My partner and I joined family at this little place for a week and really enjoyed our stay! The apartment is comfortable, the decor is fun and fresh, and the balcony looks over the lake and catches the sun beautifully. There's a coffee machine, tv, wifi, two big enough bedrooms, and a bathroom with all amenities. It was a perfect getaway for four of us, and more comfortable and affordable than some of the other flats in the area. We hired quite a big car and parked it in the balcony parking spot without a problem. Once we knew how to get into the flat it was always easy to access, and the walk to and from bathing spots below provided us with a nice taste of the lake, its vista's and the people in the area. The town to the right was great. There are some nice eating spots which you can find on Tripadvisor. There is a lovely beach to the left. The apartment is not situated right in he middle of town which is quite nice to relax in and view the surrounding beauty.
Went to Varenna for my birthday and although it was winter, the flat was the perfect position to catch the winter sun. We drank some fizz on the balcony while watching the sun setting over the lake with snow on the surrounding mountains, it was spectacular! The flat itself is very cute and has a great big bathroom, laundry facilities and two large bedrooms plus a roll out bed, so we fitted two small families no problem. We took a stroll past the botanical gardens into town, taking a ton of pics on the way, and got wifi easily at all the hotels and some restaurants. Definitely recommended, even in winter!!
What a fabulous little flat with all ones basic creature comforts met. Clean, pleasant, cosy in winter and beautifully breezey in summer when window and door are open to patio which overlooks the stunning views of the lake. Home away from home for us and we’ll continue making regular trips back here for certain!
Varenna is lovely, as is the entire Lake Como area (we also visited Menaggio and Bellagio). The people are lovely, the sights are beautiful, and the food is delicious. Unfortunately, the apartment we rented--Sunset Flat--did not live up to its advertising, its former reviews, or our expectations. The balcony (which we would have liked to use to see the beautiful sunsets) was unpleasant at best...broken table, no umbrella, pots of dead plants (I realize it's the end of the season, but the dead plants could certainly have been removed and/or replaced with fall flowers). Inside, there was no light fixture in the bathroom, the one in the master bedroom was not securely fastened, there was a pair of rubber gloves lying on the desk, the hand-held shower in the bathroom could not be secured and as a result water sprayed everywhere. There were no instructions given--just a full keyring, most of which did not belong to our apartment. We were not told how to open the entry gate to the driveway or how to open the other gate to get out of the complex. (Obviously, we figured it out!). There were no recommendations about restaurants, shopping, etc. Thank goodness for our taxi driver Stefano (call him!), who picked us up every day. Most disappointing was the fact that despite previous reviews that said wifi/internet was provided, it wasn't. Nor was there a working phone in the flat. As a result, we couldn't do any research while at the flat--from checking schedules to making reservations, etc, until we could make our way to a restaurant with free Internet. Perhaps it is different for European visitors, but had I used my phone for calls/Internet from the apartment with only my American cellular data plan, I would have incurred significant expenses (which I may have anyway, as I did have to use my phone/Internet on several occasions). From the guest book that was in the apartment, it appears that there may be a new owner, and there have been other similar reviews of disappointed renters. We love the area and wouldn't hesitate to return, but Sunset Flat is not as advertised (at least for our visit) and we can't recommend staying there until these issues have been addressed.
Stayed here for a long weekend and the flat has everything you need! Not too far from Varenna town - walking distance. Great view onto the lake.
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