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“Wonderful Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Europa
Cesare Battisti 4, 22010 Sorico, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sorico
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“Wonderful Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

First of all, the owners are what make this hotel the place to stay in this area of Lake Como. We have never felt more welcome and at ease in a hotel before. They truly treat you more like friends than guests. The son, Mattia, is extremely helpful and can give you plenty of advice on what to do and see in the area. While we were there we only ate at the hotel restaurant and we wish our stay was longer so we could have tried more dishes off the menu! The homemade pasta dishes are incredible. Take my advice and go with Mattia's recommendations and you will not be disappointed. The homemade desserts are also delicious. If we ever make it back to Lake Como again, we will definitely book at Hotel Europa. Staying there was the best part of our visit to the area!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the town tend to be cooler in the summer. All the rooms are of a comfortable size.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you guys for the nice recommendation, you really touched our hearts!

You are friends and not guests, remember when you will come back...and I'm sure you will someday!
Actually, you have so many dishes you haven't tried yet that it's a good reason to come again :-)

I hope you attached a sticker of Lake Como on your heart and not only on your suitcase!

Ciao, grazie
Mattia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I was unsure if I could travel because I had a hurt on my foot. But the owner family was so nice to me that if felt very good. We enjoyed the North of Sorico, because their is a beautiful nature.
The warmness and kindness of the owner family is in our days rare to find. When we go to this direction again, we will only stay in Hotel Europa. Normally the Hotel is a three star hotel, not only two! The homemade pasta from Angela is the best pasta I have ever eaten before!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, July 25, 2013
Thank you very much, it's a real pleasure to read your beautiful review!

Next time I hope that your legs, your cell phone and above all your navigation system will work better, so that you could enjoy the holiday without any troubles! :-)

Hope to see you again soon, hopefully with a baby-bed too! ;-)

Ciao, grazie
Mattia and family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed two nights here in June on a 17 day motorbike tour. We couldn't fault it, family run, lovely room with en-suite and view of the lake. We couldn't have been made more welcome. Breakfast was good and dinners and lunches were really good especially Mama's dishes made with her home-made pasta. Located almost on the shore of Lake Como there is a good promenade for walks. Very good value for money. Ask for a front lake view room with balcony if possible.

Room Tip: Ask for a front balcony room and wake up to stunning views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Many thanks for your kind recommendation, we are pleased to have met you and I hope too see you again during one of your next beautiful motorbike tours!

p.s. finger crossed for Froome! ;-)

Warmest regards and thanks again, ciao
Mattia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We booked Hotel Europa as a stop off on the way home. It is run by such a wonderful family. We were made to feel very welcome.
Our room was a good size,spotlessly clean and very comfortable.We were offered a choice of rooms.
The restaurant has a wonderful view of the lake and the mountains.The food was absolutely delicious,especially the homemade pasta and fabulous desserts.
We can't wait to go back and spend more time there.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Glad to hear from you again, I hope you had a nice trip on the way back home...despite the heavy rain! :-)

Looking forward to see you again for a longer and more relaxing stay!

Ciao, grazie
Mattia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Sorico for a 2 night weekend break in June. Even despite the excellent reviews the service we received exceeded our expectations. Matti and his parents made us feel like part of the family, without being intrusive, and nothing was too much trouble. The home-cooked dinner was superb as was breakfast (even the tea cups were warmed for us!) and when we requested a packed lunch to take on a hike this was instantly accommodated. I recommend Hotel Sorico unreservedly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Very kind of you, thank you! I hope to meet you again for many other tiramisu, but above all for some other cups of our best hot water! :-)

Thank you again, cheers to everybody
Mattia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My partner and I stayed here during the last bank holiday weekend in May (2013) and I cannot praise this hotel and more importantly, its staff (family run), enough!

To being with, the hotel is located within a few meters of Lake Como. Each morning you come down for breakfast you get a beautiful view of the Northern part of the lake and its surrounding mountain range. The rooms are so homely and clean, you feel comfortable in them the moment you walk through the door.

Next you have the restaurant. There is nothing to say but simply, eat here once and you will eat here every night for your entire holiday. That is a fact. Forget the menu, each night you get treated to some proper Italian home made dishes that change daily. All ingredients sourced locally and put together to create some of the most lovely food I have ever had on my travels. Prepared on site by Momma herself...

This leads me on nicely to the staff. This is a family run hotel and by the end of your visit you will feel part of the family. Nothing seems too much for them and they really do go the extra mile to ensure that your stay and your visit to the area is one that you will remember. So welcoming, polite and friendly. They are what made our stay perfect.

I will be going back, even if it is just to have another taste of Mommas Tiramisu!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Yours is certainly one of the best reviews ever, so thank you very much, because you really touched our heart!

Special guests like you become a real part of the family for us and saying good-bye is often very difficult and sad, we really would like they could stay longer and come again as soon as possible.
I know it could sound "stupid" for many people, but trust me, it's part of our nature...

We're also proud you had dinner everyday by us, that means you trusted and appreciated us a lot and that's very important because it's a big motivation to keep improving ourselves!

So, thank you again and come to visit us as soon as you can, also because I cannot send you the tiramisu by Tripadvisor! :-)

Ciao,
Mattia and family
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Couldnt fault this lovely hotel. Matti and Family were welcoming, informative and always helpful. The room was lovely, clean and catered for all our needs. Matti suggested a lovely stroll to a church near to the hotel which provided fantastic views of lake como and sorico. The food (cooked by Mattis mum) was first class. We decided to eat out on the second of our two night stay, just to try somewhere different - what a mistake! should have stayed in the hotel and then gone out for a drink. Cant fault the place and would reccomend to all. Perfecto!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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MattiaCopes, Proprietario at Hotel Europa, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
I'm glad to hearing from you, I hope you enjoyed the rest of the holiday in Italy.

Many thanks, you are very kind and nice and we are looking forward to seeing you again, our hotel and restaurant will be always open for you, so we will forgive you for the missed dinner :-)

I am pleased to have met you and to have given you good tips, I would like all guests could visit and appreciate my area in the best way...

Thank you again, ciao
Mattia

p.s. are you born in 1981 by any chance? Because you are so smart and friendly...;-)
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Address: Cesare Battisti 4, 22010 Sorico, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Sorico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sorico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel was founded in 1973 and recently almost completely renewed by the same family that has been running it for three generations, preserving all of its values and traditions based on family management and a cordial welcome to our Guests, with the aim to always making one feel at home...Here, only a few steps from the city, between the beauty and peacefulness of Lake Como and the near Alps, our aim is always to ensure a pleasant and relaxing stay, offering the possibility to enjoy the extraordinary variety of sceneries and activities available on the northern area of Lake Como.An ideal holiday for families with children, the elderly and also for young people who will be able to practice various sports and activities. ... more   less 
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