Ratings based on 33 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from UK / Dubai

Great view and pizza!

Posted 25-Aug-2017
This is a gem of a hotel. Simple but effective and an incredible view. The ferry is also right outside for a hop on / hop off adventure. The pizza/risotto in the restaurant is fantastic and the breakfast is traditional with cheese and meats, fresh fruit and pastries. Parking is very easy as the hotel has reserved spaces. The roads are fun, a tad narrow but add to the whole experience. The friendly staff booked us a boat hire in the next village along and were happy to advise on ferry times and places to eat. Overall a great stay. :) The wine bar down stairs is also superb!!
5 out of 5
by Steve

Posted 23-Jun-2017 on Hotels
Great room. Great view. Super friendly staff and owners. Bus stop and boat dock right at the hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jun-2017 by Samuele, Hotel Management
Thak you very much Steve!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Australia

Great hotel on the banks of Lake Como

Posted 09-May-2017 on Wotif
Pros: Loved the restaurant and the location
Location: There is a ferry stop at the hotel which we used to get around. Also the next town, Moltrasio has more restaurants and is a short walk away.
From the minute we arrived we loved this place. This hotel is exactly as good as the photos show. The owners were so nice and it felt like a family hotel. Our room was compact but very comfortable. They even did a bag of washing for us which after 4 weeks on the road was very welcome. We enjoyed dinner in the restaurant one evening and breakfast every morning. We spent a day on the lake using the ferries to get around and the owners were very helpful in telling us which ferries to take etc. We got off the ferry in the next small village Moltrasio and had a great meal at La Baia di Moltrasio and then walked back to Orso Bruno I cannot recommend this place highly enough, it was a highlight of our holiday.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jun-2017 by Giorgia, Hotel Management
Thak you very much Phill! We hope to see you soon at our Hotel or restaurant
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Poor hotel

Posted 10-Apr-2016 on Hotels
There was some chemical odour in our room, even the open windows didn't help. The view is beautiful, but the road is under hotel Windows, so it's very noisy. Breakfast buffet is very poor.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Quite, clean and romantic place

Posted 24-Nov-2015 on Hotels
The hotel is near the lake. Make sure you have a proper navigation to get to the hotel. Our navigation system wasn't able to find the given street name. It took us quite a time to get there.
5 out of 5
by Wendy from Derbyshire

Overnight stop Lake Como Hotel Orso Bruno

Posted 09-Aug-2015 on Hotels
We stayed at Hotel Orso Bruno for one night while travelling through Italy. Asked for a room with a view of Lake Como, which we did have, although a very small view as the Hotel is not lakeside but across the narrow road and there are buildings opposite. The roads around Lake Como are very narrow and busy,there are only a few touristy spots along the road. Where Hotel Orso Bruno is situated there is not much else around. Parking for around 3 cars is available opposite the hotel,and is chargeable, but reception told us that there is free public parking, not sure where that is though. The Hotel restaurant serves mainly pizza and pasta dishes,there is a cafe underneath the restaurant.The staff were friendly and the room clean and comfortable. I would not like to stay more than one or two nights due to the position of the hotel.No drinks making facilities in the room.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Sheffield UK

Great location.

Posted 26-Jun-2015
Room small but great view. And a little sparse. Good decent food excellent value for money. Staff courteous and friendly.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Jacksonville, Oregon

Cozy family run hotel on Lake Como

Posted 12-May-2015
We loved our stay at Hotel Orso Bruno. It's run by a sweet couple who were very helpful. The staff were responsive and attentive and the breakfast buffet was well stocked. One thing we loved was that immediately outside the front door lay a bus stop and the water taxi pier. This made getting around, up and down the lake and to Como, really easy. Also, along the hillside above the hotel lay a neighborhood of small summer cottages accessible, essentially, only on foot. We hiked up the cobbled walkway through the charming neighborhood quite a ways up the hillside and eventually passed all the cottages onto a slope of terraces at the top of which was a small sanctuary/church. The views across, and up and down the lake were stunning at dawn. Would definitely stay at this hotel again. -Richard
5 out of 5
by Greg from Paradise, ca

Loved it

Posted 20-Sep-2014 on Hotels
If you're looking for nightlife and shopping, this is not your place. If you're looking for a peaceful lake experience - it would be hard to beat the Orso Bruno! Easy access to Como by either bus or boat ( the stop is across the street) , and good food in the restaurant . Family owned and run, great service and clean well appointed rooms. If we ever get back to Lago Como, this would be my first choice!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller from Cape Town, South Africa

Lovely owners, very sweet hotel!

Posted 28-Apr-2014 on Hotels
We were given a warm welcome. The owners are a friendly young couple and the hotel was perfect for our needs. The room was spacious and comfortable and the hotel is situated right next to the ferry stop which is convenient. The area is very quiet which is lovely for relaxing thought the difficulty at lake como is, unless you are at a restaurant, it's hard to find a place just to sit and enjoy the lake so it becomes very expensive. The hotel however suited our needs very well. Thank you!