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Eremo Gaudio

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Via Roma 25, 23829 Varenna, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2007
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2007

There are two main reasons for staying here: peaceful location and the spectacular view. If you do decide to stay here make sure to reserve a “superior” room (the ones up top with a view). Our view was absolutely breathtaking: the city of Varenna to the right, Bellagio across the lake and wide views of Lake Como and the hills... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

Wow, what a hotel and view, stayed in the room Bellagio, basic but very clean and all requirements met, no problem with water etc. What an amazing view and the funicular railway to the room is great fun. One of the best places I have ever stayed. Town and lake very handy, only a small walk up a very gentle... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2007

We walked in and got a 100 euro room. Eremo = hermitage. These were monk's rooms, so I didn't expect much. It met my expectations. Breakfast included, and quite nice. view was best in town, quiter than being by the ferry, bars, or on the street. Problem. Management controls the air conditioning. your were expected to open your windows at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2007

beautiful setting above lake como and varenna itself with stunning views across the lake and up into the mountains with a clear view of the castle. we were situated on the lower portion of the hotel, underneath the reception and breakfast area, which we found a tad noisy, especially with people coming and going past our room in the early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

Just returned from 3 weeks in Italy and staying here on Lake Como was one of the highlights. We stayed in the one of the suites on the 2nd level - only the restaurant was above us and the views were amazing (see photos). I chose the hotel because of TripAdviser and I wasn't disappointed. The room was spotlessly clean... More 

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Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2007

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Eremo Gaudio for 3 nights during July, we were looking forward to staying here on the basis of the wonderful reviews. What a disappointment !! We arrived after 11pm expecting at least a drink from the bar but the manager shook his head and said 'closed for the night'. What a way... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2007

If this hotel had been located anywhere else but on the shores of Lake Como, I probably wouldn't have come away quite as pleased with it as I did. The views are a big part of the experience and located as it is high on the hill, the scenery every way you turn really is jaw dropping. The hotel itself... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2007

My daughter and I just returned home from a fabulous trip to Italy where we spent a few days in Varenna. This hotel is amazing! I have stayed in many hotels throughout Europe but this is one in a million. It is high on cliff above the town looking out over lake Como. The views from the rooms and terraces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

We recently spent our first three nights of our vacation on Lake Como at the Eremo Gaudio Hotel located just outside of Varenna. This hotel offers the best views of the lake. Although it is a short hike into town, my wife and I enjoyed the walk and the location. I would suggest that if you book this hotel you... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2007

We came to the Eremo after two weeks of coach touring. The difference was amazing. Our greeting at reception was warm, we had time for a little chat before we were ushered into the external lift (a tiny funicular) to our rooms and every member of the staff welcomed us with smiles. To be fair, we had booked the best... More 

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