Britannia Excelsior, Cadenabbia in , Italy
So what's it like?
The Hotel Britannia Excelsior sits across the road from the lakefront and gets some spectacular views out over Lake Como and the pretty town of Bellagio. If you’re looking for all-out luxury to match your high-end surroundings, it might not be for you - but if you want a 3-star hotel in a 5-star location, the Britannia Excelsior is it. It represents excellent value for money through simple, all-inclusive accommodation in a beautiful lakeside position. The standard all-inclusive board covers all your meals and some drinks, and you can upgrade to include lakefront dining, or to add a lake view or balcony to your room. There's also a handy free shuttle to Bellagio through the day, so you can explore Lake Como to your heart’s content.
Like its name, the Britannia Excelsior has always been popular with British customers and it can get busy, with lots of fellow travellers and some coach groups. But it’s more than large enough, with over 280 rooms, varying in size and style, and restaurants in the main building and out on the lakefront.
The lido pool is just a few metres from the hotel, on the lakeside itself. And directly in front of the hotel is the stunning floating pool, where you can take in the sunshine while enjoying your wonderful views.
Book the Discovery package by 27 April 2016 and get flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions in one great value package for all summer 2016 departures dates only.
Lake Como Discovery
A prestigious and romantic lake, ideal for relaxation and indulgence with its attractive lakeside villages and beautiful waters surrounded by traditional Venetian villas. The Britannia Excelsior sits opposite Lake Como in the resort of Cadenabbia making it a perfect place to explore some of the most beautiful and luxurious attractions in Italy and neighbouring Switzerland - journey to Switzerland on the famous Bernina Express, enjoy a tour of Lake Orta and Stresa and immerse yourself in the shopping and sights with a day trip to Milan.
- St Moritz and the Bernina Express (Monday).
- Day trip to Milan (Tuesday).
- Tour of Lake Orta and Stresa (Friday).
St Moritz and the Bernina Express: travel over the panoramic Maloja Pass to Switzerland. Here you board the Bernina Express train on which you will take in amazing views. St Moritz, the world famous, exclusive Swiss resort is set beside a lake and surrounded by magnificent mountains.
Day trip to Milan: spend a day in Milan, a city of history, music, fashion and shopping. The city is best known for its mighty Duomo and the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie housing Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. Also worth a visit are the impressive Sforzesco Castle and La Scala Opera Museum.
Tour of Lake Orta and Stresa: a full day tour with a drive to Lake Orta followed by a visit to the elegant town of Stresa on Lake Maggiore.
Please note: entrance fees and optional additional activities are payable locally. The trips are daily local coach excursions and it is likely that guests from other companies will also participate in them. Must book by 27 April 2016. Only available for summer 2016 departure dates.
· on main lake road · short walk to ferry departure point · 5 minutes' walk to Cadenabbia · 3 minutes' walk to lido pool, bar and restaurant
for 2 people on all inclusive sharing a twin room with private shower and WC located at the rear or side of the hotel. Triple rooms also available. Rooms with a balcony and lake view, superior rooms with balcony and lake view, deluxe rooms at the rear of the hotel and deluxe rooms with balcony and lake view are available at a supplement. Small single rooms, some of which overlook the hotel's atrium, are also available. All rooms have hairdryer, safe, flatscreen satellite TV, fridge, ceiling fans and air conditioning.
Infants and cot hire
Cot hire is available for €8 per day.
· superb lake views · floating pool on a platform over the lake directly in front of the hotel · 3 minutes' walk to outdoor lido pool and bar, pool towels provided at a small charge · bar and terrace · lido restaurant and lakeview lounge bar · internet point · several spacious lounges · TV room · regular live music in the bar · extra charge for à la carte restaurant · free shuttle boat service between Bellagio and Cadenabbia at set times · extra charge for late night shuttle service to Bellagio lido and disco until 2am (high season only) · small tourist market regularly held in the hotel lobby · 6 lifts · 284 bedrooms
classic all-inclusive package includes: · hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course buffet lunch in buffet restaurant or packed lunch · 4-course buffet evening meals in buffet restaurant with choice of menu · unlimited drinks (non-branded beer, house wine, local spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee) in the main bar from 9am to 11.45pm · drinks in the lido and sunset bar until 6.30pm (non-branded beer, house wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee) · 20% discount available at the à la carte restaurant
all-inclusive upgrade packages available, bookable in 'Extras' section:
gold all-inclusive package includes: · hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course buffet lunch or packed lunch · 4-course buffet evening meals with choice of menu · unlimited drinks (all wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee) in the main bar from 9am to 11.45pm · drinks in the lido and sunset bar during all opening times (all wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee – spirits excluded until 6.30pm) · 20% discount available at the à la carte restaurant
platinum all-inclusive package includes: · hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4-course buffet lunch or packed lunch · 4-course buffet evening meals with choice of menu · unlimited drinks (all wines, beers, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee) in the main bar from 9am to 11.45pm · drinks in the lido and sunset bar during all opening times (all wines, beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee – spirits excluded until 6.30pm) · meals in all restaurants (booking required)
The lido pool and bar are open through the day and evening to guests and to the public, with live music on most evenings. Opening times for the lido, lido restaurant and lakeview lounge are flexible and can be subject to weather conditions.
Please be advised that safety standards with regards to balconies differ in Italy and on occasions you may be allocated a room whereby the balcony is lower than we would expect in the UK.
For your own safety and that of anyone in your party, please ensure you take care when on the balcony and do not lean on or over the railings. If you have children below the age of 12, please ensure they are supervised and not left unattended at any time.
Special offers this summer
• No single room supplement all season · 20% discount available at the à la carte restaurant
This hotel has an outdoor pool.
Best for single travellers
Travelling on your own is easier and cheaper with these accommodations ideal for single travellers.
All inclusive includes breakfast, afternoon tea or lunch (dependent on your accommodation), evening meal, local beers and wines and soft drinks.