Excelsior Splendide Hotel

  • Lake Como, Italy, Bellagio

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With the exquisite beauty of the lake just steps from its doors, the Hotel Excelsior splendide is the ideal place to stay for those wanting to truly experience the way of life in Lake Como. Situated on the lake front promenade with a fantastic restaurant and gelato shop just across the road on the Via Lungo and the ferry terminal of Bellagio just a two minute walk away, a stay at this hotel gives you the opportunity to find your feet and explore the surrounding areas of this incredible lake.

The Excelsior Splendide is a landmark in its own right with its classic Italian design, intricate stone engravings and cast iron Juliet balconies overlooking the jewelled waters of Lake Como. The interior focuses on classic simplicity with touches of grandeur including a curved marble staircase as you enter and delicate furnishings of Persian carpets and embellished artworks from local and more famed artists. Through the marbled and wood panelled hallways, 50 bedrooms are scattered, each given a personal touch and an individual scheme taken of course from the traditional Italian colours of cream, burgundy and emerald. The rooms are simple in their decoration, the hotel itself is more of an ode to its surroundings than an artistic statement of its own. Blackout drapes and air conditioning make for the ultimate comfort particularly in summer months and an à la carte restaurant is just a few steps across the road for those who wish to take dinner on site. For those days when rest and relaxation is key, the hotel has sumptuous gardens formed around an outdoor pool perfect for a dip in the summer months.

Just a ten minute walk from the Excelsior Splendid is the breathtaking Villa Melzi former home of Count Lodi, vice president of First Italian Republic in the time of Napoleon. The gardens were commissioned as a park to agronomists and are one of the 'must sees' of Lake Como and offer some fabulous walks high above the royal villas and through the Japanese style forests. And if this excursion should leave you a tad tired, make sure you stop by the famous cafe bar Pasticceria Rossi on your way back into town for the best coffee and cakes Como has to offer!

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  • No. of rooms: 50
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 3

Standard room - sleeps 2 -3 double or twin with single bed

Standard rooms are comfortable with bath or shower, hairdryer, free WiFi, TV, telephone and electronic safe. These rooms are usually situated towards the rear of the property and are quieter. 

Standard room with lake view - sleeps 2-3 double or twin with single bed 

Lake view rooms are usually located at the front of the hotel and overlook the lake and promenade or in the top floor under the eaves. These rooms offer bath or shower, hairdryer, free WiFi, TV, telephone and electronic safe. 

*Please note that both rooms are also available for sole use with supplement. Please contact our reservations team on 01483 791100 for further information. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe


  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No


A varied breakfast buffet is available to all guests each morning with a selection of homemade pastries, cold meats and cheeses, local breads and fresh fruit. Some hot options are also available. 

For those on half board, dinner is served in the dinning room or outdoor terrace restaurant each evening and includes an antipasto platter and salad bar as well as spectacular local dishes such as clam linguine, penne pomodoro and sumptuous seafood platters. There is also an ice cream bar on site offering homemade gelatos of both traditional and rather eclectic flavours including lemon cello and panettone! 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians


Book your Italian Lakes holiday in Bellagio and fall in love with this charming resort’s natural beauty. A world famous resort for many years, it occupies a spectacular position at the fork that divides the southern half of Lake Como into two. The busiest village of the lake, Bellagio is known as 'The Pearl of Lake Lario'. Enjoy its lovely views, coffee shops and eateries. Explore its old churches, villas and parks; Villa Serbelloni, Villa Melzi, the 12th century basilica of San Giacomo and the Romanesque churches of San Giorgio and San Martino. Our hotels in Bellagio give you a great choice of accommodation.

Things to do in resort

  • Use the ferries to explore the lake
  • 18 hole golf course at Menaggio
  • Hiking around Monte Grona (above Menaggio)
  • Mountain biking trails around lake
  • Trips to well-known Villas of Balbianello (Lenno), Carlotta (Tremezzo) and Monastero (Varenna)
  • Como Town - 30 minutes away by hydrofoil

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.260831
  • Latitude: 45.986735

For more information on travel and transport visit our Bellagio page



We offer a range of guided excursions to help you make the most of your holiday.


Cost of ferry ticket to pick up points not included for guests staying in Bellagio


Special Excursion Packages for Summer 18
Pre-book any of the excursion packages below, and save up to £18
Milan + Bergamo + St. Moritz £112 : Booking Code: A
Milan + Bergamo + Stresa and Orta £114 : Booking Code: B
Milan + St Moritz + Stresa and Orta £118 : Booking Code: C

Special Excursion Packages for Summer 19 
Pre-book any of the excursion packages below, and save up to £20
Milan + Bergamo + St. Moritz £125 : Booking Code: A
Milan + Bergamo + Stresa and Orta £126 : Booking Code: B
Milan + St Moritz + Stresa and Orta £129 : Booking Code: C

St. Moritz from £46, full day, Monday
Into Switzerland and the Engadine Valley. The spectacular Bernina Express train is included.

Bergamo from £43, ¾ day, Thursday
A guided visit of one of Italy’s most impressive Medieval cities.

Milan from £43, full day, Tuesday
Visit the Sforza Castle, Scala Opera House and gothic Duomo. City guide included.

Stresa and Lake Orta from £48, full day, Friday
Sophisticated Lake Maggiore and tranquil Orta are such a contrast.

Book Locally | Prices are for guidance only.

  • Villas of Como from £38, half day
  • Lugano and Morcote from £43, full day

Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.


Bars and Restaurants

Breakfast is served in the hotel dinning room with morning and offers buffet service. 

Restaurant Excelsior Splendide 

Excelsior Splendide Ice Cream Bar also on site has a fabulous selection of locally made gelato. 

Pools and Outdoor areas

A small outdoor pool is available to guests from mid May to mid September and is set in the rear gardens amonst beautiful trees and plants. Sun loungers and parasols are provided free of charge. 

General Information

  • 24 concierge front desk
  • On site parking (local charges apply) 
  • Lounge
  • Air conditioning 
  • Lift to all floors
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • TV room
  • Lounge area
  • Garden
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Sterling currency exchange
  • Dogs accepted

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel

Public Facilities

Bar Opening Hours: 09:00- 23:00 NO CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED! Safe deposit boxes = Some in Rooms, other Reception (free) Garden = Rear of Hotel Dogs accepted = Small ones

Family Facilities

  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Child's Menu
  • Cots & Linen
  • Early meals available in restaurant
  • Highchairs in restaurant

Special Offers

Early Booking Offer: Save 5% on the hotel price for holidays between 23 Apr - 25 Oct 19 booked by 31 Mar 19.

Free Night Offer: Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 28 Jun - 06 Aug 19.

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer: Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine.

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