Hotel Belvedere Bellagio
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'I am hungry!' were Nikki's first words when she awoke this morning and after several reminders, Chris finally acquiesced and we left the apartment to 'hunt and gather'. The first caffetteria we arrived at only served coffee and patisseries, and not the bruschetta that Nikki had pictured in her mind. We were finally rewarded at the bottom of the …
Our apartment toilet has the best views compared with any toilet I've ever been to. No, it's not a joke. It overlooks the lake with the Swiss Alps in the background. With such a view, the morning is bound to start well.
Nikki said she wasn't jet-lagged. We decided to walk into town. Nikki and I ordered pizza for breakfast! Debbie chose …
Ronnen took us to the airport this morning after a quick breakfast at Delicatessen.
We drove directly to Terminal 3 as this is where all international flights departed.... but alas no, EasiJet was a budget airline so we were re-directed to check-in at Terminal 1! Back down we went, luggage and all, to the car park and for a drive to …
... Italian pizza for lunch whilst we waited for the platform to be displayed. Wendy continued her extreme diet - no solids. We boarded and sat opposite each other in quite comfortable seats for about an hour and a half as we both tried not to go to sleep in case we missed our station. John succeeded in staying awake. We alit at Genova station, were met by a man with a sign saying "Pearce" and were then transported in a Mercedes "S" to Monterosso. Our driver told us that he used to ...
Today was a rest day. MAfter a late breakfast at 9:30 we organised ourselves and decided to go to the next village for a look around. We took the ferry to Cernobbio via Torno so zigged across the lake then back again towards Como. As with anywhere on the lake, it was once again, very picturesque. As we alit, we noticed that there was a market in progress. What luck! It sounded a bit like Victoria Market of old with all the fresh fruit ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Belvedere Bellagio
It is set in an amazing location with wonderful lake views. The staff are very helpful and friendly. We stayed in the apartment which was spacious and well appointed.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Belvedere Bellagio
My wife and I stayed here in late June for two nights. Our first impression of the hotel came when we sat on the patio to drink some wine while our room was being readied. With the pink table cloths, brass window decorations, outdated decorating, tuxedoed waiter, and tour bus that was parked outside, we felt like we were in a Hyatt in Florida. The average age of the guests here was at least 55.
I chose The Belvedere after reading reviews on this web sight and was even more impressed after experiencing the hotel. We had a terrace with the most spectacular view I have ever seen. The room was small but very tastefully decorated. The Belvedere has the perfect location, just outside the main town area. It's a easy walk and in a very quiet location. Perfect!
This is a very aptly named hotel. We stayed here for two nights in late June 2004 in a two room suite with our daughters and found the place to be ideal in all respects. Our room overlooked the lake and had the most incredible scenery I've ever seen. The girls room overlooking the road was very nice too, but you should ask for a lake view.
Excellent hotels and views - beware of air conditioning in the old wing
We just stayed at The Belvedere hotel in Bellagio, the hotel staff and location was excellent. It's located 5 minutes from the town and you can easily walk there both ways. It has a lot of charm and the people really like the visitors.
The breakfast was great, the oom was okay. We were in a room not in the main tower that I believe does not have the updated air conditioning that the rooms in the new hotel does.
I discovered this by asking other guests, they told me that the tower rooms have air conditioning with a digital sensor. Thought you should know.
Definitely worth the money
The views form this hotel are amongst the best that I have seen. The accomodations were excellent as well as the hotel restaurant. The service and the views at the restaurant were great, so you have to try it at least once. There are other restaurants in town worth exploring. The reasons this hotel doesn't get an excellent rating from me, is that the location is just outside the downtown area. Like most northern Italian towns there isn't many flat areas. The walk to town is a piece of cake (downhill). The walk can be tough for some on the way back. The other reason is give me a shower I can move in not a tub, but this is Italy.
We had expected good views and a comfortable place, but this was beyond expectations. Gorgeous setting. Some rooms have balconies, others have grassy patios (with lounge chairs). Very comfortable. The meals were excellent. The location was better than in the center of town, quiet and just a short walk to shopping. Be sure to request a lake view, rather than the "garden" view for quiet...a busy road goes by the hotel. Will certainly return!
Found this on the net, really beautiful old hotel, attentive staff, best hotel within its price range in its fantastic location. One of The Guardian Top 50 Hotels in the world. If you can afford it have a superior room, good size, opens onto huge terrace overlooking the lake.
Really stylish, clean and all attention to detail is here. Would go again (have been to lakes 12 times and think its a gem of a hotel)
I am so glad to see these other excellent reviews for the Hotel Belvedere. I stayed there in May 2000 and loved it. They had the most phenomenal breakfast. Dinner was great, too! And the view was incredible.
My wife and I have been to beautiful Bellagio three times now and are going back in 2004. It is by far our favorite place in Europe. We have always stayed at the Belvedere and would highly recommend it to anyone.
It's a charming place operated by a very friendly staff. The lake views are incredible! We are always in awe of the beauty that surrounds us there. Another thing we love is the location, it is a lovely, short walk from the center of the village, so it is very quiet. They serve a lovely breakfast and the lunch and dinners are delicious. If you are going to Bellagio, may I suggest you reward yourself with a stay at the Belvedere!
We stayed at the Belvedere in September, 2003. What an incredible view!
We stayed on the 3rd floor w/ a shared terrace and were awed by the experience!! The staff is very helpful and friendly and made us fell welcome.
The location is great, short walk to town. The restaraunt was excellent. We highly recommend the hotel Belvedere and look forward to a return stay soon.