for you - including at night. I'd been a bit concerned they wouldn't do this having read other reviews where people had had problems but I can confirm we had a nice, cool room at all times - very important when it's 39 degrees outside!

Breakfast is included but, to be honest, it's not up to much. The croissants are very sweet (doused in icing sugar), the bread is dry and the coffee is instant - very disappointing for Italy. Still, there are plenty of caffes serving excellent coffee in the Old Town, so I'd suggest start the day with fruit juice and cereal at the hotel then head out for a cappuccino and pastry on Piazza San Fedele.

The hotel's about a 10 minute walk from the Old Town and 20 minutes from the lake so could seem a bit out of the way if you have kids or don't like walking.

We ate at the hotel restaurant on our last night and it was great - despite the fact the outside seating area is pretty much in the car park, it's screened-off with plants and the tables were beautifully decked out in tablecloths, fresh flowers, candles and silver cutlery. It was a shame the local wine wasn't available but that's just a small gripe really as the food was very good and the restaurant manager friendly and amusing.

It's not luxurious and it's not in the heart of Como but Hotel Larius is quiet, clean and cool. I'd stay there again.

Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lizard Hotel
Address: Via Francesco Anzani 12/C | Como, 22100, Como, Italy (Formerly Hotel Larius)
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 32 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lizard Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lizard Hotel is a modern hotel, proceeds in 2004 the renovation of an old mill, able to offer a pleasant stay in a warm and cozy. Located in the old quarters of the charming town of Como in the city center, a few steps from the historic center and the shopping area, full of boutiques of the best Italian designers, The hotel is housed in a young and dynamic context, suitable for every need. Le camere, equipped with every comfort and furnished with style and sophistication, combined with the magical setting of a charming Como, Lizard Hotel make the right choice for a stay of culture and relaxation. The common areas have been manufactured to the highest standards of functionality. Covetto restaurant,il bar, a fitness center with gym, sauna and turkish bath, Internet point and ample parking complete the facilities of the hotel. ... more   less 
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Larius Hotel Como
Lizard Hotel Como, Italy - Lake Como

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