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“Scenic Lunchtime break” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Dover. Kent
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Scenic Lunchtime break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

On several occasions my wife and I have taken lunch here, on the sun-kissed terrace of the Hotel du Lac, with wonderful views across the panoramic scene of the central part of the Lake and the food is excellent too! It is our favourite restaurant The menu is comprehensive and beautifully prepared and served. The staff are so kind and welcoming and they speak very good English. You can order a light snack or a 3 course meal and there is a good wine list too. The terrace and bar area are spotlessly clean. We like this place for its quality food and its quiet ambience. To reach the hotel, on leaving the ferry turn right and head for the walkway over the water and around the shore. Keep on until you reach a tiny hamlet with two restaurants and pass through here into the tiny square, where you keep left and the Hotel du Lac garden gate is on the right. This gentle walk takes about 15 mins.
We have not stayed at this hotel, mainly because they do not serve evening meals, but it does look very inviting.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank SailorboyDover_Kent
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

My companion and I were guests at Hotel du Lac in October, just prior to the end of the tourist season in the Lake Como area. Our stay at the hotel was wonderful, with windows and a small balcony right over Lake Como, looking west. The small bar area is perfect: quiet, unobtrusive service, and unmatchable views.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank eyoungdallas
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Lancaster, pa
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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Helpful staff, beautiful views, lovely breakfast and comfortable rooms! We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank wrossjr
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Myself and 3 friends stayed here in early october for a celebration. The hotel is very clean, great views espeically from the restaurant, great breakfast and very nice staff. Food also amazing!
We would def stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mnmCRNA
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Pittsburgh, PA
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in October. The hotel (and town) were very picturesque. The rooms were a generous size and very clean. We booked a lake view room, and the view from our balcony was lovely. The bathroom was clean and also a good size for a European hotel. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Free WiFi was great. There was really nothing bad to say about this place. Varenna was a little sleepy for our taste, but certainly beautiful. We did some hiking on the Sentiero del Viandante, which was definitely worth the trouble for the views. Also took a cooking class at Il Caminetto for a change of pace after several days of hiking. It was a very nice experience and great to meet some new people.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank sugrnspice1231
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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101 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We recently stayed at the Hotel du Lac in Varenna and to our delight this wonderful hotel met or exceeded our expectations. It was challenging to find only because the other couple we were with suggested we walk - not a good idea. The hotel recommends a cab ride, which is definitely the way to go. The staff was very helpful and accommodating and accomplished every request. The hotel is a short walk to the ferries which take you wherever you want to go on Lake Como. The town itself is charming with many good restaurants. Our room was actually a suite with a loft bedroom and huge glass windows overlooking the lake. I wasn't crazy about the stairs to the bedroom, but that was a minor detail. The breakfast room also overlooks the lake and there is a beautiful terrace under a vine covered arbor which is a perfect spot for a glass of wine, cafe, sweet treat or just to read a book.

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GinnyandRon
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Oregon
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We stayed 2 nights with friends and loved this hotel and the staff. The rooms were large enough for our suitecases and to move around in. The views of the lake and the morning sunrise were breathtaking. The breakfast deck over the lake was great. We loved the location of the hotel away from the main towncenter but very easy to walk to everything. We took a car service to the hotel from Milan and never had a car and glad we didn't.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarkieOregon
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Additional Information about Hotel du Lac

Property: Hotel du Lac
Address: Via del Prestino 4, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Du Lac Varenna
Hotel Du Lac Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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