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.…
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 🫒
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.
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.
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.