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Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled with Shearings coach tours for a 9 day all inclusive we paid over £300 (as an extra for a room with a lake view and balcony) only to find out when we got there that the hotel offered exactly the same upgrade for 100 Euros . That was disappointing However the room was dated but large with plenty...

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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second trip to this hotel with Shearings. I would not normally consider a holiday to this region in February but as it included a trip to the Venice carnival and was offered at an unbeatable price, we took the chance and am very glad we did. The trip ran smoothly from our on time departure to slightly...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here week commencing 25th February. We had an amazing week, with beautiful scenery. We upgraded to a lake view room, and it was worth every penny. We went on trips to Milan, San moritz and bergamo. San moritz cost about £45 each, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone. The scenery is spectacular. The hotel was wonderful, food...

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2Thank wagatron
Darlington
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in this hotel with our Shearings holiday. Good comfortable and clean rooms, good shower and an extensive range of food, particularly for the evening meal. The hotel overlooks lake Como and there's a path right by the lake shore to walk along. On an evening we liked to visit the bar in the park at...

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3Thank Jo W
Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super value for money with spectacular views across Lake Como great hotel to base yourself to tour the Lake by bus or ferry. Hotel is clean, buffet food is adequate with a reasonable choice. Bar is very good with live music each night if you want a sing along you only need to join in, if you don't take your...

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2Thank garywalshe2016
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled overnight on the express coach with Shearings coach company. Overnight travel was ok, not as tiring as I was expecting, plenty of loo / food breaks and I would be happy to travel this way again. We also went by LE Shuttle which was quick and effortless. This was a return visit to this area and hotel, we...

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8Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to lake Como February 18th with shearings stayed overnight in France inwards and outwards journey the coach was very comfortable so think next time I travel to Europe I'd go by express coach the grand hotel Britannia excelsior in Como is lovely looking over the lake we upgraded to a lake view room 611and we was pleasantly happy with...

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4Thank dianejoh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5Thank Keith W
Walsall. West Mids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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4Thank Susan J
Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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: $147 - $237 (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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Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy
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“Get a large lake view room as apparently the other rooms are very small”
 of 5 bubbles Darrab, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 439 was a nice double with balcony at rear of hotel with mountain view, .”
 of 5 bubbles kathandTed, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can upgrade to get a balcony and lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles 392jow, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 522 was ok, but we upgraded, some who didn't upgrade had rooms on the side of the hotel which looks down onto the shop and road”
 of 5 bubbles V3765JImargaretc, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Up grade to a lake view well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles dianejoh, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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