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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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SarahNaom...
London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful hospitality and excellent value for money”
Reviewed 2 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We've just returned from a delightful week's holiday at Villa Central. As a group of seven adults and an eight week old baby, the location, facilities and space that the villa afforded us were perfect for the occasion and all at less than half the cost of the hotel immediately opposite. We were actually pleasantly surprised on arrival - the pictures of the villa we'd seen don't do it justice. The view from the balcony was also breathtaking. The location was very walkable - the cobbled streets towards the lake weren't exactly buggy-friendly but we managed perfectly fine and they are part of Varenna's charm.

We arrived at Milan Malpensa airport, approximately 1.5 hours away by taxi which the owner organised for us. This made the journey hassle free late at night. Had we not been a large group, we would have made our way by train which is approximately 17 euros one way with a change at Milan's central station and taking the express train.

We were met at the villa by Flora who had very kindly put milk and bottled water in the fridge for us and bought us some bread all at no request, but really appreciated so late at night. Flora was exceptional in her hospitality, ensuring that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. There were baby changing facilities in the en-suite to the master bedroom which was great. Flora was also contactable throughout our stay. We were glad of the villa's WiFi which helped with planning our day trip into Milan.

Villa Central is perfectly situated to explore the other towns on the lake and also for a day trip into Milan. 15 euros provides unlimited ferry trips between Bellagio, Mennagio and Varenna for one day or 10 euros is the cost of a return trip to either one. Varenna's train station is approx. ten to fifteen minutes walk away and we got a direct train to Milan which took about an hour. There are several nice restaurants right on the lake in Varenna, but we mainly ate in the villa - the supermarket we went to in Bellano ("Eurospin") is a five minute train journey at the cost of 1 euro each way and less than a five minute walk from the station. There are little deli shops in Varenna for basics though.

You don't need a car in Varenna and we were glad we hadn't hired one as the car park is at a cost of 20 euros a day.

All in all we had a wonderful week and spent quality time together as a family in a stunning setting. The convenience and amenities of the villa made our stay incredibly relaxing and hassle free at an affordable price. Certainly recommended.

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Liked best: Location, kitchen and dining facilities
Liked least: The hairdryer in the en-suite bathroom - ladies, bring your own :)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Feb 2014
Dear Guests,
thanks a lot for your lovely words.
We are very glad that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
Kindest Regards
Liz
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EllaFirth
Malvern, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stylish apartment with stunning views”
Reviewed 1 August 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We rented this apartment for my daughters wedding at Villa Cipressi, which is very near. It was lovely for my daughter to use the space to get ready with her bridesmaids and we have some beautiful photos taken in the apartment.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: It lacked a few home comforts.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Feb 2014
Dear Guests,
thanks a lot for yourbeautiful review. We are very happy to read that you enjoied your stay at Villa Central Varenna.
We look forward to welcoming you again in lovely sunny Italy
Kindest Regards
Liz
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william r
New York City, New York
1 review
“wonderful experience”
Reviewed 20 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Clean, spacious with well equipped kitchen . Could easily accomodate 2 couples with children.Nice view from balcony off master bedroom. Across street from two wonderful gardens. Ten minute walk to ferries which we used to visit different town, villas and garden each day for 7 days. Restaurants 1 to 10 minute walk. Smoking permitted only in garden and lounge. We dont smoke and were concerned about possible odor in rest of villa, but no odors anywhere even in garden. Hope they keep it that way. Train station about 7 minutes away by taxi.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: beds a little soft
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
23 Jun 2013
Dear Sir,
I really appreciate your feedback. Sure we will keep it up this way, we are always glad to provide a cozy accommodation for aour precious Guests.
Kindest Regards
Liz
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Reviewed 7 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012

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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
Dear Tiffany,
I am very happy to read that you liked spending some time in Varenna despite the chilly winter time. We really appreciate that our property revealed itself up to your expectation.
Hope to meet you again, maybe in the summer time
Happy New Year
Liz
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 5 January 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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Liked best: One of the most beautiful places on earth
Liked least: Going home
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
7 Jan 2013
Dear Bob,
It is such a big pleasure to know that warenna was worth it.It's nice to know that the Villa was a good accommodation for you and for your family.
I am sorry for the Vans but it's mainly supplying for the two big hotels and the little shops in town.
I'd be very happy to see you again in future,
with warm regards
Happy New Year
Liz
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