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Balcony Divina Vita
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View Bar il Molo
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Lake Como
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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pat f
Blackburn, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Perfect waterfront stay.”
Reviewed June 19, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Stayed here for 6 nights as part of a tour. Absolutely stunning location on the waterfront of this beautiful small town with an unbeatable view over the lake. We stayed at Divina Vita No.2, which is on two levels over Bar il Molo, where breakfast is provided as part of the rental price. Kitchen, living-dining room on the lower level, spiral staircase to bedroom and bathroom with balcony above. All very clean and well-furnished. Excellent breakfast in the lakefront cafe. Only niggle is dodgy wifi, could be a bit intermittent, probably because it's shared with the cafe.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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cookpias
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,309 reviews
154 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed September 29, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Simone and his wife Sylvia do a wonderful job manging this corner of Varrenna. They are quite the entrepreneurs and have invested in the Bar Molo (where you check in for this property and have breakfast everyday), these apartments, a geletaria, botiques, etc. The apartments are fabulous with wonderful views right on the water. You have to be okay with stairs (the beds are up spiral staircases), but we were were so happy with our hosts and our stays. We didn't use the wonderful kitchen facilities since a great breakfast was included, but enjoyed our space, the comfortable rooms and the gorgeous balconies. The room right above Bar Molo has the best terraces and views.

Date of stay: September 2016
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Liked best: Fabulous balcony with great views--breakfast
Liked least: Stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Strikerli...
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely Lakeside Apartment”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Nestled on Lake Como, our one bedroom apartment was quiet and comfortable even though it overlooks Bar il Molo (both are owned by Simone, who welcomed us with a drink and snacks while giving us tips on visiting the lake). We had beautiful views from the windows and tiny balcony. The staff was efficient and very helpful - whether refreshing our room each day while we had breakfast, or providing a delicious breakfast each morning at a table by the lake. The apartment was spotlessly clean, shower was excellent, bed very comfortable A small kitchen allowed us to store drinks, cheese and other snacks, and to make tea and coffee each day.. A couple of things to be aware of - there was a spiral staircase up to the sleeping loft, which was easy to navigate but required some attention in the middle of the night! The loft ceiling followed the contours of the roof, and it was low over the bed. The exposed wooden beams were lovely but required attention to avoid banging one's head.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: Spiral staircase, low ceiling
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Marc D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just Fabulous”
Reviewed July 11, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We stayed at Divina Vita for 5 nights and loved every moment. It is advertised as a bed and breakfast but it is actually a very comfortable apartment with breakfast included in the restaurant downstairs. Location is excellent and while there is plenty of activity downstairs, inside the apartment is quiet. Simone met us on the first day and was very helpful with local information and maps. We also found the staff at the bar very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend for a couple or couple with one child.
Varenna is absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed the views from the apartment.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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queenchar...
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in a lovely setting”
Reviewed June 25, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We only stayed at this apartment for two nights but wished we had booked longer.the apartment was newly decorated with a modern bathroom.had a well equipped kitchen ( even supplied you with spices). we didn't cook as there are wonderful restaurants on your doorstep including the owners own restaurant where you have breakfast in front of the lake.You couldn't get a better location.five minutes walk to the train station which goes to Milan and five minutes to the ferries for trips to mensggio or belagio
etc.Varenna is small hilly town.This apartment is at the front of the lake and ten minutes walk to the villas and twenty min walk to the castle.The hosts are a lovely couple (with a cute baby).As soon as we arrived we were greeted with drinks peanuts and crisps, given booklets and information on the area, and when we left a little wooden plac with the name of the BB as a souvenir.Also the breakfast was very nice, fresh juices, yogurt, omelettes etc.the food in their restaurant was nice and reasonably priced.i loved their seafood Spaghetti . There is a small balcony which you can sit on with a glass of wine and enjoy the best views .Thank you to the owners for a short but sweet time

Date of stay: June 2016
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TwoGirlsT...
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A Great Apartment with Stunning Views!”
Reviewed July 5, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in Varenna for 3 nights and absolutely loved this apartment. It is modern, clean and has air conditioning, kitchen, washing machine, WiFi and espresso maker. The bed was huge and very comfortable! There is a winding staircase going up to the second floor where the bedroom is located. The balcony is small, however has two chairs and stunning views of Lake Como! The living area, bathroom and kitchen are all just fine. The owner met us next door at the restaurant he owns and greeted us with a refreshing drink with nuts/olives/chips. He gave us an overview of Varenna and the surrounding area. We ate breakfast in his restaurant each morning overlooking Lake Como. He and his wife were so kind and caring and made sure we had everything we needed. We also liked the location, being right on the Lake and away from the boats that run all day long. It is very quiet and romantic! We highly recommend this apartment and will definitely be back to Lake Como and will stay here again!

Date of stay: June 2015
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Liked best: The views from the balcony, the comfort/cleanliness of the apartment,the extremely kind owners.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Twiggles8...
1 review
“Perfection”
Reviewed May 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Warmest, loveliest place! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the apartment was beautiful, the view from the balcony was incredible. We couldn't have wished for anything more!

Date of stay: April 2015
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