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Turin, Italy
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

I was here for some days due to a business in Varese. The hotel is very similar to an american motel with parking area just outside your room, and that's good if you want privacy or if it rains! The reception is very nice and all the people working there and at the restaurant were very kind and helpfull. Unfortunately...

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Direzione R, management Relais sul Lago at Relais sul Lago, responded to this review

Dear sir, thank you for your comment. The duty of new management will be refresh all 62 rooms of Relais , but at moment we offer, like you saw, a positive hotel solution in our classic and superior rooms. Guests that will take a check of snapshot on google images will have an idea like restaurant before all, and reception...

Reviewed 4 May 2014

I would not recommend this hotel at all. Staff are dreadful. Had booked for 4 people but had to ask at reception four times to get enough towels in the room and then they gave us 6 hand towels instead of four bath towels. They couldn't even get it right the second day. Staff cannot speak English - they say...

Thank JonCutler
Direzione R, Responsabile reception at Relais sul Lago, responded to this review

Dear Customer I'm very sorry for your bad stay. I understand that you do not need to create excuses. The rude staff can not be justified. Could you please take note of improvements exposed -new staff hired at the reception with another Setting the rules of courtesy -management faster and clear of catering services -sales systems for differentiated rates and...

Reviewed 21 October 2013

Having eaten in the restaurant Sergio 1950 with a Groupon coupon, I can only ask myself what these places hope to gain by offering such bad treatment. How can they possibly hope to get good publicity. Ok, in ten people we paid about 22 euro per person and probably that was the value of what we ate, However, the coupon...

1Thank donniepuz
The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We booked this hotel for our last night in Italy after having visited several beautiful spots in central Italy. The photos of the hotel looked very attractive, but it is nothing like the actual rooms! The rooms and the whole corridor on the first floor smelled terrible, almost like you're sleeping in a smudgy pack of cigarettes. Also, the rooms...

2Thank KYC-Duc
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 10 December 2012

Nice big rooms, there is a some stile in the hotel. But: the rooms are dark even if you use all lamps. Wifi doesn't work at the 2d floor, and there are a lot of small things oestrogen work or damaged. Could be much better!

Thank Lemurr
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Friendly English speaking female receptionist showed us several rooms (we had no reservation). As we told her we intended to stay three nights she offered a weekend special including a dinner for two in the hotel's restaurant. Not cheap but affordable. We took a room on the first floor where all rooms are suites according to the hotel (it's a...

2Thank Dutch-sailor
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 July 2012

My mother and I stayed in this hotel recently. The hotel is very nice, it is not very flash but tastefully decorated and comfortable. There are lots of facilities onsite like and indoor and outdoor swimming pool, and a small spa and gym. We eat at the hotels restaurant a couple of times and the food is excellent. The best...

Thank CharlotteMC24
Vevey, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 January 2010

We went with our 2 young children and stayed in a very big room which included a dining table, a very big bed with extra pillows and a lovely balcony facing the outdoor pool, unfortunately the hotel is situated near a busy road so although the balcony was nice, the noise was annoying (inside the room with the window shut...

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An Agoda Traveller
Reviewed 29 September 2009

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Reviewed 7 August 2009

Bad location..Very noisy ...far away from OLD VARESE CITY ...busy roads ..... rude reception and bad service .The pool area is nice...noisy...andcrowded with dayvisitors...."Relais sul Lago"....was a big disappointment! (NB:Double-check your bill before paying!!!!!!)

1Thank Rebunie

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the heart of the lakes of Lombardy, with breathtaking views and beautiful landscapes, a stone's throw from Lake Varese, whose views overlooking the dining room and the bedrooms on the first floor of the hotel, the Relais sul Lago definitely has a strategic location, very close all'areoporto Malpensa International Airport, is located halfway between Lugano and Milan.   His position makes Relais sul Lago a suitable place for customers who are traveling for leisure or for business, as well as for neighboring communities to the city of Varese, which can take advantage of each of the services offered by Relais sul Lago   The Hotel dipsone a beautiful garden, in which not only is an outdoor swimming pool, which can also be accessed external guests, but you can transform how wonderful location for outdoor events such as weddings, wedding receptions, meetings, cocktails that are organized in the summer season with a weekly basis. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Relais sul Lago

Address: Via Giovanni Macchi 61 | Varese21100, 21100 Varese, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Price Range: $85 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais sul Lago 4*
Number of rooms: 62
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Also Known As:
Relais Sul Lago Varese
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Varese
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“This hotel is not the best in the area so I cannot recommend a room”
 of 5 bubbles sasha98, 4 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors are better but don't expect any lake views”
 of 5 bubbles JonCutler, 4 May 2014 | Read review
“Book another hotel in the area if you can!”
 of 5 bubbles KYC-Duc, 7 May 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a room which overlooks the swimming pool and lake.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlotteMC24, 17 Jul 2012 | Read review
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