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“Loved Casa Stacy!” 4 of 5 stars
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Casa Stacy
Piazza San Giorgio 3, 23826 Varenna, Italy   |  
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“Loved Casa Stacy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

As my title says, we all loved Casa Stacy!

Varenna.......Would have to be one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited, and our staying at Casa Stacy helped make our time in Varenna unforgettable.....

Unfortunately, we only had the one day and night to spend here, but we will be back. Stacy herself is great to deal with. From our first email enquiry 6 months ago, to meeting up with her to take us to her apartment, she was a pleasure to deal with.

And if Stacy offers you the chance to go on a Sunset cruise including a fish dinner.....grab it with both hands! It was the best 25Euros (for the cruise) we have spent in a long time. The meal at the restaurant (which was an extra cost depending on what you order) was delicious and also the best value meal we have had in the 3 months of travelling Europe so far. Stacy arranged an amazing table for the four of us. We all had the best time, and that's including our 19 year old Son and Girlfriend who had the time of their lives :)

We stayed in the apartment set apart from the other rooms down the hill a little bit, and it was just lovely. We personally loved the decor, and the bed and pillows were devine! There were little glimpes of the lake from the apartment, but you had access to a separate outside terrace with incredible romantic views of the lake. Our apartment was quiet except for loud people walking past from time to time, but that is to be expected when staying in a traditional Italian town bang in the middle of the cobblestone street areas :)

The only negative for us was no WiFi in the apartment, and we had to go to a surrounding cafe or restaurant to use the internet which wasn't that big a deal for one night, but it would have been if we had stayed any longer as my Husband needs access to the internet for business dealings at home.

All in all though, we would not hesitate to stay with Stacy again. Not only is her accommodation wonderful, she herself is an amazing host and you will certainly receive a more personal touch from her than you would from any run of the mill hotel :)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had a wonderful 3 night stay in Lake Como at Casa Stacy. This is a great place to stay (well appointed rooms, beautiful views, quaint little town), but Stacy's attention and service is incomparable. We stayed at 2 other places in other parts of Italy during this vacation and kept saying how much we missed Stacy. She went out of her way to help us with restaurant reservations, sunset cruise, got us much coveted tickets to a vivaldi concert at villa carlotta in tremezzo, and was always available and responsive. This is much more than just a place to stay. It is an experience thanks to Stacy's attentiveness and hospitality.

As I mentioned before, the rooms are great. We stayed in the Plaza View Suite (2 bedrooms, 1 bath). We were 3 adults and 3 kids and this suited us just fine. There is a pull out in the living room. Casa Stacy is located right in the main square of town and sits over a restaurant which as some have noted can be loud at times. We were there during the world cup so it was quite noisy at times. I brought some ear plugs based on the reviews I had read and that solved the problem. Stacy can also offered to provide ear plugs as there was a concert in the plaza one of the evenings. Honestly, it wasn't that loud and would not dissuade me from staying there in the future. The room has a coffee machine and small kitchen. Stacy provided us with some milk, yogurt, fruit, and granola which was great. There is also a common area upstairs that has an honor bar where you can enjoy some prosecco or other drinks. Arguably the best part of Casa Stacy (besides Stacy herself) is the 360 view from the terrace on the upper level. Breathtaking.

Also just a note about Varenna. This is a great place to stay in the Lake Como area. The ferry to Bellagio or other areas is close by and so quick and easy. It beats staying in the more expensive and crowded Bellagio.

Can't wait to return!! Stacy, we miss you!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited recently and enjoyed our stay in Varenna.

Pros:
- Central location
- Close to lots of restaurants and the nearest parking
- Beautiful roof terrace
- Free wi-fi
- Clean rooms
- Stacy's local knowledge

Cons:
- One night we stayed there was a lot of noise from the bar below. I guess it's the payoff for the central location but it did keep us up and if there were earplugs provided we don't see them.
- Compared to other places we stayed it was quite expensive for the level of decor. It was clean and bright but it was a bit too Ikea-showroom for us. We hope it doesn't come across as too negative since we did have a nice stay but I think the rate isn't quite at the right level given the decoration. We stayed in some quite individual nicely decorated places nearby and the quality of the rooms were higher for a lower rate.

Overall we would stay again if we could find a good rate and we recommend Varenna as a good base for activities and excursions.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights and could not have been happier. Stacy made us very welcome and we felt at home immediately in this beautiful little town.
Some excellent little restaurants, ferry access to Lake Como and a delightful atmosphere. Sipping (?) Spritzs' in the sunshine by the Lake will be a permanent memory.

Stayed June 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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
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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
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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
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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
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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 4 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 
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