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Royal Victoria

Piazza San Giorgio 2, 23829 Varenna Italy
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#3 of 6 hotels in Varenna
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The Hotel Royal Victoria is a four stars hotel facing the lake, situated in the historical centre of Varenna, a charming medieval village and one of the most appreciated tourist destinations of Como Lake. The recent renovations have preserved its XIX century aspect; the rooms offer all modern comforts while maintaining the atmosphere of a charming hotel. The bright and comfortable hall provide a refined and attractive atmosphere.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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clevertravelers wrote a review Jul 2021
Newtown, Pennsylvania344 contributions173 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is excellent - a great location to explore from. The ferry and restaurants were all conveniently close. Though our room was not available at check-in time, the friendly staff supplied us with complimentary bar drinks (w/o prompting) and continued to check with housekeeping regarding the status of our rooms. The rooms themselves overlooked the pool and lake - gorgeous views! The breakfast room was spacious, had indoor and outdoor seating and had a lovely view as well. They served an American-style buffet breakfast that included pastries, waffles, pancakes, eggs, meats, cheeses and fruits. Our room had a high-ceiling, new and ultra-clean bedding and towels, and comfortable beds. This hotel also makes an effort to converse energy. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Stefania Corti, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Royal Victoria
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guests, many thanks for your review, we are very happy that you loved so much our stay with us! Our location is perfect for explore the central part of the lake, with facilities like the ferry dock that is 5 minute walking from our hotel. We'll wait your next stay to us!
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FamilyHeider wrote a review Jul 2021
Saint Paul, Minnesota13 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at the Royal Victoria for two nights this July and it was a magical place. The town of Varenna is an incredibly quaint lakeside town, and the hotel offers pick up from the boat or the train. We had an amazing panoramic view of the lake and it faces a lovely square with several excellent cafes. The spa, pool, and restaurants at the hotel are all top notch. The service was great. Room always cleaned with fresh towels, and the included breakfast was far more than you would get at a stateside breakfast buffet. The staff were polite when we tried to speak Italian, but were all fluent in English when our language skills failed. The staff also worked very diligently to secure a Covid testing appointment for us at the Milan airport for our flight home - we were very grateful. We would recommend this hotel whole heartedly.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Response from Stefania Corti, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Royal Victoria
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guests, we are very happy to know that you enjoy so much your stay with us! Our staff is always at your disposal for every need with the purpose to make your stay with us perfect and unforgettable! We hope to welcome you again to our hotel soon!
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Bob F wrote a review Oct 2020
Preston, United Kingdom58 contributions32 helpful votes
My wife booked us 5 nights at the hotel to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary and what a fantastic time we had. Considering all that is going on in the world at the moment the hotel were perfect in doing what they could to make things seem normal. It was great to see those smiling faces (albeit under masks) but nothing was too much for them. I had organised a few surprises for my wife during our stay and the hotel outdone themselves in helping me make this happen. From breakfast to drinks in the bar to eating in the fantastic Victoria Grill everything was top notch. We had a lake side balcony room which I would highly recommend. Being able to listen to the lapping water from the lake and having a morning coffee in the balcony was something to saviour. I would personally like to thank the hotel and all their staff for an experience we will never forget.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Stefania Corti, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Royal Victoria
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Dear guests, we are happy to know that you loved your stay with us! Our staff is always careful about every details during your stay with us, with the mission to make your stay with us perfect and unforgettable! We'll wait your next visit to us!
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WeHa 98 wrote a review Oct 2020
Aschaffenburg, Germany204 contributions145 helpful votes
Firstly the location is outstanding, right in the middle of the town centre and easily walking distance to attractions and ferry. I would highly recommend the room with the balcony and lake view - perfect, I just loved sitting out there. Wonderfully they had a jug/tea/coffee in room which I do love. Nothing like a cuppa at the end of the day and with a view like that, it's just perfect to enjoy on the balcony. The rooms were very clean and well appointed, looks like there has been an update in the bathroom over the last few years. The included breakfast was very good and there are loads of choices on the menu - gluten free options too. The breakfast room faces out to the lake , so what a wonderful way to start the day. I really like the welcome letter they provide as it has all the details for breakfast, wi-fi and other handy information. The bed was a little too firm for me which is why I didn't have a super sleep - I do like a firm mattress but this was a little too much for me. I checked out at 11am and had to wait for a 12pm taxi to my train departure, I think as the hotel was pretty much empty, they could have allowed a later checkout for me. I just sat in the lobby for the hour and would have been more comfortable in the room - I think they let themselves down with this point. I did love the interior of the hotel as they have retained many original features such as antique furnishings and wonderfully, the glass in the lobby looks to be original. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and hope to return next year.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Stefania Corti, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Royal Victoria
Responded 11 Oct 2020
Dear guest, many thanks for your review, we appreciate that you loved your stay with us! Regarding the check out timing, there was for sure a misunderstanding, as usually we conceed late check-out if is possible for our guests without any problems. We'll waiting your next visit to us!
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SarahJoPitt wrote a review Sep 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom83 contributions97 helpful votes
Beautiful hotel, the front perfectly located on the main town piazza and the back is situated right on the lake, the best of both worlds. The hotel was spotlessly clean and all the staff set very high hygiene standards so we felt very safe. The public areas were beautiful with stunning views. The pool was clean and fresh with towels, gowns and slippers provided. Plenty of sun beds and chairs available to maintain social distancing. Breakfast overlooking the lake was fantastic, everything you need to start the day and it was delicious. All the staff were very friendly, polite and professional, from the reception to the waiters and the room maids. Sweets in our room on our last night and bottles of water for our onward journey were a welcome touch.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Stefania Corti, Servizi per gli ospiti/front office at Royal Victoria
Responded 25 Sep 2020
Dear Sarah, we are satisfied that you enjoy so much your stay with us! Our staff is always at your disposal with unique suggestions for made your stay in our hotel perfect and unforgettable! We'll wait your next visit to us!
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US$183 - US$451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Victoria
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Victoria?
Nearby attractions include Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi (0.1 km), Villa Monastero (0.4 km), and In Vinis Veritas (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Victoria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Victoria?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Victoria?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Victoria?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Victoria?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Cavatappi, Al Prato, and Osteria Quatro Pass.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Victoria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Royal Victoria located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 km away from the centre of Varenna.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Victoria?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Royal Victoria offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Victoria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.