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“Fantastic Varenna Setting”
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna' Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna'
Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
The newly fitted shower with room for two....
including the bathroom sink....
and whirlpool bath.
The recently renovated twin room which once was part of the convent cloister.
One of the antique beds in the twin room.
An original 16th century period feature.
The romantic double room.
enjoying the breeze
The front door that leads to your private garden and lakeside mooring.
Walkway to the main terrace where your breakfast awaits.
Breathtaking views of the lake, from the end of the garden.
The only pergola view in Varenna.
Historical Varenna from the pergola.
An alpine view.
The outstanding private view of the central lake and Bellagio from your garden sun terrace.
Connecting you to the breakfast and sun terraces.
Another magnificant central lake view.
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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mramos855...
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Fantastic Varenna Setting”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The property is located in beautiful Varenna. It is a one-minute walk from excellent restaurants and a ten-minute walk from the ferry. Julia, the owner, was very hospitable and will pick you up and drop you off at the train station. The breakfast was a very ample continental style fare.

The property was clean and comfortable.

WiFi was inaccessible.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Wifi was inaccessible-went to restaurant next door to access it.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Brittany4...
Three Rivers, Michigan
1 review
“Beautiful view, wonderful location, great hostesses”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend il giardino sul lago. The outside provides a beautiful view of the lake and mountains; very comfortable area to sit by the lake and relax. The inside was clean, comfortable, and nicely furnished. Julia and Sophia were super friendly and accommodating. Location is just beyond the lake side restaurants and shops; easy walk to everything.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JulieLyon...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A stunning setting with unrivalled vistas of Lake Como.”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This place simply has to be experienced to be believed! The accommodation (once an old convent) was more than comfortable. The rooms were cleaned daily and the standard and finish of the interiors were exceptional, retaining charm and personality throughout. The rooms provided a cool, natural ambient temperature, which was welcome in the heat when we arrived. The breakfast (beautifully presented on the shaded terrace) had plenty of variety and was always fresh (again overlooking the lake!) From the terrace we made our way to the garden and (apart from the delightful Julia, Sophia and Alfie!) the most magical feature of our stay. The garden....and it's panoramic views of Lake Como and beyond. Simply mesmerising! The beautiful changes in colour as the day turned to evening and evening to night were without doubt one of the highlights of our stay. A quiet, relaxing setting whilst still in the heart of Varenna. Thank you Julia, Sophia and Alfie for taking great care of us and making our stay so special x We will be back soon! x

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Peter C
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent view, wonderful host”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Would definetly stay here again. More charm than the other towns. Awesome garden. Julie is very warm and welcoming. Could have spent a few more days with this as the home base.

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rddean
Forest, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Views”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful stay. The accommodations are great, but the views are even better. Sophie (Julie's daughter) was amazing and went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. The breakfast was delicious, and it was incredible to eat outside looking at the lake. This is one of the most beautiful places we have been to.
We would like to thank this wonderful family for being such a great host and making our trip so memorable. It is an incredible place. Thank you again.

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Liked best: The views and Hospitality
Liked least: No Wifi
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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