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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely hotel on the edge of beautiful lake Como near the Swiss border, Fantastic views surrounded by snow capped mountains, excellent base to visit nearby sites, especially with trips to Switzerland, including St Moritz etc

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's oldy world. Crusty to some or sumptuous to others. The trendy world has passed this hotel by as it sticks to a formulae that works. It's luxurious and it's location is second to none. Now rooms that face the Acropolis are the ace in the hole. Then come the ones that face the parliament with balconies. Any others are...

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1Thank Manydaysaway
Walsall. West Mids
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our second visit to the grand, our first being last year in the summer with brilliant sunshine etc. This year we wanted to experience the snow on the Alps in Switzerland and what a wow factor that was! It was well worth the winter clothing for the brilliant views on the Bernina express train, to see the lake...

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2Thank Susan J
Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for six nights in January/February 2017 during a Shearings coach holiday. I found the rooms to be a good size, comfortable and clean. I had a standard room on the fourth floor at the side of the hotel which still had great views of the lake. The food was generally excellent with a decent variety on offer....

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2Thank David G
Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the hotel on a Shearing's coach holiday between the 4/2/17 and 11/2/17 and once again we found this hotel to be excellent, the staff were all helpful and pleasant, the hotel was clean and we could not fault the food, they say that the second visit is not the nice as the first, sorry but this is not the...

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3Thank Welshpanther
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just come back from a wonderful week away. This is our 5th visit and we are always well looked after. The staff are lovely and many have worked at this hotel for many years! It is a large hotel with many people coming and going as the largest proportion of its clientele are on coach holidays. You might...

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4Thank Ilnat2015
Brookland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel had just reopened after few weeks closed for holiday. Staff are friendly but don't always understand what you ask for. Some of Decore in bedrooms is a little tired,but great rooms overlooking the lake well worth upgrading to lake view. Food good and plentifu choices. Would defiantly revisit

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1Thank Patsie T
lancashire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 9 day holiday with sheerings to the Britannia excelsior. After visiting during the summer thought we would come back in the winter. So so glad we did, had a fantastic time. The hotel was cosy and warm, the food excellent as ever, the staff were as attentive as ever. A family member that travelled with us...

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5Thank LancashireJas
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visited 6 years ago and improvements made to the hotel since then. We love everything about this hotel,location,food etc. We travelled with Gareth as our driver stopping off at Hotel in France en route.Gareth was brilliant with his driving, local knowledge and great sense of humour. We booked for a lake view as had one last visit and upgraded...

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6Thank Dottiedot2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a 9 day coach holiday 5th Feb with shearings. Shearing pick ups and drivers and comfort exceptional. Arrived at hotel 8am surprised to be told rooms were ready. At check in were told lake view upgrade 40 euro per room per stay. We took the offer and were not disappointed the view was fantastic room 516. It...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Address: Via Regina 41, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cadenabbia di Griante
Price Range: €79 - €137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 284
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Also Known As:
Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia Di Griante, Lake Como
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“Lake view is worth the extra”
 of 5 bubbles 529keithw, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“In our opinion all rooms are value for money.”
 of 5 bubbles Welshpanther, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for a Lake side view with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles Ilnat2015, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to lake view larger rooms”
 of 5 bubbles patsiet, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lake view if you can there are lifts only up the the 5th floor and there are stairs from there if you are on 6”
 of 5 bubbles pauline220859, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
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