We stayed at the hotel Larius for 3 nights. Overall the hotel was fine.
Plus points were that the rooms were very clean, the hotel is fairly new, fixtures and fittings in good condition, sufficient parking available (a big plus in italy!), and friendly & helpful staff.
Also... there are two supermarkets within easy walking distance, very handy if you want to stock up on water etc.
The walk to the city walls is probably about 10 minutes, probably about another 10 minutes to the waterfront.
Not so good points are the airconditioning being switched off at night - the weather was pretty hot so we went from being a good temperature to very hot overnight, then cool when the aircon came back on again. The internet is expensive - 1 euro for 5 minutes - I didn't use it so I can't say whether it was any good. They have a small gym - not sure if it is charged for - if it's important to you make sure you ask beforehand (I think its 10 euros).
Breakfasts were ok but not great. I was a bit disappointed that the coffee was from a nescafe machine, and the juice was under par.
My impression is that the staff are committed to making the venture a success, but the owners have stretched themselves to the limit to fund the venture, and money is very very tight.
If you are passing by como for a few days, and you're looking for a mid-range hotel, then this could be a good place to look at.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Larius Hotel Como
- Lizard Hotel Como, Italy - Lake Como