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“Amazing views and great rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vista Lago
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Brunate
robbyrne
1 review
“Amazing views and great rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed in the apartment of the Vista Lago, the Villa Marioni, which is located next door to the hotel. The house looked a little spooky form the outside but the apartment itself was excellent, spacious with modern furniture. The apartment was couldn't be cleaner and the hotel owner had left some pasta, sauces, jams, biscuits if we were hungry. The view was amazing, at 800ft above sea level the view of Como and even the alps on a clear day from the kitchen and huge balcony was the best view i've ever had in any hotel or apartment. The only complaint I would have is that we stayed there during a heat wave, temperatures were at their hottest in years and the was no Air Conditioning, which made it quite difficult to sleep. But overall the apartment was excellent and would defiantly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2010

We spent a night there during the Easter week-end. Pro's: location location location. Brunate right at the top of the cable car from Como is picture-perfect. Hotel right next to the station and the church. Service : the lady in charge speaks 5 languages at least including French (suits us) and Arabic; Easter cake at bedside is a nice touch. B'fast is good for the price. Cleanliness. Big con : we stayed in a room on the second floor. Our neighbors too, room next to us, but could have been with us given the privacy. We could hear every conversation detail. So soundproof rooms before we come back.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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DC
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2009

This review is for the two room suite; not the regular hotel. If you can upgrade to the two room suite, I would highly recommend it because the value is amazing. You get your own apartment in a hundred year old house next to the hotel, with access to the roof deck and everything. You can self-cater and the house is gorgeous.

Skip the breakfast if you can; it's not good and you can get better grub for 5 euros. The husband that runs the place is super sweet and friendly. The wife seemed a bit rude, but perhaps it was just a language thing. However, I don't think she knows the words "please" or "thank you" -- whether they are in Italian or English or Pig Latin.

It's a really short and fun funicular ride to Como. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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athens
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60 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2009

We stayed 1 night in November with my boyfriend in Vista Lago..
It was the first Hotel that was actually nicer than its photos in internet!
The price was beyond than reasonable, I could never imagine that a hotel in this kind of location could be that economical. And ok, it was also because it was a low season, but we stayed at another hotel near by which we double payed.
Vista Lago must have been recently renovated, the room was small, but that was the beauty of it...A small paradise in the mountain...
And very important,...It was spotless, and I m very picky in that matter...and the view was undiscrible...I cannot count how many photos I took from our balcony...
Breakfast was good, nothing special, toast, cereals, coffee, juice, ham, cheese, nutella but the service was very friendly with a big smile!
We will definately -definately- return!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

Staff were very friendly and spoke English. The rooms were very clean and seemed to be recently renovated. The drive up the mountain to the hotel was hair-raising and not recommended for a large car or the faint-hearted - you can reach the hotel by cable car. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful and the scenery was spectacular - highly recommended if you can stomach the journey.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

Lovely little hotel set in the quaint village of Brunate, away from the hustle and bustle of Como. Easily accessible by the funicular railway. Breathtaking views from the balcony. We ate here one night and weren't disappointed. Rooms are small but clean. Hotel staff were helpful. We emailed prior to our visit to ask for a room with a view and we certainly got one !!
Breakfast was basic with no variance from one morning to the next but nevertheless we really can't fault this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen
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58 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2009

Typical Italian. Things didn't work quite to Northen European standards, but that's just one of the charms going to Italy. We were 6 guys staying for a long weekend of cycling (and the ride up to Brunate after a long day in the saddle can kill almost anyone - but the weak (like me) can opt to take the Funicular up (with the bike)).

The hotel had no problem that we filled the hallways with our bikes, and we where shown parking at a closed of spot next to the Funicular (3 mins walk from the hotel).

The rooms where not that big (but then again they seldom are in Europe), but everything worked perfectly (even the possibility to take long hot showers after a long day on the bike).

The last night we had our dinner at the hotel, and it was a feast!!! We'd eaten at another place in Brunate, which was quite nice, and one night down in Como, but this was clearly the best meal we got (and that says a lot when you're in Italy). They really went out of the way to make us happy and the food was just superb (actually not quite what we expected).

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Vista Lago
Address: 25 Via Roma, 22100 Brunate, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Brunate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Brunate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Lago 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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