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Albergo Ristorante Vapore
Ranked #1 of 8 Torno B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

Friendly family run hotel and restaurant. The location is amazing, right on the lake, metres away from ferry dock, great views north and south. Restaurant had great food, extensive menu, good wine options all at a reasonable price. Accomodation was clean, comfortable and reasonably spacious. Wifi in loby. Great spot to base yourself for exploring Lake Como.

Room Tip: Lake views are worth the little bit extra.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Lago di Como is a very beautiful lake to explore. There are many small villages to stop off at. Torno is one such. There is the sleepy Hospitale di Reposo. I spare a thought for the residents there and hope they can enjoy the views. On the eating front the Vapore is magic both for its honest and flavorsome food but also it's vantage point to look on to the lake and while away a couple of hours with some good local food and wine and watch the swans and ducks.

Each time I have visited I have tried the local lake fish as a main. Always delicious and prepared to your liking. The zuppe di verdure was truely from "Mumma's kitchen" just wonderful broth full of veggies. The vino di casa very enjoyable. A truely relaxing and enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

We are staying in Lugano,and only day tripped to Menaggio with the intention of ferrying over to Bellagio.Have been in this area a couple of years ago and wanted to see the place again.
A walk around Menaggio forshore satisfied me to see the lake again.We are staying on a beautiful lake over in Lugano.
We decided to have an early lunch, there are plenty of ristorantes to choose in this locality.The Vapore is behind some of the other ristorantes, but it quaintness and position in front of the small hotel attached drew us in.Some of tables are under a Wisteria vine and others get the beautiful open sun, something we had been looking for in out travels.
There were no other patrons here but other cafes around had good numbers.We choose a table in the sun, had great service, a very good meal with a well priced house wine.
We both had pasta dishes and then extended to desert and coffee. We usally take coffee after we leave restaurants .This place felt just right to sit and enjoy further which we did. This outside area is like sitting in a outdoor room, and no pedestrian traffic milling past.
We were not rushed into leaving and by this time there was a full house with a couple of people waiting.
Its what I consider to be a very good meal in a great location with excellent service at a very reasonable price. This place ticks all the boxes for us as seasoned travellers .

Room Tip: Ate at restaurant only,but hotel small enough to give personal service.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Came upon this hotel by acciident but what a find!
Right on the lake just near the ferry pontoon and well served by buses form Como.
A great location for a touring base for lake Como eithrt by bus or ferry....Its on the way to the famous Bellagio.
Rooms are good sized and clean... the lake-view rooms are great & the prices almost half what you pay 7 km away in Como. The reception & staff are also much more courteous and attentive.
There is a large internal restaurant but the real joy is the terrace reastaurant which looks immediately onto the lake with fantastic views. A really great place to wile away a lovely warm day.
Quality and prices are very good.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

nice place right at the lake, the boats leave right outside the reception. very clean, good wifi signal in reception area, they serve a real nice espresso/ cappucino.

few things to be aware of:
- if you come with your own car then you have to get your luggage to the hotel from car park (maybe 100m with part of it steps). hotel staff offered a hand but we declined.
- hard beds, hard pillows. no biggie but might be bothering to some.
- first night we had neighbors who talked to each other until late at night, you could hear everything and i also awoke because i could hear the guy snoring (!) late in the night. walls are superthin and we were very happy that we didn t have neighbors the second night.
- restaurant and breakfast buffet was nothing special, we declined breakfast the second morning

Room Tip: lake view !
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank thomasmarkerttt
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We went here for an evening meal. The location and view is fantastic.

But the food was beyond description - probably the worst meal I have had in the last 10 years....
The pasta was tasteless and over cooked and then both of our main meals were dodgy - mine was annihilated and tasteless. I had dead asparagus and some vegetables which looked like they had been run over... My husband's food was equally uninspiring. When we said we didnt like the food, we were returning it and it was over cooked the waiter tried to persuade us that we didnt know what we were eating and really it was ok...!! And then the icing on the top was that they charged us the full bill!!! 72 euros for the worst meal ever and we couldnt even eat the main course!! When I pleaded with the guy he agreed to take 12 euros - woo hoo off the bill and only charged us 60 euros. Not only were we hungry but robbed too!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Hotel Vapore is on a lovely, intimate little square right on the lake. The hotel is not luxurious, but has a lovely ambience and the room was comfortable and spacious. We had a room with french doors to a balcony right on the lake! I agree with others who say that it would not at all be the same if you do not have this. The hotel restaurant is great (especially the buffet) and we also had a lovely lunch (and coffee an croissants for breakfast) at a very reasonable price at the rustic little bar/cafe on the square. My only regret is that we only had 2 nights there!

Room Tip: Absolutely ask for a room with a lake view!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Albergo Ristorante Vapore

Address: Via Plinio 20 | Torno (como), 22020 Torno, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Torno
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Torno
Price Range: £104 - £130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Ristorante Vapore 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Costruzione d'epoca ne centro storico di Torno.Situato in riva al lago a 6 km da COMO.Eleganti e ampie sale per ricevimenti.Giardino a lago con servizio ristorante.Attracco barche e motoscafi proprio al giardino del ristorante..Parcheggio privato... ... more   less 
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