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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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kmaca
Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Be Aware....”
Reviewed 15 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
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Just a little heads up on this place. First, it's true that the location is great- just a few minutes walk from the train station and close to the ferry- and it was tidy with a lovely view out the windows. But I am not sure how used to having "renters" they are. There was no soap (hand soap, dishwasher, or dish soap) in the unit, and very little toilet paper. According to Sabrina, renters are "responsible for providing their own soap and tp".

Without wifi or phones, it was hard to reach the owner or his assistant Sabrina. So when the power went out at night, we had to go to the tourist info office the next am and have them call for us, as their english is also limited. They add a heating "surcharge" of 5 euro per day, which I guess means the rent only includes an unheated apt. They said we could "get free wifi 30 meters away" at another hotel but that did not work either. There was a broken coffee maker, and no instructions for how to use the laundry machine or dishwasher (not intuitive) . In the end, we left all the rinsed dishes (there was no soap) in the dishwasher, which wouldn't turn on. Everything else was clean but and Sabrina wrote us a nasty email about it.

Overall, I found the interactions with the owners helper unpleasant and something I would not want to deal with again.

Note: I have rented apts in 8 different locations in Italy over the past year and had great experiences with the owners at all the others.

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Stevebh24
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beyond expectations”
Reviewed 26 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Description and pictures didn't do this wonderful apartment justice. Glorious views from two balconies, spacious rooms, tastefully furnished and centrally located so you don't need a car to get anywhere, whether on foot or ferry as the small pretty port is overlooked by one of the balconies. Restful and relaxing break with many restaurant choices a short walk away.

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lydia j
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great”
Reviewed 25 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The apartment was in a lovely location about 30 seconds away from some great bars and restaurants and the harbour for the boats across to Bellagio and Mennagio. About a 5/10 min walk to the main square.

The apartment was very clean and had everything that you'd need. The lady that turned up to meet us was lovely and probably very informative (if you speak Italian). There is an English speaking lady that you have the main contact with beforehand though and she is able to be contacted if you need her.

Really nice apartment!

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pamandg3
Middleville, Michigan
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Better than the Pictures”
Reviewed 14 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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people found this review helpful

We totally enjoyed our 8 day stay in the apartment. We found it to be comfortable, clean and spacious. It was better than shown in the pictures. One of the reasons we booked the apartment was the balcony. We thought we would enjoy sitting there, enjoying a glass of wine and the view of the lake. The pictures did not show how beautiful the view truly is. Not mentioned was the balcony on the other side of the apartment. The late day view of the sun going down over the mountains on the other side of the lake, was also wonderful. Another plus was having a down comforter on the bed.

The apartment has a great location, near the boat docks and the train station. It was a great home base for day trips by boats or train. It would be top rated if it had internet. However, wi fi was easily accessible from the hotel/bar Berretta.

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Liked best: the location
Liked least: no wi fi
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Your age range 50-64
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