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Hotel du Lac
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this hotel while exploring Varenna. We planned to stay 2 nights in the town, but our original hotel could only offer us a room for our 1st night, so we went looking for a place for the next evening. We were in luck & able to secure a wonderful room.

Our room (#30) was on the 1st floor, tucked behind the reception area, off to the side of the hotel. It was advertised as a partial lake view. In reality, it had a private, Wisteria canopied balcony that looked out to the lake but was called partial view because it was set back, between the majority of the hotel & the building next door, and not directly on the lake's edge. The position of the room had the advantage of being shielded from the intense summer sun & being cool on a day that was in the upper 80's. The greenery on the balcony made the space wonderful for sitting on a really warm evening.

The hotel also features a similarly canopied balcony where you can eat lunch or have drinks. We enjoyed a couple of reasonably priced cocktails, that were accompanied by delicious complimentary snacks. The view is truly breathtaking & photos do not do it justice.

The lobby, lounge areas and bar area are beautiful. Our room included breakfast and we chose to eat it on the lake front balcony as it is shaded in the early morning. Breakfast was very good & the staff was most helpful.

The hotel is located down a small lane, at the bottom of a plaza, which looks pedestrian only. The day we found it, there was a market set up in the square, making it truly look undrivable. It surprised us that the square is meant to drive through & the hotel has a parking garage as well. The hotel may be difficult to find if you did not have excellent GPS & didn't leave the car. In reality, most of the sights, restaurants & hotels in Varenna are that way.

I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. It offered a wonderful, lake front view of Lake Como & great hospitality. I hope I get the opportunity to stay here again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank lesacarroll
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

I loved our quick stay at Hotel du Lac in Varenna (although I left my charger there...). the location is perfect for a base traveling around Lake Como. The staff was so helpful and friendly (most Italian hosts are) and helped with all of our baggage, car issues and parking concerns. They helped us plan our days around the lakes and gave us great advice on where to go exactly and how ---The room was large and very well air conditioned! It is a fabulous place with great views and romantic places to eat breakfast (LARGE!) and other meals. Situated high over the water. Nothing fancy and because we don't need more than clean bathrooms and comfortable beds it was great. But, there is so much more - very, very nice place and front desk staff. Just perfect. I will stay again!

Room Tip: quiet, parking, waterfront, double floored room. Perfect for families. Great location of restaurant. VIEWS!! better than Bellagio.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank therealmisspriss
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was our first time to Varenna and Hotel du Lac and we were bowled over. Our room was in the middle of the top floor with a 180 degree view of Lake Como and the surrounding mountains. Such peace, beauty and tranquility was bliss. Blockout curtains, air conditioning and a firm but comfortable bed ensured rest. The bathroom was small but clean. The balcony was where you wanted to be to soak up that view! Breakfast on the terrace below was a treat each morning and along with cereals, yoghurt, juice, coffee made to order, eggs, bacon and breads etc. The receptionist was multilingual and very helpful. I will not forget the scent of jasmine drifting in the air from the terrace or those magical views. Did not want to leave!

Room Tip: Book ahead for a lake view room.
Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Aussie T
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

We come back here time and time again. Varenna is a gorgeous place, hotel Du Lac is special. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Its almost impossible to comprehend the vista presented to you from the terrace. There is nothing quite like taking your first beer and gazing out over the lake. Breakfast is pretty special, watching the swallows and the to and fro of the ferries. The location of the hotel is also totally fab,

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank CallmeSteveStA
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a great choice right on the lake. The hotel is very much a boutique option and has a very welcoming ambience. With Varenna's size almost any accommodation is convenient, but this hotel is worthy of a slightly higher room rate being set right over the water The dining room where we had an excellent breakfast on each of 3 mornings overlooks the water with large windows / doors that open out onto the deck. If the weather had have been a little warmer I don't think we'd have left the balcony until half the day had gone.

Room Tip: Definitely pay a little extra to secure a lake side room - you will not regret it.
  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Diver_Mark
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