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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Argegno, Lake Como, Lombardy

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MollyLond...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Outstanding in so many ways”
Reviewed July 15, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

A group of six of us stayed for four nights and we could not have been made more welcome by Francesco (the owner). Nothing was to much trouble whilst making our booking and during our stay. He can literally organise anything you need.

The Villa was a joy, breath-taking views, you are literally on the water and as a result we spent as much time as we could enjoying the views. The Villa was really spacious and spotless, it had everything we needed as a group. Our bulldog Molly loved it and also enjoyed the lovely garden.

Its location was excellent and allows you great flexibility to visit the rest of the Lakes many beautiful spots.

Argegno is only a short walk away (I would not necessarily recommend walking as the road is busy at times and a little dangerous on foot). Its a beautiful little place with some nice places to eat and fantastic ice cream bar.

The only down side was having to leave, we will however return. Thanks again Francesco.

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Liked best: Wonderful lake views, you are on the water.
Liked least: We enjoyed every minute.
Travelling group: Large Group
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lpatel199...
Austin, Texas
1 review
“Unbelievable experience”
Reviewed June 24, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had such an amazing Italian trip all beginning with our stay at Villa La Ruga. We wanted to stay away from the crowds and really get the feel of what Lake Como was all about. The location of the villa is perfect and the views were unforgettable. We were able to take day trips to St. Moritz and partake in wine/cheese tasting tours in Piedmont. In terms of the villa itself, some parts of the interior could use an update. Also while we were there the A/C wasn't working but Francesco did provide us extra fans which turned out fine. Francesco was very kind, helping to organize our boat tour and excursions and gave many suggestions for restaurants, things to do. etc. He was a gracious host and was very attentive to our needs. If you are looking for a place to really experience Lake Como this is it. Overall a wonderful experience!

Travelling group: Extended Family
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jeloac
Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Europe 2015”
Reviewed June 13, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our 2015 Europe trip started with lake Como and staying at Villa La Ruga was probably the highlight of our trip we stay there three days, we were meant by Francesco and he was a perfect Host, gave us all the instructions to the house and the area and we had Chef Umberto cooking dinner for us each day we were there. It was a perfect three days we relax, drink Vino and ate great food. I highly recommend staying there a week, three days was not enough.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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jmuellman
Madison, Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Only wish we could have stayed longer”
Reviewed June 10, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Our vacation here at Villa La Ruga was nothing short of perfect. I could go on for days about the view. There were 3 couples and I believe that we all enjoyed ourselves as a group and yet there was ample space for our privacy. I only wish we could have stayed longer and gone to every town on the lake. Our amazing host met us graciously and arranged for all of our desires, from a perfect Italian meal cooked by a private chef, (just say yes please), to a private boat tour. I cannot recommend this adventure more highly.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: not a thing
Travelling group: Friends
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Chris2014...
Surrey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A perfect villa in a perfect location”
Reviewed June 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful stay in this beautiful villa. Perfectly located in every way, the villa itself is charming , highly maintained , and with all the modern facilities you need.,. A car is essential really to travel to the various towns and ferry points , even to nearby Argegno, but the owner Francesco could not do more to help and advise, including organising for us a private chef and and a private boat tour both highly recommended .

Once you do tour the Lake, you really appreciate what an exceptional villa this is. A memorable place ideal for a special occasion as well as a delightful holiday.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
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DesertBir...
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
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“Highlight of Italy”
Reviewed June 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Our stay at Villa La Ruga was the highlight of our stay in Italy. The family owned estate is impeccably managed by 3rd generation owner, Francesco. We were welcomed by Francesco at the piazza in Argeno who was kind enough to arrange reservations for us jet lagged weary travelers from the US. Francesco was very accommodating making sure we had everything we needed at the villa. He also made arrangements for our private boat tour of Lake Como. We highly recommend treating yourself to a night (or two) of Umberto’s personally made cuisine at the villa. Perfecto! Our group of 3 couples spent our days exploring neighboring villages by ferry. We mostly enjoyed our evenings at the villa relaxing on the veranda, playing bocce ball and drinking good vino. The Villa is a magical place for families who are looking for a special retreat, or friends who want to create wonderful memories. Our only regret was that we had to leave our beloved Villa La Ruga.

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Liked best: The hospitality of Francesco
Travelling group: Friends
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cillairne...
Horton, United Kingdom
1 review
“perfect spot”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This villa is fabulous. My friends and I had the best stay and hopefully will be back next year. it is a little hard to find but it is definitely worth finding.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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