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Hotel Olivedo

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Martiri della Liberta,14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 6 hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Valdosta, Georgia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Hotel Olivedo on May 7-9, 2014. It was a great place with beautiful lake views. We were right where the ferries came in from Bellagio and Menaggio. All you had to do was walk downstairs. The owner was very helpful. She went in the kitchen late at night and fixed a sandwich for my husband who has... More

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Sydney, N.S.W. Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The memory of our 6 night stay at Hotel Olivedo on Lake Como will remain with us until, with good fortune, we are able to return to this charming hotel again. Laura, the third generation of her family to run this fine old hotel, is polite and serious about her hotel, which she runs with great efficiency, energy and much... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location, excellent lake view (I suppose there's only lake view rooms). Old authentic interiors with renovated bathrooms, cozy bed. Breakfast is average, don't expect too much. The stuff is trained and welcoming. The hotel is located is located in harbor where ferries and boats have its stop, so if you'd like to wake up late, it's not your place.... More

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cincinnati
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just came back from a great stay at Hotel Olivedo. We were with extended family, including teenagers, and none of us had ever been to Varenna. The location of the hotel is excellent, near the ferries and right on the water, the staff is great, friendly and helpful, and the dinners were the best we had in "town". For... More

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there three times it was so good. Like a trip back in time this old world hotel transports you back to the turn of the 20th century. The owner was so accommodating as we sat in the rain one morning sipping coffee waiting for our departure by ferry.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is of the old world charm type of hotel that one would imagine in an old movie of the 1940's. Our room was number 25 and looked out over the lake and mountains....so romantic, just like honeymooning in the Alps. Although the hotel is old, it is very clean and it appears that Laura the owner/manager keeps everything ship... More

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Forest Hills, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed here in July 2014 for 4 nights with my wife, I can understand what everyone is saying about the staff. I think it's important to note that the staff is, I think, traditional for Italian standards. The staff is there for long hours. It's like a family run affair. As long as you don't expect Four Seasons Diamon... More

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Rochester, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A classic small European resort hotel located on the lakefront across from the ferry terminal. Nosy and busy during the day, but quiet at night. We were on the third floor, overlooking the lake and the action, with a small balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows and shutters. The room was spacious, with older furniture, plenty of drawer space, bath was nice.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Olivedo – it is a lovely place. We were very warmly welcomed by Laura and shown to our beautiful room which, to our amazement, had a lovely garden with a view over the lake. We had originally planned to travel around Lake Como during our stay but the hotel and... More

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the hotel was good with an excellent view over the lake, right next to ferry terminal. The room was clean. The evening meal we chose to have on the first night was good but was overpriced. The bathroom was very poor for the cost of the room 175 euro B&B. There was a very small bath with... More

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Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta,14, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Olivedo 3*
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