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Hotel Centrale
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 October 2012

Albergo Centrale is the happening spot in Cernobbio. In their restaurant, you will find hotel guests and all the local neighbors celebrating, dating and enjoying. We were staying at the hotel across the street when we landed at the restaurant and moved to the hotel. It's clean, easy and fun. Location is excellent for walking 6 minutes to the Ferry or easy bus or taxi to Como.

It is small and quiet in Cernobbio with terrific shopping and wonderful restaurants. You will find it very quiet if you are coming from a big city. The one way traffic through the town makes it even more different from the push of the other cities.

Room Tip: I prefer the back side of the hotel so as not to hear the restaurant during the summer.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your marvelous review, I'm happy that you found a place, and in particular the persons who work inside the ALBERGO CENTRALE, that feel you the atmosphere and the happiness of our guests, here you can enjoy your stay in Cernobbio. Hope to see you again here and welcoming you like we usualy do......like a friend.

Take care

Giorgio Dugoni

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

A great base for visiting the sites on Lake Como.An easy walk to the ferry stop.The hotel restaurant had a lively atmosphere. Nice staff and reasonable prices.
We thought Cernobbio was a good touring base- not as busy as Como itself, but within easy reach of the city.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2012

Thank you dear Guest, our intent it's to make feel the guests who stay in our hotel like at home, with a friendly staff and an informal atmosphere and at the same time have a good quality of the service and a good food in our restaurant. As you have told the albergo Centrale is a perfect place were stay a couple of day and visit our Lake.

In the hope to see you again, i thank you again to made your review, because it's very important to know what people think about us and in case made some improvement

Take care

Giorgio Dugoni

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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Went to bologna last week! Stayed here and had a great time in Bologna, a truly wonderful city. A nice breakfast and the hotel is right next to san nettuno piazza, which has a great hustle bustle to it. If you take a right and a left from the hotel you get to independence road, and from there, I recommend going to Zamboni, studentville. Great city and a lovely hotel.

Room Tip: 4th floor and a room with a view
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2012

dear guest thank you to made your review but I think to do it at the wrong hotel, we are in Cernobbio not in Bologna.

thank you again and hope to see you in your next holidays

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Reviewed 10 September 2012

The room was spacious and clean, the restaurant was good value. The hotel is just across the road from the ferry to Como, and down the road from the bus stop. My only complaint was the I had to pay Euro 5 an hour for internet.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2012

Dear Madame,

Thank you for your review, I know that internet to pay isn't a nice thing but I do that to mantain the low price of the room, in the next year I will try to give intrenet for free.

In the hope to have again you like our appreciate guest I send to you my best regards

Giorgio Dugoni

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

I was in Como for a conference and this hotel was booked for me by the organizers. It is a decent enough three-star hotel with a lovely location in the absolute center of Cernobbio, about 2min walk from the lake. It has a secure parking lot, though the spaces are on the smallish side. Many restaurants are within walking distance, but you'll struggle to find a grocery store anywhere nearby.
Breakfast selection is average for a 3* establishment. I did not have dinner and haven't tried their wine, so I cannot comment on that.
The rooms are quite small, just enough space for a bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. The bathroom is one of those all in one closet jobs, where your shower water spills all over the floor and where you skin your knees on the sink every time you sit on the lavatory. Safe is included free of charge, but wi-fi isn't and the reception charges 5€ per hour for it. The electrical outlets will accomodate most phone chargers, but not the bulkier ones (e.g. laptop chargers).The rooms are cleaned daily and the standard of cleanliness is above average for Italy. The walls are a bit thin and hairdriers and showers from the neighboring rooms can be heard occasionally. AC units are also a bit on the loud side. All the TV channels are in Italian and even the international ones are dubbed, except for CNN.

All in all not a bad hotel, could be a bit roomier and the wi-fi could definitely be cheaper. Nice for a couple of days, but not suitable for a longer vacation.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the main road have a view of the surrounding hills above the lake (not he lake itself...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2012

Thank you for your review, yes is true that our room are not so big because the Hotel Centrale is an Old Villa and is not possible for us to enlarge it, but we try to made more confortable possible the stay of our guests. As I write before in some answer I know that internet to pay isn't a nice thing but I do that to mantain the low price of the room, in the next year I will try to give intrenet for free.

In the hope to have again you like our appreciate guest and next time you come in our Hotel try our restaurant, you will be surprised of the quality of our food and wine.

I send to you my best regards

Giorgio Dugoni

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Reviewed 27 June 2012

This is a quite little hotel that is good value for money. While the rooms are small, they are very clean and quiet. Breakfast is a no frills approach with cereal, rolls, croissants ham and cheese.
The location is good with access to the restaurants and ferry only minutes away.
There are twenty two rooms on the first and second floors. One downside is there are no lifts so you need to haul your baggage upstairs yourself.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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ALBERGO_CENTRALE, Direttore at Hotel Centrale, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2012

Dear Guest, thank you to have made yours review, this is important for me to making some improve, (where is possible), at our hotel unfortunately we cannot have the lift because the Albergo Centrale is an old Villa build in the 1909 same things for the room, isn't possible to enlarge, the only choice we have is to renew totaly the hotel, but for the moment isn't possible, maybe in the next 2 years we plan to do that. but please when you will come the next time ask at the reception to give some help with the luggage.

Thank you again for yours review.

Kind regards.

Giorgio Dugoni

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

The good- nice and willing receptionist, reasonably stacked breakfast buffet. Convenient parking.

The bad- the twin room was literally the same size as its bathroom. The only instance of not-so-delicious house wine in a jar ever encountered in the history of Italy (and I was able to detect that after two bottles elsewhere). Not so great value.

Okay for an overnight stay, but I would look elsewhere for anything beyond that.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 28 June 2012

Dear guest,

thank you to have done your review in tripadvisor for us it's very important to know how our guests feel his stay in our hotel and wich is the things you think we need to improve, regarding the the size of the room unfortunatly we can do nothing because our hotel is an old Villa build in the 1909 and isn't possible to enlarge the rooms, about the house wine I cannot tell nothings because I think that each person has his own taste, but if you come here again I suggest personally a good wine from our region.

I thank you again to you to have made a review, please continue to do it because for our job is very important to liaise with the costumers.

have a nice day.

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Additional Information about Hotel Centrale

Address: Via Regina 39, 22012 Cernobbio, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cernobbio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Cernobbio
Price Range: £83 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Centrale 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Centrale is a completely refurbished three star property built in 1906; a turn of the century villa located in the picturesque setting of Cernobbio on Lake Como 50 meters from the lake front. The hotel features 32 modern rooms equipped with free wifi, air-conditioning, central heating, direct dial telephone, private bathroom, satellite TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer, and bathroom amenities. 21 Classic Rooms are located in the two storey 19th century villa and 11 new Deluxe Rooms are situated in the newly restored wing, originally featuring one of the oldest travel inns in the centre of Cernobbio. Hotel services include, a large complimentary onsite car park, bar, meeting space up to 60 seats, 24 hour reception. Hotel Centrale is located 10 minutes from the A9 “Como Lago” highway exit, 40 minutes from Milan Malpensa Airport and 5 minutes from the Swiss border. Nearby legendary villas such as Villa d' Este and Villa Erba to name a few are at a few minutes walking distance. The hotel is an ideal stop over when visiting the area’s beautiful landmarks. ... more   less 
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Albergo Centrale Cernobbio
Hotel Centrale Lake Como/Cernobbio, Italy

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