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Hotel Centrale

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent two nights here on a trip down to Italy. Friendly helpful staff. Beautiful setting yards from the water. Very picturesque. Liked it so much we stayed another night on our way back home. Would stay again.

I have met my friend who lives in Switzerland to celebrate our big birthday together at lake Como. We had a blast! and stayed in this hotel for several days. The room was clean and pleasant with a nice view of the church and adequate bathroom. We had no complaints at all and enjoyed our day trips around the lake from this base. The hotel is a short walking distance to the beach.

We stayed for a night and breakfast, the hotel is clean, linens are new and soft, the pillow was a good surprise! The bathroom was a little tight but enough for one night. The central position is great.

Very nice hotel right in the center of Cernobbio, not more then 2 min. to go and you reach the lake. Nice breakfast, free Wlan and parking(!) available. Very clean, partly renovated, rooms big enough and friendly staff as well.

Stayed here for four nights on the ocassion of a family wedding. The staff were really excellent. Smiling, courteous- couldn't do enough for you. I had one of the older rooms on the first floor- still very spacious , the bathroom was not big but perfectly adequate- the air conditioning was excellent and unobtrusive. Minibar could have had a few more choices. Lovely view of the hills from my window - not a lake view. Not greatly soundproofed and unfortunately my room appeared to be right next to the broom cupboard where the chambermaids had all their stuff- so if you like to sleep late like me- you're guaranteed to be woken up sharply around 10am unless you have industrial strength earplugs. I did see some of the modern rooms in the new wing towards the back so would probably recommend them more - as slicker and more spacious. All in all a very good hotel. Just be prepared for the never ending chiming of church bells every half hour from about 6 in the morning till 10 at night. I didn't get much sleep!

Hotel Centrale turned out to be a good choice. We stayed in the new wing were the rooms are of a good size and in a modern style. The breakfast room, bar and reception area has recently been refurbished and they all look smart. If you come by car there is plenty of free parking. Breakfast was very good, the staff friendly and gave good advise to local restaurants (no restaurant in the hotel). Hotel Centrale is a stone´s throw away from the lake, and Cernobbio is a quiet little town just a five minute drive from the hustle and bustle in Como. We will be back.

Pros: - A nice 19th-early 20th century atmosphere. - A private free parking. - Location - 2 minutes to the lake shore and the city market, stores, restaurants and bars near by. - An excellent breakfast. - a Polite and helpful staff. Cons: - There is no place for the soap in the shower. You have to put it on the floor and bend every time. - The price is just a bit expensive, but Cernobbio is expensive, and you get a lot for the money.

Easy to get to ferry, close to local restaurants. Easy free parking behind hotel in safe lot. Clean. Decent buffet breakfast. I would definitely stay here again and refer to friends. Very quiet compared to Como.

Located a short walk from the lake, this hotel is in a fantastic location. Our room overlooked the front of the hotel with a lovely view over the garden and a square with the mountains in the distance. While quite basic the room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was included but wasn't very nice, served in an untidy room at the back of the hotel. Recommend the hotel, it was good value and well located. But would pop out for breakfast if I was to visit again.

Just what we thought it would be. I love Lake Como and thought this hotel is in a perfect location: near the lake in nice quiet place and close to Como. The whole area of Cernobbio is beautiful to just walk around and enjoy the beauty of place. The staff at the hotel were very accommodating. When we did not like the room they offered, they immediately help us choose a more convenient one. We stayed in the new addition which has all the comforts of the best hotels. Their breakfast buffet display was just what we needed. We would definitely book this hotel again.

Via Regina, 39 Cernobbio CO

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge
  • Marina

Villa Olmo is within 2 miles (3 km) of Hotel Centrale while other popular attractions such as Volta Temple are within 3 miles (5 km). This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 32 rooms and conveniences like a marina, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Cernobbio, the hotel is also a short walk from Villa Erba and Villa Bernasconi.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 32 recently renovated rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find LCD TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Centrale enjoy features like a marina, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | King 1 | Sleeps 3

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 205 reviews