Hotel Metropole

  • Lake Como, Italy, Bellagio

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Bellagio is one of the most popular towns on Lake Como and Hotel Metropole is right in the centre. The location’s perfect – step out of the doors and you’ll be on the pretty cobbled streets with the shops and cafés within touching distance. The ferry port’s close by too so days out are very easy to do. The ferries are regular and go all over the lake – we love exploring all the glamorous villas and gardens.

There’s lots to like about this hotel. We spent most of our time on the roof terrace where views of the lake are out of this world. There’s an ice cream parlour onsite so grab a couple of scoops to enjoy as you relax with the views. The terrace is also a great place for a sundowner, they’ve got some great Aperol cocktails to try. The rooms are classic with a traditional design. They’ve all got some views of the lake but for the best views book a room with a balcony at the front of the hotel. When it comes to dinner there’s lots of options in Bellagio but we prefer the hotel’s restaurant. It’s on the edge of the lake and has some great local dishes on the menu. Order a bottle of Franciacorta and you’ve got a pretty perfect evening.

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

Added value

Honeymoon & Silver Wedding Anniversary Offer: Free bottle of sparkling wine

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 42
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

A tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night is payable locally.

Rooms

Standard Rooms are about 15m² have a traditional décor. They can sleep up to two people and have side lake views, air conditioning, TV, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities (on request), minibar, safe, hairdryer and bathtub or shower. Rooms with a balcony and lake view are available for a supplement.

Suites sleep up to three people. They're made up of a standard side lake view room and a single room, with a shared bathroom. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Standard Terrace Rooms sleep up to two people and have lake views. The terrace has deckchairs and a table. They have a bath with a showerhead attachment. These rooms are available on request, please call to book.

Double Rooms for Single Use are available on request, please call to book. 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 2
  • Access ramp: Yes
Bellagio

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

A summer holiday in Bellagio lets you discover the charm and glamour of the delightful Villa Melzi and Villa Serbelloni. Regular lake ferries and hydrofoils call here, so it's easy to visit the many other interesting and attractions and villages dotted along the Lake Como's scenic shores - for instance, Villa Carlotta, just across the lake at Cadenabbia, which gives vivid glimpses into an elegant past. And walkers can enjoy the Inghams Guided Wanderwalk around local hamlets and other sights of interest.

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

Excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Please note that guests staying in Bellagio will need to make their own way to Cadenabbia to begin these excursions and ferry tickets are payable locally.

St. Moritz & the Bernina Express from £62 per person (full day)

Leave Lake Como and travel by coach into the majestic Val Valtellina before boarding the Bernina Express. This spectacular railway journey travels past glaciers and over dramatic gorges before arriving in St. Moritz. You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy a spot of lunch (payable locally). The return to Lake Como by coach is just as scenic and follows the road through the Maloja pass, stopping in the historic town of Chiavenna.

Departs: Mondays and Wednesdays from mid May to mid September

Milan from £58 per person (full day)

An expert guide will show you Milan’s highlights starting with Sforzesco Castle. Once you reach La Scala, Milan’s famous opera house, you’ll continue on foot through the historic centre to see the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – the world’s first shopping mall! The afternoon is at leisure exploring Milan at your own pace.

Departs: Tuesdays from mid May to September

Lake Orta & Stresa from £62 per person (full day)

Lake Orta is one of Italy’s prettiest lakes and oozes romance. Its picturesque cobbled streets are too narrow for cars, which makes it a pleasure to wander around. Discover local shops, charming cafés and lovely lake views. Later on you’ll head to Lake Maggiore and the lakefront resort of Stresa. A private boat will take you across the lake to the Borromean Islands where you can visit the botanical gardens of Isola Bella.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid October. Entrance fee to Isola Bella is payable locally.

Villa Balbienello from £53 per person (half day)

No visit to Lake Como would be complete without seeing its most beautiful villas and spectacular gardens. Built at the end of the 18th century, the villa now belongs to the FIA, Italy’s version of the National Trust. Wander through the villa and admire exquisitely-furnished interiors and a vast art collection. The manicured gardens are a delight to walk through – there’s lots of spots where you can admire the stunning lake views.

Departs: Sundays from mid May to mid October - discounted tickets for National Trust members are also available. 

Piona Abbey & Wine Tasting from £56 per person (approx. 6 hours)

The impressive Piona Abbey is on the peninsula of Olgiasca, so you’ll have fantastic views over the lake. Spend some time enjoying these and the lovely, peaceful atmosphere of the Abbey, which is still inhabited by Cistercian Monks. In the afternoon you’ll have a tasting of two local wines in a historic wine cellar.

Departs: Thursdays from mid May to September

Como & Lake Lugano from £58 per person (full day)

Start your day in the charming town of Como where you can admire its lakefront piazza and stunning cathedral. Continue by coach to Lugano, one of Switzerland's most elegant towns. Visit the wonderful Via Nassa and the square of Riforma with their striking buildings and exclusive shops or choose to spend time in the town's pretty park. You'll get to enjoy a one hour cruise from Lugano to Cassarate where you can see the villages and crotti (typical restaurants) that are only accessible by lake.

Departs: Fridays from mid May to mid September

BOOKABLE LOCALLY

Bergamo, bookable locally from €65 per person (full day)

Bergamo is one of the most beautiful towns in Northern Italy. It dates back to the Middle ages, so this small city is brimming with history. Medieval towers look out over cobbled streets and charming piazzas, and there are wonderful views at every turn. Explore the “Città Alta” (the Upper town) which is surrounded by medieval Venetian walls. You’ll begin your day here with some free time before meeting an expert city guide for a walking tour.

Departs: Thursdays from May to late September. Subject to minimum numbers.

We act at all times as a selling agent for our suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. See terms & conditions.

Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Roof terrace with sunbeds and parasols
  • Public parking (200 metres away, payable locally)
Meals

A full buffet breakfast is on offer each morning with cereal, cold meats, yogurts, bread, homemade pastries and eggs.

La Terrazza Metropole Restaurant has an ideal lakeside setting and serves up Italian and international cuisine alongside a full wine list. The a la carte menu is payable locally. 

There's a small bar with a good cocktail and wine list, and snacks throughout the day including hot sandwiches, salads and gelato.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.260831
  • Latitude: 45.98751
  • Location Description:
    • Centrally located in Bellagio
    • Lakefront position 
    • 20 metres to the ferry point
    • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop

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