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Maria's House

Contrada dell'Arco 3, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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new york
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My husband, my son and I stayed in Maria's House on our last visit to Italy. I did not write a review back then because it wasn't listed on Trip Advisor then. We loved it so much we just booked her other apartment, Annina's House (studio apartment) for April 2014. This time it will be just the two of us... More 

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Rome, Italy
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Maria's house was a gem. It is only steps from St.Giorgio's square and a just a short stroll to the waterfront. The ferry terminal is about a 10 minute stroll away. The place is well furnished with everything you might want and has a warm, homey feel to it. We were there for only a few days but felt right... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

dear tripadvisor, I can find no other way of contacting you, so to those that may read this Maria's is in no way involved. i tried to make a booking thru tripadvisor last night, and a website that called itself Late Rooms.com took over the booking process, now has my credit card details, and i have no confirmation of booking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
10 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

we arrived late in the sept afternoon when the golden sun was shimmering on the lake...marias B&B was beautifull appointed and comfortable...we had two rooms with ensuites and stayed only 1 night enroute to chamonic via menaggio , lugarno and the simplon pass...the breakfast was fantastic and marias attention to every detail amazing...varenna is such a beautiful village...we were so... More 

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I requested a room for Sept. 25 and 26 in 2011, on Sept 21st of that year, just three days out. That same day they sent an email confirming a "double bath, TV, beautiful lake view...". We arrive at the train station in Varenna and hire a cab to take us to their B&B Fontelago. I then dial their phone... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed at the other property that Maria and Pietro own, called Annina's House. It was perfect! Maria and Pietro met us at the Varenna train station and took us (2 min by car) to the apartment. They are a very nice couple, and though they do not speak much English, are extremely friendly, warm and gracious people. This apartment... More 

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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived. Not only was it a lovely, fully equipped apartment, but the location couldn't have been better (for the price). Sure, we could have spent 3-4 times as much per night on a hotel room with balcony overlooking the lake. However this apartment was located on the #1 most picturesque sidestreet in Varenna. Centrally... More 

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Suttons Bay, MI
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10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

studio apartment with washer and dryer as well as cooking facilities. It was in an excellent location to the walk along the lake and a short walk to the train station even though the owners met us at the train station and transported us to the apartment at the beginning and end of our stay. We loved that we could... More 

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Park City, Utah
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2011

We were not able to rent Maria's house but stayed in her other property. It was very small, but very well organized and was well equiped and very comfortable for our weeks stay in June 2011. The location is perfect - just 40 steps down to the beautiful promenade of Lake Varenna. We could sit on our little terrace and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

We stayed at Maria's House the week between Christmas and New Year's and we really enjoyed it! The town was just beautiful and very romantic, quiet and slow in this off season, and so evocative of the days before tourists overran these lakeside villages. All the villas were closed, but some shops were open and we visited Bellagio and Menaggio,... More 

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Address: Contrada dell'Arco 3, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
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