Amazing views from our room, which was not at the upper level. We asked for a double room with balcony. The view was simply amazing and the room was very nice, clean with plenty of room. This hotel has two levels, the upper one, which is reached by the hotel's private funicular Which goes up the side of the hill/cliff about 100 feet. I don' know, since I don't like heights and did not go up there. Or view was amazing enough. The staff at the hotel was very nice, and there was private parking for our car and we could move the car up to the area near the reception desk to load and unload baggage. The hotel is situated about a 15 minute walk from Varenna which is a nice little town across Lake Como from Bellagio. We accessed Varenna by the car ferry which runs regularly from Menaggio (across the Lake). I think the fare was about 18 euros for car and passenger, one was. Not only was it convenient, but it was also fun.
We liked the hotel very much and would definitely stay here again if we returned to this area.