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Regina Olga Hotel
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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166 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Back again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visited this hotel two years ago, it hasn't changed, which in my view is a good thing.

Lets be clear this is not a modern city hotel, it is your traditional Italian locally run, unique hotel. I suspect the majority of reviews from UK based guests are from those that have been on pre-costed coach holidays, hence the comments on standard rooms and comments of the food which is a set menu. As an independent traveler I found the local to be very good, overlooking the lake, and rooms of a traditional but comfortable standard.

Service was polite and helpful when required and although I only ate breakfast the selection was typically Italian and of good quality.

Room Tip: If you can ask for lake view, it will be worth any extra cost
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Exiles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Preston, UK
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

I don't want to sound too negative about this hotel, so first, the good points:
It has centrally situated with beautiful views of the lake (provided you book a room with a view, otherwise you might find yourself looking at the car park).
It is conveniently placed close to the boat pier for lake trips.
The air conditioning works well.
It has a pleasant pool area.
The staff are polite and efficient.
Now for the bad points, and I'm afraid there were just too many:
Shabby entrance lounge, very old fashioned furnishings that have seen better days. The same applies to the bedrooms, which are a decent size but the furniture surely dates back to the 60's, as do the bed coverings and curtains. There is lack of drawer space, we had to pile clothing in the open-fronted bedside tables.
The bathroom is merely adequate with poor quality toiletries, paper thin towels, very thin loo paper, and a minute bath/shower which had obviously not been used as a bath recently because when I turned it on, lots of black gunk came out of the taps. The hair drier is the old-fashioned kind with a hose, very inefficient. Every time the person in the room next door uses the toilet you can hear it flush.
There is no Sky TV, and a poor choice of English language channels.
No free WiFi - this is not acceptable in the 21st century.
No tea/coffee making facilities in the room, nor is bottled water provided, except in the mini bar at an extortionate price.
We did not eat in the hotel apart from breakfast, which was barely adequate.
This is not what I would expect from a hotel charging 300 euros-plus a night. It really is such a shame because with an injection of cash to upgrade the interior, this hotel could be wonderful, given its location and outside appearance. As it stands, it offers seriously bad value for money.

Room Tip: Ask for a full lake view room on a high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Janis T
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went with Riviera travel on their Lake Como tour. As per the Sicily tour the food at the hotels were sub standard. I assume as the group is budgeted to a certain amount per head the quality is sacrificed. I would recommend that if you go on a tour take it as a B+B and go out for your food. of course you do miss out sitting with your companions from the tour which is disappointing but going out in the evening does add to your holiday experience.
The staff at the hotel were friendly and the rooms good, and so i dont wish for my review of the tour food to reflect on the general feel of the hotel which is very nice.
We did find that the water system was noisy and if fellow travellers got up in the night and flush the chain we all are woken

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank nick H
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

Before setting off on our holiday we looked at the reviews and wished we had chosen a different hotel. On arriving we found the hotel staff very efficient in booking us in. They were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Nothing was too much for them. The hotel may be a little dated but that added to the charm, it was very clean and the bedding and towels were changed every day. Situated in a beatiful position and a short walk to the ferry station. I only regret was that we didn't ask for a lake view with a balcony. We would not hesitate recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Lin280
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Level Contributor
54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed at Regina Olga Hotel for a week during May 2014. The hotel decoration itself is very classic to old fashion. The latter is not necessarily a negative point since some people like this type of decoration. Some of the furniture in the room though looked like they lack maintainance or need replacement. No coffee maker or kettle available in the room.The bathroom itself looked renovated and very nice and comfortable. The room was cleaned every day and the towels and bedsheets were changed likewise. However if one would look behind the TV and under the bed would notice a considerable amount of dust. The brekfast buffet was not exactly what was expected from a 4 stars hotel and especially the scrabbled eggs had a "strange taste". The boiled eggs were also cold. Also in order to order coffee you would have to get on hold of the waiter since otherwise it would take some time for them to come and ask you what type of coffee you would like to have. The personnel working at the hotel bar were really friendly and helpful when they were around but some times it was difficult to get on hold of someone. The best point of this hotel was that it was just next to the lake and 1 minute walk from the ferry that takes you to Como.The price of this hotel was too high compared to what it offers.If back at Cernobbio I would only go back to this hotel if there was an offer at the room price, that would bring it down to half of its original price.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Marnes81
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Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

Perfect location, quiet and friendly atmosphere. Wonderful lake view , good food, a swimming pool. Some 50 meters to the river station, many authentic places to dine and wine, Piazzetta cafe, located a bit up the hill has got superb wine selection by glass and bottle as well.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Laura A
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birmingham
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56 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed as part of a tour group. Bar prices very high ( hotel next door much cheaper where we went each evening ) nicely situated right beside Lake Como, the ferry takes you to lots of different places, the ferry is right on the doorstep. The room does not have tea making facilities so might be worth investing in a travel kettle otherwise tea and coffee expensive. The restaurant was nice for breakfast but our tour group were served dinner in a characterless events room with basic food,buffet style, plenty of it but little choice. The large round tables seated eight so could be awkward if you didn't get on with your fellow passengers or preferred to sit as a couple. Staff were ok but not over friendly.

Room Tip: Top floor facing lake
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jonkath75
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Property: Regina Olga Hotel
Address: Via Regina 18, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Regina Olga Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 83
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