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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, in Como, Italy, was well situated in Como, in that it seemed to be central not only to shopping, but also to restaurants, and close to the harbor itself. Our room overlooked the harbor, and had a beautiful view. There was a private small balcony with a table and two chairs outside our room where we could sit and enjoy the sunset in the evening. Service was excellent and the rooms were very clean. A full breakfast was included in the room rate, and was very good. This is an older hotel with lots of character. We were with a group of people involved in a Monograms Tour, after completing an Avalon Cruise on the Rhine River, and traveling on the high speed train from Switzerland. There are many restaurants located nearby, as well as the Funicolare railway to the top of the hill overlooking Como, and boats that travel the lake. It was an easy trip by boat to the town of Bellagio.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the harbor. It is not noisy at all, but is very beautiful at sunrise and sunset.
  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Fantastic location and lake view rooms has a fantastic view of the lake.

Nice breakfast, but breakfast area is a bit busy.

There is a square between the hotel and the road along the lake, so no noise, as the hotel is in the restricted trafic zone.

Terminal for boat tours is just across the square, and shopping streets starts just behind the hotel. Plenty of nice restaurants within a short walk.

Be aware how you book, I accidentally booked on scam website, luckily the site was only overcharging me, so I ended up paying 20% extra, but when I checked with the hotel, they had my prepaid reservation.

Be sure to book at the official website (TA does not allow to post the link here, just be sure you check)

You can't find better location for a visit to Como

If coming by car, be sure to look at google maps before you go. The hotel is located in the restricted trafic zone. You need to give the hotel you license plate no, so you don’t get a fine

Room Tip: Lake view, and 4th floor and above (to get full lake view)
  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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GM_HBE, General Manager at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear dkdude,
thank you very much for posting a review! We are very pleased to know you enjoyed
your recent stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for highlighting our unbeatable location!
Looking forward to your next visit!
Kindest regards,
Robert Webber - GM

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Only had a quick 2 night stay at the beginning of December so had some lovely markets, language barrier was no problem. Rooms were cleaned and we had an amazing view from room
325 try the moscato 100% amazing

Stayed: December 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Aimsta82
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GM_HBE, General Manager at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Aimsta82,
thank you very much for posting a review! We are very pleased to know you enjoyed
your recent stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for highlighting our unbeatable lake views!
Looking forward to your next visit!
Kindest regards,
Robert Webber - GM

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We have just stayed a week in como. At the Brchetta Excslsior was a stunning place towels and bedding chhanngged daily. Great choice of breakfast. The staff very helpful and friendly With stunning views of the lake cennfral for the rail station 4 mins waklk away. Local buses stop right outside.

Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
1  Thank dwatt528
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GM_HBE, General Manager at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear dwatt528,
thank you for posting a review! We are very happy to know you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. Your positive feedback is much appreciated. Thank you for highlighting our friendly staff and unbeatable views of the lake!
Looking forward to your next visit!
Kindest regards,
Robert Webber - GM

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The building is old, but well maintained.
Premises are clean.
Rooms are big enough.
My room was too warm and I had to open the window during the night.
Breakfast okay.
Great location on the main square on the lake

Stayed: October 2017, traveled on business
Thank Massimo G
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GM_HBE, General Manager at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Massimo G,
thank you very much for posting a review! We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Barchetta Excelsior. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for highlighting our unbeatable location!
Looking forward to your next visit!
Kindest regards,
Robert Webber - GM

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