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“Probably wouldn't stay here again” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Centrale
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Bellagio
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Metro Detroit
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Probably wouldn't stay here again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

We visited Bellagio in late March. Our room (#302) was dusty as if it hadn't been occupied in a couple of weeks. there was dust on the small table and on the back of the door. in the morning, we let the hot water run for literally 10 minutes before it got hot. The room was okay size but it had two twin beds pushed together instead of a queen size. a nice touch was the sky light window. The owner (and his son?) seemed fine and somewhat helpful but a little off. I'd hate to review a hotel based on the strangeness of the owner but we felt odd in the place.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank king_leo1
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Service
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  • Value
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We stayed in the hotel for three nights in mid-February. The hotel itself has been done up to a high standard, and the grounds were beautiful. The family who own the hotel were incredibly welcoming and went out of their way to make us feel at home. Their English was excellent and there was always someone around if needed. Their hospitality was probably the main selling point of this hotel.
We had booked one of the least expensive rooms but still found it to be a good size with everything we needed. The bathroom was small as other reviewers have mentioned, but this wasn't a problem for us. As far as I'm aware, none of the rooms have direct lake views, but we had a good view of the lake simply by leaning out of the window slightly. We also had a skylight which provided some beautiful views of the stars at night.
The room rate includes breakfast, with a selection of meat, cheese, bread, cereal, cakes, yoghurts, fruit, juices and coffee, all of which we happily tucked into each morning.
We feel that the hotel provides good value, taking into account the quality of the room, the generous breakfast and the hospitality of the owners.
The negative experiences that other reviewers have described here certainly don't ring any bells with us. We had a wonderful time and would certainly be happy to stay here again, and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Neil W
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Taupo, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2012

Our room at Hotel Centrale had a peek of the lake, was a good size with tiny ensuite. It is a family run estabishment and someone always available to help with information. Breakfast was a selection of yoghurts, fresh fruit, assortment of buns and coffee to order. There are a lot of steps coming up to hotel from where ferry docks, so be prepared!
We loved Bellagio, one of the untouched beauties of the world. Life goes on as it always has, and there are wonderful delis, wine shop, bakeries, and charming shops. There were a number of restaurants, and Marcello or Michaeli were on hand to advise. Our nicest dinner was a selection of deli food, Italian wine which we enjoyed on the hotel terrace. There are lots of cafes down on waterfront to have a great coffee and "people watch." We had three days so had time to travel by ferry to other villages. One day went down to Como, but best side trip was to Villa del Balbianello. got ferry to Tremezzo, and got off at Lenno.We struck it lucky with day, as were able to walk through wooded area to villa - about 1 Km. The site is spectacular, and guided tour is a must, as last owner was an explorer, and one room is dedicated to his trips to Nth Pole, and expedition up Mt. Everest.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Jude042
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Johannesburg
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104 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2011

Stayed there for 4 nights in October. The hotel is crummy and dated. You can find much better in the area. The owner/ manager tried to charge me twice as i wanted a slightly smaller room instead of the bigger one given to me.

They are fluent in english until you have a problem, then they cannot understand you. Bunch of con men.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Raptor0O1
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

My wife and I had just left Cinque Terre, otherwise we would have been a bit daunted by the stairs from the front street to the hotel entrance. But, we climbed the 64 stairs up to the hotel courtyard, to find a beautiful garden entrance. I turned out that the location was actually a plus – Bellagio is on the side of a hill so we were in the heart of the town.

The family that has run this hotel for many years are both very friendly and helpful. The two sons/brothers, Marcello and Michaeli, both went out of their way to help. Pointed out good places to see, eat – and places to avoid.
Rooms very comfortable with aircon and opening windows. Quiet surroundings. WiFi available in central areas, cable supplied for room if desired. Breakfasts in a main dining area, with good selection of cereals, yogurts, meats, cheeses – and excellent coffee!

Tip #1) When first arriving walk to the left from ferries, around the curving street, then angle right along the level street to Salita Plinio, then carry suitcases DOWNhill.

Tip #2) From Hotel Centrale walk uphill to the main road, turn right, and look for the first gelateria on your left. If you’re in the right place, they sell Pistachio Bronte, which HAS to be the best pistachio ice cream in the recorded history of man….

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank BillCfromCanada
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Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

Hotel Centrale was a great affordable hotel in Bellagio. While it does not have lake views, the service and wonderful family (Giacomo, Marcello, and Michele) run hotel was splendid. They gave great restaurant and sight seeing advice and it was just nice chatting with them about Bellagio. The location of the hotel was quite good as it was close to all restaurants and shopping. The only downside we had was the beds were quite hard and the pillows flat, but other than that it was a very nice stay and we overlooked these due to the exceptional service! The breakfast was enough to start the day! We had an early train ride the last morning and wasn't able to have their buffet, but of course Marcello had a solution. He provided a continental breakfast (asst breads, coffee, and juice) the night before so that we had breakfast for the early morning. Hotel Centrale does have wifi in their lobby and they do provide an ethernet cord for laptop use in the room. We enjoyed our stay and recommend Hotel Centrale! You won't be disappointed!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank watraveler
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Winter Park, Florida
Level Contributor
265 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2011

What a terrific home away from home! All the staff was extremely helpful in every way. Great location, fabulous cappuccino,grapes hanging from arbors on the patio,lovely large clean rooms. Totally could not have been happier here!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank claire s
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Property: Hotel Centrale
Address: Salita Plinio 7, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Bellagio
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Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellagio
#7 Family Hotel in Bellagio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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