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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Traveller (1943)
Room & Suite (570)
Traveller (1943)
Room & Suite (570)
Dining (153)
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Hotel Britannia Excelsior is set on the shores of Lake Como and is a former 19th-century inn. The beautiful guest rooms are tastefully decorated with luxury fabrics and antique furniture. The hotel boasts four bars four restaurants and two swimming pools open seasonally.RnrnJust 50 metres from the Cadenabbia landing dock, the Britannia Excelsior offers free parking and beautiful views of Bellagio. RnrnThe centre of Griante is a 10 minutes' walk away. Free public parking is available near the swimming pool. All rooms at the Britannia Excelsior Hotel are equipped with satellite TV and private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Some rooms overlook the lake and some even have a balcony. RnrnFree Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and breakfast is a continental-style buffet available daily in the main restaurant. Both the buffet-style restaurant and the a la carte, lakeside restaurant specialise in classic Italian and international cuisine.
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Property amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Internet
Free Parking
Wheelchair Access
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Room features
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Bay View
Great View
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Location
Full view
59Somewhat walkable
Grade: 59 out of 100
26Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
7Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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We stayed at the Hotel Britannia with a couple of friends for 6 nights in September 2018. The Family run Hotel is set in the most beautiful setting on the edge of Lake Como with just a road between the Hotel and a large infinity swimming pool. Our rooms on the fifth floor were ex
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Good quality hotel, excellent staff, clean rooms, large dining room, good proper Italian cuisine, freshly cooked our room had a fantastic lake view.Go for the pasta cooked for you to order. Take the lake view rooms despite the traffic noise the view is unforgettable.Revisited thi
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We had another great break at this super hotel. There are wonderful walks along the lake and into the hills, the ferry is just a short stroll from the hotel, from which we were able to explore other lovely villages. The food was excellent with loads of choices at each meal, the f
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We booked to go with Shearings despite readings all the bad reviews published, and we are pleased we did. We arrived after a very tiring overnight trip, and on checking in we took the upgrade to a room with a balcony and lake view, well worth the additional cost. We found the sta
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Just returned 25nov 2018 nothing wrong with the hotel it's the staff there seems to be no management whatsoever i stayed all inclusive,went down to the bar to order a drink and i think who seemed to be the head barman refused to serve me he said my eyes were red i explained i had
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The Superior Room at the Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior
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The Superior Room at the Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior
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The Deluxe Room at the Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior
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The Deluxe Room at the Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior
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Could you please tell me if you have a cooked breakfast.
Yes there is cooked breakfast and cereal and fruit and savory items for breakfast
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Good morning. Are there lifts to all floors including the basement bar? Many exterior and interior steps to negotiate? Lastly, any rooms with walk in showers? Thank you.
There are steps inside the main door leading up to hotel reception. Stairs down to the basement bar (not sure if there is a lift). Two lifts in the main hotel area. If in the annex, only one lift from the dining room, then another very antiquated lift to upper floors. Don’t know about walk-in showers, ours had to be stepped into. Please think twice about staying there - it’s a dreadful place (but in a beautiful location). Not to be recommended at all.
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We have stayed at GHB in the Spring. Now booked for Christmas and New year. Would like to confirm that we have booked upgrade to Lake View Room. Also what is the cost of upgrading to Platinum. Thank you. John and Pat Longcroft
We didn’t upgrade don’t think it would have made much difference as hotel totally shabby may have got better food though. We did prebook lake view otherwise stay would have been pointless. Sorry but would never stay there again
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Has anyone stayed here at Christmas/New Year. Also how much does the upgrade to Platinum cost. Thanks from Pat
After our experience, when the room we had booked was not available, so we did not get the lake view, balcony or superior room promised, we would never go to this hotel again. The food is poor and many of the staff surly and unhelpful.
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Who is the matre'd
I'm assuming this is a joke.
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"A Lake view room is a must!"
"The Fifth and Sixth floors offer views of Bellagio and the lake."
"Lake view rooms are great, with lifts to all floors the higher up the better views!"
"We had room 513 with lake view and balcony."
"Rooms at the front overlook Lake Como, but rooms located at the rear were quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
US$86 - US$159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
britannia excelsior hotelhotel britannia excelsior cadenabbia
LOCATION
ItalyLombardyLake ComoCadenabbia di Griante
NUMBER OF ROOMS
284
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