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“Bellissimo!”
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Exquisite & tranquil master bedroom
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Exquisite & tranquil master bedroom
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Exquisite & tranquil master bedroom
Villa Lucia as the sun sets across Lake Como
Villa Lucia set behind private electric gates
The opulent & rather glamorous sitting room
The sitting room
Enjoy a glass of 'Villa Lucia' vino overlooking the lake
Ornate frescoed ceilings
A grand entrance to this luxury lakeside villa
An intimate spot to celebrate your special day
Celebrations in the beautiful gardens of Luca (available as an estate booking)
A beautiful shower room
Villa Lucia, a very special day
A stunning location for an intimate wedding
A wonderful boat trip to Villa Balbianello
George Clooney's Villa Oleandra!
Beautiful Lake Como
Richard Branson's pad from the lake
Beautiful pool at the neary Lido di Cadenabbia
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Cadenabbia di Griante, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Jacquelin...
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Bellissimo!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013

Our 'posse' of 8 ladies stayed at Villa Lucia for our 'girls trip'.
The villa is in the Perfect location; turn left out the villa, stroll approximately 200 meters along the water, and the boats going to Bellagio, Menaggio & Varenna are here. Out the villa & to the right approximately 500 meters is Villa Carlotta.
The home is very large, open & airy, with plenty of room to spread out. The grounds are magnificent, and the views of Lago di Como & Bellagio are breathtaking.
There is complete privacy, a security gate, and a great deal to do in the area. The high ceilings keep the temperature comfortable, the decor is simple yet elegant, and Italianate.
Kitchen well stocked with dishes, glass ware, utensils and cooking necessities - usually a peeve of mine when renting a villa, so very pleasantly surprised.
FYI: WiFi was best in the downstairs room where tele is and the dining room.
A nice day in Como followed by champagne & apps at Villa d'Este is a must - as is my favorite gelato place just up the road from Villa d'Este, on Via Regina. Also on Via Regina is La Piazzetta; wonderful place to pick up apps & nibbles to enjoy on the property with your glass(es) of wine ;)
For you shopping aficionados, Foxtown in Mendrisio (across border in Switzerland), Bellagio for silks, and Verona (love Verona! - 1.5 hr drive) are all fabulous.
I also highly recommend a dinner reservation for Locanda dell'Isola on the only island on Lake Como. *they only accept cash, so go prepared...
There is a restaurant to the left of the villa, less than 100 meters, recommended to us by the property manager. Usually I avoid recommendations by property managers and/or owners, however this one we did, and loved it so much, we went back our last evening in town!
It was the first time for my friends on Lago di Como, and having spent a great deal of time here over the years, being able to show them around & see it through their eyes was amazing!
I highly recommend Villa Lucia - especially for a fun trip with friends - just be certain to have top quality electric converters; the inexpensive ones all blew out over the course of the week; additionally, ask the manager actually walk you to where the trash is to be disposed. Would definitely rent it again !

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Liked best: location and beauty
Liked least: no A/C, however, luckily, it was not hot & high ceilings help immensely.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
13 Sep 2013
I am delighted you and your 'posse' had a fabulous girls trip, it sounded like you packed a lot into your stay too!! Yes I love La Piazetta too, delicious and Varenna is definitely my favourite village on the lake - you can actually get there by boat a lot quicker, around 20 mins!
I am so pleased you fell in love with Lucia and thank you for sharing all your lovely thoughts and tips.
I hope we see you back again soon, Ciao! xxx
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DarrenHen...
Georgetown, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Lake Como experience with Villa Lucia”
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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Much belated but better than never review. The other reviews are correct, Villa Lucia is amazing. We are in Texas, we take a vacation such as this every other year. Extended family, Grandparents and down of 11. We plan about a year in advance so we do loads of research and study. When I first ran across Villa Lucia which meet our every requirement such as many rooms, many rest rooms, great views, easy access to ferry and bus, walking distance to groceries, restaurants, shops, hiking and more. Villa Lucia was like a majestic step back in time which exceeded all these requirements while adding elegance and a clean neat grandeur environment. The property is spacious with perfect amenities. Then talking to Alexis followed by Alessandra adds a level of hospitality and professionalism that will put anyone at ease. We added taxi's to and from the train station and a chef to prepare a meal one evening. Alessandra did a wonderful job of taking care of these special requests. No air conditioning was never a problem, in fact this enhanced our experience with learning to open and close doors to maintain a nice lake breeze almost all the windows have wonderful views of Bellagio and Lake Como. Please contact me with more comments

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Liked best: The exceeding our expectations and creating memories of our lifetimes
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
7 Jun 2013
Wow! What a great review, thank you so very much. And always great to hear that the service we offer including the whole booking experience is an enjoyable one! You and your family are always welcome to come visit again. Ciao!
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Meriden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: The master bedroom with balcony is to die for
Liked least: not having an onsuite bathroom
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
7 Jun 2013
It was a wonderful few days wasn't it and so pleased you all fell in love with the place! I think an anniversary stay is in order! Ciao xx
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Rachel N
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Perfect stay on Lake Como”
Reviewed 5 June 2013 for a stay in October 2012

We took a family trip to Lake Como last October and had the pleasure of staying at this fantastic Villa. From the initial booking with Alexis to the final checkout with Alessandra, we could not have had a better experience.
We were met at the villa by Alessandra who greeted us with a warm welcome and gave us a tour of the property. Since we were arriving in the evening and would be traveling with young children I had asked Alessandra to pick up some groceries so that we could have a quick bite when we got to the house and also for breakfast in the morning. A full refrigerator was waiting for us! She was available by phone throughout our stay for any questions or issues. We had a small problem with the hot water and I was amazed how quickly she had somebody out to fix it. It would never happen that quickly in Chicago! She also is a tour guide at the Villa del Balbianello, just a short drive away, and was able to provide us with information for that facility and arrange for a tour.
The grounds of the Villa Lucia are truly beautiful. We enjoyed morning coffee and a glass of wine in the evening on the veranda with amazing views of the lake and Bellagio just across the water. Most of the bedrooms also had great lake views. The house is quite large and despite traveling with 10 people we never felt like we were right on top of one another. Plenty of space! It was extremely clean and comfortable. The location is perfect for hopping on the ferry and exploring local towns. It is also within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars, and attractions.
Prior to our arrival I had asked Alexis to arrange for a family dinner at the villa. There is a catering company that they work closely with for weddings and other events and were able to provide us with a chef for the evening. We worked out the menu in advance and then Dario came to the house to cook a most incredible meal. We had 5 courses and leftovers for the next 2 days! It was truly an amazing night and one which none of us will ever forget.
I cannot recommend the Villa Lucia highly enough and hope to return sometime soon!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Jun 2013
I am delighted to hear you had such a fabulous time at Villa Lucia! Dario and the team are truly exceptional and a shame you couldn't pack them in your suitcase and take them home to Chicago! I do hope we see you again, ciao! x
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 May 2013 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: The views and the position. Swimming in the lake every morning.
Liked least: The garden in the pictures was for next door. Sitting outside area not great.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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