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“A fantastic holiday!”
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Relais Villa Nina
Ranked #2 of 2 Carate Urio B&B and Inns
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
“A fantastic holiday!”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We had a fantastic holiday! We (a German family of four) stayed one week at the end of June in Villa Nina. The Villa is amazing – a lovely charming old-style villa which has been renovated and decorated with great taste. We had both rooms in the villa and more than enough space – two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Specially the Lake suite is amazing: all the large windows are facing the lake, there is a huge ensuite-bathroom, two terraces and even a little balcony. The decoration of the rooms is done with great taste and there is enough space to fit all the clothes.

And the location of the villa: just perfect! Villa Nina is on the hill-side of the street, but Carate Urio is a quiet town and traffic is no issue. You don’t have to cross the street to reach the lake, a small iron bridge from the lovely pergola spans over the street. On the lake side property of Villa Nina there is a large sun terrace facing the lake and a lawn area with big trees to spend shadow. Just a few steps down, you will find the private access to the lake. As Villa Nina only rents out three rooms and we happened to book two of them and the other guest not showing up, we basically had our own little paradise directly on the Lake. If you are looking for true recreation, if you want to avoid crowded beaches and you don’t want to feel like a tourist, Villa Nina is the B&B for you. We valued the fact even more as we realised that Lago di Como has very few public spots where you can access the lake. Just one word for families with children: We recommend that your children are safe swimmers. The lake is very deep – around the area of the villa around 14 meters – and it can be dangerous for non-swimmers. But we knew it beforehand: Federico told us about that already on the phone before we did the booking.

Ref. breakfast, even for us Germans, breakfast was much more than typical Italian breakfast: coffee, tea, milk, water, bread, jams, honey, cereals, cookies, eggs, fruits and yogurt were standard every day, and a little extra each day: ham, ricotta or bresaola. And the sitting area is very charming: The design table and chairs are located at the bottom of the lovely stone staircase while modern art pieces are displayed around the walls. Have a look on the photo of the Villa Nina website, it gives a really good impression. This is true for all the fotos – yes, it is a little paradise hide-away!

Last but not least, Federico and Claudia are great hosts and treat their guest like their friends. Some examples: they welcomed our girls (6 and 8) with open arms - Claudia even bought Nutella and another type of cereals which they liked more on the second day, the beds are covered with luxurious bed linen, we always got new towels when we needed more, there were design classics and antique furniture in the house and in our rooms. And they were always there for us to help with recommendations and booked really good restaurants for us. Federico offers also a boat ride around the sea which gives a great impression of the amazing properties in the area. Carate Urio itself has a convenient location: most of the main sights and towns can be reached easily by car or even by boat/ferry from there.

We all loved the stay in Villa Nina and can highly recommend it for a super holiday!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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VillaNina, Proprietario at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
dear Birgit

you have been too good with us......, your comments on our place have been really appreciated

we look forward to welcome you and your family back here next summer

have a great year

federico and claudia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Villa Nina B&B is what Heaven on Earth is...

My husband and I have spent three amazing days in Villa Nina, staying at Suite of the Lake whic is incredibly beautiful. You fall in love with the atmosphere at first sight; bathroom, towels, candles, garments on the bed, bookcase, breakfast place makes you feel on the clouds. I shouldn’t forget the small refrigerator in the room which is full of Prosecco of course!

We were touring around amazing Como during our stay, and the best thing of touring was the part of going back to Villa Nina.

Our stay was more beautiful with our lovely hosts; Federico, Claudia and their son Jonathon. They were an important part of our wonderful stay. Here I’m not giving any dierctions where to go, where to eat, what to see around Como, because they will give you the hottest clues over there.

Don’t die before you visit Villa Nina..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaNina, Proprietario at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
thanks Ipek.
as told, next year I bet you, will be sunny.......-:))
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Beautiful place, gorgeous view, lovely hosts - altogether an exceptional experience. We stayed in the suite which is a truly amazing room with an even more amazing bathroom and a little private terrace. We especially liked to stay at the lake on the soft meadow in the tree shade. What a rare privilege to spent time in such a perfect environment. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaNina, Owner at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for staying with us at Villa Nina. You and your wife have been perfect hosts. We hope to welcome you back here in the near future.
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

My wife & I spent 8 wonderful nights at Villa Nina in late June - 1 in the Palm Tree Room & 7 in the Suite of the Lake. The latter was stunning covering the whole width of the house, with a very large bathroom , 2 balconies & fantastic views of Lake Como. Federico, Claudia & son Jonathon were great hosts & went out of their way to help - Federico recommended & made restaurant bookings for us in nearby villages & both he and Claudia were most helpful with suggestions of places of interest to visit. Federico took us on a guided lake tour on his boat one evening which was interesting and informative.As can be seen from the photos on the website their lovely home is set amongst lovely gardens with a grassed area over ihe road on the edge of the lake & a large wooden deck with umbrelas & lounges next to it The breakfasts were very good with local fresh produce each morning. We walked to the nearby villages of Moltrasio and Carate Urio (15-20 minutes & 10-15 minutes respectively (depending on your walking ability) where there are very good restaurants and the closest Ferry Wharves, which we enjoyed, particularly after a good meal . We had a car but found it too difficult to park in these villages. Our stay here was a very special part of our holiday. Recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaNina, Proprietario at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
dear Bob and Pam

was our pleausure having you here.

we are happy you have enjoyed the beauties of lake como
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We stayed here to end our honeymoon. The suite of the lake was gorgeous with 2 balconies overlooking Lake Como. Comfortable, clean and quiet, the villa was lovely with a fantastic decking area out by the private jetty. Federico was extremely helpful in organising wakeboarding for us and took us on a lovely guided boat trip to see some of the amazing villas. I would highly recommend Villa Nina.

Room Tip: The suite of the lake has the most amazing bathroom!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Proprietario at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
mary and nigel. thank you so much. we have been very happy to have you here for part of your honey moon trip.
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Excellent B&B Charming hosts. This beautiful house with stunning views. We chose a fantastic room with an excellent view over the lake. The breakfast was always different and plenty to eat. We would visit again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaNina, Owner at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
was very nice meeting both of you and thanks again for staying with us
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband and I spent five nights at this delightful B&B and couldn't have been more pleased. The location was perfect for touring the entire area around Lake Como. The owners were very helpful in every way. They arranged transportation, made restaurant reservations and gave us helpful suggestions for sightseeing. My husband cycled with the owner, Frederico, several days and had the time of his life. If you want to experience Italy like an Italian, this is the place for you. Don't pass on taking the boat ride around the lake with Frederico. That was my favorite experience of the five days!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaNina, Proprietario at Relais Villa Nina, responded to this review, June 3, 2012
was our pleausure having you at our place and great time with Mike climbing up the mortirolo and the stelvio on the last Giro d''Italia stage
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Property: Relais Villa Nina
Address: Via Regina Vecchia 13, 22010 Carate Urio, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Carate Urio
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Carate Urio
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Number of rooms: 29
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