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In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 56 Como B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“Great place to stay on a budget”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Stayed for one night.
Excellent location. Near to the water front restaurants, shopping, landmarks, bars, and ferry terminal. And bus & train stations.
Rooms are spacious, basic and very clean. And secure. We booked a double room with private bathroom. Excellent air con in the room, which is a must in the summer heat. Great base for exploring Como and reasonably priced too. Tried to book another night whilst staying on lake Como but unsurprisingly was booked up, showing its popularity. Also seen in the telegraphs guide to exploring Lake Como on a budget whilst actually staying there. Great little find. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: With private bathroom facilities.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel/B&B. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay at In Riva Al Lago and hope you’ll come back to visit us again soon.

As you pointed out, our rooms are secure, clean, and comfortable. Best of all, they’re a great value for anyone coming to explore the Lake Como area. Many of our guests use our location as a base since we’re conveniently located to lakeside, restaurants, center city Como, the train station, funiculare, bus station and the boat terminal.

Thank you again for your kind review. It means a lot to us! Come back to see us soon and please connect with us on Facebook. Facebook.com/inrivaallago
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Perfect pick to start our journey through Italy! Location was behind bus station, very near "Como Nord Station" and lake. Staff was very pleasant & helpful. Room was secure, clean, spacious, comfortable bed and we had a view of Lake Como. Private shower & bathroom very clean. Breakfast buffet was plentiful & offered a variety of food & beverages. Room reasonably priced. Highly recommend this B&B.

Room Tip: Room in front with lake view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel/B&B. We’re very pleased you found our accommodations perfect for your stay. As you mentioned, our rooms are secure, clean, spacious and comfortable and our buffet breakfast is often complimented.

At, In Riva Al Lago our goal is provide guests with the best service available in Como and to offer clean, comfortable rooms at a fair and reasonable price. We can accommodate single travelers, couples, groups and families.

We’d just like to remind visitors to request a private bathroom when reserving your room – as we do have shared bathrooms as well.

Thank you again for your recommendation. It means a lot to us! Come back to see us soon and please share your memories of the area on our Facebook page. Facebook.com/inrivaallago

Grazie mille!
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed in Como for 1 night. The property is very clean and very secure, we need to open 4 doors (2 at the entrance downstairs, 1 outside our room and the one of our room) until we get into the room. Lighting in bathroom is not enough and the room light produce noise.

It really close to "Como Nord Station", but we came from "Como S. Giovanni Station", so it is a bit far for us.

Staff are very Friendly! Reasonable price for budget traveller. There are supermarket and restaurants nearby. Highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a double room with private bathroom. Light in room sometimes produce noise and n...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and service. We are considered the best budget hotel in the Como area. In addition to our clean, comfortable rooms, we pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful service. We believe our excellent location (50 meters to the Lake Como promenade, a few steps to the funicular to Brunate, 50 meters to the Como Lago Nord train station and a few steps to the bus station) and our value pricing is perfect for budget travelers. We hope you will come again to visit us and stay connected with us on Facebook for special offers and information. Your recommendation is very much appreciated!
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Brockenhurst
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Small totally refurbished hotel in Como , near to bus station and 50 meters from lake. Small but comfortable rooms, comfortable beds, immacculately clean and good showers. adequate breakfast. Friendly efficient service, Ideal for exploring Como.Very reasonably priced.. Associated restaurant provides wide range of good basic meals, large portions at good prices. Parking available

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We’re also glad you enjoyed our associated restaurant, El Merendero.

In Riva Al Lago is the perfect place to stay when exploring the Lake Como area. We have rooms to accommodate single travelers, couples, families and groups. Plus, we are conveniently located to the Como Lago Nord train, bus station, cable car and boat transportation. Thank you so much for your kind comments and rating our value, location, sleep quality, cleanliness, rooms and service so high!

