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Review of Grand Hotel Cadenabbia

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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were here on a half board basis and we found you had to be quick of the mark to benefit from the full selection of the buffet meals. It may be an age thing with the majority of their guests but there were dozens of people waiting for the restaurant to open at 7am in the morning and at 7pm in the evening and they jostled to get the best seats and the full selection of food. The staff were very slow at replenishing empty platters and only really gave good individual service a couple of nights before they knew you were leaving.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this site, checked in with a great deal of trepidation, particularly as we had booked through Thomsons and were their first guests of the season. Lake view room, with shared balcony, was clean, well equipped and decorated. Stunning views from restaurant on top floor. Food was average, buffet starter and sweets were slow in being replenished. Soon learned that it was best to eat later when the maddening crowds had died down. Restaurant and bar staff worked tirelessly throughout the day. Bar prices were extortionately overpriced and resulted in a lack of atmosphere in the hotel before and after dinner. Well worth paying extra for the lake view but be warned that the constant traffic noise does grind you down. All said and done this is an old traditional hotel a little tired round the edges but provides a great base for exploring the sights and delights of Lake Como and the surrounding areas.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Third visit to the Grand Hotel Cadenabbia di Griante (Previously Hotel Belle Vue) 7 nights in a Lake view room, Brilliant. This was an Archers Tour in June 2011. The food was perfect and the 5th Floor restaurant gave total view of the Lake. Easy access to Bellagio, Menaggio and Como via the regular car ferry. Even in June we had great views of the Lake and snow capped mountains. Ideal for a good walking holiday with a stout pair of shoes working up a good appetite. Plenty to see (including Villa Carlotta Gardens) take the slow Ferry from Como for the best views

Room Tip: ALWAYS pay extra for the Lake view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for two nights in a Lake view room. Pay the extra it's worth it! The Hotel is starting to show its age but it is clean and comfortable with great views of the Lake and snow capped mountains. Easy access to Belaggio via the car ferry.
Not overly expensive.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

We used this hotel with a package holiday with Riviera Travel to Lake Como and Bernina Express. The hotel is placed at the lake side and next door to the Villa Carlotta Gardens(featured in Monty Don's Italian Gardens) It has stunning views across the lake, with plenty of boat taxi's and ferry. The double room we occupied was at the back of the hotel but over looked the gardens next door. The room was clean, large with a balcony. Bathroom excellent with a very powerful shower! The restaurant on the 5th floor has panoramic views over the lake. The food was excellent and the staff very helpful. We went to dinner after 8pm as the rush had gone and we were served promptly at our table( we could chose which table we wanted at every meal).
The bar staff were friendly and helpful. A very good base to travel from to see the area. A very enjoyable stay we had!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

Currently staying here. Have to get a new room key every time we leave the room. Reception staff useless. Food and service in restaurant is good. Rooms are tiny and whole hotel hasn't been decorated or updated probably since 1980s. Located an hour from Como itself.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

The Grand Hotel Cadenabbia is situated right beside the lake and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. Local ferry and boat services are all within walking distance. Lake side rooms are very comfortable with small verandas where you can sit and soak up the sun and atmosphere. A mini bar is also available but no tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a bar and terrace on the fourth floor where you can sit and relax with a cocktail or coffee.
The restaurant is on the fifth floor overlooking the lake and provides a buffet breakfast (both cooked and continental). The evening meal is 4 courses, Hors D'oeuvres, Anti Pasta, Main and desert. A good choice of wine but no coffee to finish with. The restaurant staff are all very friendly and helpful (particularly if your Italian is as sparse as mine!)

Room Tip: Always best to go for a lake side room just for the splendid views and a bit more space.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
Address: Via Regina, 1, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cadenabbia di Griante
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Cadenabbia di Griante
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Cadenabbia 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia Di Griante
Grand Cadenabbia Hotel
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy

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