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Hotel La Darsena
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Tremezzina
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, OH
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“DESTINATION EUROPE APPROVES - AMAZING HOTEL”
Reviewed November 18, 2009

Ok, so November is not the best time of year to go to Lake Como, but the views, vistas and scenery from this hotel are breathtaking. The restaurant located on-site is outstanding and the best in the area. The food is just amazing. The rooms are simple, but large with large bathrooms and the ones with private balconies directly over the lake are just amazing - literally over the lake with the Alps all around in the distance. The ferry launch to Varrena and Bellagio is a five minute walk so you can spend the day traveling around the lake to the pristine towns and villages. A car is recommended too as Switzerland and the Alps are only an hour drive - depending where you plan to go. The staff are amazing, kind, attentive and have great recommendations. Free parking, free internet and the attention from the staff are just some of the perks. The value is amazing - the rooms are extremely reasonable for the services you receive. I can not wait to return when the weather is warmer.

Kayla Zeigler
Destination Europe

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Banora Point, NSW, Australia
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Reviewed November 18, 2009

This is the only hotel I've ever stayed where the pictures on the web do not do it justice. We had a room overlooking the lake & it was superb. Spotlessly clean - my test is if I can bear to walk around barefoot - absolutely no problem. Food was great - we dined in the restaurant one night & it was fabulous. Everyone very friendly, courteous & so helpful. Great location - walk down the road to Villa Carlotta, & the ferry & bus service are virtually at your door. We had intended staying at Varenna & I'm SO glad we stayed in Tremezzo instead. This hotel is just the best. Also, check out the lovely pasta restaurant down the road - the family who run it are just great & their desserts are sublime.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Leesburg, VA
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Reviewed November 9, 2009

How often can you say that about an experience at a hotel? The service excellence began before we even arrived. The room we wanted was not available during for our entire stay, but Maria kindly and imaginatively came up with a solution to make us happy. She also told me that I would have the room in case of cancellation. A few days before our departure she e-mailed me to let me know that the room that we originally wanted to book was available. We were excited and felt as though she was excited for us.

The room was amazing as it was large, immaculate, and nicely decorated with a huge modern bathroom complete with a nice-sized bathtub. The linens and bath products were all first-rate. The best part of the room had to be the double balcony. We had breathtaking views of Lake Como and enjoyed sitting on the balconies.

A very nice buffet breakfast with a good variety of choices was included with the room and the restaurant overlooks Lake Como and is a pleasant way to start the day. Once again, the service was wonderful and warm.

The hotel is located only a few feet from the boat ramp which serves as the primary method of transportation on the lake.

The best feature of La Darsena is that somehow, the staff makes you feel as though you are not guests, but part of a large extended family of cousins. You feel it in the service, you hear it in the voices, and you see it in the eyes and smiles of the owners and Maria - they really are glad that you are there and your experience reflects it!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
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Reviewed November 7, 2009

We decided to take a last minute road trip from Berne, CH into Como and browsed the trip advisor recommendations. We have a little dog, so getting good places with animals can be tricky, but la Darsena was spot on!

The views of Bellagio and the lake are unbelievable. We had no idea how big Como was; however this location is very close to the auto ferry which takes you into Bellagio and the main part of Como.

Very affordable for being able to get rooms with a nice balcony and lake views!

Strong recommendation!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

This hotel is right on the lake, our room had a small balcony from which we watched the sun rise and the moon rise ! Nice clean room wih good size bathroom including a bath tub with shower over. Courteous and helpful staff. We were particularly impressed with the restaurant both for food and service . It is only a short walk from this hotel to the ferry stop and bus stop for exploring the region.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Pulloxhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2009

We love Lake Como, but hate big impersonal hotels, and so chose La Darsena due to both it's size & location.

It would be fair to say that La Darsena is really more like a restaurant with rooms, but the personal service makes it feel a little like you are a guest in the owner's home.

We booked a lake view room with balcony, and were lucky enough to get the one with 2 balconies. This is great as the standard balconies do not have room for a table & chairs, whereas the second balcony is huge and was a pleasant place to sip a glass of wine or two. However, the view from here does include the petrol station and a very ugly high rise hotel, in addition to stunning Bellagio! And my boyfriend got a shock when he walked to the end of the balcony & realised that it extended past the bathroom of the room next door!!

Rooms are much nicer than they appear on the website. Very tastefully decorated and furnished, with everything that you could possibly need.

The location of the hotel is excellent - less than 200m from Tremezzo ferry station, a little further to restaurants & bars and Villa Carlotta. The hotel is right on the lake, but also on the main lakedise road, which can be very busy & noisy. There is free parking at the hotel. A visit to Cantina Follie in Tremezzo is a must for wine lovers.

The restaurant is very popular, so best to book. The food was pretty good, and averagely priced for the area.

La Darsena would benefit from some public areas (outside and in) to make it perfect, but I'd certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, OH
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Reviewed October 21, 2009

Sleepy little town. Ferry dock in walking distance. Friendly staff; clean; free parking! Wonderful

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel La Darsena
Address: Via Regina, 3, 22016 Tremezzina, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Tremezzina
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Tremezzina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Darsena 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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