We spent a week in Como at the beginning of October and chose the Borgovico because of all the good reviews. We weren't disappointed - it's well situated on a reasonably quiet street, with comfortable rooms, a decent breakfast and extremely friendly, helpful staff. We were particularly impressed by the lovely man on the reception desk who tried (in vain!) to find a way for us to watch the Scotland v Liechtenstein game during our stay. The restaurant right next door to the hotel is excellent, so if you come back tired after a day's sightseeing there's an easy and enjoyable dinner option right on the doorstep.
This isn't a fancy hotel - it's small, friendly, comfortable and in a good location - but if gimmicks like a trouser press and room service matter to you, it isn't for you. We loved it, and would happily stay there again.
One bit of advice - when planning our trip we found it really tricky to figure out which station to get off at for the hotel. Having visited, I now know where the confusion comes from! Como has two railway stations. The main one, San Giovanni, is just a five-minute walk from the Borgovico. The second station, Como Nord Lago, is on the lakeside just along from Piazza Cavour, and - this is the important bit - THEY ARE NOT LINKED. Trains from Milan city arrive at San Giovanni; trains from Malpensa airport arrive at Nord Lago (confusingly also known as Ferrovie Nord or Como FN), which is a good 15 minutes' walk from the Borgovico.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Borgovico is situated in Via Como 91 Como stone's throw from the historic center and near to the train station. Our reality is born after a careful renovation that has allowed us to achieve 13 rooms, some with exposed beams and stone walls. All equipped with air conditioning, LCD TV, Sky TV and internet wi fi connection. The Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere of complete relaxation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Borgovico Hotel Como, Italy - Lake Como