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Villa Elena

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

To endorse previous reviews, the pros are the view, the central location, and the redoubtable Signora Seta - and that's it. The grandeur is much more faded than grand. For six adults plus maybe small children, one grubby, tired bathroom with dripping taps and no cold water is unacceptable. The kitchen offers either hot or cold water but not both,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

We booked the Villa via Flipkey originally for our family of 6 (adults). The Villa accommodation is the upstairs of a very old house with the owner ( pleasant 94 year old lady) living downstairs. The rental appears to be managed by a local Estate Agency. When we originally booked via Flipkey we got an email to say that there... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Pros: This place is in the middle of Varenna and has a beautiful view of Lake Como. The owner, Signora Seta is very sweet and gets around great for a 94 year old woman. Cons: There is a hot water heater in the shower. First of all water + electrical appliances = bad news. The heater wasn't turned on when... More 

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Milan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I have stayed in Villa Elena before and I found it a great place, as per my previous review. The Villa is however property of a very old lady that lives there. Unfortunately, after coming back this summer, we found the old lady to be a bit too old to be a host. The Venue is nice, but it is... More 

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Milan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I stayed with some friends at Villa Elena, and it felt like going back in time. The furniture and the Villa are both antique, and beautiful to stay in. The renovated Kitchen and living room have a great lake view and terrace. We could not have asked for more, and my friends that had alread been there for my Wedding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This was the cheapest place we stayed in during our trip around Italy and for the price, it was an excellent stay! The location is excellent – right in the middle of town. The room we had was large with two single beds (just as expected). It also had two large windows, one overlooking the square. The shared bathroom was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

My friend and I discussed whether I should post a review of this gem, wanting to keep it our little secret! One of the best places we stayed on our trip. Villa Elena is literally in the middle of Varenna, the owner an adorable elderly woman called Seta. We had reserved a room with a shared bathroom, but she gave... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We confirmed a reservation for a double room with private bathroom at villa Elena for 2 nights in early August. We were very excited about it based on the reviews here and also the price! Was it too good to be true? Yes it was. our experience was terrible: We spoke over the phone with the owner herself the day... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This is a great value place to stay in Varenna. The most economical place my wife and I found in three weeks of traveling Italy. It was clean, cozy, and had a great location. If your looking for a four star hotel type of place, this is not for you. It feels as if your staying in your grandmothers house.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

I stayed here with my family for three nights during a trip to Varenna as I was getting married at Villa Cipressi. We arrived in Varenna quite late at night and Miss Seta stayed up to wait for us. She is a lovely older lady and whilst she doesn't speak much English always wants to help. The Villa is quite... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Villa Elena

Address: Piazza San Giorgio 7, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Price Range: $39 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Villa Elena Hotel Varenna
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