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Hotel Barchetta Excelsior

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We have just stayed a week in como. At the Brchetta Excslsior was a stunning place towels and bedding chhanngged daily. Great choice of breakfast. The staff very helpful and friendly With stunning views of the lake cennfral for the rail station 4 mins waklk away. Local buses stop right outside.

The building is old, but well maintained. Premises are clean. Rooms are big enough. My room was too warm and I had to open the window during the night. Breakfast okay. Great location on the main square on the lake

Como is a great place to visit to relax and take timeout. Barchetta Excelsior is conveniently located with great views to be njoyed from your balcony. The room is ok in terms of decor but the view with a balcony is absolutely great. Be sure to ask for a room with a view and you will not be disappointed.

We stayed here for two nights on a Gate1 Italy tour. Room was big enough and comfortable. Good service at reception and clean. This was the one hotel we stayed at in Italy where we were able to request and get wash cloths for our bathroom. The location is magnificent overlooking the lake. Very enjoyable stay.

Great location, with wonderful views of the lake from our room balcony (room 335). Nice free breakfast and free wifi, with friendly staff. The only negative is the mattress is too firm for my back. The property is only a couple of minutes walk to the ferry dock, and lots of shopping and dining option close by.

First of all, the one lonely star is awarded due to the excellent location - but that’s where the positives end. The hotel is tired, drab and generally feels rather dated and in-inspiring - a terrible shame based on the location and potential to be excellent with so much style and culture all around. The staff in general were rude - particularly the concierge/reception team who seemed to have forgotten that guests choose to be here and as such can be afforded such extravagances as a thank you, or please, or even a can I help you sir as opposed to effective very ignoring you until you prompted them. The barman was never at the bar, twice we had to go and ask if he could serve us as he was round at reception talking with his colleagues - table service! Not here! The rooms carry on the tired theme - bland, plain, ill equipped and absolutely not of a 4 star standard. The bathroom smelt stale and the towels were old and worn. I also woke with a number of bites on my lower legs - as this never happens to me I can only presume perhaps the linen needs a change? The bottom sheets seemed very fresh but the throw over the top certainly has been in place for a while. The only positive I could identify was again the fabulous views! Lastly, breakfast - I can’t provide too much depth on this front as after I was served like warm coffee that I could see the bottom of the cup through, and observed the stale looking ham, cheese and dry looking eggs - I departed to seek out an edible start to the day. I’m aware the above is pretty scathing but I am here on business - and honestly, if I’d have come here with a loved one and experienced this place I really would have felt truly let down and disappointed. Hell, I’m let down and disappointed as a business traveller! It’s certainly not a 4 star site - I’d suggest real though goes into your choice to stay here as there are a myriad of better options within this high end price bracket.

I had to change my room key 4 times because it wouldnt work! Minor anonyance but still, please have this fixed (or maybe I am just dumb??) Breakfast is also very limited and they should upgrade it... BUT - my room was massive, internet pretty fast, and many rooms with great views, even on the back side

Nice staff very helpful, good english Good location front of lake, back of center town Everything is surrounded hotel Parking in near hotel 3 Min walk, 16 euro per night Room is clean, lake view is nice

Stayed at the Excelsior the last 3 nights of a 16 day Italy trip and it proved to be a perfect "wrap up". The hotel is lovely, with a knock-out view and location. We had booked a lake view room with terrace and it was worth every extra dollar. The staff was very helpful, professional, and pleasant. Excellent breakfast and breakfast staff.. They even packed a "brown bag" for us the last morning as we had a 7 a.m. pick-up. Our room was very clean, nice bath, lots of storage areas, comfortable king sized bed. The lobby has a classic comfortable bar with "living room" seating. The lake ferry is a 3 minute walk away. Be sure to explore the park near boat ferry and spend some time exploring the town of Como as well. It is a beautiful city.

This was a beautiful hotel. We had a lake view which is worth the extra $$$ to have. The service was good and we had great access to all of the different villages, but also the local cafes across the from the hotel were fabulous and contemporary cuisine. We also had bed and breakfast and this was good value. The villages around lake Como were unbelievable. The staff were very helpful to direct us and give information relating to the different places to go.

Piazza Cavour 1 Como CO

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cathedral of Como and Volta Temple
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Como City Centre, Hotel Barchetta Excelsior is within a 5-minute walk of Cathedral of Como and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Volta Temple. This 84-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Como and also a short walk from Piazza Cavour and Torre del Comune.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's bistro, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 84 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Hotel Barchetta Excelsior features free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and conference space. If you drive, self parking is EUR 16 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Standard Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Double or Twin Room, Lake View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double or Twin Room, Lake View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 511 reviews