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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Mark M
Phoenix
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Varenna is a beautiful place to vist and I can't think of a better place than Casa Mara. Very clean and comfortable apartment in a perfect location. Woke up all 5 mornings only to hear the water hitting the cobblestone walls. Best part was Fabio and his parents who greeted me at check in and took the time to show me around the town a little.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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karenG739...
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Very Special Place”
Reviewed 1 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Casa Mara is perfectly located in the stunning town of Varenna on a beautiful cobblestone pedestrian walkway, just steps away from the waterfront.

The charming apartment has direct lake views from the modern kitchen and bathroom, and side views of the lake from the lovely balcony that runs the length of the apartment. It is thoughtfully furnished and very comfortable.

The family uses the home themselves at times, and you can tell that they put a lot of care into it. They were warm and welcoming (greeted us at the train station to lead us to the apartment) and also extremely professional, responsive, and organized about arranging the rental.

Please note that the town of Varenna has many steep steps and roads, and the apartment is also up one floor of steps. Also, the balcony is narrow.

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Liked best: Overall charm and comfort.
Liked least: There isn't much direct sunlight in the living/dining area, but you'll likely spend your time on the balcony anyway.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
2 Jun 2015
Dear Karen,
thank you very much for your review. We are looking forward to meeting you again in Varenna.

Fabio
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mare0
Tampa, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice apartment centrally located yet quiet!”
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Casa Mara is a very nice apartment. My family of 4 (2 children 5 & 8 yrs old) enjoyed our stay immensely. Simple, clean & well stocked. Centrally located in beautiful Varenna. Varenna is a wonderful town to stay in! We travelled ard the Como area for 2 weeks & every time we came back to Varenna we said we picked the best village to stay! Charming, no traffic, beautiful, pedestrian lake walk... Varenna has such charm & the ferry & train make it a good base to explore from.

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LaGrange...
LaGrange, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Enchanted Location”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Imagine walking a up and down a few cobblestone steps to the lake or an amazing family run restaurant in a story book Italian village. That is what you will experience when staying at Casa Mara. Casa Mara is situated on a cobblestone walkway just steps up from the lake promenade and down from the pedestrian alley where you will find so many quaint restaurants. Not only is the location and setting absolutely perfect, so is the apartment. While you will not have full panoramic views of the mountains and lake, you will enjoy a small side terrace and partial views from the windows. What you will really appreciate is the welcome at the train station and the walking tour by the owners. The apartment was spotless with very comfy beds. The apartment was stocked with basics like paper goods and soaps. There was even wine in the frig! We will most certainly return one day.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: dining and living room combination
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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jdotydeco...
Pensacola, Florida
2 reviews
“Fantastic location in Varenna & on Lake Como...just charming!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The apartment was perfect for our needs & super clean!!! It was perfectly located for dining, sightseeing,catching the ferry or the train. Having a washing machine was a bonus. Charming town, apt & owners.

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