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“We're Off To See The Wizard…”
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Repubblica di Oz
Ranked #1 of 29 Varese B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

There are certain cities that remain in our memory forever and Varese, without doubt, is one of these amazing places. And in this case, the Repubblica di Oz hotel, located on the Piazza Giovine Italia street, is nothing short of a miracle! Many other residents and guests have already managed to pay tribute and compliment the artistic creativity and innovative design style of Mr. Dante and his charming wife Rossella.

But we would like to emphasize the importance of what we saw during our stay in this hotel, since what we have experienced is something that can be described as an internal and cultural phenomenon, a discovery of that unforgettable sense of surprise and suspense that, perhaps, only occurs in our life when everything is deeply rooted in our childhood, when we begin to discover this big world for the first time.

These wonderful people generously granted us an entire array of truly stunning and unforgettable emotions. We were sorry to leave this magical Land of Oz.

Best wishes,

Yan, Sergey and Liubov.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

My friends, my parents and me spent a night before my wedding in Repubblica di oz. it is best b&b I have ever stayed inn. It is located just in the center of Varese. In spite of being in the center there is no noise in the room. The owners are very helpful and friendly which creates atmosphere of home. The room are beautiful (exactly as on the pictures and even better). We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

An absolutely superb find in the centre of Varese. The owners Dante and Rossella are extremely helpful and have renovated the rooms perfectly. Breakfast is just across the street as is the fantastic Trattoria Caprese and Enoteca San Vittore.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rossella B, Proprietario at Repubblica di Oz, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014
Google Translation

Gentile Silvia
vorremmo ringraziarla per il bel commento che ha voluto lasciarci.
Purtroppo non ci siamo conosciute di persona ma spero in una prossima volta futura, magari cambiando camera.
A presto, un grazie
Rossella e Dante

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We were in Varses for just one night and chose this hotel initially because it was one of the cheapest. But it turned out to be unforgettable! It is situated in a beautiful square, right in the centre. A bit difficult to find even with Sat Nav.
There is no reception but the owner was waiting for us. He spoke perfect English and was very friendly, even carrying my 20 kilo suitcase up the stairs! Our rooms were dedicated to GB - we had union flags on the walls as well as other memorabilia. Our little lounge had an antique desk, a chaise longue and statuettes of Shakespeare and Sherlock Holmes.
There was even our own patio.
The shower room was modern with a very powerful shower and there was endless hot water.
Everywhere was spotless. There was free parking and free wifi.
If you are in this area you must try this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

From the initial contact to enquire about booking to checking out on the last day,Repubblica di Oz and its lovely owners contributed to a perfect long weekend. If the reality was even half as good as the photos on the website promised then it was going to be great - we were not disappointed. The rooms are quirky, spacious, well equipped and comfortable. The location is very central and easy to reach from the railway station. The owners are a delight and couldn't do enough to help with any questions. It seems almost unfair to mention the breakfast arrangements which were the only slight disappointment - service in CioccolatItaliani was slow, unhelpful and on one occasion non-existent. Dante was very apologetic and is working hard to solve this small detail. We would love to come back and were promised "Lola and the Cat" again - but half the reason I want to return is to explore and enjoy another room. Thank you for making it a special weekend for us in Varese.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

It is a rare situation when you can find a B&B this fantastic. The owners are antique dealers and have furnished each of the unique rooms in outstanding antique furnishings, art and artifacts. The rooms are spacious and comfortable and areas like the bathrooms and the small kitchenette that we had in "the grand tour" room were completely modern and convenient. For breakfast, we were given a set of "poker chips" that were to be traded for a delicious meal at one of the trendy cafés across the street.
By the way, this B & B Is located in probably the best spot in all of Varese amidst shops, cafés, and very fine restaurants. However, there isn't a lot of noise except for a church bell in the morning from the historic church nearby.
We dealt with Rossella, the owner, a charming, gracious and elegant hostess. We would not hesitate to book here again. I sent photos of the place to my friends and family and I refer to it as "the villa" because that's the closest description I can think of. Staying here is like staying at a historic villa in the Lombardy region.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Rossella B, Proprietario at Repubblica di Oz, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Katherine
reading your comment fill in my heart.
What can I say? Thanks for your beautiful words.
We do create Repubblica di Oz with dedication and efforts, I am sorry for not drinking a last coffee with you before your leaving.

We will always pleased to welcome you again at our place, whenever you want.
Maybe experience another room.

Our kindest regards from Varese

Hello to Lexis

Rossella

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Reviewed 4 March 2014

The hotel is slightly hidden away (there is no reception per say) but it is centrally located in Varese with fancy cafes/shops just across the road. Breakfast is served in one of these cafe's across the road. The hotel itself has been converted from a residential apartment and each room is individually decorated/themed using continental antiques as the owner is an antique dealer himself.

Rossella (co-owner of the hotel) is extremely helpful and welcoming and speaks very good English. She dealt with the bookings in advance via e-mail promptly. The rooms were very clean and huge with wifi throughout. As mentioned before, the rooms are individually decorated with antiques and I really enjoyed my stay there.

Considering the price/location and service of this hotel, I don't think you will get any better in Varese and I would highly recommend anyone to stay there. It's definitely an eye-opener of a hotel!

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Address: Piazza Giovine Italia 3, 21100, Varese, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Varese
Price Range: £63 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive, unique and to be experienced! Repubblica di Oz is a unique guesthouse in a fascinating courtyard in the historical pediastrian centre of Varese. Created with passion by the owner, an antique dealer, Repubblica di Oz offers 7 elegant rooms, with objects and details of design. Each room has its own name and its style for meeting any requirements. Private bathrooms, charming and reserved atmosphere. Some of the objects in the room and not only and books are on sale. Ideal both for business and leisure stays. ... more   less 
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