On the plus side, the view from our room was about as good as it gets. Can’t beat looking at a beautiful lake with snow-capped mountains and little hamlets with villas in the distance. We enjoyed the comings and goings of the ferryboats right near the hotel and were not at all bothered by any noise.
The front desk staff was friendly, efficient, and very helpful with our transportation and touring questions. They were prompt in answering my many questions by email even from the start when I first made the reservation.
We had a spacious room that was very clean, if a bit non-descript in décor, with French doors to a large terrace that faced the lake. The bathroom was fresh and modern, and it also had doors that opened to the terrace - best view that we’ve ever had from a hotel bathroom!!
The lobby area was okay but could use updating - not a really important factor for us. Our main disappointment was the breakfast, which we look forward to on our vacations, especially when in a resort area. It wasn’t bad. It was filling, and it did have quite a few offerings, but not one item on the buffet changed during the week that we were there. Also, we would have appreciated fresh fruit rather than canned. The breakfast room was quite crowded a few days during our visit when a bus tour group was there. The drink dispensing machine, in particular, was a bottleneck spot. The breakfast staff did their jobs but were not particularly friendly. Maybe the tour group occupied a lot of their time.
Overall, we loved this special part of Italy, loved our visits to all the garden villas and small towns along the lake. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel. Upscale is not a word I would use for the Metropole, but for the area, it was a pretty good value.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Metropole Bellagio Lake Como, Italy