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“Wonderful boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel du Lac

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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful boutique hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great service, quiet, beautiful views, super clean, nice amenities, fabulous breakfast, pretty bar with great hors d'oeuvres. We had room 30 with a partial lake view but the private terrace was stunning, very private and quiet. The sun hit it in the afternoon, keeping us warm. It was the perfect place to enjoy a bottle of wine. The beds are a little hard for my taste, so I gave it four stars for sleep quality.

Room Tip: Room 30 was the only one available when we booked two weeks prior to our stay. Don't be put off...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

2 years ago, after a welcome hot tea & pastry here on a cold, rainy day, we had looked forward to returning for an overnight stay. We were Not disappointed! It is a charming place with equally charming owner and staff, who were very helpful and accommodating. Our view was great and will remain glittering in my memories until our next visit. The room was pleasant without being overdone or fussy. Like in "The 3 Bears," everything was "just right." Happy sigh of inner peace and contentment.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We went here for lunch.
The terrace is fantastic. Nice open space with incredible views out over the lake.
This place really should open for evening meals. We've no idea why they don't.

The food was really good. Some great bruschetta and pasta dishes. Good beer and prosecco. Great staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cronulla, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We booked Hotel du Lac based on Tripadvisor reviews.
We are so glad we did. This hotel has the most helpful, and lovely staff you could ever ask to meet. Nothing was to much trouble , even to the point of accompanying us to the local Post Office to send some boxes home to Australia. (They made it too )
We e-mailed them to book restaurants for us , no problem.
A lovely quiet hotel on the lake .
We loved it , I have recommended Hotel du Lac to friends.
We stayed in room no1 that has a small balcony overlooking the lake. It was kept spotlessly clean .

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

What a beautiful hotel with the most breathtaking view of Lake Como! We stayed here for 4 days in late September. We had room 22, which was huge for Italy, with a wonderful step-out to a small patio with 2 chairs, with a to-die-for view of the lake, wooden floors, a big bed, A/C and a nice shower. The girl at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. We ordered drinks and nibbles from the bar one night and brought them up to our patio to enjoy while we watched the sun set. The weather was great so we also enjoyed breakfast outside on their terrace each morning, with the same fabulous view and good food. I think Varenna is the prettiest town on the lake, with the gorgeous "Lovers Walk" that winds along the lake from the ferry landing to the hotel. There are many nice restaurants, both in the town square and along the lake, and a large variety of food offered. Also some cute shops along the lakeside. We are planning to return to Lake Como some day and if we do, we wouldn't think of staying anywhere else.

Room Tip: Definitely worth the extra money to get a lake view room We had room #22 with a small but pretty pat...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Gozo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

Only was here for lunch and what a lunch and view, just found this place by mistake, we were just walking in the tiny streets behind piazza san giorgio. A must visit for a lunch at least. Service and value were good. Pity i had already booked my stay someplace else, maybe next time over.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Morris County, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

On our one day trip to Varenna, we discovered hotel Du Lac in this charming town.We wish we knew of it before we booked the hotel in Bellagio. But we were able to walk thru and get all the details for our next trip.
It is a very romantic place -a large villa, with many beautifully restored details , gleaming marble- very elegant place indeed.There is an outdoor terrace overlooking the lake Como and an elegant dining room,where the breakfast is served. if you travel by car, there is a hotel parking available. Something that is not easy to find in this area. Sometimes with all the planning one does on the internet, the best thing still is to have a chance to see it in person. As I said, we wish we stayed here....but there is always next time!

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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