We found this Hotel and the city through the advice of one of our Italian colleagues. Both really exceeded our expectations.
The hotel is really well-led, you can feel it. The staff are very courteous, from checking in to checking out, where the staff gave us bottles of water for our trip home, and a discount voucher for coming back.
In the past, we have stayed in Como City, and in various locations on Lake Como, but this is the place we will happily return to going forward. The hotel is sandwiched between the lake and the little town square of Varenna, in one of the most romantic locations we have seen. You can see down both parts of the lake, and you are right across from Bellagio.
Still, the prices were very reasonable.
Breakfast is great for Italian standards, including special Asian food for visiting groups of Asians and full fried food for the Anglo-Saxons amongst us.
The room as rather large, clean and modern, recently renovated, and had an amazing terrace, overlooking the lake with a breathtaking view. Furthermore, the hotel is quiet and parking on the street or in a large autosilo/garage is 200m away.
And the ferry to Bellagio is 500m away (Remember to pre-book the ferry on weekends). We preferred Varenna to Bellagio.
We will definitely come again, but stay for 3 to 4 days this time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Royal Victoria is a four stars hotel facing the lake, situated in the historical centre of Varenna, a charming medieval village and one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of lake Como. The recent renovations have preserved its XIX century aspect; the rooms offer all modern comforts while maintaining the atmosphere of a charming hotel. The bright and comfortable hall provide a refined and attractive atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Victoria Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
- Royal Victoria Hotel Varenna