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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 May 2014

We had a great, large room with a balcony and were very happy with the experience. Staff were extremely friendly an helpful. Hotel is in a reasonably private positon, but also very close to a large number of restaurants (Bar Milo our favourite).
Key advice: don't even think of walking from the railway station, it may look close but its not a pleasant experience if your wheeling suitcases behind you. Think very pronounced cobblestones and you' ll get the picture.

Room Tip: Room 12 was excellent.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have the pleasure of visiting Varenna and the Lake Como area for 3 nights recently. We stayed at the Hotel du Lac because of the reviews and the beautiful location of the hotel. We were somewhat disappointed in the experience. The staff was helpful in any assistance and recommendations for dinner and ferry timetables. The breakfast was the worst we have had in our 3 weeks in Italy. It was ok but not what I was expecting from a hotel at this price point.
We stayed in room 1 which is located outside the main building. The smell of sewer from the shower was very strong. The shower doors had mould on them. We did ask for another room or any kind of help with the stench and got little in response . The cleaning staff did pour bleach down the shower drain on the second night. We had to cover the shower drain with a towel to keep the smell down.
I would still recommend this hotel but encourage anyone from staying in room 1!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Greg L
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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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1  Thank Jackie24017
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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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1  Thank oioi341
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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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1  Thank MikeandSuzanneO
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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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3  Thank Vickiillawong
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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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Additional Information about 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: £172 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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Du Lac Varenna
Hotel Du Lac Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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