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Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

982 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment


Explore the area

Popular LocationVilla Carlotta14 min walk
Popular LocationBellagio Port18 min walk
Popular LocationVilla Melzi Gardens15 min drive
AirportLugano (LUG-Agno)60 min drive

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  • Classic Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 118 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double Room, Balcony, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsDouble Room, Balcony, Lake View
  • Double Room, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, Lake View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Triple Room, Lake View

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room, Lake View
  • Classic Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 183 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Triple Room
  • Triple Room

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsTriple Room
  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • 248 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite

About this area


Located in Griante, Hotel Britannia Excelsior is in the city centre and on the beach. Villa Carlotta and Villa del Balbianello are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Lugano. Menaggio Beach and Villa Melzi Gardens are also worth visiting. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Villa Carlotta - 14 min walk
  • Bellagio Port - 18 min walk
  • Villa Serbelloni - 14 min drive
  • Villa Melzi Gardens - 15 min drive
  • La Punta Spartivento - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Varenna-Esino Perledo Station - 27 min drive
  • AirportMilan (MXP-Malpensa Intl.) - 73 min drive


  • Bar Gelateria Helvetia - 18 min walk
  • Red & White - 18 min walk
  • Osteria il Pozzo - 5 min drive
  • Il Ristorante Di Paolo - 5 min drive
  • Aperitivo Et Al - 13 min drive

About this property

Hotel Britannia Excelsior

3-star, adults-only hotel near Villa Carlotta
2 restaurants, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a rooftop terrace and a seasonal outdoor pool. All 192 rooms offer fridges, rainfall showerheads and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes and showers.
Hotel Britannia Excelsior offers 192 forms of accommodation with a safe and a ceiling fan. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Hotel Britannia Excelsior are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Other inclusions

Round-trip airport transfers

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited parking spaces
  • Off-street parking
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Fridge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 3 January 2020 to 30 September 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply all year round. Other exemptions or reductions may apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 1.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Use of pool umbrellas and sunbeds is available for a surcharge.

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation
This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Hotel Britannia Excelsior Griante
Hotel Britannia Excelsior
Britannia Excelsior Griante
Britannia Excelsior
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Cadenabbia
Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Britannia Excelsior Griante
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Hotel
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Griante
Hotel Britannia Excelsior Hotel Griante

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Britannia Excelsior and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Britannia Excelsior offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Britannia Excelsior cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Britannia Excelsior have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is Hotel Britannia Excelsior pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Britannia Excelsior?
Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Hotel Britannia Excelsior?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Hotel Britannia Excelsior?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Hotel Britannia Excelsior provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Hotel Britannia Excelsior?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is Hotel Britannia Excelsior located?
Located in the heart of Griante, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cadenabbia Ferry Terminal and Villa Carlotta. Bellagio Port is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is very good , easy reach everywhere! Unlike ppl review online to said property run down ! Staff friendly ! Worth for the price
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

2/5 Poor

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
Lovely location, disappointing customer service
Lovely location. Reception staff were quite unhelpful with information at check in and needed prompting eg what time is breakfast?, where is breakfast? Where is the lift? etc We stayed on a B&B basis only to find a couple of days later that they offered All Inclusive. This information would have been welcomed at check in, as we would have upgraded our stay but couldn’t when we requested as we had less than 3 days remaining. We had an incident during our stay and all I will say, as a result, is ensure you use the safe in your room for anything valuable. Overall a nice hotel but the management/staff could do with a refresher in customer service.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
The historic buildind amazing view from the balkony
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a great time at the beautiful Lake Como! Very close and convenient to everything! The staff were great,parking was near by, the breakfast buffet was very good, lots of things to choose from. Great experience!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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