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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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riitta954
Helsinki, Finland
1 review
“The best apartment in Varenna”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

I have visited Varenna three times in a year and lived once in a nice small hotel, once in another nice apartment and now in Casa Maddalena, which was the best of all. In Casa Maddalena there is everything you need. It is nice peaceful apartment in the best place in Varenna on the Piazza San Giorgio. There are many very good ristorantes, Villa Sypress, Borgovino, Cavatappi, Quatro Pass, Sole and VIctoria nearby . The host Marilena is very helpful and kind.

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Liked best: The location, the cozy apartment, the nice host Marilena
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 3 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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Liked best: Location, our host Marilena.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Catji
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
“Even Off-Season is Wonderful at Casa Maddelena!”
Reviewed 10 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

I stayed in Varenna five nights, at Casa Maddelena in November. It was a wonderfully memorable experience. My lodging, right on the main square, was convenient to grocery shopping and access to several interesting walks around the town. Grocery shops were close by. I strongly recommend the delicious yoghurt at the macelleria. I ate every night at the Del Sole restaurant just downstairs where the food was delicious and the staff warm and welcoming. My wonderful hostess at the guesthouse, Marilena, picked me up at the train station from Milan, and deposited me there the morning I left. She was a wonderful resource for ideas of how to see and visit the best places. From the guesthouse it is only a ten-minute, downhill walk to the ferry for Bellagio and Meaggio. Although it rained almost all the time I was there, on the last day the sun--and the snow-capped mountains--came out. I was delighted with my entire time in Varenna and heartily encourage anyone looking for a comfortable, beautiful experience of the Lago de Como area to stay at Casa Maddelena.

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Liked best: The kitchen and washing machine
Liked least: Well, the church bells are charming and all, but there are a lot of them!
Travelling group: Solo
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Valiant18
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Just a Great Place to Stay!”
Reviewed 8 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Marilena is a marvellous host, living in the apartment below and happy to offer advice and recommendations when needed. She kindly picked us up from the station and dropped us off at the end of our stay.
The apartment is exceptionally well equipped and scrupulously clean, with a great location overlooking the square.
Varenna is a lovely place which is almost off the main tourist track so it's a bit less commercial than towns on the other side of the lake. There's a small grocers, a green grocers and the local fisherman sells newly caught fish out of his house (but you need to get there early to beat the hotels and restaurants). So, you can eat fresh and local if you don't feel like going to one of the good range of bars, cafes and restaurants. For the best pizza ever, get some plastic cups, a bottle of wine, a takeaway from Luigi's and sit by the lake on a bench near the marina, watching the sun go down.
We didn't want to leave and are dreaming of returning.
We'll definitely be staying at Casa Madellena again!

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Liked best: Couldn't single out any one thing
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Hank v
Melbourne, Australia
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“A Charming Varenna Apartment”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We were very lucky to have chosen to stay at Marelina House in Varenna for one week. Our host, Marelina made us very welcome and gave us plenty of helpful tips for things to do and see as well as buying food etc. The apartment was very clean and comfortable and we did enjoy having the windows open and hearing the locals as they passed through or sat in the square below. It was great eating our breakfast seated on the little balcony by the kitchen each morning. Being only a short walk away from the lake we felt that it was an ideal location
from which to explore Varenna and other towns connected by the ferry service. It was a fantastic place to spend a week. We would have been very happy to stay longer.
Thanks Marelina. l

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Liked best: The friendly owner
Liked least: We liked it all
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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