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Hotel Review: Palace Hotel, Lake Como, Italy

By on April 9, 2013

Palace Hotel Exterior, Como, ItalyThe Palace Hotel in Lake Como, Italy is a grand 19th century Art Nouveau style mansion right on the lake with 100 rooms. It is the sister hotel of Hotel Barchetta Excelsior and managed by the über exclusive Villa D’Este. Some of the rooms have good views of the lake (mine did not). They are light, tastefully decorated with rich fabrics, large beds and big windows. Overall, the vibe is comfortable and romantic, offering peace and tranquillity. All rooms in the hotel are “non-smoking” and located in either the modern or historic central wing. The rooms in the “modern” wing were noticeably larger. The hotel is conveniently located on the lake with the rest of the old town of Como just behind it. Walking to the funicular (for a quick jaunt to Brunate) or the Duomo and the center of Como is very easy. The lobby is spacious and the service was pleasant and professional. The delicious breakfast buffet was plentiful and served in the classically decorated Sala Magna. Garden Bar Cecco, located in the garden, has fantastic gelato!  Wifi is not free and sometimes unreliable. 

Palace Hotel • Lungo Lario Trieste 16, 22100 Como • t.: +39 031 23391 – f.: +39 031 303170

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I'm a US based travel expert and spend my time teaching people how to travel well, smart and often. I'm passionate about travel and helping people save time & money. This blog, or travel lounge, is a collection of my practical travel advice and experiences from traveling 8-10 weeks internationally each year. I believe that travel has never been easier and that everyone can achieve their travel dreams. Happy Travels!


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