this is my first review on any of our trips to Europe but felt compelled to share our story. we were a group of friends traveling and just returned from Europe 2 weeks ago. Varenna was our last stop on our journey. Hotel Olivedo has a wonderful location. BUT please before you decide to stay there let me earn you that you have to be ready emotional and fisically. we made the booking with Laura and even sent out payment via wire from bank to bank, all she asked we agreed to do. when we arrived we had rooms facing the Lake with that breathtaking view that just captivates but was to come was even more captivating. upon waking up on our first day we had no running hot water and i had to wake her up and inform her i was quickly repromanded for trying to shower too early and informed that the hot water tank was empty and their would be No hot water till 9 am. we could not decide ourselves when to shower she wanted us to shower at her convenience and expected us from then on to take shower before going to bed before the heater is turned off. i could not believe what i was hearing after paying her over $2400 for our stay we had to eat and shower when she wanted. we did eat twice at the Hotel, on our first day because we were starving when we arrived and then we asked for cheese to go with our spaghetti alarravieta and she screamed across the hall " NO Formagio with this dish" and that was the end of that. to suffend things up we called her Mussolini's grand daughter because she treats you with dictatorship and not very hostess like. i think deep down she could be a very nice person when she wants but we need to send Ms. Laura to edicate school for the Hoteliers. but if you can overcome all these things I tell you what a wonderful place and location this Hotel has. just be prepared to be able to deal with her rudeness and harsh words sometimes,OH and what ever you do never ask for Formagio for the spagetti. hahaha Enjoy your stay.
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- Little charming hotel on the edge of Lake Como. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Olivedo Hotel Varenna
- Hotel Olivedo Varenna, Lake Como, Italy