Hotel Tre Re
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... to get a square inch to stand let alone lie in the sun. Luckily, Simone and Pierre and the family are away so they have generously said I that can use their pool while they are away. It's crystal clear with an infinity drop off and a fantastic view down to the Mediterranean below which you can see from the attached picture.
I have just had a lovely Sunday lunch with Karin Abbenhuis and Mark Thackeray who are staying in St Raphael. They had to come ...
... Everyone walked away happy.
We then caught the ferry that we thought was going to Managgio which is on the opposite side of the lake, but it went back to Bellagio so it was an opportunity for me to change out of my wet shirt and get a jacket, of course this was also the signal required for the rain to stop and the sun to come out. Mennagio was another small quiet village with a restaurant and a gellato shop on each corner and where the Tourist Information ...
... hundred people has a station, and has a regular ferry service to Bellagio. We could base ourselves in Varenna, and then catch the ferry somewhere else.
Well, that was the plan. What we didn’t count on was falling for the charms of our accidental home. This place is amazing. Yes, we have tired legs from climbing up and down the narrow cobbled walkways that connect the houses to the lake, and yes, we’ll have to find a better way to get our ...
... square, overflowing with eateries. For starters, I was presented with a ton of thick sliced, rich salami which I dutifully chomped through. If I had kept it and took it away, it would have lasted for the rest of the trip. Our pizzas were the vastest pizzas you ever will see: immense ovals, dangling over the big wooden platters that were too small to accommodate the monster-sized comestible. I even finished off my GLW's pizza. She had become distracted by a beautiful young man who ...
... have huge Villas built into the cliffs, belonging to some of the richest moguls in the world. As we toured the shoreline in a teak boat, we saw many, many $30 to $150 million zero Villason belonging to folks such as a George Clooney, etc. Many h ad their own cable car lift to get to and from them villa.
After this, we took a funicular railroad for a 7 minute climb up a mountain, ...
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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.