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“Plinius Hotel Lake Como”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Plinius

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Hotel Plinius
Ranked #14 of 33 Hotels in Como
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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Kinsale, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2009

Stayed here for one night in March 2009. Located half way between San Giovanni railway station and main square - about 500 metres each direction. Boutique style hotel with friendly staff. Rooms are small but comfortable with tasteful good quality decor and fittings. Breakfast included in rate and it is usual continental style served in small breakfast room. Internet available but wasn't working night we were there.
Would recommed to anyone looking for modest centrally located hotel in Como.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mack1TheKnife
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New City, New York
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105 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2008

We stayed at Plinius at the end of our 18 day trip around Italy. We were there for 4 nights. The hotel is in a good location, it is clean, the staff seemed friendly and helpful. However, the rooms are quite small and the air conditioning in our room was not working properly. We asked about it several times and it was never fixed. It was nice and cool in the hallway, but our room was much, much warmer and was quite frustrating trying to sleep at night when its warm in the room.

Another problem is that you could hear everything in the rooms from outside. This wasn't really a problem on the nights during the week because there were not too many people out and about, but Saturday night was definitely a lot louder outside well into the late night because it was a lot busier and lot of young kids around. Made it a bit harder to sleep, but I wouldn't say it was awful.

The breakfast in the morning was good, had a decent selection. I'm not a big breakfast person, but my husband was down there almost every morning enjoying the breakfast.

I think if the rooms were comfortable as far as having some air conditioning and/or fresh air (we couldn't open the windows), it would have been a much better stay.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Thank Giovanna P
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Yorkshire
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2008

The hotel has an excellent location. the roooms are abit on the small side. the hotel web site is ait misleading as some of the pictures are not of the hotel but in the surrounding area. We stayed for 1 night and it was adequate. We had not been to Como before, so if we return we would book other hotels, but The Pllinius suited our needs for this trip. The breakfast was not good though.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank seabie73
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Ankara, Turkey
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2007

Como Lake (Lago di Como) was our (me & my wife) third step of our trip in Italy, after Rome and Florence. Hotel Plinius where we spent 5 nights, is one of the small, clean and well placed hotels in Como. The stuff is young and very helpfull. But kowledge of foreign language is a common problem in Italy i thik. Because we could find nobody who can talk french with us. We was starting in french, going on in english and ending in italian!! If i come in Como again, i may prefer to stay in Hotel Plinius for the second time. By the way Bellagio and Lecco are main places to see first around the lake i guess.

  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank calicula
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Viareggio, Italy
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51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2007

I have just back from a leisure holiday with my wife on the wonderful Como lake. We decided to choose Como as starting point of a three full days trip on the Como lake with a short visit to Lugano. The hotel is perfectly situated in the town center, at easy walking distance from the lake, the shopping area, the wonderful Cathedral, restaurants and post office. Hotel is very clean with lift we got a nice double room on 2nd floor, modern bathroom with shower, good breakfast (for an Italian), friendly and young staff.
Drawbacks: you could hear all noises coming from the street despite Como is a very quiet town and there are no discos or pubs around the hotel. Our room was hot, we thought it might depend on the heating. The reception told us that some rooms are hot, some are cold, depending on the central sysyem. They know that customers complain about it but no solution at the moment. Last drawback is that the hotel has no parking. If you arrive by car you have to pay €1.00 per hour in the blue stripes (from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. except Sundays and holidays) or looking for a cheaper parking (€0.50 per hour).

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — room too hot, and there was nothing to do about it
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank fabri
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Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2007

The marriage of our best friends brought us to beautiful Como and the Plinius Hotel, where many of the guests were staying. What a truly fantastic time we had. The friendliness and humour of the staff at Hotel Plinius topped off the weekend! The Plinius may be just a 3 star hotel, but its staff are of 5 star calibre, showing you what difference a laugh and a smile can make in the service sector and life in general. There is a free lesson here for all of us! In short, we found this a really pleasant place to stay.

  • Liked — Spotlessly clean.
  • Disliked — Rooms were not huge.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with friends
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3 Thank Matti-Pringle
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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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