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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.
I recently stayed at this lovely hotel for 4 nights because of a work trip. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful with my every need. The rooms were clean and quiet. I loved that the windows opened completely so I could feel the breeze coming off the lake at night. There was great water pressure in the shower and plenty of hot water. The best thing about my stay here was the free breakfast every morning. The selection was impressive and the fruits and pasteries were top quality and always fresh. If I am ever lucky enough to get the chance to return to Como, I will be staying here once again.
Me and my husband had a perfect holiday at this chic yet cosy hotel. Como is absoluetly charming, rivalizing with Firenze and Venecia but far more pleasant, far away from the hords of tourists. There is no doubt that we will recommend this place!
We stayed at the Barchetta in august 2012. What can I say about this wonderful hotel which hasnt already been said. Great service, great location and, most of all, great on-site resources like wi-fi, shopping and a superb restaurant. Whats more, Barchetta is located in the very heart of Como.
It doesnt get any more central than this. Breathtaking vistas from our room, which was very clean and elegant looking. Many languages spoken by the hotel staff. In the short time we spent in the lobby area, we heard staff members speaking english and french without problem to the patrons.
We particularly liked the computer access on the main floor, although it would have been even more practical to offer this service free of charge. Granted, with so many great things to rave about and so few complaints, we will definitely be back in this majestic hotel next time we visit Como.
Comapred to the three-start hotel, mini barchetta, located at the top of the hill, it is not hard to understand what makes this special place stand apart. Mini barchetta was sleezy-looking and had little to no services. No wi-fi, no laundry services, no breakfast. Oh well, live and learn I guess!
Thank you Barchetta! We will be seeing you soon.
Mr. and Ms. Bergamo,
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This was the second time I had stayed at the Barchetta. The staff treated me like family and the accomodations and the food were absolutely superb. I love this place and cannot wait to return. I would like to thank all of you for an unforgetable experience. Nick
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