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“Wonderful views and location”
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Stunning view from the balcony facing south
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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carkencol...
colorado
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful views and location”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
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We just returned from a trip to Tuscany and 4 days in Varenna at the end to relax. This condo has beautiful views from both balconies and a great location! Luigi met us at the train station and took us to the apartment and gave us very good recommendations for dining and sightseeing. The pictures did not do the view justice - the lake is just beautiful from the balcony and every morning was spent there with coffee and every evening with a glass of wine before dinner. There are very good restaurants just a few steps away from the apartment and more a short walk to the town center. Varenna is a perfect place to stay on the lake - much quieter and less touristy than Bellagio and easily accessible by train and by the ferries. We even took the Bernina Express to St. Moritz from town for a beautiful day trip in the Alps.

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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: The beds were very firm
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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grsteve
Hartford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Ideal and beautiful location”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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This property is in an ideal location, centrally located and equal distance, short walk from the train and ferry stations. The living room/kitchens area has two balconies, one with a view of the north end of the lake and one with a south view. The windows in the bedroom share a similar spectacular view. Luigi was great to work with and met us on time at the train station to take us to the property as well as make some recommendations for local shops and restaurants. After staying here we went to Bellagio but I found Varenna to be so much more beautiful and charming.

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Liked best: Location and views
Liked least: I liked everything about the property
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway
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TheFamily...
Winnipeg, Canada
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63 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Worth It for the View Alone!”
Reviewed 1 January 2015 for a stay in August 2014
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people found this review helpful

Our family of four (two adults, two teens) spent four nights here back in late August. We had never been to Lake Como and chose this apartment for the beautiful views that it appeared to offer and the fact that it had enough space to accommodate our family. We were not disappointed! A lot of time was spent sitting on the balcony and just watching the ferries come and go in the harbour a few hundred metres down below...with the lake & the mountains in the background.

Varenna itself is a gorgeous little town hugging the lake...with easy walking/strolling routes from one end to the other. A couple of us also walked to the neighbouring town to find the source of the Fiumelatte, apparently the shortest river in Italy. It's quite bizarre to find the source of this rushing river up the hill in a small, seemingly calm, pool of water.

Varenna and this apartment are also super-conveneint for exploring the other towns on Lake Como. The ferry terminal is only a five-minute walk out the door...with constant ferries to various places around the lake. In addition, the apartment is only a 10-15 minute walk from the train station, from which we did an easy day-trip to Milan...no transfers required. There were a number of restaurants right close to the apartment so we didn't even feel the need to traverse to the "other half" of Varenna for dinner. We particularly enjoyed sitting outside & eating at l'Orso Cafe Hostaria watching the goings-on in the harbour.

The apartment itself was quite spacious with a double bed and a twin bed in the bedroom...and a double sofa-bed in the living room. For the most part, the apartment was clean & airy...with the windows providing a nice breeze through the place at night. For some reason, the kitchen had a bit of an odd musty smell about it...something we couldn't quite put our finger on...but it didn't permeate the rest of the apartment. The lack of a shower curtain in the bathtub was the one annoying feature of the apartment as it was virtually impossible to have a shower without either going through various contortions and/or getting the rest of the bathroom wet.

Luigi (the owner) was very friendly and helpful upon our arrival.He met us in the harbour area when we arrived in our rental car and showed us to the apartment, explaining things to us for our stay. The one niggling issue was in the timely return of our deposit after we returned home...although in the end it all worked out.

For those arriving by car, the best alternative is the public car park. Although this multi-storey car park is at the complete opposite end of town from the apartment (around a 20 minute walk), it worked well just leaving our car there for our four-day stay and taking the ferries (and train) to where we wanted to go.

An enjoyable stay in Varenna!

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Liked best: Beautiful location & view
Liked least: Shower; smell in kitchen
Travelling group: Teenagers
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gyang001
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A breath of fresh air.”
Reviewed 11 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Everything was true to its pictures. It was a very spacious 1 bedroom apt located in the most convenient spot close to all things and literally steps from the Varenna-Esino train station and the ferry that could take you the the surrounding cities. The view s from the apartment were surreal, absolutely breath taking. Also words can not say how nice the owner Luigi was. He helped give me directions from Florence to Varenna and even waited 2 hours for me at the train station after I missed my 1st train. The people in this area were just the friendliest people. My only disappointment was that I only was able to stay 3 days. I defiantly plan on coming back for a summer excursion!

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PetalumaP...
Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic Accomodation!”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
5
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We really enjoyed our stay in Varenna. Our daughter is studying abroad in Florence and we went over to travel with her during her Fall Break. We found the apartment to be very comfortable and the views are outstanding. Luigi met us at the train station and got us all settled. He also gave us great tips on things to do and restaurant recommendations. We enjoy wine and cheese out on the deck in the evening while watching the sun go down. It was perfect!

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Liked best: Clean and spacious -- gorgeous views!
Liked least: No shower curtain.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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