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“Perfect Honeymoon”
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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Perfect Honeymoon”
Reviewed 9 June 2010

Hotel du Lac was the perfect base for our Honeymoon. The location of the hotel was great with the views looking out on to Lake Como hard to beat and Varenna is definately the pearl of Lake Como - far more romantic and Italian than Bellagio.
The hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful and arranged a surprise private boat trip for a wedding gift for us. Would recommend a Lake facing room, and with a terrace is worth stretching to - we will definately be going back.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

My husband and I spent three nights at this charming hotel. The staff bent over backwards to help secure airport transfers, recommendations and reservations for dinner, even arranging for a car rental because of an impending transportation strike (which fortunately was averted). Our room, #25, was well worth the few extra euros for the lake view and balcony. The room was spotless! Each morning a delightful breakfast was spread before us. My brother and his wife occupied the room next to us. They had previously stayed in Bellagio at a hotel more than twice in cost. They raved at finding such a jewel as Hotel du Lac and we all long to return in the future. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bristol UK
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Reviewed 8 June 2010

I stayed at the Hotel du Lac for three nights and had a lovely room with a view of the lake (Narcissus). Lovely spacious room and en suite shower room. All was spotlessly clean and the staff were very friendly and welcoming. To sit and have breakfast with beautiful view of the lake was a perfect start to the day and the terrace is just made for relaxing with a pot of tea in the afternoon - or a Bellini before you head out for your evening meal. The hotel staff are happy to recommend restaurants or the little cafes on the lakeside just a couple of minutes walk from the hotel do great pizzas and pasta and you can eat right by the lake.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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dallas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2010

Small hotel but very nice. We had an incredible lake view room, with floor to ceiling windows. It was not cheap for the location, a sleepy little town on Lake Como, but I would stay there again. Great location, directly on the lake, and everything is within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Cincinnati
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

We spent 3 nights at Hotel Du Lac in Varenna and couldn't have been happier. Great location (although Varenna is so small, you can't really have a bad location). We got a room with a small Juliet balcony and a "take your breath away" view. I was told you only get a balcony if you are staying for 7 nights, but I think they meant the LARGE balconies second floor from the top. We were on the top floor and the balcony was big enough for two chairs to enjoy a drink!

The front desk was helpful - gave us restaurant recommendations, etc. Breakfast was nice - as you would expect - rolls, yogurt, cappuccino, etc. and is in a room with an amazing view. They also have an outdoor bar area where we had an aperitivo one night and enjoyed the amazing view.

Couldn't say enough nice things about this hotel. When we go back one day, we will definitely be staying here again!

Sarah

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2010

This is not a 4* hotel - it is 3*, at best. Yes, the room was large and clean but rather spartan. The views are spectacular, but apart from that, this hotel does not have anything else going for it. It is definitely not worth the money. The breakfast was terrible and what few pastries are served is usually picked over by mid-morning. Coffee sits in a pot, on a warming plate, where you have to help yourself. We had just come from a true 4* hotel on Lake Lugano so this was a severe disappointment. So much so, that we decided to leave a day early. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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montreal
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Reviewed 17 May 2010

A gem: Easy parking, pleasant service, terrific breakfast, helpful staff and our wonderful room which was right on the water. What more could you ask? And beautiful Varenna is small, quiet, with nice walking, some excellent restaurants and a picturesque hike to their famous castle ruins and falconry school. Loved it all.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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