I spent three nights with my family in August 2013 in this hotel and I wish I could give it more stars, but my review here focuses only on the hotel per se.
Position is ideal on the lake Como, since Varenna has ferryboats to all other small cities on the lake. The building is beautiful, a restored villa with green gardens to visit and enjoy. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
The rooms were average for European size, but the furniture and beds were very simple. Air conditioning was barely working but we could not touch the controls, so it was always on and still we needed 3 fans to create enough cool air (it was the hottest days of the year...). I was able to see another single room which had no A/C and was quite noisy.
The bathroom was in need of a significant update, with mold on the curtains of a small shower.
On the good side, breakfast was limited but all items were tasty, and the restaurant was really excellent.
The hotel is a three stars, so it delivers what it promises, but for the beauty of the building and the class of the restaurant (not to mention the relatively steep prices), I would have expected a little more.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included