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B&B Villa Le Ortensie
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent 'off the beaten track' stay”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at Le Ortensie. We had the lake view room and it was fantastic and exactly as the picture. The room and the building is full of character and the view from our room was stunning. The B&B is located at the end of a path through the authentic village of Molina. It is its fair to say not the easiest place to get to but this adds to the charm and the village is about as authentic as it gets. Giorgio was especially helpful in recommending places to see and eat. All in all, I can't recommend it enough. I would suggest if you can to go the extra mile and get the lake view room. It was fantastic.

Room Tip: Go for the lake view room. You won't regret it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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seoul13, Proprietario at B&B Villa Le Ortensie, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Hello Richard,
Thank you for your review about our B&B. I wish to remind you that we have just started a new season with many improvements on the house, new floor on the terrace, renovated rooms and new furniture.
Last but not least, we have now 2 very kind ladies managing the B&B and serving delicious breakfasts and dinners.
We hope to see you again sooner or later in B&B Villa Le Ortensie.
Best wishes
Giorgio
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

My fiancé and I were traveling to Lake Como for the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and wanted to find a reasonably priced B&B in the area. Le Ortensie was the perfect solution. Located in an historic villa, the B&B boasts beautiful views from the village of Molina, just a twenty minute drive from Como.

The B&B is not marked in town but as there are so few streets, it's easy to find. The owners are gracious and pleasant, offering a beautiful spread in the morning of local meats and cheeses, coffee, tea and various other bites. The villa is old but charming. Our room included a decent shower, but the experience is like staying in a friend's house. The towels are line dried, the beds simply made up, but we were quite comfortable. And most importantly, it was kept very clean. I did not see air conditioning, but the weather was cool, so perhaps she has portable units for the summer heat.

I would not hesitate to recommend Le Ortensie to friends, and when I return for the Concorso next year, I will take a room there again!

P.S. There are two restaurants in town, both offering decent Italian food at good prices.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

This was the first stop on our Italy vacation and what a nice little surprise. The town was very charming and away from the tourist scene. We were greeted by what I assume was the owners of the B&B. They were very friendly and helpful in explaining where the nearest pharmacy was for us to get some medicine for my daughter who was not feeling well. The rooms were very spacious and breakfast was included. The views of Lake Como were spectacular--to include from our room. I would like to mention that you cannot drive to the B&B. Instead, you need to park just off the main road (large parking area annotated) and walk through the narrow, cobblestone streets to reach the Inn. It's not a bad walk, but I would suggest on limiting your luggage since it can be challenging to carry a lot. We did not realize this until after the fact, but once again the owners were very helpful in arranging for their neighbor to drive down the hill to get our luggage for us. I would definitely recommend this place and will stay there again myself if I every find myself going back!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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seoul13, Proprietario at B&B Villa Le Ortensie, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Hello Suzette,
Thank you for your review about our B&B. I wish to remind you that we have just started a new season with many improvements on the house, new floor on the terrace, renovated rooms and new furniture.
Last but not least, we have now 2 very kind ladies managing the B&B and serving delicious breakfasts and dinners.
We hope to see you again sooner or later in B&B Villa Le Ortensie.
Best wishes
Giorgio
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

We rated this as our top hotel experience in a month of travel in Italy. The view of the lake is ridiculously beautiful, and we threw open the french windows on both sides of our room just to drink it in - with the lake's constant changes of mood from early morning until late at night. The rooms are generous and graceful with warm comfortable beds, pleasant antique furniture and good hot showers. The hotel offers a couple of covered car spots or you can leave your car in the public car parking available in the village of Molina; the hotel managers will arrange for you and your luggage to be quickly transported through the narrow twisting streets to the hotel. You approach the hotel along a pretty garden path, and once through the front door the hallway leads through to a pleasant ground-floor breakfast/dining room and to a paved patio with views of the lake.
The new managers, Ricardo and Fabrizia, started with the hotel only a couple of months ago and are one of its great assets: enthusiastic, welcoming, funny, efficient, and genuinely interested in what you are doing and in your experience of the Lake Como area. They are both good cooks and baked some of the bread we enjoyed as part of the excellent fresh breakfast on offer each morning. We plan to come back and share this with our families as soon as we can.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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LONDON
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

We were looking for a quiet place for a long week-end on the Como lake with my girl friend and it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the offer on Internet. This time, we had a great chance to choose this B&B.
- the view is just crazy. If you ask the room "lago", you will have an amazing view on the lake from both the bedroom and the bathroom.
- The couple living here is so nice, the best host we could dream of
- The place is really quiet (not on the main road from Como to Bellagio) and only 15 mn from the centre of Como
- The breakfast is really good and abundant (and we are French ;-)) with ham, cheese, fresh fruit salad, home made cake, yogurt...
- The rooms are clean
- The price are not that high (95€/night end of April) compared to what is seen on the lake.
To be recommended without hesitation!

Room Tip: Room "lago" is top!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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seoul13, Proprietario at B&B Villa Le Ortensie, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Hello Clement,
Thank you for your review about our B&B. I wish to remind you that we have just started a new season with many improvements on the house, new floor on the terrace, renovated rooms and new furniture.
Last but not least, we have now 2 very kind ladies managing the B&B and serving delicious breakfasts and dinners.
We hope to see you again sooner or later in B&B Villa Le Ortensie.
Best wishes
Giorgio
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

A really delightful B & B. Room very clean and spacious with a decent sized bathroom and incomparable views across and along Lake Como. Hosts very friendly and helpful. Cars cannot go to the villa but luggage transfer was arranged very quickly and efficiently by hosts.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Holte, Denmark
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Reviewed August 14, 2011

We had a few problems around administrative stuff. They had lost our reservation done months in beforehand. They solved the problem, but it has an impact on our evaluation.
The price is pretty high as a B&B site compared with small hotels in Northern Italy.

Room Tip: Original furnitured rooms, most of them with lake view.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: B&B Villa Le Ortensie
Address: Via Mario Prada 8, 22020 Molina di Faggeto Lario, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Molina di Faggeto Lario
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Molina di Faggeto Lario
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our B&B is housed in a pleasantly situated villa, its balconies all face towards the Como branch of the lake. Thanks to its proximity to Bellagio, our romantic bed and breakfast is the ideal starting point to discover the most delightful places of the lake, all easily reachable by car or even better by boat. The rooms lovely furnished along the years, create a refined and cosy atmosphere that brings you in another time. Quiet and relax are assured by the garden that is disposed in terraces, offering green romantic spots. Take the opportunity to spend an unforgettable staying in the most relaxing, romantic and cosy Italian B&B. You will feel among friends in a familiar, warmly, atmosphere that will transform your holiday on a fabulous event full of pleasant souvenirs. ... more   less 
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