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“Wonderful place, great hospitality”
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Il Bogno B&B
Ranked #2 of 7 Lierna B&B and Inns
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Prague, Czech Republic
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“Wonderful place, great hospitality”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

Thanks to Laura, the owner, we had an amazing experience near Como Lake. Room was cosy,clean and the garden view was breathtaking. Amazing breakfast and hospitality. Laura provided us with great tips for dining and sightseeing. We had also good discounts in few restaurants thanks to her. We wish we could stay more. We will definitely go back soon and stay in Il Bogno to relax and refresh ourselves.
P.S. We still smile for the note above "the smelly flower", very thoughtful. And we miss Nova:)

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

The Il Bogno B&B is really exceptionnal. The owner, a lady who is also an artist, has decorated the place in a nice artistic fashion. Everything in this house tells you: "Hey, look at me, I have something to tell you".

The lady is very welcoming, comes to the entrance of the land to welcome you and shake your hand, calls you up with your name, offers coffee, tea, and was always available and very eager to give us advice and help. We felt as if we were getting in our own home.

The breakfast was: personalized, delicious, and large. For 2 people we had in total: 3 breakfast breads, 2 types of (seemed homemade) jam, 3 eggs, cereals, 2 cappuccinos, 2 large croissants (one with crème patissière, the other with Nutella), and 4 glasses of grapefruit juice. We could not physically eat anything more (and we usually eat a lot more than the average people in the morning). The breakfast was a treat really. We ate inside because we took breakfast early (and it was a bit cold that morning), but the other couple ate outside.

The place is very quiet - we could hear birds in the morning, not cars or city noise.

Too bad we stayed there only one night. If we had known that it was so easy to do travel trips across the lake from Varena (closeby), we would have stayed 4 nights at that B&B.

The B&B also had the fastest and most stable internet access we had seen during our trip in Italy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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bogno, Proprietario at Il Bogno B&B, responded to this review, 28 June 2013
Thank you very mutch for your pleasent visit and for your accurate review,I think a help to other future guests.
Greeting,Laura
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

We arrived at the train station directly after a long trip from the U.S. and we found Laura waiting for us there to transport us to her B&B, a few minutes away, on the side of a mountain with beautiful views. A lovelier spot, peaceful and relaxing, one could not hope to find. The room and bathroom were modern and very comfortable. There even was a large bathtub in addition to a shower. Laura always offered to drive us down the hill to town or to the train station where you can hop a train to Varenna easily. I think the breakfasts were amazing, the best I've had in Italy and I've travelled a lot! She also directed us to a wonderful restaurant on the water in Lierna where we received a discount and ate local fare including fish from the lake. Hers is a perfect spot at very reasonable prices and she and her friendly partner, Gerry, are a wonderful couple to meet, as well as excellent hosts.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lille, France
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Reviewed 8 September 2012

We stayed at Il Bogno during four nights at the end of July. The house is neatly tucked away in the hills above Lierna, about a 15-minute walk from the lakeshore. Lierna itself is a small and peaceful village just 10 km south of Varenna. But this also means that during the high-season, it remains calm and welcoming. A grocery shop, a couple of restaurants, an ice-cream parlor, a small beach; just what you need! We used Lierna as a home base to explore towns around the lake, either by car or by boat (few boats leave from Lierna, but there are trains to Varenna from where more boats leave, if you don't have a car).

As for the B&B itself, it's a wonderful place. The owner, Laura, makes you feel comfortable the moment you arrive. The house is beautifully furnished in a contemporary style with an immense attention to detail. For example, our soap in the bathroom was hand-wrapped in paper. In our room, we found multiple small bamboo bowls, ideal to deposit your keys, camera and other small objects otherwise lying around. The rooms and house by the way are spotlessly clean. If you need anything, Laura is there to help. We asked for restaurants in the area and Laura had business cards and maps handy. You even get a 10% discount at the best place in town just for staying at Il Bogno!

We had breakfast at 9AM every morning in the garden. That's about the time when the sun comes up behind the hills surrounding the lake. Tea, coffee, bread, cake, eggs, jam and yoghurt where on the menu with slight variations everyday. To be clear, the quantity served will not last you until dinner, but it's Italy after all - why would you want to forgo an opportunity to have lunch anyway?

The B&B has just two rooms, one for two, one for four guests, so even when it's fully booked, it remains calm and peaceful. We stayed at the same time as a family of four, but their breakfast was served on the porch, while ours was served in the garden. This means you can interact as much as you like with other guests but don't have to.

If you're looking for a wonderful place to relax, away from all the tourists, stay at Il Bogno! Thank you Laura!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

What an introduction to Italy, beautiful location mountains and clear blue lakes.
Just up the hill from Lierna train station you'll find Il Bogno B&B
but the real find is Laura,
who made us feel at home straight away advised on best sights and scenes.
Sad to leave indeed and yes breakfast is fantastic

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fleet Hampshire
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

This is a boutique B&B. The owner Laura and her partner Gerry are the kindest and friendliest people you could meet. For example my wife has difficulty with steep gradients and as Il Bogno is quite high up in the hills Laura said if we texted her she would come down to the village and collect us. Also she will pick you up from the railway station.
She is an accomplished artist and the house is decorated with her pictures and all sorts of lovely knick-knacks - the Italians have style in spades. Cracking views over the lake.
Breakfast was delicious and we would definitely stay there again. A whole-hearted recommendation

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Great breakfast, clean and comfortable rooms, and a great price. Easy access to nearby towns by train and ferry.

Eat dinner at Sottovento on the lake!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Il Bogno B&B
Address: Via Per Genico 12A | angolo Via Plinio il Giovane, 23827 Lierna, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Lierna
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Lierna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bed & Breakfast Il Bogno is situated steeded in the green, going up the street that take to Genico, near at the ancient "Sentiero del Viandante".From the garden that surround the house you can see the beatiful view of lake of Como, otherwise at the back of the house you can see woods and mountains, in a place quiet and relaxing.The house has got 2 rooms from 4 to 7 person, 2 bathrooms en-suite, a garden outside and parking free for cars and motorbike.A patio where in summer you can eat a good breakfast and during the day you can stay that for relaxing.From here you can start nice natural walks or reach Varenna (which is very close) and do boot trips to admire the central part of the lake from its best point of view: the lake itself. ... more   less 
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