Hotel Metropole Bellagio
A room with a view
We loved the Hotel Metropole Bellagio. The location was terrific, the staff were all very friendly and helpful (Quattrocento quarantanove - I finally got it!), the rooms were comfortable and clean and the price was very reasonable.
Our room (449) was located on the corner of the fourth floor, facing the lake. We had a nice little balcony that allowed us to sit and watch the boats scurry across the lake and the sun dance across the water. It was really quite nice.
There is a breakfast room that served a very nice breakfast with lots of choices from cereals to fruit to hot eggs and sausages. There is a restaurant on the terrace where you can enjoy your meals while sitting next to the lake. The bar area serves up some delicious afternoon proseccos while you do some people watching.
We intend to return to Bellagio and will definitely stay here again. I have no hesitation in recommending it to others at all. Go and enjoy.
Unique Quality: The most outstanding feature of the hotel was its location. Perched right on the waterfront, it offered great views, easy access to everything nearby and it was also right by the ferry piers.
There is also a sundeck on the roof where you can relax and soak up the sun or just sit and enjoy the tremendous views of the town and the lake.
Directions: About 50 meters from the ferry landing.
We stayed at the Hotel Metroplole for one night, at the end of the season.
The room was in need of modernisation, and the hotel was in the process of carrying out refurbishment, it was due to be closed at the end of the week.
We chose this hotel in particular as it was the only one which boasts a lake side view.
The view from our balcony, of Lake Como was spectacular as was the sunset, sheer magic.
Breakfast was ok, something for most palettes.
Unique Quality: The views are spectacular from a lakeside room. well worth paying the extra for this facility.
Directions: Straight off the ferry turn left and its straight in front of you.
A Waterfront masterpiece
We stayed at the Metropole due to reviews on other sites. We were not disappointed, as it’s truly is a waterfront property. After a long drive from Milan getting lost many times, we finally arrived around 9pm. Staff were very welcoming and laughed after hearing our story about the LENGTHY drive. They told us we had come into Bellagio the wrong way and actually there is a much shorter drive from Milan …..Minus the endless single windy lanes around Lake Como, (An Amalfi Coast experience).
Our room 226 was on the 2nd floor with direct water views of this stunning area. The room was very basic but comfortable with a double bed, two small bedside tables, mini bar, desk, and two French doors leading to a small balcony. The bathroom was again basic but clean and spotless.
The rooms below us had fabulous terraces and I wished we had booked one of those. If staying here make sure you book one of these and validate your booking, as I was under the impression I had actually booked a terrace room. (too tired to argue!)
Staff are very friendly, helpful and polite. The lifts are small but are in good working order. We found no noise regarding ferries. The views are outstanding and you are basically a few metres from the water. The building is basically Italian in style and needs some more renovations done in the breakfast and lobby areas, both are looking a little tired.
Breakfast was simple and offered a basic but sufficient breakfast but to me the coffee was terrible which came from a machine. I would have preferred a fresh hot pot of Italian coffee. Luckily, I had brought with me a little travelling kettle and opted to have a cuppa on my balcony.
Unique Quality: The best thing about this hotel is the location. It’s on the flat within a few seconds to many wonderful little cafes and restaurants. It’s a short walk to Hotel Serbelloni and to the steps up to the romantic village of Bellagio. The little town is full of interesting shops, and is truly gorgeous and quaint with petite cobble lanes and steps meandering through the wonderful display of historic houses. (It reminded us of the Italian town Assisi)
The ferry to other locations around Lake Como can be located just two minutes from the hotel.
We had a lovely meal at Hotel Florence and also had a very expensive meal at the Hotel Serbelloni which was okay but really not worth the money.
I have given this hotel a 5 star rating for its truly wonderful waterfront location and value for money.
Views to die for at a great price
We arrived at a hotel in crisis - the phone system had been struck by lightning and a busload of German tourists had disappeared from contact in consequence, but the staff never let their friendliness and efficiency slip for a second. Rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable - in many places the Metropole would be claiming another star. Breakfast coffee was pretty dreadful - the only blot and quickly dealt with when we asked the waiter for fresh coffee instead of the stuff from the dispenser.
