We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great location beautiful lake town!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Stacy

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Save
You added Casa Stacy to your Saves list
Casa Stacy
Piazza San Giorgio 3, 23826 Varenna, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great location beautiful lake town!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Varenna is a perfect location to stay away from the crowds of other lake towns like Bellagio, and Casa Stacy is right at the main square of the town!
We stayed one night at the plaza view suite; very clean, well equipped kitchen, wonderful bathroom amenities. On the bad side....suite was not ready for us when we arrived (7,30pm). No coffee pods, no fruit and food as promised, no TV, sofa bed not ready, too noisy late at night (bar just below suite).
I would try something different next visit....expensive for the service received....

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    45
    8
    3
    2
    0
See reviews for
15
26
Solo
0
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed only one brief evening in Varenna at Casa Stacy on May 25th. Very intimate property and we had the lakeview suite. The room had really nice views of the lake from the living room, the bathroom and the bedroom. The terrace on top of the hotel has magnificent 360 degree views.

Walking the town in the afternoon was great. In the evening we took the EUR 25/ea lake tour with Stacy and our group was a total of 16; the pictures of the town from the lake are like postcards. We expected to have dinner with the group, but when we arrived at the restaurant, Stacy had pre-arranged for a special romantic table with the best lake view for the two of us since she knew it was our 10th anniversary trip. A very nice personal touch and very appreciated by us.

Our description of our one night is "ideal". Only regret is that we had only one night to stay at Casa Stacy.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stacy K, Owner at Casa Stacy, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
I am so glad you two enjoyed your 'short' but sweet trip to my little corner of the world!! See you for the 15 year too? Cheers, Stacy
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
269 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our three night stay in Varenna was one of the best trips we've taken in recent memory. Varenna is the ideal base location for visiting Lake Como since it has railroad connections to Milano and is located at the middle of the lake, just across from Bellagio. You get all the perks of staying in an exclusive secluded enclave, but with quick efficient transport and reasonable prices. Varenna itself was our favorite town on Lake Como: very intimate and charming with cobbled lanes down to the lake and very friendly people. Staying at Casa Stacy helped to make the experience even more memorable since the accommodations were so comfortable. We stayed in the "Angel Apartment" which we had all to ourselves. This apartment has two large ensuite bedrooms which share a common kitchen and living area. There's even a terrace with a view of the lake! Stacy was very warm and helpful, suggesting several restaurants for dinner and helped to make reservations for us in advance. She even arranged a lake cruise at sunset which was one of the highlights of our stay. We'd recommend taking the ferry all the way to Como to see the marvelous villas and gardens along the way. We'll be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Singapore
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

31Mar'14 to 2Apr '14:
Varenna is one of the towns around Lake Como and away from the hustle and bustle of the busier towns like Bellagio, Como or Menaggio. Varenna is compact and beautiful, you could walk to everywhere!

We stayed at the Casa del Prato (which is within a 3-storey apartment) which is about 3mins walk from the main Casa Stacy. It is a 1-bedroom apartment, has a full kitchenette (there is a great family-owned store nearby), washing machine (bring along your own detergent or buy some from the store), dining table, living room area and access to an outdoor terrace which has a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. It is a really spacious and cosy apartment.

The host, Stacy, is wonderful and will give you suggestions on activities in Varenna for a memorable stay. We took up the cooking class with Chef Moreno which you can book through Stacy and that was great :)

It is not a hotel, so don't expect housekeeping or buffet/served breakfast. Stacy will supply breakfast(yogurt,muesli, coffee, milk, fruits) for the duration of your stay when you arrive and if you want more, you could let her know or buy some from the shop.

From Casa del Prato in Varenna, you could easily walk to the ferry station to go around to the other towns. Varenna has wonderful restaurants and cafe too but it is not crowded as compared to the other towns.

Stay with Casa Stacy in Varenna, you will love the tranquility and beautiful apartment. You may not want to go home :)

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We only stayed at Casa Stacy three nights and if it wasn't for forward plans, would have easily doubled our stay in Varenna. Stacy met us when we arrived from the train station and we immediately felt at home. After a tour of the apartment, she made us a booking at a local highly rated restaurant (Borgavino) which was a godsend as people were wandering in between 7 and 10 desperate for a booking.

Stacy also arranges dinners and we had a great time with a couple from the USA out on a private launch with all the sites pointed out for us on the way. Stacy captained the launch back to Varenna and showed her speed-demon side!

We spent four weeks traveling around northern Italy, Paris and London and still think of the 3 nights staying at Casa Stacy as the highlight of the entire trip.

