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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The views from Villa Cipressi will blow your mind - stunning views across the lake to Bellagio, mountains all around in various shades of blue. Just amazing. We were there for 3 days for a wedding, and I am not sure a more picturesque location to hold it could have been found !

The Villa itself is lovely - rooms are fairly basic and don't have air-con, so be prepared to sleep with the overhead fan running and the windows and blinds open and it will not be an issue.

We had a lake view room with one of the most amazing views from our bed - see the pics I uploaded. Breakfast is served in a lovely rustic room with outdoor patio. Great selection of meats, cheeses, pastries, fruit, juices and VERY strong coffee (if you don't like your coffee strong enough to melt your spoon unlike me, then make sure you add hot water which is also provided). Also head a great meal in the restaurant on our first day there, sat on the outdoor patio overlooking the lake.

The staff are super friendly and helpful - from the moment you walk in and are greeted by the front desk staff, to the wait staff and the cleaning staff. They cannot do enough for you.

And then there are the lovely tiered gardens down to the lake, with a private access point so that you can go swimming in the lovely cool lake. Be warned though, it's not easy to get back out of the lake. You will need to haul yourself up a fairly high concrete platform - so unless you are pretty nimble, you might want to have someone else there with you to help you climb out. There are a few metal spikes in the side of the platform under the water which you can use, but these are a little sharp in a few areas so be careful not to cut your feet (which a couple of our group did...).

All in all an amazing location to explore Varenna and the surrounding area, with water taxi's and ferries less than a 10 minute walk away. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to experience Lake Como.

Room Tip: Take a Lake View room - I promise it will be worth it !
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jez G
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens, magic views, great restaurant rooms average and for us beds not very comfortable.
The stars where the staff though, everyone in reception exceptional the lady even would have our key out as we came to the desk and knew our names.
We had an issue with our credit card being charged twice. Our emails where answered immediately and the issue sorted out. We really appreciated it.
Didn't appreciate the dinners in the restaurant. Although being told not to smoke still carried on smoking. That ruined our meal but not staffs fault just arrogant guests.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank pauleaton1967
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The rooms are mostly generously sized, reasonably appointed and service is responsive. David at reception could not have been more helpful. The breakfast area is pleasant with outdoor space, and the continental choices are typical and satisfactory. We ate once at the restaurant, and the food was good but better options do exist in Varenna (this is not detracting from the hotel, where the food was good, just not exceptional).
Access to the Lake for a swim is through private gates and it was lovely.
The rooms are not air conditioned, so some of the rooms where the windows are not facing the lake can be very hot.

Room Tip: The Lake view rooms are worth the extra, and in the main hotel - Rooms starting with a 3
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Our magical evening at La Contrada @ Villa Cipressi! We enjoyed a fantastic meal in the most beautiful location ! I can't say enough about the view of the Lake, mountains and gardens. We enjoyed excellent local cuisine and great service.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Ileana R
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Spend 4 wonderful nights at Villa Cipressi! We had a room with a beautiful lake view. The hotel is in a very central location with very near by parking garage. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay here again if returning to Varenna!

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Beate A
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