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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 June 2010

Very clean. We stayed 2 nights (room 31) with partial view of lake. This room was secluded, very quiet, and a nice, cool temp. My friends stayed in a view room which had a absolutely beautiful view. There were more rooms around theirs so their room wasn't as quiet. We all enjoyed the hotel. The staff was EXTREMELY HELPFUL, especially Valeria. She helped with taxi, restaurants, sightseeing, reservations...anything we wanted. When I go back to Lake Como, I will stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

We agree wholeheartedly with many of the reviews on this site about this beautiful and
comfortable hotel in Varenna on Lake Como. We were in room 24, on the third floor (up two flights!) but definitely worth the hike because the view from the room is absolutely incredible.
The rooms have been recently renovated and have lovely tile floors and all new fixtures. There are also beautiful wood cabinets for clothing. The cabinet also houses the safe and a small refrigerator. The bathroom is quite small and a bidet in front of the shower makes access difficult. The shower is tight for a six-footer, but fine for smaller individuals. Although the style of the room is a bit spartan, it was quite comfortable and spacious. The bed linens are simple white duvets with a gold throw at the bottom. French doors lead out to the small terrace where there are two chairs perfect for gazing at the beautiful sight before you. It is clear that Valeria and her family take tremendous pride in their hotel and take good care of it.

The location in Varenna is central and close to everything in the village,
including a short walk to the waterfront. The dining area, terraces and interior spaces of the hotel are very comfortable and invite lounging. The bar serves snacks all day and aperitifs and really, what more do you need? While breakfast is certainly adequate, it does not compare with some of more elaborate buffets we've had at other Italian hotels. Hotel du Lac had some homemade cakes, other bakery items such as muffins and croissants, a few hard cheeses and a cold frittata-style omelet. There wasn't much left at 9:30 which is when we usually ate. Maybe there was more earlier...There were whole pieces of fruit available but no cut fruits, juices or meats. I think there were a few cartons of yogurt as well.

Valeria and her staff were fabulous at assisting everyone with reservations, transportation advice, suggestions for activities or other places to visit. We loved eating at Vecchia Varenna and Varenna Mon Amour (the newest restaurant in town). We did not care for the food at Cavatappi.


Varenna is a better place to stay than Bellagio, certainly, which is filled with hordes
of tourists. Menaggio is a cute little town with a great square where we spent a pleasant
afternoon people-watching. BTW, there are Hotel du Lacs in Bellagio and Menaggio but they are not the same as Varenna, so be careful when you make your reservations.

We appreciated the "internet spot" and my husband had occasion to take advantage of the
free Wi-Fi, which worked best in the area next to reception because the signals could not penetrate the thick walls of this beautiful old hotel.

If you're going to Lake Como, you won't be disappointed with this hotel. It is, however,
on the pricey side. We paid $225.00 per night for a double room with view.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2010

My husband and I began our trip at this hotel, and on the first day had a problem with our car. The staff at the front desk did everything they could to help us. They arranged for the car company to pick up the car and arranged for a taxi to take us for the new rental car a few days later. Because of our ordeal, they prepared our room early. The room itself was wonderful. There was a small balcony with the most beautiful views of the lake. The daily buffet breakfast was also great. You will not be sorry by staying at this hotel!

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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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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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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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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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Address: Via del Prestino 4, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range: £176 - £225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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