Hotel Il Perlo Panorama

Via Valassina 180, Bellagio, Lake Como, Lombardy, 22021, Italy | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located on Via Valassina 180, Bellagio, is near Duomo, Villa Melzi, Lake Como, and La Punta Spartivento.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Il Perlo Panorama Bellagio

    Fantastic views, fantastic service

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    We chose Hotel Il Perlo Panorama as our hotel where we wanted to stay for our wedding in Bellagio and it was nothing short of perfect. The views were spectacular overlooking the entire peninsula - far better than actually staying in town. In fact, so good that we opted to merely have picnics on the balcony rather than town just to absorb the atmosphere and watch as the sun rose and set in a fairytale setting. The service was exceptional - very helpful by suggesting the idyllic spot for our wedding dinner and providing contacts for car hire. Breakfast was one of the best we experienced throughout our stays in Italy - especially from the front verandah with it's panoramic view. Hardly surprising why they call it Il Perlo Panorama. The champagne on the patio overlooking this spectacular vista just before the wedding was the perfect touch for a perfect wedding location! Super friendly, exceptional service and superb location - we'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for the best view in the area - even better than the top of the mountain across the way at Varenna. Thank you for making it a special stay and a very special day for us.

    The best!

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    We traveled in Italy for 16 days, staying in 10 hotels/B&B's, and this was the best value of all! The room, the view , the service, the breakfast were great! We had traveled several hours from north eastern Italy and were so happy to arrive at such an oasis of peace and beauty. The triple room had a beautiful view of the lake via balconies, was spacious and cool and the staff helpful. We had a car and the drive into Bellagio was short and easy. We will choose this hotel again and recommend it to everyone!

    Honeymoon vacation

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    My wife and I were married in Bellagio in the fall of 2004. We spent four wonderful nights at Il Perlo. The staff at Il Perlo made our special day a wonderful experience and something that we could not have had if we decided to get married in the United States.

    The rooms were very clean and the beds were comfortable. The view is outstanding and I would recommend this hotel to anyone and sspecially to spend a honeymoon.

    Great view and nice accomadations

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    Hotel Il Perlo Panorama is a B and B that offers a spectacular view of Lake Como. The rooms are clean, bathrooms are upgraded and nice. Bed linens(bedspreads) are dated but fresh. The breakfast is very nice and the coffee is good. There is a terrace to eat breakfast or inside dining room. Internet access for 2euros for 15 minutes or 5 euros for 1 hour. Shuttle service to town but parking downtown Bellagio was easy and about 1 euro per hour. The rooms on the second floor with a lakeview share a common terrace/balcony that is really nice. We stayed in rooms 3 and 5 on the second floor and preferred room 5 over 3. Room 5 had an additional window that helped with the cross- breeze as well as a double and a twin bed. Room 3 had a very very small shower and a connecting door to room 4 that was not at all soundproof. I would recommend a stay at Il Perlo- the price is right (87E for a double) and the view great.

    Everything you want Italy to be!

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    We loved this B&B. The view from the third floor room was incredible. The price was reasonable. The walk to town is lovely - although they do have several personal shuttles from the lodge that make the trip daily into town for 1 euro a person. They accomodated our every wish - including picking up guests in Milan late at night for a reasonable fee ... wonderful people.

    Personal service and a breathtaking view

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    This is a medium-sized family-run hotel that stands on a spot above the town with outstanding views over the lake.

    We stayed for four nights at Il Perlo Panorama and enjoyed it immensely. At the price it's wonderful value for money, but as you might expect with its 2* rating, it does not pretend to be luxurious.

    Advantages: Top of the list (and worth repeating!) is the panorama which is unforgettable and much better than the views from hotels down in the town or at lakeside. So, it's well worth paying a little extra for a room or apartment with a lake view. We visited in late October when we had quite a lot of mist and rain, but nevertheless... the views... oh! those heavenly views. Enchanting!

    The service is very friendly. Piera, the very helpful lady of the house, went out of her way to make us feel welcome, without being overbearing.

    The breakfast (laid-on by Piera personally) was also very good and there was plenty of it, consisting of a good selection of fruit juices, cereals, prunes, yoghurt, cheeses, (also slices of some kind of cheese and ham pizza pie) butter, jams, fresh bread, and home-baked cakes. Coffee is self-service from an easy-to-use machine. To brew tea, Piera will show you how to get boiling water from another machine, the operation of which involves pressing two buttons simultaneously.

    Despite being "out-of-town" the hotel is signposted and quite easy to find and has the benefit of easy parking, though in the summer the car-park might be over-subscribed.

    Piera will gladly advise on restaurants, boat times etc. We had a special dinner out at the Grand Hotel Serbelloni's "Ristorante Mistral" which was superb and not extravagantly expensive, since we did not splash-out on the 70-a-bottle wines, but stuck to somthing more modest. It's worth trying the Serbelloni which seems much more impressive than any of the other restaurants in town (although there are some good ones, notably the oddly-named "Baba Yaga" next to the main church).

    So are there any disadvantages at Il Perlo? Well, you seldom find perfection. The beds and linen were fine. The rooms are ample and, while being spotlessly clean and reasonably-well furnished, are clearly "2-star". I don't want to be critical -just don't expect a luxurious room.

    Also, Piera keeps a dog: Cassie who is an aging, slow, alsatian who always seemed to be spread-out on the carpet in the hall-way. She's clearly a much-loved family pet, but if you are allergic to dogs... it might be a consideration.

    One other tip to watch-out for in the rooms... you have to run the hot taps quite a long time before the hot water comes through!

    But the advantages MASSIVELY outweigh any niggles. This hotel is highly recommended.

    Oh - and for those who understand Italian and are perplexed (like me) about why it is Il Perlo and not La Perla: an explanation. Apparently the area was once noted for the polenta-milling trade and at the back of the hotel is a fast-flowing stream that cascades down the mountain, known as the pearl river (another pretty sight). So, it seems that in this context "pearl" is an adjective and takes the male gender of the river (il fiume) so it is therfore "il fiume perlo". At least that's what I gathered!

    CJ

    Simply Divine at Lake Como

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    What a perfect place to stay at the most beautiful spot on earth! The staff was fantastic and accomodating. We awoke each morning to an incredible view of the alps across the lake. In the evening, the sun sets behind the mountains as church bells from the towns below ring up to the room. We sipped wine and ate cheese from our balcony - the view made it the best meal of the trip! The room was very comfortable. The hotel is not within walking distance of Bellagio, but local bus transportation and the hotel staff make getting to town very, very easy. If I had one wish, it would be to spend at least 1 month of every year at Il Perlo. Perfecto! You will not be disappointed!

    Highly recommended

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    Superb apartment room, warm and friendly service, and stunning view!!!!! Highly recommended.

    Il Perlo Panorama - stay there!

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    2* accommodation with a 5* view.For an affordable way to see the magnificent Lake Como and the town of Bellagio - stay at the Il Perlo Panorama hotel. Not much in terms of quality inside but because the hotel is up on the hill above Bellagio the view is incredible. You'll want to spend a lot of time on the huge terrace in front of the hotel drinking chianti and soaking up the vista.Very surprised and satisfied with our time there.Enjoy!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Il Perlo Panorama Bellagio

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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