I booked this hotel at the last minute and was very pleased I did.
From arrival the staff were very helpful and helped me planed my week-end.
The facilities were what you would expect from a four star hotel and the property seemed well maintained.
I am one contented guess.
"Great location, great breakfast, staff and clean!"
A very large hotel, we upgraded to a suite which was lovely, exceptionally clean. October seemed quiet in Como. A very beautiful place, suprisingly not lots of atmosphere, but this maybe down to the fact it was October?
Visited Bellagio on the ferry. Either Catamaran or Hydrofoil if you choose the fast boat...takes just over an hour. I would highly recommend this trip but Bellagio is very small so a couple of hours there is ample. The Fenicular to the top of the mountain is a must. There is a tour bus if you are unable to hike, which will take you to the light house..the walk is approx 30 mins, which was well rewarded by the view once there.
Como has lots of expensive clothes shops, pavement cafes and a Cathedral.
Hotel was comfortable, staff very helpful and friendly, their English was exceptional. Read lots of negative reviews on wifi, we had a 15 year old with us who used a lot, you do have to buy, but a small percentage in terms of overall holiday, and worked well. I would recommend the Junior Suite we stayed in, which was both spacious and comfortable. With three of us in the room the seating area was very welcome whilst relaxing. The hotel could not be faulted!
Sally from UK
Former 18th century palace set in landscaped gardens overlooking Lake Como, 50 metres from Como's historic centre. …More
My family all enjoyed our stay at the Barchetta Excelsior very much. The rooms were in good order with excellent air conditioning. The towels and sheets were changed every day, which was great as the weather was so hot. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. The location was the best we could have asked for - right near the ferries and the Duomo. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
Fantastic hotel very clean ,great location , staff really helpful , spa was very relaxing. Will be coming back . Would recommend having a car to get around. Local cafes and restaurants good too. Just loved the balcony over looking the Lake .
From the moment we arrived we were treated as honoured guests. Nothing was too much trouble and we had 2 wonderful nights here. Breakfast was superb, as was our fondue dinner at L'Escale. Definitely recommend as a special treat.