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Locanda La Fornace
Casate 77, 22025 Lezzeno, Italy (Formerly Albergo Ristorante Pizzeria Crotto dei Pescatori)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Lezzeno B&B and Inns
1 review
“Location location location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of those places that feeds the soul. Wonderful views, good food, excellent and friendly service and an air of calm. Rooms are basic but clean and breakfast overlooking the lake is a treat. Nothing was too much trouble for the attentive staff.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I have just returned from the most charming 3 days on Lake Como staying at Locanda La Fornace. As a hotel, it was perfect for our needs. It only made things better that the hotel came with an AMAZING restaurant with a beautiful terrace view of the Lake. We loved it so much that we didn't actually eat anywhere else in the mornings and evenings. Firstly, biggest praise has to go to the staff, who really made our stay memorable. They all were helpful (helping my friend fine tune her rather shaky Italian) patient (see previous) funny and charming, and really looked out for us. Most of all, lovely Daniele who even gave us a lift all the way to Como when the buses let us down. We were really touched by his generosity. This obviously raises the issue that the hotel is 2km from the boat jetty so you either have to be prepared to walk, or rent a car. The buses are available, but you can't rely on them. For us this was all worth it however, as the location was entirely un-touristy, quiet and calm. After hitting the crazy bustle of Bellagio for a day trip, we were very happy to get back to the zen of Locanda La Fornace. It was really special and I wouldn't hesitate to return. I will be recommending this place to all.

Room Tip: Try to get a room overlooking the lake. The view is magical.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved staying in lezzeno -slightly off the tourist path, peaceful and excellent views from the terrace at the hotel (the best we experienced during our stay at lake como). The staff went out of their way to be helpful, and put up with my constant (poor) attempts to speak italian. Great restaurant and breakfast included. Highly recommend, great value!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped by mid day while on a walk and Sala allowed us to have a glass of wine during the afternoon rest, and then he saved us a table for 10 on the lake with incredible views. He was knowledgable and made our children feel special. He made excellent recommendations from the menu and made the night special for all of us. A very gracious host.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Four of us stayed at Locanda with two of the lake view rooms and the view was stunning! With Bellagio only about a 15m drive away or a local bus ride, its in a really good spot. Also, right next door is a boat rental place where you can rent a boat without a license for how ever many hours and the cheapest boat can fit up to 6 people for an awesome price. Locanda has a pamplet of their prices at the front desk area, I highly recommend doing this while you're here!! Everyone at the hotel were VERY friendly and kind and their dinner menu is awesome along with their breakfast selection.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This place was beyond amazing. Great view, nice rooms, great food, and what made it even better was the great staff who were helpful to us from the moment we entered to the moment our car left! It does not get any better than that. I highly recommend this fantastic place to everybody who wants to visit Lake Como (Lago di Como). And if you plan to take a boat on the lake, there is a cheap boat rental place next to the hotel. Well worth the money!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Manchester, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We stayed here a few weeks ago as it was the cheapest place on the lake to stay. It is at the top of a steep drive which takes about 10 minutes from the main road. The hotel was lovely and we would definitely stay there again. The pizzas were also excellent.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a room with it's own bathroom.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Casate 77, 22025 Lezzeno, Italy (Formerly Albergo Ristorante Pizzeria Crotto dei Pescatori)
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Lezzeno
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Ranked #4 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Lezzeno
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