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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Argegno, Lake Como, Lombardy

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mark p
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Could Not Be Better”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Just Came Back From The Best Villa I've Stayed In EVER.
We Were A Group Of 3 Couples Wanting A Relaxing Holiday And We Got It.
The Villa Is Between The Main Road And The Lake So There Is Some Noise But Coming From London Did Not Bother Us. The Views Are To Die For. The Villa Has A Boat House So You Can Swim In The Lake From The Villa. The 3 Bedrooms We Used All Had Balconies And En-suite Bathrooms With Great Views. Are First Words To Each Other When we Arrived were, WE HAVE ARRIVED.
The Arrival Package Was More Then Enough For Us,, And The Views. All The Usual Equipment Is Available, Including Coffee Percolator, Dishwasher, Washing Machine The LIst Goes On,, And The Views.
Argegno Is Within Walking Distance For A 50 Year old, With Some Small Shops So If You're There For A Few Days You Don't Need A Car,, And The Views.
Francesco The Owner Was Magnificent, Always Available On The Phone Or E-mail .Helped Us With Organising Private Tours, Extra Sunbeds, Nothing Was A problem,, And The Views.
We Arrived A Little Early To Pick Up The Keys So Francesco Organised Lunch At A Local Restaurant For Us And Dropped The Keys To Us Once He Was Happy With The Cleaning Of The Villa.

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Liked best: The Views And customer Service
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sheena h
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Villa La Ruga A Wonderful Villia in one of thee best Location”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

A family Villa run by Francesco who hosting skills where outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble from booking restaurants to arranging boat taxis and tour guides. The villa was well equipped with everything you could possibly ask for just like home from home and more. On arrival we had a supply of coffee tea milk cakes etc.
The Villa has the most stunning views of the lake and it was lovely to wake up to the views every morning. There are some lovely restaurants in Argegno , one in particular , La Piazzetta , the food was amazing and the staff where very welcoming. Especially Chris, who supplied us with, milk and cakes on last night so that we could have coffee for breakfast in the villa on our last morning as we had run out of milk.

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jonathan...
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“Spectacular Vacation Villa”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our family of five (parents and three adult children) stayed for three nights at Villa La Ruga in the middle of a 2 week European trip. The villa and Lake Como were the highlight of the trip for all of us. The setting is gorgeous (and is located near the beautiful village of Argegno. Francesco was extremely accommodating, available by phone to answer any questions we had, and checked in several times to make sure we were enjoying our stay. He helped us arrange a wonderful guided boat tour of the lake and its villas. He also arranged for two dinners to be cooked by Umberto. These were extraordinary and not to be missed -- two of the best dinners we've ever had w/o having to leave your own private deck. We also greatly enjoyed the bocce court, ping pong, swimming in the lake and sunning on the patio. We only wished we'd stayed longer.

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Liked best: Pretty much everything
Liked least: No a/c; narrow driveway
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Kevin F
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best lakeside villa you will find anywhere”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Villa La Ruga is undoubtedly one of the most incredible places you are ever likely to stay - right on the most beautiful lake in Europe with an unenviable position at a bend in the lake with views you only ever see on a movie set. The lake is deep and the family spent time most days jumping and diving straight off the terrace that overhangs the clear warm water below. Living space, kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are excellent as is the garden where you can sit and watch the wonderful sunsets over a glass of good Italian wine. We used the services of the private chef - it is actually cheaper than a good restaurant meal and is personalised and served in your own private lakeside setting better than any restaurant we visited. Finally Francesco is the ultimate host - just a phone call away to help in any way he can to make your holiday just perfect.

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Liked best: The setting and the views
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Teenagers
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VacationO...
City of Venice, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing Vacation!”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had 7 girls here for a fun pre-wedding weekend. Our stay at Villa la Ruga was absolutely amazing. From the moment we walked through the home and out onto the back terrace, we were all blown away by the stunning view! It was so peaceful there & Francesco went above & beyond to make our stay as perfect as possible. He arranged taxis for us, gave us options for private boat tours and even the option to have a chef come to the house and cook for us. He had a nice spread left for us to make breakfast too which was lovely! The town is a 10 minute walk away and it is so cute!! There was a restaurant right in the square and the food was fabulous!! I believe it is the top recommendation on TripAdvisor which I usually don't prefer but this one was actually some of the best food we have had the whole time I lived in Italy. The property has a bocci ball court, its own boat house (definitely go swimming from there!! Such wonderful views and great photo opps), ping pong & a peninsula jutting out over the water where we hung most nights. we did rent a boat one day and it was so peaceful. In 4 hours we only used 3 liters of fuel because we literally just drove to a place and drifted around soaking it all in. Everywhere you looked there was a postcard view. I slept in the master bedroom and the bed was like a cloud - I haven't slept that well in months!! And waking up with the view of the mountains out of my balcony made me wake with a smile each day. I have stayed in a lot of Airbnb homes, some of them have even been ones that American movie stars stay at, Villa la Ruga has been the most memorable experience. It exceeded every expectation and I cannot wait to go back again. the only things I will do differently is 1) rent a boat for the entire trip 2) never leave the house to go into any town except the one 10 minutes away 3) take two thousand photos rather than only one thousand. I cannot brag enough about how absolutely perfect this home was. Thank you Francesco for the most memorable weekend I think I have ever had!!

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Liked best: The host went to great lengths to ensure our trip was perfect
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
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