Some reviews had suggested that we might find the noise of the ferries disturbing - maybe we were just tired but we barely heard a thiing. The side rooms might be a bit more noisy but ours was very quiet.
Unique Quality: The views, the views, the views. The front of the hotel drops straight into the lake and most of the rooms have balconies over the water.
Directions: Right on the lake front
Cheap, clean, comfortable and views to die for
We found the Hotel Metropole after our first three choices were still closed for the winter. Bellagio is a summer resort and many of the hotels and restaurants don't open until April - we were travelling in March. And they were labouring under a disadvantage when we got there - the phone system had been struck by lightning so the office was full of telephone engineers for the two days of our stay and messages had to be taken from room to room by the heroic lone receptionist (one of her colleagues was in London for the winter and the other had had a baby the previous week). Through it all she smiled and was friendly and efficient with any information we asked for at her fingertips. This is a fairly basic three star hotel - most of the guests were german pensioners on coach trips while we were there - and breakfast isn't the best ever. But every room has a view, and most of them are stunning. The hotel is the only one actually on the lake - its the building on the right of the piazza in every postcard of Bellagio you ever see - and the balconies hang out over the water. We were afraid that there might be noise from the early morning ferries but if there was it didn't wake us. The beds were firm and comfortable, the bath capacious and the shower a perfect temperature. The friends we were travelling with even managed to get two different views - one like ours across to Cadenabbia and another north the whole length of Lago di Como.
If you decide to stay there - and we recommend it - ask the waiter at breakfast if he will get you a cup of real cappucino instead of the stuff from the machine. It makes all the difference.
Unique Quality: Bellagia is a town people go to for two things - the shopping and the views. Because its right by the lake you carry your shopping back down the steps - and that can be a real benefit. We shopped so much that it would have been hard work to carry it all up hill. And the views were utterly magic, even though clouds came on our second day.
If we'd been there in better weather we might have tried out the sun deck on the roof but by the time we had opportunity the sun was in hiding. The lakeside bar is a lovely venue for an evening drink.
Our double room had a good extra bed so it would have been a great value family room.
Directions: Beside the hydrofoil pier
All Rooms Have a Lake View!!!
I stayed elsewhere in Bellagio during my time there but visited this hotel to get information. The Hotel Metropole enjoys one of the most panoramic locations in Bellagio. Easily identifiable because of its pale pink facade, the Metropole is several stories high and each room has a lake view either directly from the front or from the side. If this isn't enough, the hotel has a charming Sun Roof Terrace with loungers, umbrellas, in addition to small talbes & chairs if you just can't get enough of the view from your room. The hotel's other many amenities include "La Terrazza Restaurant," with a lovely dining area directly on the lake. A full bar and Ice Cream Parlour are nice additions for guests.
Some rooms maybe small and the decor of the rooms may not be lavish, but with a view like this, and at a reasonable price too, what more can you ask for!?! When I went in to get information on the hotel, the lobby was quite small and at that time it was obvious that it needed updating; however, though personally I think hotel lobbies ARE important spaces for guests, it is still the guest rooms which count most.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room and as noted on the hotel's website, it is quite extensive: "cereals, coffee, ham, eggs, salami, yoghurt, teas, bread, rolls, jam, marmelade, hot and cold milk, home made pastries and cakes, fruit juices etc." Sounds great to me! Room service is available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30pm. Laundering services can be arranged, and international newspapers are available for us news junkies. Shopping, tourist info. and transportation are just steps away. WiFi is now available as well.
The hotel has on-line specials which I tend to think are quite reasonable given the hotel's fabulous location. Check website for current pricing and off-season specials.
Unique Quality: The exquisite location of this hotel on beautiful Bellagio's lakeside makes this hotel an excellent choice for most travelers. All rooms which face directly onto Lago di Como have either a balcony or terrace!
Although lake ferry transportation and the bus is available into and out of Bellagio, the hotel is able to arrange transportion if sufficient notice is given.
Directions: Look for the tall, pink building on the lakefront which seems to straddle the main road. It sits at the intersection of the Lungo Lario Manzoni and the Piazza Mazzini near the Salita Serbelloni.
Nearby Hotel Metropole Bellagio
Amenities at Hotel Metropole Bellagio
- Continental Breakfast
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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