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“Traditional values”
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Hotel Centrale
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence
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“Traditional values”
Reviewed June 7, 2007

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.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2007

I have stayed at the Albergo Centrale many times over the last six years. Booking in advance is recommended because the hotel is popular and from late April to October they are usually booked solid.

The staff are charming, the restaurant is good and the wine list excellent. If you want to try another restaurant they are all within an easy walk and Cernobbio is one of the best locations along Lake Como.

If driving take a tip from the locals and pop over the border into Switzerland to fill up cheap. If you intend to shop for antiques visit in November when the shopkeepers are desperate to sell up stock.

  • Liked — The location and the staff
  • Disliked — Parking a bit of a problem at times
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 24, 2006

Charming, friendly hotel staff. Rooms small but well equipped and decorated. Very good restaurant out front, popular with locals. Fifty meters from the lake. Ask for a room at the back as the front rooms overlook the restaurant and street. Also specify first floor as there is no elevator. Very good value for money. We would be happy to return there.

Stayed July 2006
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Property: Hotel Centrale
Address: Via Regina 39, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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

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