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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Mandello del Lario, Lake Como, Lombardy

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danimifsu...
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply the best ever B&B holiday”
Reviewed 24 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

What a wonderful delight! Where do I start?
This place is just amazing. We were met by the most helpful, friendly host at the station after a very long journey from Malta on an extremely hot day. But Massimo made sure to welcome us in the most refreshing way. A lovely cold welcome drink while briefly giving us all the information about the beautiful lago di como. Then up to our attic room.....wowww a little cosy apartment just for our own and the view to die for!! We have only been here for 1 day so far, 4 more days to go but we really do not want this to be over. Breakfast so fresh and plentiful. He also leaves some snacks and cold drinks in our room and treats us like family. My 5 year old son is calling this place 'home' already. We visited varenna just 3 stops away by train, then took the boat to bellaggio, mennaggio and back to the picturesque varenna. After a tiring day, back to massimo's casa for a relaxing refreshing dip in the little pool.... For Food- a lovely little restaurant by the lake 2 minutes away recommended by massimo was a delight. Great food not expensive. If too tired to go out again at night, order from take away pizza/ kebab menu and enjoy the meal at home. I can keep on going about the wonderful experience of this place in just one day. Anyways if you're looking for a great place to stay on lago di como, just contact massimo. You will not be disappointed :)

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Management Response
24 Jun 2017
I'm moved by these beautiful words.
THANK YOU.
You and your family are part of my family now that you are at my house.
Thanks 1000
bye massimo
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Hans P
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best BnB I have ever been to”
Reviewed 14 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Massimo has delivered to all expectations set by the other reviews. Gorgeous views, during breakfast he sat with me to discuss the plan of action for that day. Could grab any food I wanted, gratuatory sweets were available in the room. If you learn just the basics of Italian, I'm combination with his English you will manage just fine!

Also, we played music together, him on the piano an me on the guitar. A very homely experience. He even offers choices in what type of breakfast you want. And most likely I have forgotten to mention many other traits... I would recommend this to anyone, especially single travelers who will find a home away from home with Massimo.

Never said this before, or at least not with this much meaning: if, or rather when, I return to lake Como, I will surely stay with Massimo again!

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Management Response
15 May 2017
hello HANS,
THASNKS 1000000 for your super beautiful opinion :-)

GRAZIE
ciao massimo
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trbhokie
Mineral, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing value, views of the lake, and overall stay”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Absolutely excellent stay in the "Casa Della Musica" room Verdi. The room had plenty of space and a balcony with breathtaking views of Lake Como (initial selling point for us). On the balcony was a table & chairs, also a private corner with two lounge chairs for sunning. At night we slept with the windows open and the cross breeze was very comfortable in the August climate. (We're a couple from the US east coast and we typically have Air Conditioning. It was NOT needed at all during our stay).

The entire house was incredibly clean and beautiful. The host, Massimo, is very passionate about serving the tenants and maintaining the house in great condition. Massimo personally renovated the house room by room, including the floors, windows, exterior, bathroom, kitchen, etc. It was a delight experiencing such a well maintained villa. He is a pleasure to be around, and, although we speak hardly any Italian, we shared many laughs together!

Every morning was breakfast and fresh cafe prepared by Massimo, included in the nightly room cost. He always was available to help answer our questions and assist us planning our local activities. At dinnertime, he personally made reservations at two local restaurants within walking distance with the "Casa Della Musica" discount rates... great food, great prices. (Casa Della Musica is in a small town called Olcio, a wonderful and peaceful lake town, a perfect location for privacy away from the tourist traffic).

We stayed 3 nights and did not have a rental car which was no problem at all! The train station is a very short walk from the house and is all you need for travelling the east side of Lake Como towns.

Overall, exceeded expectations. The views are memorable, the host Massimo is a delight and an excellent resource, and the value is the best we could find. Really want to return. 3 nights was not enough!!!

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Liked best: The views and the service.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
1 Sep 2016
Dear friends,
THANKS 1000 for your beautiful opinion .-)
bye Massimo
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drummerch...
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mr”
Reviewed 24 January 2016 for a stay in August 2014

Great room, with wonderful views and a fabulous host in Massimo. Was visiting family in Lierna, the next village along, needed to find somewhere to stay for a few nights. Couldn't have asked for better.
Grazie Massimo

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24 Jan 2016
Thank you Dear friend :-) bye massimo
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Hawk505
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location to discover Lake Como”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

An excellent base for discovering Lake Como. Massimo, the owner shares his immaculate house, set back off the main road, in the quiet village of Olcio, just outside Mandello Del Lario.

Massimo displays typical Italian charm and couldn't be more welcoming. He does work full time but doesn't leave for work before laying out a gargantuan breakfast. The room was large and very clean and we were lucky enough to have the room with a terrace and a view of the lake. Particularly useful was the large information book, written in several languages. Internet connection comes free and is surprisingly fast given the rural location.

I can particularly recommend Casa Della Musica to bikers - our Harley was accommodated in Massimo's enormous and immaculately clean garage - by far the best bike shelter we encountered on our tour of Italy.

Olcio is a delightfully authentic Lake Como village - as opposed to some of the more "in your face" tourist towns on the lake, and Casa Della Musica is an excellent base from which to explore, as well as a great place to return and unwind at the end of the day.

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Liked best: Owner, Facilities, Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
THANK YOU MASSIMO :-)
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