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“Il Giardino Sul Lago is fabulous!”
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna' Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
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the lakeside terrace from our pergola
The vista that welcomes you from 'la casa piu' bella di varenna'
Meet Alfie, one of your hosts!
The newly fitted shower with room for two....
including the bathroom sink....
and whirlpool bath.
The recently renovated twin room which once was part of the convent cloister.
One of the antique beds in the twin room.
An original 16th century period feature.
The romantic double room.
enjoying the breeze
The front door that leads to your private garden and lakeside mooring.
Walkway to the main terrace where your breakfast awaits.
Breathtaking views of the lake, from the end of the garden.
The only pergola view in Varenna.
Historical Varenna from the pergola.
An alpine view.
The outstanding private view of the central lake and Bellagio from your garden sun terrace.
Connecting you to the breakfast and sun terraces.
Another magnificant central lake view.
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Private Room, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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Excellent - based on 52 reviews
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Janice M
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Il Giardino Sul Lago is fabulous!”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
3
people found this review helpful

We had such a wonderful stay at Il Giardino Sul Lago. The location was perfect for us. Having access to the private garden right on the lake was such a delight! The views are so spectacular. The photos you see on Tripadvisor don't fully do it justice.

Julie was a great host. She was very responsive to any question I had before our trip and was also extremely helpful in getting us to/from the train station. She gave us great suggestions for local restaurants, etc.

We were a group of three women so we rented both of the rooms. This worked out very well for us. The rooms were very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. We appreciated having access to the small seating area outside the two bedrooms. The breakfasts (which we enjoyed alfresco in the garden) were delicious.

If I am lucky enough to return to Lake Como some day I hope I can stay at Il Giardino Sul Lago again! This is a very special B&B!

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Liked best: The garden and the lake views!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 22, 2016
Thank you Janice, we're glad you had a wonderful time here with us in Varenna, hope to see you here again one day!
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Mike S
Findlay, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Great Beginning To A Great Vacation!”
Reviewed June 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We don't bounce back the the time difference between the US and Europe like we did in our younger days so we decided to book three nights here to ease into the process. What a great choice. Julie is the perfect hostess and the property is one of the best locations in Varenna. The view from the patio is breathtaking. the rooms are spacious and comfortable and the location is within easy walking distance to great restaurants and the downtown. We loved Varenna and hope to come back some day. Highly recommended!

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Liked best: It is just a beautiful place to stay and Julie was very helpful.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 9, 2016
Thank you David, it was lovely to meet you and I'm glad you had a relaxing time!
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264gilly
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Location!”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

If you are going to stay with a stunning view and a hostess that goes beyond her duties to make sure your stay is perfect, then it has to be here in this beautiful building right on the edge of the Lake. Julia the owner is so helpful and Moreno provides boats to hire or he runs an amazing Water Taxi Service. What a wonderful weekend!

Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 19, 2016
Thank you so much Gilly, it was a pleasure !
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Kyle M M
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“extraordinary place”
Reviewed October 31, 2015 for a stay in October 2015
2
people found this review helpful

My fiancée and I recently stayed here, I proposed on the terrace by the lake, and Julie was a huge help in organizing my proposal. Easily one of the most beautiful places on all of Lake Como. Prime location to anything you can imagine, restaurants, shops, the ferry, amazing view, great hospitality from Julie, it's so magical all around that it's hard to believe such a place actually exists. The breakfast was also fresh. Fresh croissants, cheeses, meats, and fruits, also good coffee and tea. Strongly recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great time on Lake Como. After 6 days in Italy, by far our favorite place.

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Liked best: Location and Views
Liked least: That we had to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 11, 2015
thank you kyle......it was a pleasure to help make your day special!
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Joannna N
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
Reviewed October 6, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Overall a very pleasant location in a lovely village. Breakfast was substantial with lots of Restaurants to choose from for dinner. Unfortunately there is no parking on site.

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Liked best: The views from the garden
Liked least: Not ideal if it is raining as no lake view from the room
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Debbie K
Inverell, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“This place was absolutely amazing we absolutely loved it”
Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

I would like to thank Julia for allowing us to experience her beautiful accommodation in Vareena, Lake Como. It was located in the most amazing setting you could imagine. She made you feel so at home and couldn't do enough for you to make your stay more wonderful. The beds were so comfortable, the bathroom was large and airy and the fact that you had your own private access to the lake made it even more special. I would highly recommend and would love to visit again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: There wasn't anything
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Lowden15
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superb place to stay”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at il Giardino sul lago. The views are stunning. The location is perfect - near all the bussle of Varenna yet quiet and private when sat in the garden by the lake. We swam every morning via our own private entrance to the lake. Breakfast was on the beautiful terrace. Our host was extremely helpful and generous.
Cannot recommend staying here enough. We will be back

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Liked best: The location and the private garden with views over the lake
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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