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Villa Elena

Piazza S. Giorgio, 7, Varenna, Italy
Villa Elena

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
20 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: This place is in the middle of Varenna and has a beautiful view of Lake Como. The owner, Signora Seta is very sweet and gets around great for a 94 year old woman. Cons: There is a hot water heater in the shower. First of all water + electrical appliances = bad news. The heater wasn't turned on when... More 

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Milan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have stayed in Villa Elena before and I found it a great place, as per my previous review. The Villa is however property of a very old lady that lives there. Unfortunately, after coming back this summer, we found the old lady to be a bit too old to be a host. The Venue is nice, but it is... More 

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Milan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I stayed with some friends at Villa Elena, and it felt like going back in time. The furniture and the Villa are both antique, and beautiful to stay in. The renovated Kitchen and living room have a great lake view and terrace. We could not have asked for more, and my friends that had alread been there for my Wedding... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was the cheapest place we stayed in during our trip around Italy and for the price, it was an excellent stay! The location is excellent – right in the middle of town. The room we had was large with two single beds (just as expected). It also had two large windows, one overlooking the square. The shared bathroom was... More 

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Australia
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35 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

My friend and I discussed whether I should post a review of this gem, wanting to keep it our little secret! One of the best places we stayed on our trip. Villa Elena is literally in the middle of Varenna, the owner an adorable elderly woman called Seta. We had reserved a room with a shared bathroom, but she gave... More 

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We confirmed a reservation for a double room with private bathroom at villa Elena for 2 nights in early August. We were very excited about it based on the reviews here and also the price! Was it too good to be true? Yes it was. our experience was terrible: We spoke over the phone with the owner herself the day... More 

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Chico, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a great value place to stay in Varenna. The most economical place my wife and I found in three weeks of traveling Italy. It was clean, cozy, and had a great location. If your looking for a four star hotel type of place, this is not for you. It feels as if your staying in your grandmothers house.... More 

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Lancashire
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20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed here with my family for three nights during a trip to Varenna as I was getting married at Villa Cipressi. We arrived in Varenna quite late at night and Miss Seta stayed up to wait for us. She is a lovely older lady and whilst she doesn't speak much English always wants to help. The Villa is quite... More 

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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

First, you probably won't find a better hotel in Varenna at this price - believe me, we looked because my friend had to assist in lodging 25 of her wedding guests in town. The entire hotel is four very charming rooms - the larger one at the end has a huge balcony overlooking Lake Como and an ensuite bathroom. The... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

We got in later in the evening so we didn't get the room with the view. Signora was a very sweet lady who understood English pretty well. Our first night we stayed in a room where the wood-floor is in need of finishing. The next day we moved to a better room. There was a shared bathroom at the end... More 

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