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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Hotel Il Portichetto is run by delightful Cristine. One of her "rooms" is a two bedroom unit with a kitchenette and dining area. Our family of three found this quite comfortable. The bathroom has a washing machine and the kitchen has a fridge, freezer, stove, sink, microwave. Mostly we just needed the two bedrooms since we ate yummy breakfasts and dinners at Il Portichetto restaurant. The hotel is in Vezio, which is up the mountain side from Varenna. There is a very steep stone path that takes 14 minutes (we timed it) to hike down, and the same time to hike up (it is slow going because it is so steep). There is also a bus one can take down into Varenna. We arrived at the Varenna train station and took a taxi to Vezio. It takes 5 minutes and costs under 11 EUs. The hotel is a short walk down a path from the roadway where the taxi drops off.
From our hotel room, we had a view of Lake Como, and a patio area outside our door where we could sit and enjoy the view. Nights were quiet, cool, and beautiful.
We enjoyed our stay at Il Portichetto and would go again.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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rita b, Proprietario at Hotel Il Portichetto, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

good morning
thanks for the nice review
I hope to see you again
greetings rita

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you to our lovely host for taking such generous care of us. Nothing was too much trouble. The pool service was like being in our own private villa and your homemade pasta was yum yum yum!! We will be recommending this little gem to friends and family :-) hope to be back very soon! Carina and folu xx

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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rita b, Proprietario at Hotel Il Portichetto, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017
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buongiorno grazie della bellissima recensione
spero di riavervi presto come ospiti
saluti Fam. Greppi

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

I really want to give this apartment 5 stars. It was a nice apartment. It was just too far out of town. We timed the walk at about 20 minutes. There is a rocky path to town however it is straight uphill. Not too bad walking down but after a long day touring the lake it’s just too much. We took a taxi one night it was 15 euro. The wifi worked great upstairs but not at all downstairs in the bedroom.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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rita b, Proprietario at Hotel Il Portichetto, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016
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buongiorno mi fa piacere che l'appartamento le abbiate dato 5 stelle
la gente quando prenota vede dove si trova e abbiamo anche le indicazione che dicono che per varenna a piedi c'è il sentiero di circa 15 minuti
uno può scegliere se vuole la quiete viene da noi
se vuole invece le comodità sta giù al lago con i sui rumori

saluti Fam. Greppi

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of four stayed at Casa Cristina for four nights as part of our summer holiday. The apartment is ideal for a family. The children shared the room upstairs on excellent foldaway beds and we had the large bedroom downstairs. Although it was August it was still nice and cool at night even without air con. The owner Rita was lovely and although she only speaks a little bit of English and we had no Italian we still communicated well. Her restaurant is superb and was the best food we had in the area. It's not on the lake so quite a steep walk back but well worth it and away from all the tourists. Highly recommended.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with family
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rita b, Proprietario at Hotel Il Portichetto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016
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buongiorno grazie della bella recensione
vi aspetto ancora come mi avete promesso
e la prossima volta abbiamo anche in tutte le stanze l'aria condizionata
un abbraccio a tutta la famiglia
saluti Fam. Greppi

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

The space was very good. Unfortunately it was pouring rain when we were visiting, but you do get a free voucher to use for the castle nearby (it was closed due to rain). Rita was very nice and the breakfast was good. We highly recommend the pizza and bruschetta in the restaurant, by far one of the best meals we had in Italy. Finding the place was a bit challenging as there are no signs but look for the sign to her restaurant Portichetto. If you are driving there, there is parking near the place but still a 5 min walk. You have to park, and walk there to get a free parking pass. All in all, we had a pleasant stay and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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rita b, Proprietario at Hotel Il Portichetto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016
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buongiorno grazie della bella recensione
spero di rivedervi presto
cordiali saluti Fa. Greppi

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