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Hotel Olivedo

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Piazza Martiri della Liberta,14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I arrived in beautiful Varenna after a very long flight from LAX (and not to mention, with no luggage... Thanks British air). The hotel is right on the water in a quaint building. The owner, Laura, immediately put us at ease and was warm, welcoming and helpful for our whole trip, as was the rest of the... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure how I forgot to review this quaint place. Hotel Olivedo, situated next to the shore of Lake Como, is a family run B&B style hotel which won’t be everybody’s cup of tea. The owner, Laura, can come across as irritable, bossy, rude and inconsiderate but I don’t believe she’s actually any of those things. “Your perception is your... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This review comes late --- my wife and I stayed here at the end of October 2014 --- but I've been feeling guilty about not posting a review ever since. Varenna was the last stop of a 12-day vacation that started in Milan and then went to Bologna, and we stayed in the Hotel Olivedo for 3 nights. The end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had a great stay at the Hotel Olivedo in Varenna, Lake Como. I stayed 6 nights in January 2015. I had a charming room with a balcony and a fabulous view of the lake and snow-capped mountains. The ferry is right outside the hotel door and connects you to Menaggio, Bellaggio and other places on the lake. The train... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I was very apprehensive about staying here, given some of the reviews here. But I found the Hotel and owner a delight! While it is true the age of the hotel is showing, but it adds to the charm of the stay. The hotel offered free wifi that worked very well. I was greeted very warmly by the owner upon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed at Hotel Olivedo from 4 September to 9 September, 2014. Our room was spacious and filled with lovely antiques and a comfortable chair for relaxing. The bathroom was large and completely modern. The view from our balcony looking out at Lake Como was breathtaking. We loved every minute of our time there with Laura making sure that everything... More 

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

my wife and I stayed there in June 2014 and were welcomed at reception but the mood changed when we ate elsewhere. In fact it was cold and couldn't care!! The price charged is over the top for value and the rooms were not comfortable with noise from next door. I would not recommend this place for value and that's... More 

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pietroSiena, Proprietario at Hotel Olivedo, responded to this review

Sir,relax, stay well and Merry Christmas! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This was our second stay at Hotel Olivedo having promised ourselves that we would soon return after our last wonderful visit to Lake Como. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed back by the wonderful Laura who treats us more like old friends than hotel guests.As ever, she was extremely helpful and full of useful tips and advice for enjoying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I have returned many times to stay in the Hotel Olivedo in Varenna, and will be returning again next year. I love staying here, the position overlooking the lake is superb, and the hotel has a warm, caring, homely, authentic Italian feeling which I love. But mainly I return because of the owner Laura. She is a wonderful person who... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I first came to Olivedo in 1997. We went almost yearly the rest of his life. Since his passing, I still return to wonderful Laura, her Mama and her Poochie. It is like coming home to this beautiful place, with the astonishing views, from an exquisite room with every comfort.. The breakfast is so pleasing served very... More 

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