The sepia tinted photos in the lobby point ot the fact that this small hotel has been around a long time. It has been modernised but they have managed to retain a certain gloominess to the decor which makes it unmistakeably traditionally Italian. There does not appear to be a lift.
The location, as the name implies is central, a few minutes walk from the ferry to Como and other lakeside towns. Breakfast is a bit basic, coffee is from a self service machine and synthetic tasting orange juice. The main restaurant is in the cellar, not where one wants to be on a sunny evening. We did eat well a couple of times at the nearby Miralago which has a pleasant restaurant with lake views and charming staff. The improbably named pizza restaurant next door to the Centrale is better than it looks.
Cernobbio is a great place to stay on the lake, noticeably less touristy than Como itself which is only a 10 minute ferry ride away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Centrale is a completely refurbished three star property built in 1906; a turn of the century villa located in the picturesque setting of Cernobbio on Lake Como 50 meters from the lake front. The hotel features 32 modern rooms equipped with free wifi, air-conditioning, central heating, direct dial telephone, private bathroom, satellite TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer, and bathroom amenities. 21 Classic Rooms are located in the two storey 19th century villa and 11 new Deluxe Rooms are situated in the newly restored wing, originally featuring one of the oldest travel inns in the centre of Cernobbio. Hotel services include, a large complimentary onsite car park, bar, meeting space up to 60 seats, 24 hour reception. Hotel Centrale is located 10 minutes from the A9 “Como Lago” highway exit, 40 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport and 5 minutes from the Swiss border. Nearby legendary villas such as Villa d' Este and Villa Erba to name a few are at a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is an ideal stop over when visiting the area’s beautiful landmarks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Albergo Centrale Cernobbio
- Hotel Centrale Lake Como/Cernobbio, Italy