Ratings based on 283 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from Edinburgh, Scotland

A different hotel ecperience

Posted 17-Aug-2016
Pros: See above
Cons: Breakfast was perhaps a little basic, a dinner menu not very appealing - however both provided fare value for money - views over Lake Como outstandIng
Location: Explore Lake Como area, Bellagio etc
This was our second visit to this rather unusual, quirky hotel, previously a Hermitage. We would certainly recommend a visit for the unusual funicular transport to the simple but clean bedrooms, and would strongly recommend booking a room on the top floor, if you should so fortunate enough to get one. (We stayed previously in bedroom named Varenna - brilliant with suburb views overlooking Lake Como. All in all a very enjoyable experience.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller from Paris

Hôtel offrant une vue sublime sur le Lac de Côme

Posted 17-Aug-2016
Pros: La vue sur le Lac
Cons: La décoration des chambres
La vue de l'hôtel sur le lac de Côme est sublime quelque soit la chambre. Le parking est toutefois compliqué et les chambres, on ne peut plus spartiates. Mais l'ensemble est très propre et spacieux. A noter dans notre chambre la clim ne fonctionnait pas (dur en plein été).
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Fantastic hotel with spectacular view

Posted 09-Aug-2016
Hotel just a 10 minute walk from Varenna town (20 minutes from train station when arrived). Spectacular views as had superior double room so used the great lift up the hill side. 4th floor terrace has spectacular views of the beautiful lake which can be used to relax on. Breakfast is great with lots of choice of a cold breakfast. Staff very friendly. Walk to the castle begins near the hotel so extremely useful. Shower very powerful. Would highly recommend.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Great staff wonderful view

Posted 30-Jul-2016
Pros: Staff view,quietness very peaceful
Cons: Little more variety at breakfast
Location: Great location easy walk to ferry
Wonderful, amazing views well worth 3 elevator rides to our room. Staff couldn't do enough to make our stay more pleasant.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Beautiful location

Posted 25-Jul-2016
We stayed in the tower room which was a magical adventure. Very beautiful view and unique accessibility. We would advise caution on drive to the parking lot! Be ready for hill climbs!
2out of 5
by A verified traveller from llondon

Nice hotel good location

Posted 03-Jul-2016
Was very nice view Good location Very nice place verna
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Fort Worth, TX

You won't find better views of Lake Como!

Posted 30-Jun-2016
Pros: The views, the staff and the incredible food.
Cons: We loved everything about this place!
Location: Located above the city of Varenna, an inexpensive cab ride from the train station. Across the lake from Bellagio, which is a quick ferry ride away.
Amazing hotel with incredible views of Lake Como. We are already planning a trip back here next year and staying at the same place. The staff here is wonderful and really make you feel like family. The food here was fantastic both breakfast and dinner we ate were delicious and high quality. The check-in and out process was simple and quick. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were laid out well and had plenty of storage.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Traumhafte Lage am Berg über dem Comer See

Posted 15-Jun-2016
Pros: Die Lage mit Blick auf den Comer See und Varenna
Location: Es liegt ca. 10 Gehminuten außerhalb des Ortes Varenna oberhalb der Straße nach Fiumelatte.
Wir waren bereits zum 3. Mal in diesem Hotel. Die einzigartige Lage mit dem tollen Blick über den Comer See und auf den Ort Varenna ist den Aufenthalt wert. Das Hotel an sich ist nichts besonderes, eher Durchschnitt und der Übernachtungspreis spiegelt eher die Lage als die Ausstattung & Komfort des Hotels wieder. Für Urlaubsreisende mit dem Auto ist es als Zwischenstation auf dem Weg in (oder aus) dem Süden eine ganz klare Empfehlung. Für uns ist Varenna einer der schönsten Orte überhaupt. Die steile und enge Zufahrt zum Hotel ist mit dem Auto eine kleine Herausforderung.
4out of 5
by Virgil

Posted 26-May-2016 on Hotels
Very nice
5out of 5
by Debra from Berkshire

Missing Lake Como already

Posted 23-May-2016 on Hotels
We had 5 nights in this lovely hotel. The staff were all really friendly and very helpful and we would love to return. Lake Como is a stunning area in spite of the rain. Its very accessible to get to other villages on the boat and the train station is about a 20-25 min walk away. Our stay was not long enough. Only about 1 hour away by train from Milan.