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“Clean but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Plinius

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Hotel Plinius
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Como
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Clean but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Booked last minute whilst on a cycle holiday as the campsite was out of town and we fancied getting a flavour of Como.
The room and en suite were clean and the staff helpful. We were able to store our bikes in the underground garage.
Unfortunately although we got to enjoy a night out in Como I probably would have slept better in the tent. I assumed the air con just wasn't working and had an unsettled night due to street noise with the windows open to cool the room down. In the morning I learned that the air con is switched off overnight which was disappointing.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the street if possible due to noise levels.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed only one night in Plinus. The hotel is in a great location, 5 min walk to train station, 3 min to the lake, 3 min to the city centre. The front desk was very helpful and nice. The room was basic, clean and had everything we need. It's a great deal when you compare the money you pay!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Kristiansand, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great clean room in this Hotel that is located in the center of the town. Would have been very good if it hasn't been for the noise from the bars nearby. Make sure that you get at room the lies in the right direction.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank merete k
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

From the outside, the hotel Plinius is not encouraging. In fact it is quite easy to miss it unless you know exactly where to look. The exterior is dingy and it is on the corner of a rather scruffy area.

Once inside however, it turns out to be a bright and cheery little hotel with clean, comfortable (though smallish) rooms, spotless bathrooms, friendly staff and a good buffet breakfast once you manage to master the egg cooker (failure to do this on my first morning resulted in a minor disaster as uncooked egg ran amok on my plate).

Paradoxically, the one major downside is its location. It’s central which is great, but you pay a price in external noise. My room overlooked the small square nearby which boasts several restaurants and the noise level, particularly on the Saturday night, was high. I have never been bothered by this, but light sleepers should make sure that they ask for a quiet room at the back. The room lighting left much to be desired, especially if you wanted to read, but so few hotels have decent reading lights that finding them is something of a bonus.

It’s a hotel well suited to a short stay and/or a base to leave early in the morning and return to late at night. I found it excellent value for money and would happily stay there again if I wanted a modest hotel in Como.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Ok hotel, good service, in the middle of Como. If you go by car, make sure to order the parking lot in front of the hotel (15 €). Extremely hard beds. The pillows are a disaster and a cathastrophe! Very nice bathrooms though.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We spent 4 nights here on our visit to Lake Como, so glad that we chose the Plinius hotel. We found the hotel to be central for all the things we wanted to do. The room was a good size and the bathroom was large and very nice, one drawback was only one very flat pillow on the bed but this was soon rectified by asking at reception. There was a good continental breakfast in a pleasant dining area and attentive staff. One thing we found on our first night, asking at the bar for a whisky they did not have any. We would certainly use this hotel again if we visit Como and recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank noel964
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Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Spent two nights here at beginning of our Italian trip, friendly efficient staff, large clean rooms, excellent location, what more could one ask for....Parking!! We found a spot on the busy street outside the hotel, had to get up early to feed the meter, otherwise, good hotel and location.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about Hotel Plinius

Property: Hotel Plinius
Address: Via Garibaldi, 33, 22100, Como, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Como
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Plinius 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hotel Plinius Como, Italy - Lake Como

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