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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Carate Urio, Lake Como, Lombardy

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653Martin...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely villa in nice town”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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This was a really nice villa in a lovely quiet town on Lake Como. The town had 4 restaurants and another cafe bar all within 15 minutes walk. We loved the stay, so much to do in the surrounding area and a great villa waiting for you at the end of the day. Clean, beautifully furnished, modern kitchen, brilliant showers in the two shower rooms and a great garden for eating and chilling out. Amazing views over the lake, indeed the finest view from a toilet I've ever had!! The lookout room was the best bit.

Highly Recommended!

Date of stay: July 2015
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Jul 2015
Thank you for your lovely review, the `view from the loo' is pretty special :)
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shrna
Orinda, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A relaxing, comfortable stay with great views of Lake Como”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We just returned from a week at Villa Casa Fontana and couldn't have had a better experience. The town of Carate Urio is small but friendly - the people at Cafe Aurora were helpful and the coffee and sandwiches were great. We especially loved Regina 131 - the food was very good and the service professional and friendly.

Helen was great with the details surrounding our stay, and Chiara was very helpful meeting us there and getting us settled. We got some staples at the mini-mart in Urio and some at the neighborhood shop in Laglio, with our big shopping done at Bennet's in Chernobbio.

We spent most evenings having pre-dinner cocktails in the Lookout or on the patio---both with great views of the lake. Stairs a little daunting at first, but we got used to them -- definitely not for the timid.

Date of stay: June 2014
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Liked best: Location, views, comfortable property
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
16 Jun 2014
Hi there thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Italian holiday home. It is a great wee village. I justify my pasta/prosecco habit with the stairs! Thanks again
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Dougspec
Glasgow
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Accommodation. Great views. Stunning scenery.”
Reviewed 16 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Despite the indifferent spring weather we experienced, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Villa Casa Fontana in Carate Urio. This was our second stay here in this stylish accommodation which has in the intervening years since our last visit remained fresh, comfortable and well maintained. It is an ideal base for touring the stunning Lake Como countryside, of which the views from Villa Casa Fontana itself are truly beautiful.

Carate Urio is very well provided with very good restaurants all within walking distance from Villa Casa Fontana. Regina 131 was a particular favourite, along with Aquadolce which was a fine dining experience right by the lakeside. Ristorante Fioroni also situated by the lake is also worth a visit, supervised by the very friendly if somewhat eccentric Giuseppe.

Villa Casa Fontana though has every facility you need if you want to dine in and whatever you do your evening will I’m sure end in the Lookout room, to take in your last view of the lake before retiring to the very comfortable beds.

Date of stay: May 2014
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Liked best: Cleanliness and freshness of the accommodation.
Liked least: No issues.Some may find the steps challenging, but that's how you get the views.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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23 Sep 2015
Thank you for your lovely words
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Veronica...
Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Stairway to heaven”
Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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After waiting months for our Italian getaway, the villa did not disappoint. From the initial inquiry to Helen, it has been an absolute pleasure. The villa itself is gorgeous with incredible views from every room. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the bathrooms are modern and clean, and the whole villa is well furnished. It was always nice to come back to the villa after exploring the surrounding areas all day. We had dinner outside underneath the pergola, champagne in the look out room, and tea outside on the lounge chairs overlooking lake como. While out and about we took the ferry into the town of como, got fresh meats and cheeses from their market on Saturdays. Took the funicular to Brunate,, took the long route to Bellagio, hiked the greenway from Lenno, and ate really well. A must is definetly The Grand Hotel Tremezzo for a champagne toast on the terrace. It really feels like you stepped into a different era and worth the splurge. Thank you again Helen for all your hospitality. I would very much recommend this to friends and family and can't wait to visit again soon!!

Date of stay: October 2013
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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
4 Nov 2013
Thanks for a great review, we would love to have you and the family back - sooner the better.
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turincoop...
Dunblane, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastico!”
Reviewed 9 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was our second stay at Villa Casa Fontana, as we had to come back! Having driven from Scotland in our Classic Mini, it was a wonderful bolt hole tucked away in the hillside of Lake Como. The views from the "Lookout" are simply jawdropping, and there is a lovely restaurant within a 5 min walk from the house. Spotlessly clean, it was a joy to go back to, and we cannot recommend this Villa highly enough. Helen is fantastic to deal with, and thanks again for allowing us the use of your beautiful house!

Date of stay: July 2013
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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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