I stayed at the Hotel Suisse in Bellagio for two reasons. 1. it's in Bellagio 2. It was the only hotel available at short notice.
I understood it was a budget hotel on booking. On arrival, I was surprised by the very central location on the Bellagio promenade. The staff are generally friendly and helpful and the rooms and halls are bohemian in decor. This really suits me as you can get bored of 4 star plushness and this had charm.
I loved the original old pieces of furniture in our room and the simple decor was fine. Whar was not fine was a sparsely clean bathroom (albeit with copious towels), fitted with a poor quality shower cube. This is a shame as the staff obviously enjoy working here and it is a nice place. Just the bathrooms could do with cleaning properly and probably modernising, though to be fair everything worked. Our bathroom was not even cleaned before our last night. Breakfast is laid out in the restaurant abd is a nice place to eat, though food choices are limited. We weren't even told about breakfast on check in, which was a bit relaxed.
If it was truly a budget place, I would not have expected to pay over 100 Euros per night so that is my main gripe. Also beware no phones in rooms and loose carpets on the staircases (the rods work loose).
All in all, I probably would recommend it. Just.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Suisse is located in the historical center of Bellagio, just 10 metres far from the lake. Its good position gives the guests a direct access into the center of the town with all its services.The domestic tenancy offers an informal and cosy atmosphere.The rooms, recently renewed, remind the historical significance of this hotel. It was, indeed, the secret meeting point of the owner, Bice Gobio Melzi, and the famous writer Ippolito Nievo.Some rooms boast a wonderful view of the lake, all of them have a private bathroom and a characteristic furniture. The junior suite, the latest renewed, has also a steam room.The restaurant is located on the ground floor, right on the promenade, and on the first floor, on a striking lake view terrace. Classical and international fusion cuisine are served. The best Italian and international wines are available on the wine list. The restaurant is also available for banquets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Suisse Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy