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Grand Hotel Cadenabbia
England
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27 reviews
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“Stylish by lake Como”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Make sure you pay the extra for a room with lake view - well worth it for the panorama of mountains and water crisscrossed by ferryboats which can take you to all the picturesque villages and villas of Lake Como. Food good, but the restaurant is busy at times. Staff efficient and helpful. Some quality entertainment in the bar from a talented harp instrumentalist playing her own compositions - impressive. But no CD to buy, unfortunately. Adjacent Villa Carlota an absolute must with current exhibition of WW1 artwork. Also some good music, we were fortunate to enjoy a concert with gorgeous top soprano Clara Bertella which ended with huge applause from the audience. Our room had good high ceilings and was clean and comfortable, and the public areas are very smart.

Room Tip: 3rd. floor good because equidistant from top floor restaurant and ground floor, yet high enough for...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

The hotel has two sides-one with Lake View and the other with jungle view.It is well worthwhile avoiding the jungle,where tour companies automatically place their clients.We would imagine the cost to be a fraction of lake view which is splendid.
The rooms were adequate for an ordinary 4 star,bathrooms ordinary with small showers.There were minimal bathroom requirements.
Food fairly good,but awful sweet breakfast juices.It was worth arriving early to buffets as many items were not replaced quickly when empty..

Staff in the restaurant were first class.A fair"tour" hotel

Room Tip: Pay extra for Lake View!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Strong recommendations from Milano friends to look at the western side of Lake Como led us to Cadenabbia. The hotel offered great views of the lake, access to some great local cafes and the ferry to Bellagio. Good onsite parking and breakfast buffet included were great benefits. Our large triple room was quiet - a great way to get over jet lag and sleep well. With great weather, the terrace quickly became a favourite place to relax after a day exploring the area, before dinner. The staff were friendly, providing prompt service with a smile. Well situated across from Bellagio meant that we planned a day there, another driving around the lake, a day trip to Lugano (for lunch) and easy departure when we sadly needed to say goodbye.
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia gave us wonderful week to relax and explore a beautiful part of the world.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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New Milton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed here with Riviera Travel and hotel was very busy with tour groups. I had not paid the supplement for a lake view and my room at back of hotel was so dark that the light was needed even in the morning. Reception was helpful and I was shown three more rooms, all different but all dark. I eventually was offered a room with a view of lake which was wonderful. Expensive but worth the money. People vary in their likes and some people on the tour liked their room at the back which were very peaceful.others complained about noise from the road at the front. I was on the third floor and the noise did not bother me. Food was good on the whole though some items like the fruit juice in the morning were poor. Starters for the evening meal were very good. The fifth floor restaurant had lovely lake view, was very busy but the staff were quite efficient.
The rooms all differ greatly. Some have baths with hand held showers, some have large shower cubicles but I had the smallest cubicle I have ever seen. I kept turning the shower off by mistake. The shower itself was excellent and had been replaced in all the rooms I looked at.

Room Tip: The lake view was so beautiful. Expensive but worth the money.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: Take your old age pension book with you.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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
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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
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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: 188
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Also Known As:
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Grand Cadenabbia Hotel
Grand Hotel Cadenabbia Lake Como/Cadenabbia Di Griante, Italy

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