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Hotel Olivedo

Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 14 Lombardia, 23829 Varenna Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#3 of 6 hotels in Varenna
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Little charming hotel on the edge of Lake Como.
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Piazza Martiri della Liberta' 14 Lombardia, 23829 Varenna Italy
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neil_briscoewhite wrote a review Jul. 2021
Sliema, Malta3 contributions2 helpful votes
Like most people after the long period of Covid travel restrictions, my double vaccinated wife and I were really looking forward to a short break off of our Maltese island home and needed to travel to attend a wedding on the shores of Lake Como. We travelled from July 7 to 12. Having never visited the area before we chose this hotel on the basis of budget and location. It is superbly located lakeside just across from the water ferry landing jetty and the panoramic views are quite wonderful. The building itself is quite ordinary looking at first glance and very 'old fashioned, 'old world' inside, so that you feel you are stepping back in time as you enter to the sound of the door bell, announcing your arrival. Don't be fooled by the first impressions however, this hotel is a traditional, family run business and their hospitality is incredibly welcoming. Mother runs the front of hotel, the father is in charge of the kitchen and an excellent chef. Their two adult children, Martina and Luigi are professional and friendly and each and every member of the family and their staff are warmly attentive to their guests, from the moment you arrive to the time of departure. Nothing is too much trouble and they make you feel so very welcome. The bedrooms were modestly furnished but very clean with comfortable beds. Breakfast was generous, always with fresh ingredients and well-presented, and the dinner menu was so good that we dined in the hotel twice in five nights. It was that good! We enjoyed good weather in July so were able to enjoy breakfast and dinner outside. From our table the views were amazing and we were able to enjoy the leisurely comings and goings of the water ferries and watch the people slowly walking by, enjoying a 'passagiata' in the cool of the evening. A short hop across the lake takes one to Belaggio and Menaggio and Lenno and the rhythm of lakeside living was a joy to experience. Each village has its own character and charm and all are worth visiting. All in all a wonderful stay in an extremely well-run and welcoming hotel. But it is the family themselves who make it so memorable. Thank you all. We will be back.... and soon.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: A premium for a lake-facing room with balcony is worth the money
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Response from luigi colombo, Direttore generale at Hotel Olivedo
Responded Jul. 24, 2021
Thank you so much really appreciate!!! Luigi
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Konstantin S wrote a review Jul. 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
100% recommendable. Staff was super nice, helpful and charming. Absolutely amazing view. Nice rooms could not imagine to have a better location in Varenna. Thanks to Enzo and the whole team for having us and making this trip so special. Hope to see you again! Ciao ragazzi Konstantin & Nastasja 🫒
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trevork1991 wrote a review Jun. 2021
Woodbridge, Virginia11 contributions1 helpful vote
Very charming hotel with outstanding service and excellent location. Restaurant on ground floor and the breakfast was included and great variety and excellent quality. Room was lake view King and we had two windows facing the lake, one with a balcony with two chairs overlooking the car ferry. Areas of improvement: AC was weak for the room but eventually got there and the electrical outlets need updating to accommodate USB ports.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If traveling to Varenna via Train, the hotel is all downhill from the station and just across the...
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Wendelhesen wrote a review Oct. 2020
Bilthoven, The Netherlands9 contributions10 helpful votes
Perfect location, wonderful view of the Como lake, beautiful classical building, good breakfast and great coffee served by Enzo! Good to be able to enjoy it all as one of the few tourists in these harsh corona times.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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martin1105 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland14 contributions16 helpful votes
A wonderful, romantic hotel to stay. A very charming interior, a warm welcome by the owner family, spacious, clean rooms with a splendid view over the lake - and not to forget: Enzo's lovely breakfast service. We will come back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Olivedo
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Olivedo?
Nearby attractions include In Vinis Veritas (0.4 km), Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte (0.4 km), and Chiesa di San Giorgio (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Olivedo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Olivedo?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Olivedo?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Olivedo?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Olivedo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Cavatappi, Al Prato, and Gelateria Riva di Riva Duilio.
Is Hotel Olivedo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Varenna.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Olivedo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Olivedo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Menaggio (3.5 km), The Anglican Church of the Ascension (4.5 km), and Ex Cotonificio Cantoni (3.5 km).
Does Hotel Olivedo have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.