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“wonderful place to stay on Lake Como”
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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
West Linn, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“wonderful place to stay on Lake Como”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We spent four wonderful days here at the beginning of our most recent European trip. The staff is great, the breakfasts and lunches were delicious, and the location is perfect. A perfect place
to get over jet lag. We flew into Milan and took a taxi to the hotel, which was definitly worth
the splurge. We had room 32, which had a small terrace overlooking the lake. The room was cozy, but the bed was quite comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tampa, Florida
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was the first hotel we stayed on a two week trip to Italy. A beautiful location with stunning views from the terrace where we ate breakfast and lunch . A very warm and welcoming staff that unfortunately was not not able to save us from the sewer smell coming from the drains in room number 1 . In addition the advertised balcony was only 2 feet wide so not really able to sit and enjoy the view. We met other guests that were happy with their rooms above the dining terrace so if you stay request one of these. Varenna is a lovely town on Lake Como and Hotel Du Lac is great option as long as you avoid room 1 .

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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Rochester, New York
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
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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Property: Hotel du Lac
Address: Via del Prestino 4, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 16
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Du Lac Varenna
Hotel Du Lac Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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