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Vista Lago
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Brunate
Reviewed 6 May 2011

It's quite obvious that the main reason to want to stay in this hotel is the spectacular view over the mountains that the hotel's high altitude offers. This is why we chose it, and we weren't disappointed.

Also, the rooms were modernly equipped, and very clean. Breakfast was alright, and the staff reasonably helpful/friendly.

Sleep quality was not great, although it wasn't the hotel's fault: the church (which is right next to the hotel) rings its unbelievably loud bell every morning at 7, and then later at 8AM or so we would be awoken by some rather uncivilised tourists who wanted to make an early (and noisy) start to each day.

Other than that, this is definitely the kind of hotel you'll want to be coming back to.

Tip: unless you have lots of luggage, park your car at the bottom of the hill (at the level of the lake), and take the funicular to climb up to the hotel; it will probably not be more expensive than the fuel, and you will be much more relaxed, as the drive up the narrow road is long and brutal, and on the other hand the funicular is fast and fun.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

I truly love this hotel it is the second time I stayed here, the view is unbelievable o lake Como, you go out the back door and you can walk up to the famous lighthouse, everything was abulous again. The staf Christine and the owner and the lady who cleans the rooms Lucciano are so friendly and nice I would stay there even if I had to drive a little ways to see other places. The staf goes out of there way to make you feel great! My husband and I went there in June and he loves it there, too. I you go tell Christine that katie says "ciao" you will be very pleased with your stay.
Sincerely
Catherine Capoccetta

Room Tip: Room facing Como but the side room good view also
  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

Vista Lago is located on the top of Lake Como, giving your a perfect view of the City of Como and the Lake Como region. We arrived in Como from Verona via Trenitalia, the high speed rial like that travels from Milan to Zurich. We took the City bus to town then took the FUNICOLARE (an elevator bus) up the hill to the community of Brunate, where Vista Lago is located. We checked into our room on the 3rd floor over looking the lake.

Alway ask for lake view rooms. From there you get the most amazing view in the world.

Our room was large, clean and the heater was left on for us to walk into drunig the Novemeber chill. The bathroom was clean functioning.

Good breakfast in the morning. All this for less than $80/night. I truly recommand this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2010

The 2 roomed apartment just up the road from the hotel was ideal for a self catering holiday. The rooms were generous and the sofa bed for the children (aged 10 and 12) large and comfortable. The apartment was clean and the small kitchen area was well resourced. The views from the large private roof terrace were stunning and we enjoyed many an evening meal watching the sun set over the Alps. Brunate has a number of restaurants to choose from including the hotel restaurant in which we enjoyed delicious home cooked food. There are also a couple of deli type small grocery stores where you can buy fresh bread etc. The drive up from Como is a bit of an adventure ,but gets less scary once you know the road. The smaller the car the better in this part of Italy and definitely take out insurance to protect you from paying any excess, as most local cars have dents and scratches! The hotel offers off road parking for 5 euros/day which seemed like the safer option as parking is limited in Brunate.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2010

We stayed in the apartment of the Vista Lago, the Villa Marioni, which is located next door to the hotel. The house looked a little spooky form the outside but the apartment itself was excellent, spacious with modern furniture. The apartment was couldn't be cleaner and the hotel owner had left some pasta, sauces, jams, biscuits if we were hungry. The view was amazing, at 800ft above sea level the view of Como and even the alps on a clear day from the kitchen and huge balcony was the best view i've ever had in any hotel or apartment. The only complaint I would have is that we stayed there during a heat wave, temperatures were at their hottest in years and the was no Air Conditioning, which made it quite difficult to sleep. But overall the apartment was excellent and would defiantly recommend it!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Vista Lago

Address: 25 Via Roma, 22100 Brunate, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Brunate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Brunate
Price Range: $99 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vista Lago 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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