Lake Como, Italy, Cadenabbia
With spectacular views across Lake Como towards Bellagio, The Britannia Excelsior enjoys an unbeatable location just steps away from the ferry landing stage. There are two swimming pools; a floating pool where the Churrasco restaurant is also to be found, and the Lido pool and restaurant situated just 100m away. As the sun goes down the floating pool bar is the place to be - enjoy your cocktail accompanied by music as you watch the sun go down over Bellagio.
Lunch is taken at the main hotel restaurant or the Lido
Dinner can be taken in the hotel’s main restaurant, at the Lido or the Churrasco grill at the floating pool (subject to availability)
Board basis options available
In a sheltered lakeside position on the western shores of Lake Como, Cadenabbia is a super spot for a lakes and mountain holiday - with Mount Crocione behind you, you can look across the lake for wonderful views of the headland village of Bellagio and the Dolomite mountain range beyond. It has been a popular health resort with the British since Victorian times – indeed Queen Victoria herself chose to holiday in Cadenabbia and one of the country’s first Anglican churches was built here in 1891. Other notable heads of state who have sojourned here including Nicholas II, Kaiser Guglielmo II and Pope Pio XI; Mary Shelley wrote about Cadenabbia as long ago as 1844, and a few years later Guiseppe Verdi composed Traviata in the peace and quiet of Villa Ricordo (Villa Margherita). Between the 17th and 19th centuries many other villas were built here and nearby including Villa Collina, Villa Giuseppina and Villa Norella.
For more information on travel and transport visit our Cadenabbia page
We offer a range of guided excursions to help you make the most of your holiday.
Special Excursion Packages
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
St. Moritz £46, full day, Monday
Into Switzerland and the Engadine Valley. The spectacular Bernina Express train is included.
Bergamo £43, ¾ day, Thursday
A guided visit of one of Italy’s most impressive Medieval cities. Cost of ferry ticket to pick up point not included. (approx €8 return).
Milan £43, full day, Tuesday
Visit the Sforza Castle, Scala Opera House and gothic Duomo. City guide included.
Stresa and Lake Orta £48, full day, Friday
Sophisticated Lake Maggiore and tranquil Orta are such a contrast.
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*Not available from Como or Cernobbio. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.
Local Fees and Taxes
Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel.