February 2012

John McKernan

 I had the pleasure of staying at the Hotel Barchetta in February of 2012. I travelled to Italy with my son and daughter to visit relatives in Como and then up to Sankt Moritz for skiing and then onto the Dolomites for Skiing. The trip up to Sankt Moritz was a short break away from Como and we were returning to the Hotel Barchetta for a couple of nights before moving up to the Dolomites. The Hotel allowed me to keep the bulk of my luggage with them whilst we were away in Sankt Moritz. This was much appreciated as it simplified the short trip to Sankt Moritz

I really like the Hotel Barchetta, the staff were friendly and very helpful with good local knowledge. The hotel is situated very conveniently to the lake with good access to all of the ferries and also good access to the city centre of Como. 

Our rooms were clean and spacious and on this visit included breakfast. The breakfast had excellent choices of fruit, fruit juices and tea and coffee and all of the cold selections. Best of all it had a proper toaster for the toasting of bread. Very important for an Australian where toast is a must to start the morning. In addition to all of the above there was bacon and scrambled eggs which were an excellent choice for me, along with good coffee and the staff were friendly and attentive.

With all of these niceties in mind I am intending to stay at the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior on the lake of Como on my next visit in February of 2014.