눉Heat broken in room. Owner not the friendliest..at first. Speak a little Italian and chat with Laura...it will make your stay great! If your lucky, you will see Nonna in her slippers with her doggie at top of the stairs:) Hotel swayed pretty bad (like on a boat). Ferry docks just steps away from the front of hotel. Maybe attached to foundation??
눇Traveled with sister and stayed 2 nights 10/2/15. Stunning "old world" style, charming small hotel. Restaurant and a separate coffee bar with covered patio. Best location in Varenna. Best homemade food (pumpkin gnocchi awesome). Excellent breakfast buffet. Best cappuccino and cornetti in Italy! This was our first stop before Venice, Florence, Amalfi, Rome. NONE of those places compared to the cappuccino (made personally by Laura) & cornetti. Martino was great too! Rooms very clean with floor to ceiling windows, balcony, gorgeous views of Lago Como. Wish we had stayed longer here. Hotel Olivedo e bella!