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The Hotel Barchetta Excelsior is one of the oldest institutions that make up Como’s hospitality tradition: offering charming views of the lake and the area surrounding the city cathedral that, with the historic centre, provide the backdrop for this important structure.
At the end of the nineteenth century Piazza Cavour, where our hotel rises up today, was redesigned to make it more elegant, since it was only accessible by foot, or with a horse-drawn cart at the time.
In a short time Como became the ‘in’ holiday destination for Milan’s upper middle classes.
And in 1893 the inn next to the renowned Caffè Cavour was converted into a tavern with accommodations called the Barchetta, owned by Pasquale Zaffaroni.
In 1956 it was time to renovate: a large archway now supports the new building of the Barchetta, which was upgraded to the Hotel Excelsior, stretching along the aristocratic side of Piazza Cavour, today, as in the past, directly in the centre of urban life.
The 84 refurbished rooms of the Hotel Barchetta Excelsior offer every modern comfort, the majority of which enjoy beautiful views of the lake and the countryside, with spacious, tastefully rooms filled with light from the large balconies.
The Bistrò and the Barchetta restaurant boast a century-old tradition. Today, as in the past, the restaurant is renowned in Como for its Mediterranean and regional dishes prepared with ingredients from the lake, blending tradition with a great desire to experiment..
The Hotel Barchetta has two meeting rooms: Sala Como and Sala Cavour, perfect for hosting small and medium-sized, quiet and reserved work meetings.
This refined Hotel in Como is located 5 minutes from the San Giovanni railway station and 10 from the “Como Sud” exit from the A9 motorway.
Many foreign tourists visiting Lake Como for the first time stay in a hotel or simply pass through here, returning at a later time to search for a villa for rent or even for sale, enchanted by the beauty of Lake Como.
Milan’s Malpensa and Linate airports are only 45 minutes away by car. The Swiss border is 2 kilometres from here. A garage is available nearby.