Britannia Excelsior Hotel - Cadenabbia  3 stars

Via Regina, Cadenabbia, Italy, 22011  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Paid parking


24-hour reception


Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Sports activities

Golf course


Continental breakfast



Poolside snack bar


The classic 3-star Britannia Excelsior offers quick access to Villa Balbianello, Villa Melzi Gardens and Menaggio.

Set next to beautiful beaches close to lakes. 20 minutes away from Cadenabbia city center.

30 minutes by car from Lugano airport.


This property has 195 soundproof guestrooms including Comfort Twin Room, Deluxe Twin Room and Standard Twin Room that are appointed with a laptop-size safe, direct dial phone, a closet, central heating and a private balcony. All of the rooms have a delightful view over the mountain. They are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer in the en-suite bathrooms.


Guests are offered a continental breakfast served from 8:00 to 9:00. International dishes are served in the lakeside restaurant. Complimentary drinks are offered in the pool bar.


Aside from concierge service, ironing service and pick-up service, guests can also make use of a garage, a barber shop and a beauty salon.


Leisure facilities in Britannia Excelsior include a rooftop terrace, a cocktail lounge and a library. Guests can choose from golf and sailing available on the premises.


No internet access available

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   197.

City Center Cadenabbia - 1700 ft
Airports Lugano (LUG) - 15.8 mi, Orio al Serio (BGY) - 31.8 mi
Restaurants Lido di Cadenabbia (cuisine: Italian) - 400 ft, Trattoria del Prato (cuisine: Italian) - 400 ft
Beaches Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar - 600 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • Barber shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Aqua fitness
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
Meeting facilities
  • Conference room
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area
Leisure facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Golf course
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • Lake view
  • Mountain view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Sofa bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

Pets are not allowed.

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Standard Double Room
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Britannia Excelsior Standard Double Room Double Room with Balcony (Lake view)
Britannia Excelsior Standard Double Room Double Room with Balcony (Lake view)
Britannia Excelsior Standard Double Room Double Room
Britannia Excelsior Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 260 sq. feet
View: Lake view


Room facilities
    Standard Triple Room
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    Britannia Excelsior Standard Triple Room Double Room with Balcony (Lake view)
    Britannia Excelsior Standard Triple Room Double Room with Balcony (Lake view)
    Britannia Excelsior Standard Triple Room
    Britannia Excelsior Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Triple
    Size: 260 sq. feet


    Room facilities
      Deluxe Twin Room
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      Bed type: Twin beds or 2 Single beds
      View: Lake view
      Room facilities
        Comfort Twin Room
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        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Twin beds
        View: Lake view
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          What's nearby

          Popular areas
          • City Center
            2.2 mi

          Local Attractions

          • i Giardini di Villa Melzi
            1.2 mi
            Lungolario Manzoni, Bellagio
          • La Punta Spartivento
            1.3 mi
          • Menaggio
            2.0 mi
          • Lido di Menaggio
            2.2 mi
            Via Roma, 11, Menaggio
          • Lido di Lenno
            2.4 mi
            Via Comoedia, 1, Lenno

          Near the hotel

          • Wallfahrtskirche San Martino
            300 ft
          • Al Puunt-Snack Beach Bar
            600 ft
            Localita Ponte dei Ronconi, Griante
          • Villa Carlotta
            2900 ft
            Via Regina, 2, Tremezzo

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Lido di Cadenabbia

            Cuisine: Italian

            400 ft
            Via Regina 8
          • Trattoria del Prato

            76% likes this, based on 70 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

            400 ft
            Via Giuseppe Mazzini 3

            Phone: 0344 40312

          • Ristorante Belle Isole

            75% likes this, based on 53 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian

            700 ft
            Via Regina,25

            Phone: 034441003

          • La Cucina della Marianna

            70% likes this, based on 71 reviews
            Cuisine: International

            2300 ft
            via Regina 57

            Phone: +39.0344.43111

          • Iron Gate Bar

            76% likes this, based on 12 reviews
            Cuisine: Coffee Shop

            2300 ft
            Via Regina

          Britannia Excelsior Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Britannia Excelsior

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 717 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Catered to older tour groups. dining room and Bar area had no appeal.Mass production of food. If you were not with a tour group there was no place to enjoy a quiet drink or dinner

            No Bar area for guests other than a tour group. There was little selection for dinner.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Its position on Lake Como although parking was difficult at times.

