Travel Blogs from Bellagio
8 August 2014
We woke up sore, tired, and full of little aches and pains.... isn't pushing your body hard a glorious thing!
We opened and closed the breakfast room again while mom and I tried to plan out the day and routes! That proves to be very difficult actually and we weren't sure where we wanted to go-- stay on our …
Let me just start this entry with saying that today's hiking left us tired, sore, and exhausted for the next couple days. In true Reifeis fashion, we decided to do as much as we could with as little breaks as possible (ok, so maybe the no breaks thing was me and my ego... sorry mom and dad!)
I was up early, per usual, and since breakfast …
6 August 2014
We docked in Lyon over night, and my morning started off with saying goodbye to the sister! She had to be off the boat at 5:15 for her flight, and of course all the early birds who love her were up to see her off! -- Dad, me, and Aunt Melissa!
I then headed out for my final morning walk in France! Boy have I become …
Driving out of Milan was fine the hardest part was getting to the rental firm, nobody knew where Hertz was - go figure. Made good time to Bellagio but nearly had a heart attack driving on the narrowest streets ive every seen, the GPS was a godsend. Arrived into Bellagio and sailed past the cobbled street entrance and ended up in the town square. On …
Wednesday 28 May 2014 – Right on time the alarm went off. It just felt far too early, but we had to get up, do final pack, get dressed and tidy up the apartment. It was a little sad to be leaving the place after such an incredible week together with so many rich experiences.
A footnote to our week in Paris – before we left …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Bellagio
Lovely friendly people and great room with amazing view.
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Outstanding accommodation, had the corner room like on the website. The owners were so friendly and helpful, had a lovely stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Bellagio
Good hotel, great views
We stayed here in May in a room overlooking the lake. The rooms were clean, breakfast was good, staff very friendly. View from our balcony was fantastic, we were on the third floor. This is a good choice, and reasonably priced too. Keep an eye out for boat times to Como if you are leaving on a Sunday.
Clean comfort with a great view
Great view of the lake from the two upper floors. Our room (302) was a good size - we had two adults and an 8 year old in the one room and it worked well. We had two balconies each just big enough to put a chair or two on and have a drink while enjoying the view. Great location in the center, close to good restaurants, shops and the water front (not right on the water front and therefore a little less noisy). The hotel has been recently (2005) renovated and has good quality finishings. Staff were willing to help and friendly. Only down sides were - no fridge in the room (common to many) and I wish the front doors were a little easier to negotiate with heavy bags. All in all we would highly recommend a stay in the Hotel Bellagio.
Great views and Location
I would highly recommend this hotel. The room and the bathroom were spacious, clean and new, and we had an amazing view of the lake. The girl at the front desk was also very friendly and helpful. No complaints at all.
Amazing views!! Perfect location.
Highly recommend this hotel and will definitely be staying here again.
I cannot begin to describe the amazing views we had in our room. We would have to have had one of the best hotel views in Bellagio. The views from our top floor room were stunning. We had a wide wall to wall window which slid down all the way as well as to let the breeze come in (although quite cool for March!)as well as side windows to enjoy the entire lake como view. No other house roofs blocked our view of the lake.
Our room was basic but very clean and had all the necessities you could want in a hotel room. Bathroom was spacious and very clean and new. The bed was comfortable. Most importantly, it is just about 30 steps to the water's edge and the town square of Bellagio. Literally 2 minutes walk. The front desk lady was very helpful and friendly. No complaints. Highly recommended!!
Fantastic Hotel - Hotel Bellagio
We arrived the day after the majority of the Hotels in Bellagio closed for the season so our choices were limited. However, we couldn't have been more pleased with the accomodations and Staff at the Bellagio and we will stay there again at any time of year! The property is only a year old, exercise room, rooftop patio with lovely view, the rooms are very well laid out with heated bathroom floors, flat screen TV's and fantstic views of Lake Como. Very nice breakfast on site and hotel guests get a discount and transport to The Sporting Club for dinner, which we took advantage of, it was **** and very resonable. We didn't want to leave, can't wait to return and we recommend Hotel Bellagio at any time of year.
