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“It's where I had my dream wedding <3” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Villa Cipressi
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Certificate of Excellence
Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“It's where I had my dream wedding <3”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

Varenna is the most beautiful place I have ever been to, and Villa Cipressi made my dream wedding come true! I'm so in love with this place. Everything was so amazing that I couldn't even notice the small things that weren't so perfect! The lake view, the botanic garden, the staff, the food, the deluxe rooms, the location at a walking distance near the church, the cleanliness, simply everything was more than satisfying and amazing to my guests and I. Thank you Villa Cipressi for making our day a magical one! I will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Definitely take a deluxe room with lake view. It's worth every penny.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

We a wedding.
The hotel and staff were friendly and charming, the room we occupied overlooked lake como, wow what a view. The room it self was clean and welcolming, not luxurious but of a high standard.
The wedding ceremony was held in the beautiful gardens, the Mayor of Varenna conducted the service, it fantastic with the lake in the background. We had a five course dinner in the evening,
the meal was of a very high standard and delicious.
The hotel is near the town square and ferry terminal, the cost of travel over the lake to Bellaggio and other beautiful lakeside villages and towns is very reasonable. We also attentded a cocktail party at The Grand hotel Tremezzo, which was also spectacular.
Our whole experience of the Hotel and our stay, magnificent. Grazie.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

There for a wedding so the hotel was full of guests which made it fun. However due to the fact it was a 2 night party and exclusive the second night the hotel refused to allow drinks on the first night so we had to go out.
The weather was appalling and what you then discover is that the hotel is not geared up for indoor sitting space except the restaurant....
The hotel garden is lovely and runs in terraces down to the lake and it would be great to swim from the hotel but the gate is securely locked!!
Local area is lovely but lots of steps and cobbles so need to be "sure of foot"
The room was basic - not luxurious and all beds are quite small but very comfy.

Room Tip: Only really saw rooms with a lake view - some rooms are down the road so do check!!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were attending a wedding at the is hotel and what a lovely setting. The actual ceremony was at a different location, but the wedding breakfast was held here along with the reception. The hotel has a fantastic location overlooking Lake Como. The gardens are also a notable feature. The hotel itself is full of old world charm, with a very traditional feel about it. The rooms are not the best we've ever stayed in, but are fine considering it's a 3 star establishment. The food is exceptionally good, they did a great 5 course meal for the wedding! If I ever come back to Lake Como for a holiday, I would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: Get a room overlooking the lake
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

I cannot recommend Hotel Villa Cipressi highly enough as a wedding venue. We decided to tie the knot here in June 2014 following falling in love with Varenna and Lake Como on a previous holiday.

The location is beautiful and we were able to tie the knot outside on the lakeside thanks to the weather behaving. We were able to arrange the ceremony through the town hall at Varenna and we were married by the Mayor of Varenna. The fee for this was 600 euros.
They were also able to arrange for an English translator for the ceremony at a cost of 100 euros.

The food at the hotel is exceptional. We had aperitif, canapés and prosecco after the ceremony before hiring a boat for a 2 hour trip of the lake. This was arranged through taxi boat service in Bellagio and was a great way to see the lake on our wedding day. Contact ezio.gilardoni@tiscqli.it to arrange this. They have 5 boats in the fleet. We opted for the largest, Noni Di Loppia, carrying up to 40 guests.

We then returned for an amazing wedding breakfast. The food was again perfect. We had ravioli, risotto, sea bass, lamb followed by buffet of deserts including a traditional italian wedding cake.

The hotel manager, Davide and his colleagues were brilliant throughout. The service is faultless and Davide even rescued my sister when she dropped her engagement ring down the plug hole - Davide took the sink in the bedroom apart to retrieve it! Absolute gentleman. The perfect wedding. Thank you so much all at Villa Cipressi.

Stuart and Suzanne

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Such a nice location, such a nice place. Here you come for enjoying a stay at the shores of Lake Como old style. The rooms are big and most of them have fantastic lake views through huge windows. Do not expect modern luxury but feel like the owner of a beautiful vila with a glamorous garden for the weekend.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed at the Cipressi for 5 nights, we had the Villa Magnolia suite which is based in the grounds with its own private garden area and totally secluded, it was perfect and magical. The service from all the staff was exceptional and we have to especially mention Davido who went out of his way to make our stay so special, thank you all.
Restaurant was excellent we had 3 meals and all were delicious and beautifully presented, the gardens are magnificent with amazing views over the lake.
We had a really memorable stay even though the weather was not as good as we would have liked, it was about the only thing the hotel could not offer us !
We will definitely be returning, wonderful location, excellent food and service, thanks again to you all.
TnT

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Villa Cipressi
Address: Via Quattro Novembre 18, 23829 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Varenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Villa Cipressi 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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