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“Nicely renovated”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel San Lorenzo

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Hotel San Lorenzo
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Chiavenna
Certificate of Excellence
Rehovot, Israel
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419 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Nicely renovated”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The hotel is positioned just across the train and bus stations of Chiavenna. The building and its interior have been recently renovated and look good. The reception is slightly unprofessional, with some of the officials mastering no foreign languages. We stayed there attending a wedding with a not too lengthy list of visitors, still the receptionist had real difficulties to identify us on a printed piece of paper without using the computer sitting on the desk. Room was nice looking at a large commune terrace. Bathroom just AOK. Sheets are changed daily. Breakfast is OK but not more than that. Coffee is stale- american so you better ask for an espresso and not for the capuccino which is watery.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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Grimbergen, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband and I recently spent one week's holiday in Chiavenna and had selected San Lorenzo hotel. Our room was very comfortable and clean, it offered a great view on the square and mountains.
Though we had a b&b formula, we have chosen to dine at the hotel every day and lunch when we happened to be in Chiavenna as the food was excellent!
All family members and staff were extremely helpful and friendly.
Very good relation quality/price.
The hotel is also very well located: beautiful surroundings, very close to train station to connect to other locations such as e.g. Como lake, bus services are provided to Switzerland, etc.. In spite of the latter, the hotel is very quiet.
We definitely wish to spend more time there!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denmark
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43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2011

My wife and I had an overnight stay at the hotel, we had spotted the hotel in triadvisor and was not disappointed, had good enough read that there was only one that could be English in the restaurant, but you must remember we are not in the United States or United Kingdom we are in Italy, and that's what makes it exciting and also fun to travel in other countries, to meet other fellows and see other cultures and accept the people you meet as coming from another country a one himself, why would you travel otherwise .

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 17, 2010

My husband and visited Chiavenna for a single night, and stayed at the San Lorenzo on the advice of tripadvisor.com. We were NOT disappointed! The location was great: right next to the train station, although we did not hear or see a single train. The service was nice: only one English speaker was available, but I think that speaks for the "tucked away and un-touristy" nature of the town. The room we had was HUGE by European standards, with a private bathroom, and a semi-private balcony. Many of the upper floor rooms had private balconies. The super-modern, energy-efficient interior is in cool contrast to the historic exterior.
One word of advice regarding the town: beware trying to arrange a Taxi in the evenings. We wanted to go to a highly-recommended restaurant, "La Laterne Verde" and the Taxi wanted 20 Euros for 10km one way!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lake Tapps WA
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2010

This hotel was like a breath of fresh air - we arrived here from Paris after a very long day on the trains, and our hotel in Paris was barely big enough to move around in. Our room here was so large in comparison - and it was so nice! We loved this hotel and the staff. English speakers beware - only one person in the hotel speaks English - she was very kind and patient with us as we tried to navigate through the Italian language. The staff were all very friendly, and somehow we communicated just fine. The restaurant was surprisingly good - we had some of our best meals in Europe there! I know that seems odd, but really, it was quite good. The hotel proprietor was extremely friendly as well. I cannot say enough about Chiavenne itself - what a beautiful little town - Chiavenna was one of our favorite cities in Italy. It helped that we seemed to be the only Americans there, so we didn't get the "touristy" feel. So qaint and beautiful and this hotel was superb! The only negative I have to say is that the shower was uber small - just don't drop the soap and you will be fine!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Neuchatel
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86 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2009

This is a perfect hotel with high class decoration and always smiling personel. It has a very nice restaurant too. Free internet, flat screen tv, shower with massage in the rooms. Located in front of the train station at the center of the city. All that for a great price: 85 Euros for 2 ppl including breakfast. Perfect...

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel San Lorenzo
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 3, 23022 Chiavenna, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Sondrio > Chiavenna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Chiavenna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Lorenzo 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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