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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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Niagara Falls, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent five nights. Perfect location, on harbor front and steps to the ferry for easy access to Bellagio and Mennagio. Large, comfortable room with a balcony and a million dollar view of the Lake and the Mountains. Breakfast was included and was delicious. Dinner was AMAZING! Try the spinach ravioli... The staff all went out of their way to make... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed staying at Hotel Olivedo; really old school but with comfortable beds and good linens. Owner was very helpful and of course knows everyone/everything in town! The included breakfast was simple but good. If I were going back to Varenna we would stay there again but most likely we will go to Bellagio where there is more action/shopping/etc.... More 

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Southern Ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If romance had a definition, part of it would include Varenna and the Hotel Olivedo! The hotel is quaint and comfortable. We had a beautiful corner room with an amazing view of the lake and surrounding islands. Varenna is so beautiful! The room included breakfast each day and it was a pleasure to come to the lovely dining room for... More 

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Louisville, KY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just spent two nights at Hotel Olivedo and could not be more pleased! First, Laura is an excellent hostess and was warm and welcoming the entire time we were there. Second, the hotel is gorgeous! We paid to upgrade to Room 21, which had two beautiful views of the lake. The room is large, with a modern bathroom and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here in Spring 2015. There are so many excellent places on Lake Como. But the Hotel Olivedo is EXCEPTIONAL. From arriving and having Laura welcome us and direct us where to park (very tough in Varenna - but made exceptionally easy by pre arranging with Laura). The room was stunning. Exceptional views from two different aspects. One suggestion... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 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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California
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9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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