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Orange House
Ranked #11 of 12 Varenna B&B and Inns
Vancouver
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95 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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“Good value, good location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

My wife and I stayed 2 nights in late Sept. 2012, and thorougly enjoyed the hotel and our hosts, Piero and Mari. We were on the upper floor adjacent to the common room (for breakfast and sitting about - not that there is any time for that!) Our room was mid sized, clean, very quiet and convenient. Mari's breakfasts were great and although she speaks very little English, her smile was a treat.The hotel is less than a 5 min. walk from the lake ferry dock, and 10 minutes from the centre of town. The Orange Hotel only has two rooms, so advance bookings are a must - we lucked out on a cancellation. Very good value for Varenna, and a very nice place to stay.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful hosts in a comfortable setting made Orange House B and B a great place to stay in September. Piero and Mari were gracious, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. Mari's breakfast were prepared with care, tasted great, and were a complete bargain. We would highly recommend this for a place to stay on Lake Como.

Stayed September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great B&B in Varenna, very cheap in comparison with other hotels in the area. Train station and ferry port is walking distance (5min) and so is the centre of town. Our room had separate bathroom, which wasn't a problem (we were the only ones using it). Breakfast was extra 7€ for the two of us and it was fantastic. Prosciutto, goats cheese, grilled tomato with tuna and other regulars. Our hosts were very friendly, we would definitely come back if again in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peachandraspberries
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

It's probably very hard to find this good of a deal. Piero and Mara are very very welcoming. The breakfasts are filling and the location is very convenient. Yes, it can be a bit noisy at night because it is near the road and some of these Italians have LOUD mufflers. Harley Davidson loud. Besides that we love the place. It is clean and comfy. Would be stay again? Yes.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

For us, this was perfect! The small, lovely town of Varenna with it's tiny train station within an easy commute from Milan is also connected to the excellent ferry system on Lake Como. Orange House, with it's 2 bedrooms and bathrooms meant that we had this little house to ourselves! Although there is no access to the kitchen, there is a living/dining room with room to relax. Our hosts, Piero and Mara, were warm and welcoming, and very helpful with local information. We loved Mara's breakfasts!
The value for us was excellent. I would recommend it especially for families or friends travelling together. For couples looking for a romantic setting, there are many lovely small inns with lake views. Orange House is conveniently located very close to the train station and ferry dock on the edge of town. It is more of a modern town house, but steps outside your door, you have all that Lake Como offers. It was wonderful to return to after exploring. The town of Varenna is very lovely, we loved the walking along the passarella with cones of Eros' gelato, enjoying lovely waterfront meals at Molo, climbing up the many steep steps to the ancient castle- as well as exploring the other towns of Menaggio and Bellagio. We were also able to visit Lugano, Switzerland for the afternoon and if more time allows you could even take the train up to St. Moritz!
A heartfelt thank you to Piero and Mara for making us feel so comforable and welcome!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank KellyBedrock
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Setauket, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Orange House B&B from May 25 - 31, 2012. It is conveniently situated in Varenna, being close to town, ferry and train station. Mara and Piero are gracious, warm and accommodating hosts; they made us feel like family. Mara’s breakfasts were delightful and delicious. Piero did everything from making dinner reservations for us to providing us with excellent suggestions and directions on things to do the area. We were very comfortable in the double bedroom on the second floor. The B&B is extremely clean and spacious. Our room was tidied up every day and clean linens were provided throughout our stay. We have had a lot of experiences with staying at B&B’s over the years and we both agree that the Orange House is one of our very favorites. If you are planning a visit to the central region of Lake Como, Varenna is a quiet and serene village away from tourist congestion and crowds. I cannot say enough about our recent experience staying at the Orange House in Varenna; it’s one of the highlights of our memorable trip to Italy!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2012

Orange house is a perfect b and b, large spacious room upstairs if you get that one, and the breakfast prepared each morning was delicious, the home made panacotta a must have! It is a 5 minute walk into its not in the middle of the village , but thats also good as the noise at night is low. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Orange House
Address: Via Venini | Lecco, 156 - 2382 Varenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Varenna
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Ranked #11 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Varenna
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Orange House Hotel Varenna

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