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View from the Terrace
View from the Terrace
View from the Terrace
The sunny covered Terrace with Balcony
The covered Terrace
The terrace dining area
The indoor living area
Porlezza
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Rental Home – 
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

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Steve B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Fantastic views of the lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This property is in an excellent location right beside the lake. It is South facing meaning that you get the sun on the balcony for most of the day. It is easy to get to Lugano and Lake Como each a short drive away. I thought the criticisms made in the July 2013 reviews were quite unfair. If you stay beside an Italian lake in the summer there will be mosquitos ants and lizards so you just need to take basic precautions. The same is true if you want to keep cool inside. You just have to use the window shutters and the air conditioning appropriately. The kitchen equipment is at times basic But the Holiday company were very helpful when we told them of any difficulty For example We couldn't find any scissors So they just gave us the scissors from the office there and then .....problem solved. It has Wi-Fi and it is just a few minutes walk from the town but the best feature is the very large balcony with lots of different places to sit and admire the views of the lake.

4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nisseboss...
1 review
“Nice outside area. Not so nice inside.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We booked this place for nine days, but after four days we've had enough. There is an air-condition on the groundfloor, but the bedroom is on the mezzanine floor. We had normal summer temperature outside. The bedroom was 27-28 degrees warm at night.
Lots of ants inside the flat.
Mosquitos outside in the evening.

2 of 5 stars Value 2 of 5 stars Location
2 of 5 stars Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Idiehs
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dont go there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Bugs everywhere
Smelly towels
Not cleaned at all
Aircondition not working in the bedroom so its damn hot in there!!! There is a road right ouside with alot of traffic.
Was promised no mosquitoes and the whole family got eaten up. Suiatable for children? No! Standard! Very poor. We left in the middle of the vacation. Couldnt live like this! Lizzards in bed? Not my style. Asked for our money back! Did we Get it? ....

2 of 5 stars Value 3 of 5 stars Location
1 of 5 stars Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Debbie S
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A wonderful cosy retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing place to stay. Really different! Set into the cliff face it is a stone cottage with so much oldie worldly character. Very romantic.
We went when it was cold and wet and felt very cosy. But it would be fantastic to be there in the summer when you could utilise the terraces.
The information from the booking agents was very useful too and gave us ideas of things to do while we visited the area. You do need a car. It would have been useful to have a pack in the apartment though with information on how to use the shower, where the supermarket was etc. We arrived on a Sunday with no milk or bread, and everywhere closed!
The only other problem we had was showering...there is a huge new shower across the open terrace which we did brave despite the cold and rain but only managed one hot shower from the tank. My poor fiancé had a cold shower. Not nice on a cold, wet morning. The shower in the cottage was tiny and hard to get hot water from too.
I felt the photos on the website led you to believe this property was actually on the lake and in fact a road divides it. Also the cliff it is built into provides a road tunnel that is the equivalent to an A road. In the morning rush hour this was noisy. As we're the church bells......but that's the joy of staying in Italy.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
3 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The cosines and oldie worldy feeling, log fires,
Liked least: Showering and the traffic noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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