We stayed here for the last week of April 2010 (in between ash clouds!) and had a wonderful time. Paul and Nicole made us feel so welcome, and were so helpful & knowledgable about the area.
The B&B is a beautiful villa with stunning views over the lake (take a look at the website). We stayed in the spacious, self-catering studio apartment on the second floor and had our own balcony with table and chairs where we could sit out and enjoy the views of the lake and gardens.
The kitchen was well equipped - with every implement we could possibly need. This made it very easy to self cater on the couple of evenings we decided to stay in.
A lovely breakfast was left outside our door each morning which included fruit, pastries, crusty rolls, yogurts and juice and there were also loads of little extras in the apartment that made it special; freshly ground coffee to use in the cafetiere, milk in the fridge, olive oil and seasonings.
Argegno is a great location to explore Lake Como from. It is easily accessed even without a car, by bus or ferry. We hired a car from Malpensa airport when we arrived but ended up leaving it at the B&B most days and exploring by boat or bus (and by cable car from Argegno to Pigra). There's a choice of several good restaurants, cafes and bars in the small town centre 10mins walk away, also a baker/grocers and even a gelateria (amazing ice-cream!)
Photos of the B&B show that it is set steeply up from the road but even at 7 months pregnant I didn't have a problem with this. Also even though is it situated near the main road around the Lake (as most hotels are) the short walk to the town was down a quiet path. There was some road noise in the apartment but we only noticed this on our 1st night (a Saturday), when it was particularly busy, after this we didn't notice it at all.
We would highly recommend this B&B - in our opinion it's everything a good B&B should be and very reasonably priced. We'll definitely visit again when our bambino arrives!
- Also Known As:
- Paul Wright Bed & Breakfast Argegno, Lake Como, Italy