            Most of the staff were rude, there were exceptions. The hotel is run-down. It is advertised as being in Menaggio but isn't. We were told on arrival Menaggio was a 5 to 10 minute walk away, that is rubbish.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Very nice hotel, recently refurbed, comfy beds, clean room and fantastic view. Very centrally located for bars / restaurants and ferry crossing to bellagio.

            would be better if you didn't have to wear a swimming cap for going in the pool, food wasn't brilliant.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Location, Hotel Staff and facilities

            Breakfast was terrible. Poor food presentation; For a high class hotel, the presentation was awful

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The lobby was nice and big. The hotel was certainly grand in its day. My room had a good size balcony and lovely view. The staff were friendly. There are a lot of tour groups, so, the lobby was always filled with happy, friendly, people in the evenings. Made for a fun atmosphere.

            My room did not contain any of the standard amenities (e.g. shampoo,water glasses). Breakfast was chaotic and not good (mass production for all the tour groups), so, for the money, I wasn't impressed. I also needed internet access and discovered that I could only get access from the ground floor lobby. I left after two nights, just not the right fit for me.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The location of the hotel on the lake and staff were great. Highly recommend

            The breakfast content and presentation were awful. It was worse than a college dorm and equal with a prison setting. Display was not up to par with a Hotel such as this one

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Excellent position at the lake with great view from the front rooms. Nicely decorated and clean rooms, good interior spaces.

            Room did not provide shampoos. Also, most staff besides receptionist do not speak English...Probably typical Italian but at least they should give it a try...Receptionist received the money during check out and she did not even say "thank you for the stay"!

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Room was on 5th floor with a balcony overlooking the lake and across to Ballagio. It was spectacular.

            We were unaware that it was a significant stop for tour groups. The dinner catered for these groups. We paid 15 euro with drinks included for dinner. You get quantity but not quality. Shame to waste the beauty of the region with this type of dinner (unless you want low cost).

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            Great value, nice view, rooms were quiet and easy to catch the ferry to Bellagio.

            Meals were elsewhere. The hotel caters for large bus groups, so you have to contend with that. Just eat elsewhere and avoid the crowd, great if you have a car, parking was easy.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            Very helpful staff. Wonderful location on Lake Como and close to other quaint towns on the lake such as Bellagio. Close to ferry. We had a very large room with view onto the lake--excellent value. Loved the complimentary coffee and hot chocolate in the evening on the veranda.

            Floor was a little dusty in our room.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            wonderful lake view from the window. clean and big room/bathroom. great water pressure on the shower. new and big flat screen TV. quite beautiful inside of the building. next to the ferry port, convenient.

            quality of the breakfast was poor. all juices were diluted too much that taste almost like a water. they turn off the light while we were still eating breakfast.(because it was 10am and breakfast is till 10am...) we were perhaps unlucky to be woken up by (we thought it was) a false fire alarm at 5am, went on and off for 3 times, but the hotel staff didn't know why it went was kind of scary and annoying experience.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Nice, clean well decorated room with good sized balcony. Stunning lake view and handy location for the ferry.

            Before booking, it is essential to check that there wont be 6 coachloads of rampaging teenagers also booked in to the hotel as it totally spoiled the experience. The noise until 4.00am was unbearable.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            great location. great building and room was very large with a view of the lake.

            very large groups while we were there so don't expect quiet and peaceful.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            The staff was excellant and extremely helpful. They gave us a free upgrade to an upper lakeview room and our fifth floor vantage point gave us an excellant view of Lake Como and Bellagio. Even though our room was right off the stairs we heard virtually no noise from outside of the room. The dining facilites were very nice and there was a good variety of cuisine to choose from.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The staff was great. The location was excellent. Very good value for money.

            Room service does not exist. They rarely answer the phone and never bring to your room what they said that they will.

            • Average rating
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