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“Charming, warm accommodation with personal touch” 4 of 5 stars
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Albergo del Sole
Piazza San Giorgio 17, 23829 Varenna, Italy   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Varenna B&B and Inns
Portland, Oregon
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3 hotel reviews
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“Charming, warm accommodation with personal touch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

My adult daughter and I stayed here and loved it. Rooms were small but clean. Quiet and very well located along the piazza in magical Varenna. Ask for a room off the Piazza as they are quieter. Francesco the owner is ever present, kind, and helpful. The hotel is very well located despite not having a view. Close to all dining, easy access to main roads, lovely walking to the ferry. We woke to the peel of bells each morning. Breakfast was a little dry but served with a smile. Can't recommend enough.

Room Tip: Ask for a room off the piazza. Quieter in back.
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  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We're a family of four-- kids ages 6 and 8-- and we loved Varenna and loved this hotel! Much more affordable than most that offer a lake-view, and we actually really liked being on Varenna's main square, the Piazza San Giorgio. The owner and staff were so, so nice and helpful... room was bright and clean, and we loved our balcony that looked out over the square. Breakfast was wonderful, and when we finished our coffee or were running low of anything on our breakfast table, it was quickly replenished. Even if you don't stay here, definitely try the hotel restaurant/pizzeria while in Varenna-- the food is delicious, wonderful service, and fun to look out and people-watch on the main square while enjoying your meal. Great restaurant if you have kids, as the kids can hang out on the wide steps leading down to the restaurant area, rather than being stuck at the table the entire time. Wonderful little hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

This is nice little hotel at the piazza San giorgo small modern room very clean, breakfast was very basic if you now what mean. The restaurant served very god food i ate there 2 times and enjoyd it very much. I paid €90 for a single room.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

A wonderful stay of 2-nights. The staff provided us with excellent service. The room was clean and modern. Breakfast was good with pastries, cheese, meat, juice & coffee. Varenna is a lovely lakeside village with access to passenger or auto ferry. This hotel/B&B is located in the main piazza. This is a great place to stay away from the tourist crowds with easy access to the passenger or auto ferry. Would stay again.

Room Tip: The suite was a nice choice for our girl trip. Lake view room with lots of room, quiet, with 2 twin...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed at Albergo del Sole for 5 nights. It was a very comfortable stay in a lovely hotel set on the piazza in Varenna. The rooms are light and bright and very clean.
The staff Francesco, Enzo and Dora, were so friendly, helpful and generous.
We ended up eating at the hotel restaurant 3 out df the 5 nights. The pasta, pizzas and the seafood risotto was amazing ! Very well priced meals and drinks. It has a great buzzy atmosphere.
The church bell does start at 7am, but it is all part of the Italian experience in this beautiful town.
Thank you for a great stay. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Would recommend it might be better to get a higher floor room,as the restaurant is quite lively at n...
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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 9, 2013

We stayed two nights in June in the "suite" The suite has two single beds pushed together to make one queen size bed and a pull out sofa that is fine for one or two smallish kids. The bathroom is clean and modern with a shower. The suite does have a view of the lake from the side. The church bell does ring at 7 am. I think it chimes 100 times and I am not kidding. I stopped counting at 60. 7 am is the only time it rings this many times though. I would not let this deter you from staying here, I just thought I would mention it because I saw it mentioned in other reviews. Francesco was my main contact at the hotel. He seems to be the "Jack of all trades" here. He speaks good English and is very friendly and funny too! All staff is exceptionally helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: The suite would be good for a family of 4 (1-2 small children <12), otherwise you may opt for two...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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
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Grosseto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed in a single room for the two nights 23 and 24/05/13. A simple but adequate room with good bathroom with shower, all extremely clean, as the rest of the hotel is, including the restaurant/pizzeria which is part of the business. The owners/staff are all polite, very friendly and helpful. The price is very good considering the proximity to the lake and a substantial continental breakfast is included. I recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Albergo del Sole

Address: Piazza San Giorgio 17, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albergo del Sole is a nice hotel in San Giorgio Square. It was totally renovated in 2003 and has very nicely furnished bedrooms and a suite overlooking the lake. It has also its own restaurant and pizzeria. Luigi, the owner, is the chef and restaurant manager. Car is not necessary as the hotel is located in the historical centre, only 50 meters from the old port, and 300 meters from the train station. ... more   less 
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