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3.6 out of 5

"Inexpensive, beautiful location and nice pool. Food however was poor and some of the communal areas in need of attention such as the empty lobster tan ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 12 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Hotel Britannia Excelsior's good location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and a poolside bar. Built in 1830, this 3-star hotel has 192 rooms over 5 floors. All rooms offer flat-screen TVs and fridges.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, fridges and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • The 2 restaurants, poolside bar and bar/lounge offer choices for drinking and dining
  • Take a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the size of the guestrooms and the quiet location
  • Just a 1-minute drive from Villa Carlotta and 12 minutes from Bellagio Port
  • Airport and local-area shuttle service available for a fee

Classic Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room, Balcony, Lake View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Britannia Excelsior ratings based on 8 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
3 out of 5
Inexpensive, beautiful location and nice pool. Food however was poor and some of the communal areas in need of attention such as the empty lobster tanks simply featured cobwebs.

Posted by on 12 Jul 2019

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5 out of 5
When we arrived the hotel was overbooked so they put us in an apartment a little way from the hotel.What a result as we had booked a triple room . I love this hotel and everyone is very friendly and helpful

Posted by on 18 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

second time their!

Cheap and cheerful, dominated by Brits with large appetites

Posted by on 21 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5
Einrichtung alles Ok, eine Personal im kuchenservice ist gestress ( Frau)

Posted by on 9 Aug 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Jul 2019

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5 out of 5

Top Preis-Leistung

Wunderschön am Lago di como gelegen. Preis-Leistungsverhällniss ist top. Grosse geräumige Zimmer. Empfang sehr freundlich.

Posted by on 3 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5
Pros: die Lage,
Cons: die Schallisolation. Leitern um im See schwimmen zu können.
Gute Lage und gute Verkehrsanbindung,Gratis-Parkplätze. Grosszügige Salons und Aufenthaltsräume, etwas altmodisch-protzig möbliert aber gemütlich. Hier kein Service, dafür Getränkeautomaten, die praktisch sind, aber unschön. Positiv gesehen: kein Konsumationszwang. Leider gibts WLan auch nur hier und in der ziemlich geschmacklosen Bar, nicht aber in den Zimmern. Dem ehrwürdigen Alter des Gebäudes verdanken wir sicher auch die praktisch fehlende Schallisolation: meine Zimmernachbarn begeisterten sich um 04.30 (!) für eine Sendung der olympischen Sommerspiele und dies sehr lautstark. Auch der knarrende Holzfussboden trägt das Seinige dazu bei: Man glaubt gar nicht, wie oft ein Mensch zwischen Fenster und Bad hin und her gehen kann; jedesmal knarzt es.

Posted by on 16 Aug 2016

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2 out of 5
Food needs improvement. The vieressä were amazing.

Posted by on 15 Jul 2016

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 3 January 2020 to 30 September 2020 (dates subject to change).

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Britannia Excelsior are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Other inclusions

  • Round-trip airport transfers

Not included

  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Gratuities

  • Surcharge for premium food items
  • Airport transfers included (round trip)
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included

Property Features

Some rates at Hotel Britannia Excelsior are all-inclusive. These rates include on-site meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. A round-trip airport shuttle and an area shuttle are available for a fee. A seasonal outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and a library are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Britannia Excelsior. This 3-star Griante hotel is smoke free.

  • 192 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1830
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Milan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) (80.8 km / 50.2 mi)
  • Train station: Varenna-Esino Perledo Station (7.3 km / 4.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle

Room Amenities

Hotel Britannia Excelsior offers 192 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Hotel Britannia Excelsior has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

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.

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.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 and older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

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

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site 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 sanitiser.The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Caters to adults only
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitisation guidelines Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • All guests (including children) need to be present at check-in to show their government-issued photo ID or passport.
  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • The seasonal pool will open in June and close in September.
  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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