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Hotel Ristorante Vecchia Riva
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Giovanni Macchi, 146 | Lago Di Varese, 21100 Varese, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 25 hotels in Varese
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“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

1. Excellent restaurant

Food is delicious! Everything we took was very-very tasty. And the portions was big enough.
Many locals come there for a dinner and it creates a warm friendly autmosphere. Personnel is very friendly and delicate.

I would recommend rissotto with mushrooms and blueberry.


2. The hotel is new

Everything in the room is shinnig with freshness, brightness, is new and very clean. You really get the feeling that you are among the first guests there.

Rooms are decorated simply but with good taste.


3. Excellent location

On the minor road, but anyway very quiet and peaceful. Easy reachable from Milan Malpensa.

Varese Lake is just 1 minute away. There is a beautiful park with lots of swans there (mind to take some bread for them).

Varese Lake is a great place for bicycling. The road circuits the Lake coming through parks (sometimes crossing roads though). The nature, the views - everythings was wonderful!

(Bear in mind that it takes minimum 4-5 hours to circuit the Lake.)

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

We stayed here a week ago for one night before our flight home; great location 30 minutes from MXP, nice walk around lake area, modern hotel with small terraces open to view of lake (ask for lakeview room), good bathroom and amenities. Surprisingly modern enery-saving technology in the rooms. For the room, prices are fair and we were allowed to check out a bit late to accommodate our flight plans. But, we had dinner here and it was not what we'd expected. The food, while reasonably priced, was a poor imitation of what we'd been eating in Piemonte for a week. The dining room was much too brightly lit, with no ambience. The restaurant has lovely floor to ceiling doors that open to views of the lake, but they were closed despite the mild evening so all we could see was our reflection in the glass. We felt like we were dining at McDonald's and cannot recommend the restaurant.
The breakfast buffet was OK with a decent selection; croissants, cereal, fruit, yogurt, cereal bars, and some cold meats.
There is a computer in the lobby available to guests at cost of 1 Euro/30 minutes.
This hotel is modern and a pleasant enough place to stay for convenience to MXP, but find a restaurant in Varese instead of dining at the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2009

Position, rooms, cleanliness & decor great. Fabulous shower room - enormous shower - with shower head the size of a dinner plate with plenty of hot water. However one of the reasons we booked was because of the receommended restaurant & when we arrived there was a wedding & we couldn't eat there. Fair enough but I feel we should have been informed. It's not exactly a central & we struggled to find somewhere to eat (although we ended up at the superb http://www.relaissullago.it/ for dinner). I did mention it & the staff were less than interested. Also breakfast was very poor (maybe not having dinner was a blessing?) - cheap sugary juice, rotten fruit, very poor choice - apparently it was Sunday!! I got the impression that the wedding was their main concern & we were almost an inconvenience. Also kitchen staff smoking outside the front of the hotel - not a good impression.

Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Giovanni Macchi, 146 | Lago Di Varese, 21100 Varese, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 hotels in Varese
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ristorante Vecchia Riva 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Varese in the absolute tranquility of one of the most beautiful areas of the city of Varese. We have 20 double rooms that can be transformed into triple or quadruple for families and 4 single rooms. Access to Wi-Fi and cable is 'free in the entire property. Our facility is ideal for customers Bussines, being close to the Milan Fair and Expo 2015 site, either for short holidays exploring the beauty of the lakes in the province of Varese. ... more   less 
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