I would highly recommend Hotel Bellagio. It was recently renovated...the rooms were very clean, neat, and modern. (Our room had a flat screen tv...not that we watched it!) We booked knowing we wouldn't have a lake view, but we actually did have a partial lake view. The location of the hotel is only a few steps (approx. 40 or so) from the main square. The service at the hotel was very friendly - I didn't get the woman's name - but she was there to greet us upon arrival with complete hospitatlity, she was pouring coffee in the morning and she even looked up train schedules for us before we left. She spoke at least 3 (probably more) languages (including English)...don't look any further - you won't be disappointed with Hotel Bellagio!
P.S. We paid approx. 120 Euros per night...if you have a larger budget, you may check out sister hotel Hotel du Lac or Hotel Florence which are a bit closer to the Lake...otherwise, this was perfect for our budget....
Air Conditioning and the Hotel Bellagio
We had booked 3 nights at the Hotel Bellagio, picking it because of its advertised A/C and one of us has severe summer allergies. What we did not realize was that the Hotel Bellagio did not turn its A/C on until June - even though the May temperatures were in the high-80s. Our room on the 3rd floor was small and very, very warm. The room did not cool off at night and made sleeping difficult especially with the bugs coming through the windows.
We asked the desk clerk if the hotel could turn on the A/C and she said she'd ask the owner. However, after a sleepless night, we asked again and found out that she had not asked him about it yet. We left after night 1 - and were charged an extra night's penalty for leaving early. I think what bothered us the most though was the attitude of the desk clerk who made several comments about how this wasn't America where air conditioning is on all year.
If the heat had not been such an issue, the Hotel Bellagio would have been OK. It had been newly renovated, had a great location, a flat screen TV and very cool green glass tiles in the bathroom. And of course, there was an amazing view. On the negative side, the room was very small. It was also a little strange that small touches (like a plastic cup in the bathroom instead of a glass) did not match the decor. The breakfast was basically a roll and coffee - much less than any other hotel we'd stayed in Europe.
Wouldn't stay anywhere else
My husband, mom & myself were pleasantly surprized with this hotel. We booked last minute and all of the bigger and more expensive hotels were booked. I was told they only had 2 rooms left with partial lakeview. When we got there the view was fabulous. because we were on the 2nd floor you really couldn't see the lake but could see the beautifull mountains in the backdrop. if were were a floor higher the view would have been even better. the hotel is small and up about 40 simple steps(i thought). it wasn't bad at all. after all, there is much more to bellagio than being down bottom on the lake itself. up the hill and more steps there are plenty of cafe's, shops and restaurants to see. and if you like to excercize, there is beautiful street to walk on. the rooms were VERY clean and pretty modern. and the prices were reasonable. i'm so glad we picked this place and we will definitely stay next time. just a couple of recommendations for bellagio....... go to Bellagio Point.Com, and internet cafe but i thought it was MUCH more. the owner Bruno was wonderful. there was wine tasting and he brought out food platters with meats and cheeses. the atmosphere was great. also, get a day pass for the ferry about 9Eu.and it stops at all different parts of the lake. you must stop at the Villa Carlotta, a beautiful huge villas with amazing grounds and decor. also, get off in Varenna and have lunch at any of the wonderful restaurants all the way to the right when you get off the boat. there is a great walkinging pathway along the water. it is out of this world. this town is great a i recommend doing alot of exploring. Enjoy Bellagio, although its impossible not to.
Idyllic setting and view of Lake Como!
Imagine walking into an all white, modern, crisp room, with two pairs of French doors opening on to two small balconies, framed by red and white flowers in large flower boxes and the mild winds are blowing gently the billowy, filmy, white drapes with lovely tie backs.
This is the breathtaking first view of Lake Como and the sun is reflecting spectacular views of the mountains and villas surrounding!! Hotel was a jewel. Steep steps were the only challenge we faced as we arrived, but the lovely Belgian receptionist hurried out and down the steps to carry my heavy but small one piece of luggage. Wonderful, prompt service and lovely breakfast inside or out on the balcony. Only clitch was the very, very early morning checkout when the bill was not readily available--and we had a time deadline! We found the half board a marvelous deal with the quality of service and food, excellent! Very professional servers and exceptionally clean setting.
This hotel is owned by and has recently been totally renovated by the Hotel du Lac. Very nice location just up a few steps from the piazza affording beautiful unobstructed lake views from the upper floors of the hotel. Rooms are very nicely done with hardwood floors, high ceilings and new french windows. Some rooms have small balconies. Beautifully tiled bathrooms with stall shower. Hotel is air-conditioned unlike many of the hotels in Bellagio. Delightful staff as well. Highly recommend.