Value Score Average Value
Good For Solo
Handy for the ferry...
I like to stay somewhere close to the ferry when visiting the Italian lakes, and the Hotel du Lac in Bellagio certainly meets this criterion, being just across the road. The road in question is a one-way street which serves the town only, so it's not too busy.
Our room (33) was towards the rear of the hotel, and therefore didn't have a lake view (unless you leaned over the balcony and looked sideways, but as there are plenty of opportunities for admiring the lake at breakfast, or from the roof terrace, I didn't see this as a problem. The room itself was spacious, with plenty of storage. There were even two desks/tables. The decor was very simple and white. The room had the usual amenities (bath with shower, bidet, hairdryer, minibar, TV, free wifi). I didn't use the TV, but the wifi worked.
Although the hotel has a lift, there are a few additional steps to reach the part of the hotel where our room was located, so it may not be ideal for guests with mobility problems.
The staff are extremely helpful.
I booked the hotel as part of a deal including the flight, so I cannot comment on the room rate.
Unique Quality: Breakfast is served in the first floor restaurant, which has an outdoor terrace. The range of food items is good (for a mid-range Italian hotel), and included some very good croissants, bacon and eggs. The one thing to look out for, if tempted to eat on the terrace (and the view makes it very tempting), is that the local sparrows are fearless, and will try to eat your breakfast. They seemed particularly keen on the scrambled eggs, but were also partial to croissants.
Directions: Opposite the passenger ferry
Great Hotel, Great Views
In Bellagio, we stayed at the Hotel Du Lac: http://www.bellagiohoteldulac.com/indexeng.htm. It was nice, and what you would expect from a 3-star hotel. Clean, moderately-sized room, however the bed wasn’t the most comfortable. It provided great views, however, being located right on the lake. We didn’t really find the ferry noise too bothersome, as some other visitors who reviewed the hotel had mentioned. Another nice bonus was that it included a free continental breakfast, which was more than sufficient (a service not included in our hotels in France).
Quaint, Modern, Comfortable
Let me say that Getting to Bellagio is half the fun, I reccomend taking a private car from the Milan Airport. The views of the lake from the road are awesome. Bellagio is a story book romantic northern Italian City nestled on Lake Como in the Lombardy Region .. The Hotel du Lac is right across the street from the Ferry terminal, so if you come or go via ferry it is really easy . The hotel has an excellent Bar/Cafe' . The Rooms were Big, by American Standards. The rooms come with a Television mini fridge, and hair dryer. The bathrooms are big, clean and have european shower tub thing. The room itself was very clean and had a great view of the lake. The rooms also have a/c and heat . There is a Roof Terrace that is open in the Summer Months for Drinks and Snacks. Breakfast was included with the room and was very good. The entire Staff was very Professional, In particular the cafe/bar Wait Staff in theHotel were very Friendly and helpful to tourists. I would definatly stay here again when I return to Bellaggio. There are small tables out side for sipping a cocktail or coffee and people watching . The bar off the lobby was very quiant and well stocked. The hotel is within walking distance to everything in town. There are many fine resturants near by.
Unique Quality: The View alone Is worth the stay. The Hotel du Lac is on the lake. The Hotel Has a cool oldschool elevator. A bar, cafe, roof terrace with a spectacular view. In the summer months there is a shuttle bus that brings you to an affiliated spa with a swimming pool.
Directions: Down by the lake, across from the ferry terminal
More about Hotel du Lac
Thinking of staying in the village of San Giovanni in september - how easy is it to get to Bellagio each day. We will not have a car, on some review sites it says the road is dangerous to walk as there is no pavement? Does anyone have any info? If we went into Bellagio in the evening for a meal would there be taxis available to come back?
Re: Bellagio/San Giovanni
Yes there are taxis in Bellagio, but many of Bellagio's restaurants are based in pedestrian only streets or alleys, so it may be an idea to contact one on a road in advance to ask if they are able to arrange a taxi for you.
For instance there is a fine restaurant at Hotel Du Lac which sits on the lakefront who can be emailed at
The bus timetable for the bus that travels between Como and Bellagio can be found at
Re: Bellagio/San Giovanni
San giovanni is very easy to walk to Bellagio from...you can work you way along the coast through some lovely little narrow lanes ad just have to walk the last bit on the main road.. it is well served by buses too...we were camping just above San Giovanni in august...there is also a lovely restaurant in San Giovanni itself, bar and casual dining downstairs, restaurant upstairs with a terrace...just tucked away at the side of the church...
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