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“The perfect hotel on Lake Como”
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Hotel du Lac
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 27, 2011

I stayed at the Hotel du Lac for four nights in June with my 16 year old son. We had room 35 on the top floor, with sweeping views of the lake, two twin beds and lots of open space on one floor with a staircase to a big loft with a queen size bed. The hotel is perched right on the lake and is very well designed for spectacular views and privacy. There is a lovely outdoor terrace on the lake and a delicious breakfast in the morning. The staff is extremely competent and helpful. Varenna is a small village where everything is in walking distance from the hotel, and it's a stop on the ferry network around the lake, so you can easily go everywhere. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to couples and to families.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

Hotel du Lac is a wonderful little hotel right on the lake. Most of the rooms are lake view but not all. Very clean and fresh.
Service was wonderful. We were unlucky to have lost our luggage from our flight to Milan. The hotel called many days to try and track for us. Our daughter also developed hives late one night and they called the local pharmacy and arranged for them to open up for us -very late- to help us.
Another small thing that I've never seen before was the hairdryer had an adapter that would switch to US plugs so you could charge your electronics without an adapter. That was really a nice feature.
The breakfast is nothing spectacular. We had better during our stay. I particularly wished for some fresh fruit and not canned and the coffee was always cold. However the view at breakfast overlooking the lake makes up for everything!
Lovely hotel on a lovely lake!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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4  Thank phxaz54
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

A lovely hotel in beautiful Varenna on Lake Como. Our room was large with a fantastic view of the lake. We had a balcony which was nice. As part of the hotel, there is a terrace covered with greenery and a large balcony where you can have a drink throughout the day or evening. One thing to note is that the hotel only provides a lfit from the carpark to Recepyion so you have to carry your bags up to the room which may not suit everyone.
An enjoyable 3 days.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank ozgirl07
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We went to Hotel du Lac for both our 25th and 32nd wedding anniversaries. We love Varenna and Hotel du Lac because we enjoy eating and sleeping right next to the lake (without cars and roads between you and the lake). It is so peaceful there. Lake Como is magical and we love Varenna because it is quaint. Both times we had room 24 which is the top middle room facing the lake. (We didn't mind climbing stairs.) The rooms on the floor beneath ours had large terraces, but we loved looking out over the lake from from the top floor. We had lovely french doors out to our Juliet balcony which we left open at night and were never bothered by bugs. There is free wifi in the lovely breakfast room. We loved the selection at breakfast. We day-tripped over to Bellaggio and Menaggio but loved coming back to Varenna.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank TeriJean
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

I stayed here for one week in June 2011, and enjoyed the location and amenities. The single room did not have a lake view, which I knew, and it really didn't matter for me, since I spent most of my time outside the hotel. Breakfast is an excellent continental spread. The staff are friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank Jeeves27
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

I really can't think of any negatives about our experience - with the exception of not being told that the a/c had to be turned on at the front desk upon request. Our first night did get a bit warm and I couldn't get the a/c going - next morning i found out why.

In all it's in a great location - easy to get to everything, Varenna is a great little town. Parking garage adjacent made getting bags in no problem. Clean and spacious rooms that are well maintained. Staff very friendly and eager to help. Breakfast was standard but perfect for our needs. Very quiet and not so many rooms that it feels like a big hotel.

Depending on your viewpoint the rate can be a bit expensive but everyone deserves a splurge now and then and this is a great one. Two nights here and I would have preferred 3 - I'd recommend to anyone and would stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Trav11er
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed at Hotel du Lac in Varenna for four nights and really loved this quaint, clean and beautiful hotel with an amazing view! The room was spacious and we loved our view of the lake. My husband's checked luggage was missing and the Hotel Du Lac staff worked round the clock to try and locate it-- they were so sweet. I highly recommend this hotel for a quiet and comfy stay in Varenna!

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank NYCcouple1980
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Additional Information about Hotel du Lac

Address: Via del Prestino 4, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range: $223 - $358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
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Du Lac Varenna

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