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Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2013

We arrived on April 10th at the hotel on for a week’s stay with Shearings. On arrival we were offered the chance to upgrade to a Lake view for €30 or to a Balcony & Lake View for €40. This was well worth it because the view of the lake is by far the best feature of the area. The...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 May 2013

After a journey of 16 hours on a coach,we were able to upgrade costing 40 euros for a balcony lake view room, stunning views across the lake, shame about the tower crane due to the ongoing construction works to the floating swimming pool which according to Shearings brochure was supposed to be open for our use , room very clean...

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8Thank carol f
chester cheshire
Reviewed 8 May 2013

arrived at this hotel with shearings express coach holidays early morning sun 28/04/2013 checkin tried to sell everyone a room upgrade, we were told our rooms were not ready come back at 2,00pm.but you can put your hand luggage in the room till then. entered the room to find it stank of the previous guests, a disgusting smell emitted from...

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We arrived at this hotel at 9am on the Sunday morning having travelled overnight from Kent. We were told that our room wouldn't be ready until 11.30 so spent two and a half hours sitting in the lobby waiting. At 11.30 we asked at reception whether our room was ready and was told that we could go up and check...

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Was with a Treyn Tours, staying at this hotel for most of the trip. Because the meals are buffet, the gf eater can pick and choose, which is a very good thing! Plenty of stuff to choose from, and I ate well throughout. Also, if you ask, Antonio (at least whilst I was there!) will cheerfully retrieve gf rolls from...

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3Thank tegels
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2013

We went here with Shearings coaches on 20th April. Fab hotel, very clean room n clean hotel, staff were gr8 and nothing to much trouble, do not miss the Bernini express trip to St Moritz, breathtaking, will definitely go again. Thanks Shearings.

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4Thank Sheik511
Liverpool
Reviewed 30 April 2013

Stayed at this hotel last week in April 2013 for a week.Was impressed by photos on Internet and position of the hotel, how wrong can you be! Hotel is selling itself on it's position on the lake which is stunning. Room after an upgrade of a payment of €40 was well worth it. We got a room at the front...

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Matlock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed with Shearings trip. Reception was more reminiscent of a railway station than a hotel - queues of people waiting to check in; only one receptionist - selling everyone an upgrade. We purchased upgrade at standard rate but had a view of a crane framing the lake. Bar area was souless - just a place to sit and down...

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Pulborough
Reviewed 26 April 2013

First time with Shearing on express coach. Traveller beware - whilst some customers got great price for this trip, we were penalised to the tune of £280.00 because we booked at the end of January. Shearings reply was basically "hard luck!". We also paid extra for front seats, which we didn't get on 2 occasions on (longer) trips due to...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2013

Went with Shearrings on 9 day all inclusive Lake Como holiday. Fantastic price. Excellent coach drivers Glyn and Noel. Very good hotel ,room excellent. Food very good. Staff at hotel excellent. Will be trying Shearrings again .. Well done to them.

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Hotel Britannia Excelsior is set on the shores of Lake Como and is a former 19th-century inn. The beautiful guest rooms are tastefully decorated with luxury fabrics and antique furniture. The hotel boasts four bars four restaurants and two swimming pools open seasonally.RnrnJust 50 metres from the Cadenabbia landing dock, the Britannia Excelsior offers free parking and beautiful views of Bellagio. RnrnThe centre of Griante is a 10 minutes' walk away. Free public parking is available near the swimming pool. All rooms at the Britannia Excelsior Hotel are equipped with satellite TV and private bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Some rooms overlook the lake and some even have a balcony. RnrnFree Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and breakfast is a continental-style buffet available daily in the main restaurant. Both the buffet-style restaurant and the a la carte, lakeside restaurant specialise in classic Italian and international cuisine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior

Address: Via Regina 41, 22011 Cadenabbia di Griante, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Cadenabbia di Griante
Price Range: ₹ 6,910 - ₹ 11,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior 3*
Number of rooms: 284
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Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
Grand Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia Di Griante, Lake Como, Italy
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“Get a large lake view room as apparently the other rooms are very small”
 of 5 bubbles Darrab, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 439 was a nice double with balcony at rear of hotel with mountain view, .”
 of 5 bubbles kathandTed, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You can upgrade to get a balcony and lake view.”
 of 5 bubbles 392jow, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 522 was ok, but we upgraded, some who didn't upgrade had rooms on the side of the hotel which looks down onto the shop and road”
 of 5 bubbles V3765JImargaretc, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Up grade to a lake view well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles dianejoh, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
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