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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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OzHershy1
Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You buy the view”
Reviewed 17 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018

You book this apartment for the view. Unforgettable!
You also get a bedroom,a lounge,kitchen and bathroom but you spend most of your time on the balcony. Look,it's not a hotel and the fittings are not new but I would go back there in a flash. There is however a major fault that needs attention: the temperature control on the shower does not work so you either freeze ot get scalded. And a 24 inch TV - really zmt Galli?
But I repeat!After 9 days there I'd happily book the place again.

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pdxtravel...
Portland, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“We saved the best for last.”
Reviewed 4 June 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This apartment has a fantastic location right on the waterfront in Varenna, with a double balcony to enjoy the views across the lake. The apartment is nicely updated and modern with a full kitchen, and a washer AND dryer in the bathroom. Varenna, the apartment and it's location were excellent, but the best part may have been our hosts. Our host, Luigi, met us at the train station, even after we arrived two hours later than we intended due to train delays. Luigi said his associate, Giorgio, who runs the shops downstairs was also available should we need anything. Between Luigi and Giorgio we couldn't have had a better time.

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igloogirl...
France
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Perfect location in Varenna”
Reviewed 25 April 2018 for a stay in April 2018

We spent four nights last week in Luigi's apartment which I booked for my partner David's 60th birthday.We couldn't have been happier with the location, it's perfect with the most amazing view from the balcony across the lake to Menaggio on the other side. I agree with another reviewer that this is probably the best location in Varenna. Sitting on the balcony watching the boats and people go by, was wonderful, it's very buzzy with loads of restaurants on the doorstep. At night though, it's totally peaceful. Central location to everything else too, ferry, Villa Monastero (also fab).

We very much hope to go back before too long. Luigi was a kind and friendly host, we couldn't have asked for more.Thanks Luigi for everything! David was over the moon with his holiday.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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paulmurra...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great apartment right on Lake's edge with lovely views”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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We are a couple in our 60's and had a great stay at Luigi's apartment. The apartment is right on the waters edge with lovely views across the lake. The apartment is as advertised and was very clean and well looked after, with good space for two people. The apartment is on the 1st floor and has a large balcony to sit out on and look at the views. The sound of the water lapping a few metres away was very relaxing and we slept easily at night. Luigi was a very friendly and welcoming host. He met us at the train station and took us to to the apartment which was much appreciated. The apartment is in the centre of Varenna and we walked to the station in 15 mins with our bags when we left. The car and boat ferries were an easy 5-10 mins walk away. Varenna is a small town but has good restaurants and a couple of convenience stores. We would recommend Luigi's apartment and would happily stay again.

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