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Hotel Olivedo
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I must say everything was just about perfect - beautiful, huge room filled with antiques, very nice renovated bathroom, windows and door with balcony right on Lake Como with views that take your breath away! The room was spotless, the hotel charming with lots of antiques and art. Breakfast was wonderful - bread, croissants, fruit, yogurt, ham, cheese, cereals, coffee, tea and juice. WiFi and lift to second floor were great to have. Location is perfect - ferry just outside the door so take a trip around the lake for about $15 all day - so much to see and discover. Be sure to walk along the lake to the town square, eat lots of gelato and visit Villa Monastero gardens ... so beautiful and right on the lake! Lara was very helpful and service was very good. The views - take lots of photos because you will never want to forget beautiful Varenna.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

This hotel is ideally located for exploring the Lake Como area. Laura is a very efficient host and does what she can to accommodate your needs. The views from the front rooms are fantastic and several have small balconies to watch the bustle of the ferries and the town or to just enjoy the view of the lake and mountains. Varenna is a bit quieter than the other Como towns so it is a perfect place to relax. The restaurant is very charming and has great food. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Rooms on front upper floors have great views.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Hotel is very nice, breakfast good, the best ham we've had in 4 weeks. The restaurant also has very good food. We ate there the 1st night, and the food was deliscious. Laura was a gem. While we were there the lift was out of order for a couple of days. She gave us free drinks, and a continual update. I would definitely visit again.

Room Tip: When you book try not to grt the top floor. You want a room with a big window. It is right in front...
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

We loved this hotel! It was in the perfect location. Very close to the shore side walk and steps from the ferry. Gracious hostess - Lara was delightful and always ready to help. She even put up with my miserable attempts to speak Italian.
Breakfast was more than ample and our dinner in the hotel was delicious.
Our room was perfect with beautiful views and a comfy bed.
This hotel is a perfect blend of modern convenience and historic charm.

Room Tip: we had 26 - with views of Varenna from the balcony and view of the lake and mountains from the wind...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Great location. Beautiful rooms and do not miss dinner at the hotel! Best meal we had on our two continent trip. Right at the ferry which was so convenient as we went to bellagio the next day. Do not pass this one up!! Oh - and I forgot the breakfast. Absolutely wonderful!

Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

I was lucky enough to stay at Hotel Olivedo in October, 2013. I'd been to Varenna once before and wanted a magical view of the lake, in addition to a comfortable room and easy jumping off point to explore by ferry (the ferry leaves from a point outside the hotel, but it's not loud or intrusive at all - and extremely convenient). Laura is a wonderful - warm and professional - hostess, my room (#22, 3rd floor) was spacious with a big, modern bathroom - and the view was even beyond what I'd hoped for. A great perk: a beautiful dining room serving food that was the best I had the entire trip. Meat/fish eaters were clearly happy (the dining room was the right size to get to know others if you wanted - or not) and as a vegetarian, I was in heaven with the pasta options. I was meeting my husband a few days later and also felt totally comfortable there on my own. Can't want to go back!

Room Tip: Amazing views from the 3rd floor, room 22 - plus a large room and a nice bathroom.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Very convenient to the train station and literally a stone's throw from the water's edge. Very comfortable room and decent sized bathroom, plus a wifi router for each floor. The landing for the second floor is just too charming to be real, like you stepped into someone's early 20th century den or study.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 14 | Lombardia, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range: £115 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olivedo 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little charming hotel on the edge of Lake Como. ... more   less 
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Olivedo Hotel Varenna
Hotel Olivedo Varenna, Lake Como, Italy

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