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All reviews junior suite a lake view room gourmet restaurant lake como beautiful hotel victoria grill nice pool outdoor bar town square train station the main square room rate view is amazing large balcony church bells breakfast was excellent top floor
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are a handful of quite good places in Varenna. The Restaurant for the Royal Victoria actually comprises a number of dining areas; some more modest than other in an annex on the square (where we dined); others inside the commanding hotel/restaurant edifice with Great Lake views. Our small glass dining room/conservatory was beautiful and quiet, if a bit hard to serve from the main dining room. The service was crisp, professional, helpful, and accommodating. Requests were filled in a reasonable period of time. Thursday evening has a full menu but a paella for two special dinner, which we opted for. While flavorful and great presentation, I thought it lacked a bit of variety and the seafood content was a bit on the skinny side; little other meat; and great saffron flavoring but a bit too much salt. That said, there are many other great dishes that others dining near us tucked in to with relish. Portions are well sized; great desserts abound, and the wine selection appeared to be very good and representative of most of Italy, with a few others added for good measure. All in all, a fine setting and enjoyable evening, with some exceptions.

Date of stay: October 2018
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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Royal Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your dinner in our Restaurant.
The Victoria Grill prepares everyday plates inspired to the local cuisine but just a bit reworked using very good primal materials and love and care in what we do.
Every day we offer a different day meal you can have as Pizzoccheri, fish soup or Paella, as example.
Our chef, who stayed in Spanish for a long time, prepares the Paella as he learned, with fish and meat.
But in case of any problem our waiters are at your disposal for any need trying to fix the problem and give you a nice stay.

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Hotel Royal Victoria - R Collection Hotels

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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel. Our room led onto a balcony overlooking the lake which was absolutely stunning. Room was a very good size. Location was very close to the town centre, local villas and gardens as well as the port to get around the lake. Service was always very attentive and the staff were very friendly. Great bar and restaurant although the dinner menu was a little on the short side . We had accidently booked half board so found the dinner options a little restrictive. Nonetheless the food was beautiful.

Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Royal Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.
The hotel, directly in front of Lake Como, is situated in middle of the village of Varenna, not so far from restaurants, activities and ferry dock.
All our staff is always at disposal for any need or suggestion making attention to all your request for giving you a perfect stay.
In case of half board you can have dinner at our restaurant choosing dishes directly by the menu of it.
Every day we propose a different plates prepared with care and love from our staff using very good primal materials creating local dishes just a bit renovated.
Hoping to see you again!

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Reviewed October 26, 2018

What a great hotel... from the service, to the room and breakfast too! This was my favorite hotel this trip to Italy! We stayed in the Lucia suite which was large, with a separate sitting area and a lovely balcony overlooking the lake. The bathroom and amenities provided were also perfect. I would absolutely stay here again and choose Varenna as my base while visiting Lake Como!

Room tip: Loved the Lucia Suite!
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Royal Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you loved your stay with us.
The hotel, situated just in front of Lake, is located in the middle of the quiet village of Varenna, not so far from restaurants, activities and transportation, especially the ferry boat, the idial method for moving by the lake.
Every day all our prepared staff offers to all our guests the best service for making their stay unforgettable helping them in all they need and trying to solve any problem they can have during their stay.
Every morning you can enjoy a continental buffet breakfast with a lot of variety for food and beverage starting in the best way your daytrip discovering the beautiful Lake Como.
Hoping to see you again!

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Reviewed October 20, 2018

I stayed at this hotel earlier this year and was very happy with my choice. I chose to stay in Varenna rather than the more popular town of Bellagio as the train station is in Varenna. The hotel is in a very convenient location in the village centre. It overlooks the lake but my room overlooked the town square being directly opposite the church. On the first evening, the hotel provided a welcome drink which I had in the Terrace Bar overlooking the lake. The room and bathroom were very comfortable and the breakfast was very good. On my last night, I was given a small gift of biscuits which was a lovely gesture.

Room tip: Request a lake view room.
Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Royal Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you loved stay in our hotel both the times.
The hotel, with an amazing view of the lake, is situated just in the middle of the village, not so far from restaurants, activities and transportations.
All the hotel has been recently renovated in the last year so our rooms are modern, with all the facilities you need during your stay, maintaining the old-fashioned style and the elegance as in the past.
Hoping to see you again!

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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We were absolutely blown away with the fabulous view from our lake side room. Amazing location and a helpful staff to make ones stay special. Checkin was quick and painless. The young man who helped with the bags did a great, brief explanation of all the amenities within the room. New to us this trip is the key in a switch by the door, which turns on or off all the electrical items in the room. Beds are large and comfortable, with a number of pillows. Small coffee service in the room as well. Bathroom is well equipped, but doesn’t handle two folks at the same time. Rain shower is a plus. Absolutely one of the top breakfast spreads we’ve ever seen. Service was wonderful for the breakfast as well and the location has an amazing view. The front desk kept our key each time we left, thankfully as it weighs about a ton. They made dinner reservations and taxi appointments and great recommends of ways to see the town. Rooms aren’t huge, but one should be either on the balcony or out in the town exploring, after your time with the complimentary sparkling wine in the outdoor bar with a great view, too.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank EZWash
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StefaniaCorti-Royal, Responsabile reception at Royal Victoria, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Dear guests, we are glad you loved your stay at our hotel.
Our hotel, situated in the middle of the village, not so far from activities, has an amazing view of the lake you can enjoy during your stay from you room or from the common areas.
The hotel, recently renovated in the last years, offers to our guests modern rooms with all the services you need maintaining the elegance and the old-fashioned style as in the past.
In case of any request our staff is always at your disposal with the mission to make your stay as perfect as we can helping you for restaurants or taxi reservations, suggesting you any activities or place to visit and giving you services on the top.
Hoping to see you again!

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