I decided to read about hotels and apartments on Lake Como once again and review them so that it would be easier for you to decide where to stay on Lake Como.
Cheap hotels in Varenna
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To say that there are cheap hotels in Varenna would be wrong. All housing on Como is quite expensive. Prices for the simplest housing an average of 100 €. We will consider it “inexpensive”. As elsewhere, inexpensive 1 * hotels and b & bs (that is, places of residence in villas, local houses where a room is offered (with or without a bath) and breakfast).
Hotel Beretta – 1 * hotel near the train station of Varenna (which means that the center of Varenna is about 12 minutes walk). A fairly modest option, but with everything you need – sleeping places, a private bathroom with a hairdryer, Wi-Fi and a view of the lake. Also included in the price is breakfast. From 90 €
Tosca House is another budget option (we stayed here). Also, as in the previous case, there is everything for a comfortable stay – a private room with its own bathroom, a pleasant breakfast from the hostess, and the location is a 3-minute walk from the ferry pier. The center of Varenna is about 10 minutes on foot. A huge plus is that the owners have their own garage and for an additional 5 euros per day you can put a car there. From 90 €.
Villa Varenna is a more expensive option, from 165 € per day (reservation is only possible from 2 days), but this is a real villa of the late 19th century with a view of the lake! A private bathroom, shower, veins, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and breakfast are all included in the room price.
4-5 * Hotels in Varenna
Of the more expensive hotels, I want to note the following two:
Hotel du Lac Varenna 4 * – with parking, Wi-Fi, excellent location and lake view. Room rates from 210 € with breakfast.
Hotel Royal Victoria 4 * is a truly royal hotel located in a villa of the late 19th century. The hotel has restaurants, a swimming pool, a spa, its own pier, and there is a lush garden around the hotel. The corresponding price is from 340 € with breakfast, from 440 € with breakfast and dinner.
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According to my observations, hotels in the center of Bellagio (or close to the center) are more expensive than hotels in Varenna (although booking “asserts” the opposite). Here I will not bring hotels 2 km from the center of Bellagio, but I will choose those that are within walking distance. I will also not be divided into inexpensive and expensive, I will list good hotels in increasing cost.
Charming Bellagio Boutique Hotel is a hotel a little away from the center and, judging by the photo, a little on a hill (keep this in mind). All rooms have a private bathroom. The hotel has free Wi-Fi, a pool. Breakfast is optional. From 110 € for a double room (from 130 € – with breakfast)
Charming Bellagio is an apartment in the center of Bellagio. Very high booking rating. The apartments are equipped with everything necessary. The port is 300 meters away. Own bathroom, refrigerator, kitchenette – for those who are accustomed to cook on their own, or come with children. From 130 € per day.
Hotel Belvedere is a 3 * hotel with a high rating (9.2) and excellent reviews, as well as an interesting history (since 1880, 4 generations of women have owned the Belvedere hotel). The hotel has a garden with a pool, free parking and a new spa. Room rates from 350 € with breakfast (without lake view), rooms with lake view – from 430 €.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a chic five-star hotel in a 19th-century building that has been run by the third generation of the same family. Two gardens, two pools, restaurants and bars, one of which (Mistral) was awarded a Michelin star. Spa, tennis court and fitness room. Price from 583 € per day with a chic English breakfast.
Apartments on Lake Como
Apartments are an ideal option for those who
- Wants to save
- Doesn’t like hotels
- Who needs more personal space and a kitchen.
- Wants to feel “local” in every country
If you do not necessarily want to live in a tourist Varenna or Bellagio, then airbnb has a lot of options from 35 € for a separate apartment and from 26 € for a room.
Villas on Lake Como
If you relax in a large company or family, you can even rent a villa. For 900 euros per day, you can get here such a house Villa Marzia History for 12 people (see additional fees):
Or Villa Ulivo – from just 136 euros per day for a family of 6 people.
Small traditional house LA MAISON LAVANDE from only 70 euros per day – for 4 people. Not far from Lake Como and from Switzerland, which is good if you are planning a trip. Housing in Switzerland is very expensive, and staying in such a house, you can travel to Switzerland daily 🙂
There are plenty of options to stay on Lake Como, for every taste and budget. The main thing is if you want to save money or are limited financially, then it is better to book in advance, while there are more options. Of course, traveling around Italy and neighboring countries is more convenient by car, you can find a suitable car for rental, here I wrote how to rent a car in Italy and what to look for.
That’s all, have a nice trip! There are comments and suggestions, please write in the comments!