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“Very good place to stay on Lago di Como!”
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Villa Torretta
Ranked #2 of 12 Varenna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Villa Torretta is actually owned by Hotel Olivedo, a few steps away. It is a grand place with large rooms and renovated bathrooms. It is also within walking distance of the train station, a definite asset. It is also next to the pier where you take the boat to tour Lago di Como.
However, because it is an older building, the rooms are not soundproof. Fortunately, this was not a problem for us as the Villa was relatively empty while we were there. The breakfast was quite limited, in fact, even though it was included with our room, we had breakfast elsewhere after the first day.
Even though we enjoyed our stay in Varenna, Villa Torretta seemed too isolated for our liking and the owner was not as welcoming as we have experienced elsewhere in Italy.
Overall, Villa Torretta was a very good place as a base to visit Lago di Como if you do not have a car and are travelling by train.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a Lake View.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

Our stay at the Villa Torretta was great. Our hostess graciously waited up for our "late" arrival --after 1:00 a.m. -- when we had trouble phoning coming in over the Alps. Kind and friendly, she made us feel very welcome. Rooms are very large and the views from our balcony were stunning. Breakfast was steps away at the hotel our hostess also owns. Plenty of meats, cheeses, juice, croissants to start the day -- and probably make lunch unnecessary. Would love to return and stay again; definitely recommend highly.

Room Tip: The views from Room 7 looking out over the water and ferry stop are breathtaking.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We stayed at Villa Torretta in early July. We had a wonderful stay. The hotel is a classic, with beautiful common rooms. Laura and staff were very accommodating, going out of their way to get us food when we first arrived and when we left early in the day. Laura made sure she knew who we were and we felt like she took a personal interest in our stay. The room was spacious and clean. We had a lovely view of the lake, transportation convenient. Also, the food was delicious.

Room Tip: We sent an email asking for a view. Also note there are lots of stairs.
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Catherine S
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

The villa is an easy walk from the station, the villa was spacious, with nice communal areas inside and out. It was very close to the lake shore, with a lovely view. The owner Laura was a great character. Very helpful and generous. I have read some negative reviews of the staff and noise levels. Cannot understand them. The noise was just everyday life. Loved the staff, those who did not, need a sense of humour.a lovely quiet area.


Stayed: June 2014
Thank Kerry F
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Stayed here for a night after a mediteranean cruise to relax, wish we had stayed longer Laura was very accomodating, we had a big thunder storm come through but it just made the lake more interesting had an early train the next morning and the cafe opened early just for us

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

As a mature couple on our first visit to Italy we certainly did well choosing Villa Torretta as our accommodation on Lake Como. We stayed for 6 nights and our host, Laura, could not have been more helpful.Our room was very comfortable and had a lovely balcony overlooking the lake. Varenna is a beautiful place and well placed to access other villages around the lake. We would highly recommend Villa Toretta and the adjoining Hotel Olivido and would certainly stay there again if we are fortunate enough to return.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

My wife booked us in here for a couple of days. She'd stayed before and was a but worried that I'd find it too basic. Far from it. The room and villa are so much in keeping with the vibe if the area. Varenna is beautifully understated next to Bellagio. Highly recommended if you want to dodge the tourist throng and enjoy this beautiful part of the world.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Largo Enzo Venini, 6, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Varenna
Price Range: £119 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little lovely villa, 19th-century, on the edge of lake. All 3 rooms en-suite with great lake view and balcony. Lovely little garden with table and chairs to enjoy the view of the lake.Laura and Mamma are there to welcome you! ... more   less 
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Villa Torretta Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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