Hotel Excelsior Splendide

  • Lake Como, Italy, Bellagio

  • 3

    3 Rating

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Hotel Excelsior Splendide offers good value for money and is a popular choice with Inghams customers.

Lakeside location in Lake Como

The hotel's located on Bellagio’s promenade so the location couldn’t be any better. You’ll be surrounded by the town's boutique shops and charming little cafés, as well as being close to the ferry port for days out.

Summertime neccessities

The hotel fits in really well with its surroundings. The exterior of the building has a classic Italian design and there’s an old-world elegance about it. Inside the décor is simple and there’s a lovely pool to cool off in if you need it. The hotel’s got it's own gelateria so you’ll even have a constant supply of ice-cream (payable locally); just what you need on a sunny summer's day.

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours by coach from Milan Malpensa airport.

Added value

Free nights available for summer 24 (min 10 night stay)

Inghams rep based in resort


With its spot on a panoramic peninsula hugged by the two arms of Lake Como, Bellagio is one of the prettiest towns on Lake Como – and everyone knows it. Celtics, Romans, Greeks, Lombards and Saxons have all wrestled over its enviable position. Even Virgil waxed lyrical about Bellagio back in the day, along with a host of Romantic artists who made the villas and gardens here their summer retreats. Walking holidays in Bellagio follow in the footsteps of the Romantics, taking the time to soak up sublime views, stories and scenic paths both in town and the surrounding villages.

From popular palazzos to Borgo’s backstreets

Bellagio sits on the Lario peninsula, balancing churches, eateries, shops and winding cobbled streets between the water’s edge and the hills behind. Boats arrive at Piazza Mazzini, spilling day-trippers into the waterfront square and streets. When it gets busy, dive into the old town of Borgo, following the backstreets to San Giacomo’s petite piazza. The parks and gardens are also breath of fresh air. Villa Melzi lays out avenues of trees and rhododendron displays in its waterfront gardens, while Villa Serbelloni’s park – owned by the Rockefeller Foundation – paints a swathe of the peninsula with forest paths.

Walking at great heights and views of Lake Como

Even a stroll in Bellagio usually involves some climbing, with staircases – or “salite” – leading past houses with balconies overflowing with flowers and ivy. Plenty of nature trails wind their way through the Lario Peninsula, threading together pine forests, meadows and farmhouses. If you fancy a bike ride with a spectacular lake view, pedal up (and up) to the sanctuary and museum dedicated to Madonna del Ghisallo, the patron saint of cyclists… who, of course, are blessed with free entry.  

Dining off the beaten track

It’s very tempting to follow the crowds to the waterfront restaurants in Bellagio. However, the best food is found in the backstreets, where tiny cantinas and courtyard enotecas serve traditional dishes and excellent house wines. It’s rare to see tóc on the menu these days, but if you do then grab the chance to try this Bellagio special of cheesy polenta – usually shared between families on feast days. Salami, stuffed chicken and lake fish (salted missoltino is the Lake Como favourite) more commonly pop up on menus.

Visit Varenna and other lakeside villages

With the long and winding roads of Lake Como, it’s best to ditch the car and stick to ferries – both an easy and enjoyable way to travel, thanks to Bellagio’s seat in the middle of Lake Como. Visit Varenna, on the eastern shore, to admire the fishing village’s sunset-hued houses and waterside restaurants, gelato shops and market stalls. A hike up to Castello di Vezio offers views across the lake. Alternatively, take the ferry to Como Town, Tremezzo or Menaggio, or putter all the way north to the age-old village of Domaso.

Why book a summer holiday in Bellagio with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Bellagio's best activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Bellagio include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 53
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €3 per person per night is payable locally (max. 7 day stays, doesn't apply to children under 11 years old).


Standard Rooms sleep up to three people and are are normally located at the back of the property where it's nice and quiet.

Lake View Rooms sleep up to three people and have lake views from the window. Some of these rooms are located on the top floor, in the eaves. 

Standard Rooms for sole use are also available.

Lake View Rooms for sole use are available on request, please call to book.

Please specify double or twin beds at the time of booking.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe


Please let us know about any accessibility requirements at the time of booking.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 1
  • Access ramp: No
  • Central location
  • 30 meters to ferry port
  • 30 metres to the lakeside
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop

Hotel Facilities

  • Small outdoor pool (normally open from mid-May to mid-September)
  • Pool towels (€5 per person, payable locally)
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally)
Family Facilities
  • Cots & linen

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

La Terrazza Restaurant has a fantastic setting on the lake and offers regional dishes as well as a comprehensive wine list. If you decide to have lunch here you may be able to get a table right on the lake (payable locally).

The Lounge Bar & Pizzeria is a relaxing space where you can enjoy a drink and an artisan pizza. At the weekends there's often live music here too (June onwards). The bar is open from 9am to 11pm.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please please let us know about any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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19/06/2024 - 3 nights
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