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Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Adults-only beachfront hotel with pool bar, near Villa Carlotta

  • Free WiFi in lobby

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Via Regina 41 - Cadenabbia, Griante, 22011, CO, Italy
6.2.Good.
  • Room NOT suitable as Bedroom - for Brooms - couldnt swimg a Cat !

    Jul 12, 2019

  • Dirty rooms; breakfast was a nightmare and after the first day, we moved to have…

    Aug 8, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Walkable
Quiet
Convenient
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 192 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Villa Carlotta - 14 min walk
  • Bellagio Port - 18 min walk
  • Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • Villa Melzi - 21 min walk
  • Villa Serbelloni - 24 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Classic Single Room
  • Classic Triple Room
  • Double Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Double Room, Lake View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Triple Room, Lake View

Location

Via Regina 41 - Cadenabbia, Griante, 22011, CO, Italy
  • On the beach
  • Villa Carlotta - 14 min walk
  • Bellagio Port - 18 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Villa Carlotta - 14 min walk
  • Bellagio Port - 18 min walk
  • Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal - 3 min walk
  • Villa Melzi - 21 min walk
  • Villa Serbelloni - 24 min walk
  • San Giacomo Basilica - 24 min walk
  • Branch of Lecco - 28 min walk
  • La Punta Spartivento - 29 min walk
  • San Martino Church - 30 min walk
  • Villa Melzi Gardens - 31 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 59 min drive
  • Varenna-Esino Station - 27 min drive
  • Fiumelatte Station - 30 min drive
  • Canzo Station - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 192 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Payment types at the property

American ExpressMastercardVisa

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Golfing nearby
  • Pool umbrellas

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1830
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Britannia Excelsior are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Not included
  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Gratuities

Small print

Also known as

  • Britannia Excelsior
  • Britannia Excelsior Griante
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior Hotel
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior Griante
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior Hotel Griante
  • Britannia Excelsior Griante
  • Britannia Excelsior Hotel
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior Griante
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 180 per vehicle (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

Use of pool umbrellas and sunbeds is available for a surcharge.

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The seasonal pool is open from June to September.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Britannia Excelsior does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Far Out (2.1 mi), Hotel Suisse Ristorante (2.1 mi), and La Terrazza Metropole (2.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 180 per vehicle one-way.
  • Hotel Britannia Excelsior has a seasonal outdoor pool and a garden.
6.2.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Location is very good , easy reach everywhere! Unlike ppl review online to said property run down ! Staff friendly ! Worth for the price

    2 night romance trip, Nov 17, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The historic buildind amazing view from the balkony

    1 night family trip, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Lovely location, disappointing customer service

    Lovely location. Reception staff were quite unhelpful with information at check in and needed prompting eg what time is breakfast?, where is breakfast? Where is the lift? etc We stayed on a B&B basis only to find a couple of days later that they offered All Inclusive. This information would have been welcomed at check in, as we would have upgraded our stay but couldn’t when we requested as we had less than 3 days remaining. We had an incident during our stay and all I will say, as a result, is ensure you use the safe in your room for anything valuable. Overall a nice hotel but the management/staff could do with a refresher in customer service.

    3 night trip, Sep 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a great time at the beautiful Lake Como! Very close and convenient to everything! The staff were great,parking was near by, the breakfast buffet was very good, lots of things to choose from. Great experience!

    2 night family trip, Sep 27, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    I normally try to be positive in my stay. But, the only positive thing from this hotel is the location. The rest was disappointment. The room was outdated and dirty impression as well as had unpleasant smell. Some staff were not very friendly. the breakfast was busy and food was not good. Uncooked bacon, eggs and sausages.

    2 night trip with friends, Sep 1, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The staff were lovely and the view of the lake and pool area was great. The hotel was very dated with old bathrooms and the lift felt like it would break down when you were using it. The breakfast was not good, would definitely not recommend paying for the breakfast.

    2 night family trip, Aug 28, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Great location, poor food

    Como was an amazing location, the hotel was pretty much as described with an amazing pool on the lake. The downside to the hotel was the quality of the morning breakfasts. Had we known that this was an all inclusive resort (please note this wasn’t advertised as an all inclusive and we didn’t book it as that) we would not have stayed as the quality of food at an all inclusive is usually terrible. It very much catered to its audience and for that you can’t blame the hotel, it’s just not what we were expecting. However the pool facilities and the location to the ferry was brilliant.

    2 night trip, Aug 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

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    4 night trip with friends, Aug 25, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rubber Seal from window was hanging off, Door handle for room door was loose. Pealed off paint fallen in shower. Your only given one key card. Staff knew little about the area. General room disrepair to the room. Would be good if staff gave the room a once over before guest arrives. Location was good and the room was clean.

    4 night romance trip, Aug 23, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Amazing pool with a great view. A bit disappointed with the hotel itself. Bed terribly uncomfortable, rooms outdated and in need of repairs. Do not be tempted with the all inclusive package, food is mediocre at best.

    3 night romance trip, Aug 23, 2019

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