Hotel Villa Flori
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... to pick up Karin's mother who is coming to stay so I booked lunch for us at the Hermitage in the Col d'Eze which was a good choice as it was a beautiful setting and great food. A bit off the beaten track so a lot less crowded than anything on the coast and with easy parking. Karin and Mark took all the photos so I guess they will be for the next blog. Back to work on Monday but it's a short week again as Friday is a holiday, 15th August. Thank goodness for all these bank ...
... for 2 hours for lunch and not much else. We stopped for lunch at a cafe that had great views, good cheap food and cold beer and waited for the next ferry to take us to Villa Carlotta.
Princess Marianne of Nassau purchased the villa and gave it to her daughter, Carlotta, as a wedding present when she married Georg 11 of Saze-Meiningen. Unfortunately Carlotta died at the age of 23 and heartbroken Georg directed all of his energy and passion to botany and created ...
... back to the railway station, but we’ve fallen for the place just the same. I think the key is the unassuming way the town just gets on with being, while people like us come and go. The little piazza below our window is the only square in the town so it’s not only the place where people meet, but also a favourite spot for kids to run and do the things kids do.
We’ve even grown attached to the church with the bell we’ve named ...
... in one of the windows overlooking the square. All I could see was an old lady in a pink winceyette dressing gown.
Breakfast was spent the next morning in the agreeable company of an Australian couple. His tastes in music and mine ran close, and we enjoyed an animated chat. He spoke about his all-time favourites, Be-Bop Deluxe, who once upon a time had performed at my school in the 1970s. I could bring out my famous tale of seeing Tommy Iommi walking his dog in the countryside ...
To visit a small village, it's church, and to lunch alone, Cindy and I, on the edge of a cliff, having a scrumptious green pasta. The view is simply magical, and unimaginable. I doubt that our digital
cameras do it justice.
Returning down own to earth at COMO, we drove onward to LAKE MAGGIONE, another
villa filled wonder. Here and everywhere, the streets ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Villa Flori Como
Villa Flori Elegant and Relaxing
Wonderful hotel right on Lake Como. A little too far to walk into the town of Como, however, the ferry stop was only a 90 second walk from the hotel and the quaint town of Cernobbia was only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. While in Cernobbia visit the VILLA D'ESTE it's something to see, and if you're Bill Gates you may want to stay there. We had a very comfortable, clean, elegant room with the balcony right over Lake Como. Enjoy a their great continental breakfast outside by the Lake.
This is a nice hotel,perhaps a bit overpriced. If you are looking for a luxury hotel VILLA D'ESTE is much better . The restaurant has nice furniture indoors and plastic chairs outdoors. The level of the cuisine did not impress me at all. Indeed I prefer to dine at GATTO NERO and VILLA D'ESTE. I would suggest this hotel if you do not expect luxury .The rooms are confortable and acceptable .
WOW -- What a perfect place. It is a small, but beautiful hotel right on the shores of Lake Como. Close to town, but not in the midst of the hustle bustle. The views are wonderful. We had the Jr. Suite and it was perfect. Views from both rooms, a deck over the water. It was like living in your own villa. The breakfast room is beautiful and the breakfast itself was more upscale than most places we stayed. The lobby is peaceful and a great place to curl up with a glass of wine and a book. The restaurant downstairs is excellent. While is seems a bit pricey it was actually a great value for the type of meal and service you receive. We ate there twice in 3 nights! I recommend a car to explore the area although the public transportation is good in the area. This was truly a wonderful hotel.
A secret on the shores of Como
Villa Flori, on the banks of Lake Como, is a small but beautifull hotel, a great place to sit on a balcony sipping prosseco and unwinding from the stresses of life. The staff cannot be more helpfull, restaurant Raimondi with in the hotel offers fabulous food at reasonable rates , charming service that makes you feel that you dont want to leave . Transport is very easy, there is no need to hire a car the water buses lave 200 yards from the hotel and cost pennies, Como is easy to walk around, you can take bigger boats to other parts of the lake Bellaggio, Mennaggio endlass possibilities are to be had,
Villa Flori-Charming and Relaxing!
Stayed at this wonderful small hotel with my entire family, and it couldn't have been better. The rooms were clean, breakfast very nice, and the restaurant staff quite entertaining if you get to know them! A short walk from a boat ferry dock (which did not require us to go into Como town-a 2km walk/ride away). It was very quiet at night and it is directly on the lake. The restaurant prepared wonderful meals, both for breakfast and for dinner, or even a snack of wine and cheese in the afternoon. I would definitely recommend this charming small hotel to anyone staying in the Lake Como area.
A wonderful relaxed hotel
Traveling with four couples and stayed at Villa Flori for three nights. It was wonderful. Front desk staff were a bit distant and not really willing to give recommendations for dinner elsewhere. BUT the wait staff in the restaurant were super. Had two great meals there and out one night to the sister hotel in Como - Hotel Terminus - glad we stayed at Villa Flori and the meal at Terminus was merely ok. I would definitely stay at Villa Flori again and again. Ferry station an easy 3 minute walk.
Managed to keep this destination as a complete suprise from my wife! The view from our balcony was enchanting, from the mist drifting down the lake in the morning to the lights of como in the evening. Perfect location for unwinding or visiting the lake attractions by taxi boat. Cernobbio is just 10min walk, many good restaurants and bars. But the hotel's own Ristorante Raimondo was beautiful, alfresco dinning by the lake. All staff were friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was lovely as was the weather.
Beginning of Our Honeymoon
Of all the "blind" hotels we've ever booked, Hotel Villa Flori was the best yet. I'm SO GRATEFUL that we did not end up staying right in the town of Como.....the location of this hotel (a little remote but easily accessable to the "water taxi" stop) was perfect for us, we were told it is the ONLY hotel that is right on the water. We slept with our curtains open and from our bed had the full scenic view of the City of Como. Very intimate and romantic and the food wonderful. Everyone from Nadia at the front desk to Augusto in the Bar made us feel at home.
We'd love to go back again!!
Spent three nights at Hotel Villa Flori and could have stayed indefinitely. It is close enough to walk to great restaurants and town of Cernobbio and the dock to catch the boat to view all of Lago Di Como. Just far enough out of town to feel relaxed and quaint. The interior is charming and the site cannot be beat overlooking the Lake and the City of Como.
We stayed four nights at the Villa Flori and had a great stay. The room was very clean and comfortable with a great view of the lake. The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful.The location is good. It's about an 8-10 euro cab ride in to town, or walk down the hill to the boat and take that over.Ristorante Raimondo was fabulous.