Without doubt, the view we had from the spacious balcony of the theolinda suite is in the top ten (and probably top 5) vistas of any hotel I have visited in over 35 years of international travel. I say this despite thunderstorms rolling through the area for our entire visit. Truly breathtaking. The common terrace of the upper building is also stunning with beautiful gardens lining the patio. The Theolinda suite is noteworthy primarily for the view and nice patio furniture. The room itself, which can sleep four with Murphy like bunk beds, is spacious for european standards and the main bed comfortable. The shower is a bit tiny although the bathroom had clearly been renovated. The common area at the end of the second funicular is very nice. The lobby has a restaurant which unfortunately does not serve lunch but has acceptable wine with nuts and potato chips if you are hungry. The wireless worked great in the restaurant, but not as well in the actual suite. Dinner was acceptable, but nothing to rave about in the hotel restaurant. Of course, the view is stunning as already mentioned. The negatives of the place are that it is up a steep narrow road that is 2-way. Advice given by staff about going up or down was to grit your teeth and speed up toward the on-coming car... Also, it is uncomfortable in the pouring rain to walk to and from town. Great location with respect to villa monasterio and did I mention the view? Overall, it was a lovely anniversary at the hotel and a great value. Highly recommended.
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- Also Known As:
- Eremo Gaudio Varenna, Lake Como, Italy
- Eremo Gaudio Hotel Varenna