We invite you to stay in touch with us on Facebook for special offers and information and feel free to post pictures of your vacation at Lake Como. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Grazie mille!
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stopped off here on our way back from a stay in italy and had some probelms finding this hotel as it was not on our GPS, it is on a little street leading off the bus station so very central, near to the lakeside for a drink with a view. We also asked for a parking place (fiercely fought over here) and got one which we very grateful for.
Despite the name, we had no breakfast in the hotel as the room was being renovated but there was a friendly little bakery cum cafe directly opposite (Golosità), which was handy. We had pizza in the restaurant downstairs in the evening, very popular place but rather noisy. Fine as a stopover but not the place for a prolonged stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and service. We are considered the best budget hotel in the Como area. In addition to our clean, comfortable rooms, we pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful service. Thank you for rating us high on cleanliness, value, sleep quality and service! We believe our excellent location (50 meters to the Lake Como promenade, a few steps to the funicular to Brunate, 50 meters to the Como Lago Nord train station and a few steps to the bus station) and our value pricing is one of the main reasons guests return to In Riva Al Lago year-after-year. Many guests do stay with us for more than just stop-overs as we offer flats with kitchens for extended stays. We hope you will come again to visit us and stay connected with us on Facebook for special offers and information about the area.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is definitely more of a hostel than a hotel. The management restricts times when you are allowed to use the shower and bathroom during the day from 10-2pm. We also came back at one point during the afternoon (not during the restricted hours) and were not allowed into our room OR the bathroom because "the floors were being cleaned". It is not acceptable to deny people access to their rooms or use of a bathroom when you are paying for a accommodations. I do not recommend staying here despite the location and low cost.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Dear Guest,
Our goal at In Riva Al Lago is to provide a clean/comfortable room at a fair price, excellent customer service and a convenient/safe environment for our guests. We are sorry for your disappointment with our hotel. In regards to your comment regarding restricted times of shared bathroom use, we apologize that our cleaning staff inconvenienced you. If our efforts to keep the shared bathroom clean inconvenienced you in any way, we’re sorry. Shared bathrooms tend to need a thorough cleaning and sanitizing and this is done on a pre-determined scheduled. If you had asked, we would have certainly allowed you to use the bathroom in our restaurant (located immediately next door).

In regards to the cleaning of the common area floors and being unable to access your room, those floors dry rather quickly so it was only a matter of a few minutes before you could access your room. We try very hard to keep our guest’s rooms, common areas and shared bathrooms clean and if this caused you any inconvenience, we are truly sorry.

We do not deny our guests access to their rooms as a common practice. It is only necessary when common areas are being cleaned. We hope you will allow us another opportunity to gain your confidence.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

We stayed one night. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was nice. The location is great and the price very reasonable. There is WiFi free of charge. The annexed restaurant is good value for money and has a quick and efficient service. What else do you want from a B&B for a short stay? I think some of the reviews that rank it low judge it against the standards of an hotel and make too much of the fact that, for example, you do not have 24h service at the concierge or some of the other hotel frills. As a B&B, I would recommend it highly and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Roberto U
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suiteh, Guest Relations Manager at In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 2 March 2014
Thank you very much for your review.
You get us! We are the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a fair price, clean/comfortable rooms, excellent customer service, a great buffet breakfast (during season), and a safe environment that is close to center city Como, Lake Como water transportation, the funicular to Brunate, and the Como Lago Nord train station. We also offer free Wi-Fi and will assist our guests as much as we possibly can. When you stay at In Riva Al Lago, you’re not just a room number – we sincerely want you to enjoy your stay with us while visiting Como. Our B&B / hotel is perfect for singles, couples, families or groups.

Please stay connected to us on Facebook In Riva Al Lago for updates, special offers and information. Thanks again for the great review. We’re glad to know our hard work is noticed.
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Property: In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast
Address: Via Benedetto E Antonio Maria Crespi 4, 22100, Como, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Como
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Ranked #2 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Como
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — In Riva al Lago Bed & Breakfast 1.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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