Hotel Tre Re
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... tea. A bit more strolling in the afternoon sun and we met up with Mum and Dad for dinner in the Galleria - this time Risotto Milanesse - delicious.
The kids had a ball in the Piazza Duomo climbing all over the statue, in black marble it was boild hot to touch. We strolled home via a grocery store, and didn't realise it was so late (9:30) until we walked into the foyer of the hotel, this late summer sun is fantastic!
Tomorrow southern Lake Gardia, Verona and ...
... and rather like an English seaside town, except that the shops sell foccacias and pizza. Our hotel is half a block from the beach but most of the stoney beach areas require you to pay to get in. You can hire a deck chair too, if you pay. We walked to the "old" town but didn't explore very much more. John picked up a paninni for dinner and sat on the balcony and ate it. What a rough life we lead! We have a tour guide and tour of Cinque Terre tomorrow. Let's hope the sea isn't too ...
... through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to get to Via Montenapoleone, Milan's upscale shopping street to droll over the designer apparel. We couldn't resist stopping for gelato which was exceptionally delicious! Just when I thought I was getting the hang of the city, we headed to the Navigli area for "apperitivo".... We were completely lost and walking in circles for 3 hours. We ended up at a subpar Italian restaurant, but were happy to be able to sit down. Desperate to actually ...
... longer in some places There is lot more to see and do in this lovely place Arrivederci Italy PARIS here we come ( a week in Paris ) Cruising along in the train passing through Italy looking up at the rugged mountains and the green country side then all of a sudden the mountains have snow on them Carol goes what it's summer time people standing out on the platforms with snow jackets on blowing a gale Not sure where but still in Italy been travelling for 2 hrs 40 mins We have ...
... van driving in the closed off area. He pulled up at the bollards and held up a remote control which then lowered the bollards! The return train was every bit as enjoyable as the ride up. We checked our tickets at the station before departing and were served by another woman who spoke great English. I wanted to take her photo - her name tag said Heidi Wyss and she had shoulder length blond plaited pigtails, like some childhood storybook image! Only her ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Tre Re Como
Great position, very close to the lake and Como Lago Nord. But bed and pillows are like bricks, so ask to change for softer ones - they changed mine with no problems.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tre Re Como
First class all the way
stay from SEPT 9 -12 ,2006 -very convenient location.in center como -close to everything -shops and cathedral. Family athmosphere, very clean & comfortable rooms. Nice restaurant, unfortunately our schedule did not allow for dinner there - one of our regrets. But we did enjoy the lovely buffet breakfast, I will definitely recommend this Hotel to all my friends who are anxious to visit Lake Como.
Excellent hotel and location
This is an excellent hotel with all the ameneties you would want in the best part of the city. It is in the heart of all the pedestrian area restaurants and shops and 2 minutes walk to the waterfront and restaurants. I was considering the Best Western and am happy I selected Hotel Tre Re. The staff is great, the rooms are spacious, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast is pretty good. The location can't be beat. I will visit and stay in this hotel again!
Very Central, yet quiet
We are a couple with one child and our objective was to spend a long weekend in Como, staying at a central location but without the typical outside disturbances like street noise from bars or cars.
Hotel Tre Re was just the right choice since it is right in the center of Como, but also on a very quiet corner. It is also a very clean place and our room was very spacious. Breakfast was good and the personnel very attentive. So, no complains at all, except it is maybe a little bit too expensive for the facilities. But, after all, the location compensates for that.
Good location, okay stay
This is not a bad stay, particularly if you want to be in Como for shops, tour boats, etc. However, I'm motivated to look elsewhere for any future stays in the area.
The room itself was fairly basic, with motel-modern furniture, but very clean housekeeping. Bathroom was cramped and rather spartan. At 120 Eu, you might expect a little better, but overall it could be fine. On-site guarded parking is appreicated, but often requires the staff to do some juggling of the cars in tight spaces.
We probably would have been happier if the first room we were given was acceptable. The airconditioning unit only blew the air around, not cooled it. While we understand that some budget-oriented hotels might not keep each room's airconditioning on before guests check in, it was obvious that this room's AC was not working -- it was warm when we checked in; we turned on the AC before we went out to dinner; came back a few hours later to a similarly stiffling, airless room. We're not the type of tourists who insist on ice-cold rooms, but this situation was truly not good for June in Como. When we complained and asked for a different room, the staff at first insisted that the AC needed time to cool the air. When we explained that we had turned it on few hours before, they still hemmed and hawed at bit, but eventually moved us. The second room was fine, but better attention to operations would have corrected this problem before anyone tried to check in, and less hassle changing rooms.
Other details were small annoyances. The small elevator is truly an airless box -- I doubt that there is much (any?) ventilation. (We usually use the stairs when possible, but getting the luggage to/from our floor was in a suffocating box.) Public rooms in general suffer from low-level air conditioning. You can deal with this in the hallways, but better AC would be appreciated if you dine at the restaurant in the evening (we had an early flight out of Milan the next day, and wanted an early dinner. They were open. Not bad food, but probably would have gone elsewhere.) Similarly, an aperitif that should be served chilled was served at room temperature. All of this might be more tolerable at a lower room rate.
Overpriced for what it is
Paid Euro 114 for a "superior" room for a weekend stay in mid November. Room basic and furnished with old tatty furniture. Very poor value for money compared to other hotels we have stayed in around the Italian lakes. Main positive is the central location and the fact it is away from road noise.
Hotel Tre Re is in a great location, less than 5 minutes walk to the Lake/Ferry and main square and about 10 minutes to the main Railway station (Como San Giovanni) A typical, traditional Italian style Hotel with shuttered windows, tiled floors, old heavy dark furniture and thin 'tea-towel' like bath towels. Modern features included cable TV and air-conditioning. We had a triple room which we booked directly with the Hotel. We were quoted 135 Euros with breakfast 110 euros without. (October 2004) We found the staff helpful when asked but not very friendly.
We had breakfast each morning at a lovely Cafe/Pasticceria called 'Bolla' 3 doors down from the Hotel at Piazza Boldoni #6. Very friendly owners, freshly squeezed orange juice, good coffee, freshly baked pastries all reasonably priced. Follow the crowds at lunchtime to 'Beretta' at Piazza Boldoni #15 for lovely small individual Pizzas and pastries (take away only) We would definitely visit Como again and stay at the Hotel Tre Re.
We were very happy at Tre Re. Central location, friendly service. We had a triple room and it was spacious and clean. It was also a good value for the price at 120 Euros.
Nice, good location and Air Conditioning
Situated in the old town, a few steps from the lake. Hotel has modern AC with remote control which is extremely important in Como during the summer. Also has parking if you come by car and is close to the train station as well. If come by car, make sure you get a good map because you can't drive inside the old town and you must come around it. Restaurant is good and they speak English and German. The only thing I did not like were the beds, which were a little too hard for my taste.
A Hidden Gem
Whilst it may not look much from the outside, nor does it have lake views, this hotal was in a fantastic location in the heart of Como just a few steps from the Piazza's and the lake. The rooms were modern, clean and airconditioned. The staff were exceptionally friendly. The complimentary car parking in the courtyard was an added bonus.
Overall exceptional value for money and a superb location.
Worth a second visit
In June 2001 we drove into Como on our way to Umbria. We had not booked anywhere and were desperate to find somewhere with rooms free and at a reasonable price. When we found two rooms at the Tre Re we took them gratefully and then were delighted when we saw them - extremely clean and furnished in a modern, minimal way - very welcoming. Extra bonus was being able to park in the small courtyard and also being so close to the Lake. Staff also very friendly.