Thanks Stacy!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed in the 2 bedroom Piazza View Suite, with kitchen and from the moment we arrived, we were in awe of the hospitality of Stacy and the amazing views from the roof top terrace. We arrived from an overnight plane ride and train and immediately found comfort and relaxation in our suite at Casa Stacy.
The suite was furnished with fruit, yogurt, cereal,& milk, plus a well stocked "bar' with refreshments was available on the top floor, near the roof terrace. Casa Stacy is basically new interior, new baths , kitchen and comfortable furnishings, new appliances, dishes,and a great coffee maker in an old building on a quaint square in Varenna. When you get to the roof terrace, for breakfast, cocktails or private time reading, you don't want to leave. Your view is 360 degrees . I loved watching the ferries, and small boats while hearing the local church bells and the stirrings of the local residents.The location is good for touring Lake Como, getting the train, restaurants , sightseeing in the area and just hanging out. The best feature of Casa Stacy is Stacy. Stacy invited all the guests to take a private tour of Lake Como at sunset, serving us prosecco with a backdrop of mountains, palaces and the most gorgeous of scenery.( there's no pressure to take the boat trip, but I would recommend it).
Stacy knows the people, the language, restaurants, and the history. She has a library of travel books, novels, brochures/maps, and free internet. Stacy is a great resource and a lovely person.
As other reviews have noted, Casa Stacy is located above a Bar that serves coffee in the a.m.and drinks throughout the day and night. It wasn't a problem for us, but Stacy provides ear plugs . We wished we didn't have to leave . It was a beautiful experience, a delightful hotel and the most memorable part of our trip to Italy. Thanks Stacy!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Casa Stacy is located in the square of the breathtaking village of Varenna by the Lake Como. Stacy is a wonderful lady who looks after her guests as if they are her personal friends. Stacy's restaurant recommendations are also one not to be missed. She really knows her (yummy) food around town!

The view from the roof terrace is something you won't forget for a long time. Enjoy the sun setting with a glass of prosecco with new friends - you can't help but enjoy the great company of other guests at Casa Stacy. We also took the sunset boat ride, and it was a lot of fun. Stacy has LOTS of knowledge about Lake Como, and is more than happy to share them with her guests.

The flat itself is quite spacious with a kitchen of its own (sink, coffee machine, utensils, etc.) and a small terrace to sit and have your morning coffee while daydreaming. The bathroom is also good - Stacy provides some basic necessities, which was a lovely surprise. We also had locally made fresh yoghurt with some cereal and fruits, although there is no harm heading down to the cafes by the lake for a traditional Italian brekky! A cleaner came during the day to clean the flat, so it was nice to come back to a made up place.

The only thing about the location is that when there is an event at the centre of the village, you will no doubt hear about it. Stacy is quite thoughtful and provides ear plugs, but you really can't help but be (literally) shaken with the noise. When we were there, we happened to be in the middle of a series of concerts, and we got the rock gig. So sleeping didn't necessarily come easy! I really wish we knew, especially since we have some light sleepers. Other than that, it was a truly delightful stay and we are grateful for such a beautiful introduction to the Lake Como region.

Thank you, Stacy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Varenna
0.4 mi away
Eremo Gaudio
Eremo Gaudio
#5 of 6 in Varenna
4.0 of 5 stars 359 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Villa Cipressi
Hotel Villa Cipressi
#2 of 6 in Varenna
4.0 of 5 stars 321 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Olivedo
Hotel Olivedo
#3 of 6 in Varenna
4.0 of 5 stars 552 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Royal Victoria
Royal Victoria
#4 of 6 in Varenna
4.0 of 5 stars 153 reviews
2.1 mi away
Hotel Belvedere Bellagio
Hotel Belvedere Bellagio
#1 of 17 in Bellagio
4.5 of 5 stars 978 reviews
1.9 mi away
Hotel Bellagio
Hotel Bellagio
#7 of 17 in Bellagio
4.5 of 5 stars 538 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Casa Stacy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa Stacy

Address: Piazza San Giorgio 3, 23826 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Stacy is an unique experience in the main square of Varenna. The historic villa in the central square of varenna is one of the best locations if you like to be near all the action (restaurants, the lake side cafes, concerts, historical sites, train station and ferry boats). Stacy has arranged special activities, like seeing how the local 'bresaola meat is cured and cooking classes for you expand your visit to lake como. Best prices at Casa Stacy web site. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Venere, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Casa Stacy reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Casa Stacy, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.