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“A Five-Star Gem with a Glorious View”
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Nest On The Lake
Ranked #1 of 9 Lezzeno B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a three-week vacation in Northern Italy. Our first stop was Nest on the Lake. In many ways it should have been our only stop.

The location is away from the bustle of Como, and not far from the tourist activity in Bellagio. It sits on the east bank of the leg of the lake leading into Bellagio, and is quite difficult to locate without a GPS at night. I would seriously recommend arrival during daylight hours to avoid any confusion.

The views are spectacular, including the many white swans that regularly gather near the shore. We had the apartment room on the top floor, a spacious and extremely comfortable accommodation where we awoke each morning to the sounds of the water lapping on the shore.

Costantino and Rafaella, the owners, are wonderful and gracious hosts. The building that houses the B & B has been in Costantino's family since the late 1700's, but, with his hard work, it has been renovated and expanded to provide all the modern conveniences a traveler needs and expects.

Breakfasts on the ground floor patio are divine. Raffaela is present to provide table side service after guests are permitted to serve themselves buffet style from inside the breakfast room. The room is tastefully and colorfully decorated, and the selection of breakfast buffet items was without question the best my wife experienced during our entire stay in Italy.

Memories of our stay will last a long time. This was as close to an idyllic setting as my wife and I have ever been. We hope to return some day, and when we do, we will definitely plan to stay more than two nights.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

What can I add to what has already been said? We stayed for 10 nights at the end of July and had a great holiday. We didn't hire a car and went everywhere by boat (or canoe) with occasional days relaxing at the B&B. We visited all the places we wanted without feeling rushed, but also never got bored. Tino made great suggestions for things to do, places to go, where to eat etc and we felt very welcome and well looked after. If you want lots of bars and busy nightlife (we don't) this is not for you. If you want a truly relaxing holiday, great views, intimate and welcoming atmosphere then don't hesitate.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Wonderful place to stay. Constantino and Rafael are wonderful hosts. My husband and I were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary there and Tino and Rafael made it extra special with their surprise gift and thoughtful gesture. The fact that we could use the canoes whenever we wanted was an added bonus to the wonderful setting in which this B&B is situated in. It is so close to the bus stop to go to Bellagio or to Como. Tino responded to emails promptly and in English which was another welcome sign. The 2 bedroom apartment for us was beautifully done and we loved the balcony overlooking the lake. Could not have imagined a better place to spend our anniversary. Will definitely stay here every time we are in the region. Thanks Tino.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

It is a wonderful place to stay; you can use pretty much anything you would need in this area, the canoes to reach the other side of the lake, the bikes to ride around, your legs to walk five minutes to the most well-cooked fish of the lake, the long chairs to sit and read on the beach, the shadow of the beautiful garden to take a nap etc.
The bedrooms are in a way perfect to me because though it is simple it is very charming (with no frills), it is modern and very clean. The bathroom is large and comfortable; and the little balcony makes it even more pleasant.
The owner is extremely welcoming, helpful and openminded. I have already told all my friends that it is the place to go to when heading to the lago di Como. I could hardly imagine finding such a better value for money. Thank you for the treat and this good rest.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you're visiting Lake Como, I HIGHLY recommend staying at the Nest on the Lake. This B&B is truly truly a wonderful Italian experience. Constantino is wonderful. His emails were prompt and responsive (in English, thank goodness- although he speaks like 5 other languages fluently) and a wonderful host. We checked in later than expected but he was waiting for us and served us beer and soda upon our arrival. Our room was exactly we had expected and honestly, the photos don't do justice. Our room was beautiful!! I wish we could have stayed longer than 3 nights. The B&B is next town over from Bellagio and easy drive over. All the rooms face the lake and you can hear the water lapping the shores when the windows are open. The views are amazing. Amazing! I think you can use some of their little boats/kayaks to venture into the water, but we didn't get that opportunity. It was really the highlight of our trip, staying right on Lake Como... Oh and yes, the breakfast at the Nest is pretty awesome. I seriously loved their attention to detail and service. Thank you Constantino, hope we can come back soon!

Room Tip: I loved our room on the 2nd floor...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Staying in this BnB on Como was the best part of our trip. The hosts are just the kind of people you feel you knew for a long time and they are pretty much your family. We felt so taken care of. Constantino was helpful in any way we could ask for and we had great conversations while relaxing on their terrace. He made great suggestions for restaurants as well. Our 10 year old daughter played with the owner's 2 girls and enjoyed the 3 days we spent their so much. She kept talking about opening her own BnB on Como, just like Constantino's and Rafaella's. They even took her to the pool with their girls.
Not to mention that the place itself was so tasteful, charming and clean. We did not even go to the Lake Maggiore during one of the days, just to spend more time on this property. Falling asleep to the sound of the water was so magical

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Hidden away in the lake before Belllagio, this place offers peace and tranquility with views to die for with out the hustle and bustle of tourists.
The view out of the balcony was out of this world.
Good breakfast and the host's are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Localita Sostra 19, 22025 Lezzeno, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Lake Como > Lezzeno
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Lezzeno
Price Range: $129 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a peaceful setting in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy, just minutes from the world-famous resort of Bellagio, is located in the nearby Lezzeno, Bed and Breakfast " Nest on the lake." This architectural complex, dating from the beginning of 1800,completely renovated in 2010, is directly in front of the lovely lake of Como, and precisely opposite to the picturesque Island Comacina, and thefamous Villa Balbianello and other beautiful villas including the VillaBalbiano and Villa Cassinella.Both the apartment, located on the ground floor, and the rooms on the first floor, have their own independent entrance, and are elegantly furnished with comfortable and modern furnishings which harmoniously blend with the local setting. The rooms boast elegant wooden flooring, which further contribute to the warm, and romantic atmosphere. The ground floor also houses the breakfast room which features visible local stone walls, as well as a huge and imposing fireplace which has been fully restored in ancient style and which dominates the environment. The furnishings also include a series of ancient artefacts handed down through the generations and which contribute to recreate a magical atmosphere of past times. All units are overlooking the lake and are equipped with pretty balconies on which you can sit back and enjoy a drink and the lovely views and magical sunsets that the lake offers. Access to the beach is possible directly from the Bed & Breakfast, where guests can soak up the sun, or make use of the canoes which are at the disposal of our guests in order to enjoy our wonderful lake to the full. We can also offer a series of optional services on request such as airport/station transfers, or organized tours of the local area or mountain excursions. We are committed to making every effort to ensure that your stay will be truly unforgettable. ... more   less 
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