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Hotel Metropole Bellagio
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2008

Of the 4 days we were at Bellagio, it rained for 1 and a half days. Do check the weather forecasts and avoid this place in April. Inclement weather aside, Bellagio is gorgeous and the hotel was pretty good especially the view from our balcony which faced the lake affording us a beautiful view of the lake and snow capped mountains.

I would have loved a firmer bed but it was fine for my significant other. The room was clean and bathroom was well heated.

Front desk staff are great. The loaned us a laptop to surf the net and assisted us in calling up a museum in Milan for reservations. We were really impressed as they did not have to do that.

The spread at breakfast is fine and we had dinner once at the same hotel restaurant. The dinner was only average.

While we were there, we did not encounter anyone is our age group (30) or younger. We thought we landed in an old folks home. So, if you are younger and would like to party on with groups of the same age, do check that up first. The other guests were great though and we were there to get away and enjoy the scenery - not to party.

We would stay here again but only if we had a room facing the lake again and of course in warmer days.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2008

We stayed for 3 nights at the Albergo Metropole as part of a 3-week motorbike tour of Europe. We arrived on a very busy Sunday afternoon in 32 degree heat, very hot & sweaty in our leathers after a 250 mile ride, and the staff were excellent at making us feel welcome. We were able to park the motorbike at the front of the hotel free of charge which was great. We stayed in a standard room on the 4th floor with a view directly on to the lake which was just beautiful. The room was very clean and tidy with comfortable beds. There was only a ceiling fan in the bedroom and no air conditioning, so the room did tend to get fairly warm which was a little uncomfortable as the nights were very humid. The bathroom was quite big and had a huge shower which was very nice, although the water temperature always seemed to fluctuate between scalding and freezing! We had breakfast at the hotel each morning which was plentiful, although fresh coffee as opposed to machine coffee would have been nice. Had a couple of drinks in the bar one evening which were the kind of prices you would expect in a hotel. The service throughout the hotel was excellent. The rooftop terrace was an unused paradise - comfy sunloungers with fantastic views of the lake. I would definitely recommend this hotel as a wonderful place to relax and admire the views of the beautiful Lake Como.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RedHeadTraveller-76
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Reviewed 13 July 2008

We have just spent two weeks at this hotel, where we found the Staff, Cleanliness,food and location, excellent.
We recommend this hotel to all visitors to Bellagio..

Kathy and Bernie Southworth
Blackburn,Lancashire, England.

Stayed: June 2008
2  Thank Spotcat8
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Reviewed 29 June 2008

This hotel is in a great location in Bellagio. The views are wonderful and the rooms are clean but what made it really special for me was the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff.

We booked it as part of package which included half board. Our flight was delayed so we arrived at the hotel after 9.00pm but we were greeted with warmly and quickly assured we got still get dinner. We spoke to others who were on the same flight but stayed at different hotels and they did not have the same experience. The efficient and friendly service continued throught our stay and we always felt that nothing would be too much trouble.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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2  Thank SnorkleQueen
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Reviewed 21 June 2008

We stayed at the Metropole for one night and got a room on floor 1 with a large terrace. Unfortunately, we weren't there long enough to really enjoy the terrace. Our room was small and past it's "best by" date but clean and quiet. The powerful shower nearly caused a flood because the drain wasn't as capable as the shower. The lobby is not a place to spend any time. Breakfast was disappointing, with machine coffee (press a button for coffee, press another button for cappuccino...) and nothing warm other than toast. The location is great, however, with beautiful views of the lake from the rooms and the breakfast room. Parking adjacent to the hotel is metered public parking at a rate of 1.5 euros per hour between 8 AM and 8 PM. The staff was nice but the overall feel of the hotel was more of a casual, family-run hotel than of an upscale, professional hotel. We didn't eat dinner at the hotel but did have a very nice meal (steak) at the Swiss restaurant next door.

People arriving by car and using a GPS should note that my Garmin database did not have the hotel or any other hotel in Bellagio. I entered a hotel 4 miles from Bellagio (in a town I didn't recognize) and found myself on the other side of the lake from Bellagio! The woman who checked us in at the hotel said that everyone who uses a GPS to get there seems to get lost. Note also that the Garmin will take you to a ferry terminal and tell you to "board ferry." The take home message is to check the route on the GPS before heading out.

Overall, the Metropole provides comfortable but not extravagant accommodations. The terrace is nice if you're spending a few relaxing days there but otherwise save your money.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2008

There's not much I do right (my wife tells me), but booking the Metropole for our two nights in Bellagio was! Our travelling companions who trusted my choice of hotel after a tricky drive from Venice were impressed. What a location!, what a hotel. If you ever get to Lake Como, stay in Bellagio and stay at the Metropole. Our room had the view, not "a" view, "THE" view. If you don't have smile on your face when you visit Bellagio, your dead. The hotel was superb. I want to go back!

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Nokia99
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Reviewed 8 June 2008

I do a lot of research prior to selecting a hotel. The Hotel Metropole is located directly on Lake Como. From my research, I believe it is the only hotel on the lake in Bellagio having rooms with terraces. I was lucky enough to be able to reserve a lakefront room at the Metropole with a large terrace. The location is perfect - just a short walk from the dock.

I call this hotel room "The Room with a View." It was spectacular (not the room - the view!). The room itself was spacious and clean, but simple in decor with "French" doors leading out to the terrace.

Our bathroom was large and clean also with "French" doors leading out to the terrace.

The hotel common areas were not particularly special. The front desk personnel was always courteous and helpful.

The continental breakfast was typical of what we usually are offered in Italy, plus a variety of coffee.

I highly recommend the Hotel Metropole.

Stayed: May 2008
3  Thank DameKane
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Additional Information about Hotel Metropole Bellagio

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 1, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Bellagio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Bellagio
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bellagio
Price Range: £119 - £189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Metropole Bellagio 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently restored, Hotel Metropole is situated in the center of the village and is the only one with restaurant and terrace directly on the lake. The rooms have a beautiful view, full or side, some with balcony or terrace; all have private facilities with bath or shower, air conditioning, electric fans, telephone, TV satellite, mini-bar, hairdryer. On the nice solarium you can admire the spectacular panorama of the Como lake. ... more   less 
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Hotel Metropole Bellagio Lake Como, Italy

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