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“An ideal base from which to explore Varese”
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Hotel Europa
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Varese
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for four nights during the European Rowing Championship as our son was competing for GB. It is situated 10 minutes' walk from the railway station and five minutes walk from the bus stop we needed to reach the lakeside (otherwise over an hour's walk down a steep and busy road).

We were fortunate to have a room on the rear of the hotel as we heard from other guests that it had been very noisy at the front, adjacent to a small square on the edge of the pedestrianised "historic centre" of Varese, with people leaving bars in the early hours, slamming car doors as they left. Our room was well-appointed, with a very comfortable bed, sufficient storage, effective shower and plenty of towels, toiletries and a supply of additional pillows and blankets in case we needed them.

The hotel staff were welcoming, provided us with information we asked for such as where to purchase the bus tickets we needed, made suggestions as to which restaurants we might like to try, etc. There was also a secure private car park which would have been useful had we arrived by car.

The breakfast room, which occupied the basement, was well laid out and offered a generous choice of items which more than satisfied us.

This is a hotel we would return to and are happy to recommend.

H&MB

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We arrived late in the evening and were greeted in the parking lot! The concierge was great helping us to park, helping with our bag, showing us to our room, and a place to have a late meal. All this with no expectations. Just friendly and helpful. The location was perfect. Right on the edge of the walking streets of town. Breakfast was good. Above the normal bread and coffee with very friendly and helpful service. The room and hotel were very clean. Our biggest negative was mold on the bathroom ceiling.

Room Tip: We were in room 71 which fit 2 adults and 2 children well.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

For our trip to Umbrie we booked a familyroom with Hotel Europe. Three days before the planned stay they informed us that they had double booked the familyroom. They offered us another familyroom in a closeby 4 star hotel, hotel Europe paid for the difference. We had a great time, we also saw hotel Europe which is located very well close to the city center. This service was perfect!

Thanks once again.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

Just what we needed. Calm hotel, friendly and flexible personel. Very close to the centre with a very good restaurant close by (Bologna). Typical Italian environment.

Kind regards,

D.N.M. Meijer BTicino

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 27, 2010

We were In Varese on a school partnership trip and a group of us stayed in this hotel. It in a perfect location and we enjoyed our stay. Rooms clean and quiet with nice continental breakfast . Staff very friendly and helpful with good English. The only problem is their bar don't attempt to have a drink there as they had to send out for gin and vodka and had no mixers . There is also a restaurant but we didn't see anyone eating there ever. The bar isn't a problem however as the hotel is only minutes away from some lovely little squares with lots of bars and restaurants and perfect for people watching . There is wifi in the rooms for a very small charge .Varese itself has a lot to offer for a short stay and a trip to Sacre Monte is a must. There is a bus stop just outside the hotel where you can get a bus to some lovely little mountain villages Everyone we met on this trip was extremely friendly and helpful .

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

We've stayed at Hotel Europa on several occasions, and believe it is the best for it's location and value in the area. Only a half hour drive from Malpensa, and close to Switzerland, and many of the lake regions. Just a few steps from the hotel are many shops, bars, and restaurants to enjoy...Varese is a great little town to explore! We would definetly go back.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2008

We didn't have any bookings for the night and we've looked for a hotel for about 3 hours. We finally decided on Hotel Europa although it was expensive for us (100 Euro / night) becasue it started to be late and we were very tired. When we checked in, it was 10pm and I asked if the room will be quiet since we were very tired and we basically just need the room for the night to sleep in, the person at the front desk assured me that the room is very quiet.
It turned out that there were road constructions right under our window until 5am!! We couldn't open the windows because of the noise and the hotel staff didn't agree to open the AC in our room! At some point we phoned the front desk explaining them that even with the windows closed, there is still noise and that we can't sleep, they told us that it's supposed to end at mid-night. It didn't.
The next morning we asked to speak with the manager and explained that we want a discount since we didn't sleep at all during the night because of the noise and lack of air due to the closed windows. She was very rude, wanted to call the police to make us pay! At the end, she gave us only 13 euros discount. It was a horrible experience. In addition, the entire hotel has a very sweet smell in it, and the towels we got in the room were not clean. Don't stay there!

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Europa

Address: Piazza Cesare Beccaria 1, 21100, Varese, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Varese
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Varese
Price Range: $79 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Europa 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel located at the entrance to the town's historic centre (with private internal parking), in an area well-known for its typical restaurants, pubs, wine shops and superb inner courtyards. Close to the conference centre of Ville Ponti, Villa Panza (Guggenheim museum of modern art), Palazzo Estense, the law court and the racetrack. A National Trust listed neoclassical building (1830), the structure has been used as a hotel since 1978 (it features an original fresco and a brick tavern). Rooms equipped with all modern comforts:satellite TV, radio, fridge-bar, modem connection for PC, safe, double glazing for sound insulation, air conditioning. All furnishing was renovated in April 2002: all single rooms are provided with a three quarter bed. 24 Hour reception and service, large hall and cocktail lounge. Restaurant "Da Vittorio" boasts a long tradition since 1950 and make international cuisine. Conveniently connected to the lakes district, the highway and railway systems. 20 Km from Malpensa International Airport. This Hotel is ideal for both business travellers and vacationers. ... more   less 
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