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“Great modern hotel in Varese”
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Hotel di Varese
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Varese
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“Great modern hotel in Varese”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Where do I begin? There’s so much to write about this hotel…

This was our second stay in Varese. Last time we stayed at the Art Hotel which was very “arty” and very nice (with a very good restaurant) and which is located outside the city center. The Hotel di Varese, on the other hand, is located right in the center of Varese, and is the complete opposite of the Art Hotel. It is totally modern, and is only 2 or 3 years old. The rooms are large, and the very young staff was super helpful. Breakfast was more than adequate, and overall, the hotel gets top grades.

A word about the layout - the hotel was designed by the owner who apparently likes “squares”. That’s the motif here, from the room arrangements, the furniture, the pictures on the walls (there weren’t many) to the bathroom fixtures. The toilet is square, the bidet is square, the sink is square and even the shower head is square. Don’t misunderstand me – we liked this hotel and would certainly return, although there were a few practical (and minor) problems with the room design. For instance, despite the fact that the bathroom is very large (see attached picture), there’s really no place to hang towels, except on the heating rack which is at the end of the room farthest from the shower. Also there are so many light switches, with wall switch panels throughout the main room, each with 2, 3 or 4 switches. There are so many switches and lights, it’s impossible to remember (during a short stay of 2 or 3 days) which switch operates which light. It took a while but we learned “the code”. Each switch has a built-in LED (light emitting diode). When the switch led was blue, its light was off. When the led was purple (or maybe red) its light was in operation. At night, because of all the LEDs, the room was never completely dark. I was happy I brought my blindfold.

The only other complaint we might mention is that the hotel has a cold sterile feel about it. In many ways it is like a dormitory with cement walls, very few pictures on the walls, and dull grey colors all over. See the attached picture of me sitting on the grey couch in front of the grey wall in the public sitting room.

The hotel is split into 2 separate buildings, separated by an outside parking lot. It rained most of the time we were there, however the hotel had many hotel umbrellas strategically placed at every entrance and exit – very thoughtful and helpful. The hotel also has underground parking with entry from both buildings, so after we learned how to negotiate the maze getting to and from the elevators, we were able to get from our room (in the separate building) to the main building where the lobby and public areas were without getting wet.

I should also add that the hotel has a modest exercise room with a sauna, which is available 24 hours a day. We didn’t use these facilities, but did visit the room to check it out. Everything looked brand new, and probably hadn’t been used much (if at all).

As I wrote above, this is a very interesting hotel. The location is superb, the rooms are huge (see attached picture of wife Alisa on the huge bed), everything is new, the staff is excellent, it has lots of parking, and we would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I spent 3 nights at this hotel and I will definitely be back. First of all, it's just beautiful. Everything has been thoughtfully designed and considered. My room was the perfect size, there was a window looking out onto the street below. The bathroom was large, and the shower was amazing. I enjoyed their breakfast each morning, which was wonderful and located in a nice room with lots of natural light. The people at the front desk are very kind and helpful in a genuinely personable manner, you somehow feel like you know them, and they make excellent recommendations for restaurants and other places to visit in Varese. This is one of those places that seems to get everything just right.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2012

I chose to spend my last night in Italy in Varese because of its proximity to Malpensa Airport (30 minute drive).
Varese is a lovely vibrant city with a nice old area, lots of good shops, cafes and restaurants.
Hotel di Varese was a great finale to our 3 week tour of Northern Italy: It was one of the best hotels we've been to, and with excellent value for money.
The hotel is very new, modern beautiful and stylish: I loved the clean décor and the fantastic materials they used: When I redecorate my house I will surely use some of the ideas that I saw in the hotel.
Our room was vast, shining-clean and very pretty. Every single detail (including the electrical switches and windows on the wooden ceiling) looked amazing.
The young receptionists gave us an exceptionally warm service and fantastic recommendations for dining.
I am sure that I'll stay in Hotel di Varese again someday in the near future. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Nice stylish hotel in the central part of Varese. Rooms are modern, clean and comfortable. The hotel interrier has its own style, light colors, not crowded by unnecessary decorations. The biggest part of excellente impression is coming from the staff! Very friendly, very attentional, very supportive and warm! It was a great pleasure to stay in this hotel and will obligatory reccommend it for my friends. By best regards to everybody!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed here whilst travelling south. An extremely good hotel with huge, very comfortable and stylishly equipped rooms. The staff were extremely helpful, friendly and welcoming. Parking is secure. Breakfast was of a very high quality, including some fine local prosciutto and cheese. A great place to stay for a relaxing stay after a hard day's driving. The town is also interesting, with plenty of inviting bars and restaurants.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Cant add much more to previous reviews; welcomed by friendly staff, nothing too much trouble, modern clean room. My only minus is that breakfast a bit 'thin' by british standards, but norml for continent!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

A fantastic stay with a beautiful luxury room. The bed was good and the bathroom was very nice. Everything was clean. Very friendly staff. The breakfast was delicious. A great start of our holiday in Italy. Really recommended. Nothing to complain about!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel di Varese
Address: Via Como 12, 21100 Varese, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 Hotels in Varese
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel di Varese 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Varese, the renovation of a prestigious villa in Liberty style, in the historical centre and shopping area, you’ll find Hotel di Varese.Hotel di Varese is ideal for the business trip and for the spare time, synthesis of style, quality, warmth and friendliness.Hotel di Varese, the heart of our city. ... more   less 
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