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“The only place to stay in varenna!!! Amazing :)”
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Balcony Divina Vita
Balcony view
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View Bar il Molo
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Lake Como
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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy

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sinead198...
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The only place to stay in varenna!!! Amazing :)”
Reviewed 12 October 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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My partner and I stayed here in august for a few days. We have stayed in varenna several times and this was by far our favourite place. What more could we say, the accommodation is immaculate, the staff are very attentive, it is ideally situated with stunning views in the morning. The owners are fabulous, nothing to big or small a problem and they made us feel very welcome. Breakfast was very good and meals at the restaurant were great and fairly priced.
Definitely coming back next year. Highly recommended.

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Starthur
San Francisco, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Perfection!”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Charming rental with equally charming owner/restaurant below. Very large 1 bedroom that could easily sleep 4-6 people comfortably complete with kitchen, living area and balcony with fantastic views of Lake Como. Most comfortable bed in Italy - only regret was only staying 2 nights. We would love to return.

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Julesrose
Sydney, Australia
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101 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay From Start to Finish!!!”
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

This is a wonderful B&B. The hosts Simone and Silvia were so amazing from the minute we arrived. Welcoming us with drinks and a sit down chat on all the things to do in the area, their greeting made us feel at home. The location is amazing, the accomodation was
Outstanding...the little touches they added like rose petals on the bed, made this part of our trip really memorable and keen to revisit again!

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BBS99
Ballina, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What more can you say?”
Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Reviews of Divina Vita are unanimously praisworthy for a simple reason. It really is that good. I can only reiterate the contents of previous reviews.
Simone and Silvia are a dynamic and personable couple who will welcome you like family. Time is taken over a complimentary drink and snacks to get to know their guests and to introduce them to Varenna and Lake Como. Simone provided assistance with our luggage and Silvia gave us a comprehensive introduction to the apartment. All needs have been anticipated and catered for, but Simone has a project in progress to also offer their guests a sauna, plunge pool and spa. Furnishings are of a high quality with the memory foam mattress parlticularly appreciated. The location of the apartment is fabulous and the staff at Il Molo are friendly and professional. Our 3 night stay was much too brief. My only concern is whether I will be able to make a booking for a return visit.

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Liked best: The personal efforts made and kindness shown by the operators
Liked least: Negotiating the spiral staircase with luggage
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Jess G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A little Gem”
Reviewed 14 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Lake Como is an amazing place, it definitely feels like you are in another or even a different era! The boat from Como to Varenna take 2 hours (a surprise to us) but meant we didn't have to do an additional sightseeing trip! When looking for Divina Vita B&B, we walked straight past it but when we asked the staff at Bar Molo we were they quickly seated and the owners came down to welcome us, and explain the types of tourist things you can do in the town, this was over complementary cocktails and snacks! This is not the type of welcome we are used to when arriving at a hotel or B&B but the owners sheer enthusiasm made the whole experience feel very special. They gave us a guided tour of the apartment which whilst small is perfectly formed. On our last night we were given a Chinese lantern to make a wish on and whilst we both held our breath as we set it off from the balcony, preying it wouldn't set fire to their restaurant below the staff and diners below clapped as it make its way across the lake. Whilst I generally cringe when I read reviews that same how great the owners where this couple are really going for giving you a 5 star experience and succeeding!

Below are our tips/thoughts on the apartment & varenna

Highlights
The apartment -Memory foam mattress
The apartment Spiral staircase
The apartment Good shower
The apartment Great view from the balcony
The apartment My husband liked the décor and little touches
The apartment Free Wifi
The views are awesome
Very romantic spot, lots of weddings and great place to propose!

Beware
Whilst the apartment is self-catering, there is no oven only a hob
There is no shop in varenna so bring food from Como if you don't have a car.
The view from the castle is epic but the path up and down is steep and tricky if you are only wearing flip flops!!
The whole town is hilly not a problem but if you have mobility issues it worth noting
If you are planning visiting Lugano (Switzerland) don't bother the bus ride is nice but the town itself is a confusing, hostile waste of a day!

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Liked best: The extra effort the owners made
Liked least: Not being able to find it straight away
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