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Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi

Via IV Novembre, 23829 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 830113
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Hotel Villa Cipressi

The reception area is the only part of the Villa you can visit. The courtyard off this area have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
doylemj2018
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Perth, Australia
Beautiful garden

The garden was beautiful, clinging onto the slope towards the lake. However, it didn't fullfil my... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
TinaK_1976
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Sweden
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Via IV Novembre, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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+39 0341 830113
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"villa cipressi"
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"beyond belief"
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"nice garden"
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"small entrance fee"
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"maintained garden"
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"lake como"
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"lakeside location"
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"botanical gardens"
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"open to the public"
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"worth a visit"
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"plants"
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"wisteria"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception area is the only part of the Villa you can visit. The courtyard off this area have stunning views. The path through the gardens are very steep.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guests, our botanic garden is just an outside area you can visit. The inside area is a 4 star hotel with rooms reserved for the hotel guests. The hotel, as the garden, has an amazing view of the lake you can enjoy during your...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

The garden was beautiful, clinging onto the slope towards the lake. However, it didn't fullfil my expectations - some plants were dry and there were quite some weeds. The entrance fee was reasonable anyway.More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. The hotel, as the botanic garde, has been renovated in the last few months with the new managment and we take cair everyday of our botanic garden. You can start your visit from the reception desk...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Of all the gardens on Lake Como this one was my favourite. It has amazing views and an interesting collection of plants. The gardens are on different levels, descending as you make your way around so at the end you have to climb up. The...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Dear guests, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit at our botanic garden. The hotel has recently changed the managment and all the location and the garden has been renovated. You can take the ticket at our reception staff (Euro 5,00 per person) and...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Only one regret. We should have stayed at Hotel Villa Cipressi to enjoy the beauty of Lake Como and magical gardens in full. Tall cypresses, turquoise waters of the lake, and purple wisteria in bloom will always stay in our memories. The gardens are small,...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our magical botanic garden in full with beautiful flowers and big cypresses you can visit take the walking path arriving by the lake during your visit. Our botanic garden is not so big as the...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Varenna specifically to visit this garden as we had limited time but were not very impressed. Maybe we didn't see it all, but some paths were blocked. Many of the pictures for this place on tripadvisor are from villa Monastero, so we...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, our botanic garden is one you can visit by the Lake. The location has been recently renovated and the garden improved for our guests. You can take a ticket for visiting both the Monastero and our botanic garde, closed to each others but...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

I think the Monastery Garden and the Hotel gardens are contiguous. They were lovely with fruit trees, flowers all about and old worn statues. Lovely promenade along the lake, just beautifulMore

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, Monastero and Villa Cipressi are two separates but closed botanic gardens you can visit taking one single ticket for both. Both of them are amazing locations where you can admir the beautiful nature that meets the water of Lake Como taking a walk...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We spent a really enjoyable hour exploring the gardens. The planting was beautiful and the roses delightful, particularly as a lot of them were heavily scented. There was also a wedding taking place and walking through and past the guests made us feel like part...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our botanic garden. The location, as the hotel, had recently been renovated and the new managment decides to concentrate all the attention of the guests in improving the botanic garden with all its natur. For...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Perhaps because we live in California, but we only found the garden to be average-very nice but nothing extraordinary!More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Dear guests, our botanic garden is one of the most famous by the Lake you can visit. Of course it is not so big as the ones you have in California but you can take a look during your stay for admiring how the natur...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a week in Lake Como in April, making Varenna our base. This garden was near our apartment, and what a beautiful gem it is! Wisteria was in full bloom, and the flowering vines heavy with flowers were everywhere, cascading down railings, climbing steep...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoy your visit in our botanic garden. The Hotel managment has recently changed and we made a lot of renovations for all the structure and the garden. Our staff, every day, take care of all the area making the...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We went to the botanical gardens which is a 1.2km walk along the lake. The walk is beautiful when it is sunny and the views are exceptional. Obviously there are lots of plants and trees to look at but just for a walk looking at...More

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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your walk in the sunny morning at our botanic garden. The location, that surrounds Hotel Villa Cipressi, starts from the Villa arriving all along the beautiful lake of Como where you can walk next of it with an...More

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Response from moonflower59 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. Make sure you do the Villa Monastero next door, have lunch at Cipressi and then walk a bit further to the world's shortest River!
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