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“Good value in an expensive resort”
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Hotel Centrale
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Bellagio
Certificate of Excellence
Winchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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“Good value in an expensive resort”
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Attractive family-run hotel one block back from the lake. Room was clean and comfortable, good breakfast, and the two younger men (the owner's sons?) were both very helpful and informative. We expected car parking to be more difficult here than anywhere else in the lakes, and so it was. We left most of our baggage overnight in the car in free parking on the edge of town and carried just the basics and the valuables down to the hotel (we saw many other visitors trying to get their cars down the narrow cobbled streets to the hotels then find adjacent parking, and it didn't look like fun). Hotel Centrale is good value in a beautiful but expensive town.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We enjoyed four nights in this friendly well-managed small hotel. It is quite central (!!) although up a flight of street steps as is most of Bellagio. The room was fresh, nicely decorated and plenty big enough, although the bathroom was rather squeezy. Staff were very helpful with good English. Breakfast was ample in a friendly large dining room.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, UK
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2012

If I'd chosen it myself. My boyfriend picked this hotel for an Easter break in Lake Como and it proved to be a wonderful base to explore bellagio and lake Como.

It's very central, clean and comfortable which was exactly what we wanted. All of the staff were very friendly and there was plenty of choice at breakfast.

Parking in Bellagio can be an issue - there are free parking bays at the top but these fill up pretty quickly in the morning so you may need to park in the pay and display bit when you arrive and move your car when the day trippers have gone.

As in other reviews the hotel is half way up a narrow steep cobbled street. The owner did say it was possible to drive to the hotel down one of the streets but we didn't attempt it and carried the luggage up ourselves. As healthy fit adults this wasn't an issue for us. There are lifts once inside the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Metro Detroit
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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London, United Kingdom
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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
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Taupo, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Room sizes vary, and we saw one on third floor with armchairs which looked more comfortable. Worth c...
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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
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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 Family Hotel in Bellagio
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellagio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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