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!