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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy

4-star4 stars
Via IV Novembre 18, Varenna, 23829, Italy

Varenna adults-only hotel with bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Breathtaking views, excellent rooms amidst a 14th century and botanical gardens…Oct 27, 2019
  • The property exudes class. The setting on the lake is spectacular. The room is excellent…Oct 15, 2019

Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy

from Rs37,500
  • Comfort Double Room
  • Comfort Double Room, Lake View
  • Suite, Lake View (Mimosa)
  • Suite, Balcony, Lake View (dépendance - Magnolia)
  • Junior Suite, Balcony, Lake View (Bellagio)
  • Junior Suite (Tremezzo)
  • Suite Garden Lake View with private garden
  • Deluxe Room, Lake View
  • Premium Room, Lake View

What’s around Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy


  • Bellagio Port - 30 min walk
  • Civic Museum of Ornithology and Natural Sciences - 1 min walk
  • Branch of Lecco - 1 min walk
  • Royal Victoria - 1 min walk
  • Villa Monastero - 2 min walk
  • San Giovanni Battista Church - 2 min walk
  • Valsassina - 12 min walk
  • Castello di Vezio - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Lugano (LUG-Agno) - 64 min drive
  • Varenna-Esino Perledo Station - 10 min walk
  • Fiumelatte Station - 18 min walk
  • Lierna Station - 7 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Villa Cipressi Varenna
  • Hotel Villa Cipressi Hotel Varenna
  • Villa Cipressi Varenna
  • Villa Cipressi
  • Cipressi Hotel Varenna
  • Hotel Villa Cipressi Hotel
  • Hotel Villa Cipressi Varenna


All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 November - 29 February, EUR 0.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 March - 31 October, EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy

  • Does Hotel Villa Cipressi offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Hotel Villa Cipressi does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Hotel Villa Cipressi?
    No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Cipressi?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Villa Cipressi?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 8 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Villa Cipressi?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Il Cavatappi (2-min walk), Borgovino (2-min walk), and Osteria Quatro Pass (3-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Villa Cipressi?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 80 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
lovely room with a view
Wonderful place. We had a view of the lake from our balcony - just beautiful. The place is immaculate with the botanic gardens to stroll though in the morning or evening. Short walk to town 200 meters where you can go for a boat cruise to all the lake villas. It is about 1k to the train station, over cobblestone part of the way so hard on the luggage. Taxis are a good idea to and from station. Lower score on comfort because all the Italian hotels seem to have really hard beds - what’d up with that??
Michael, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place on Lake Como
The Hotel was simply awesome! I can’t imagine a better place to stay on Lake Como. Jessica went about and beyond to locate my backpack at a nearby train station after I left it there on accident and literally saved our whole vacation. The rooms are beautiful and the grounds are immaculate. We watched the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen! You would be crazy not to stay here.
Sheila, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Mother Daughter Trip
Great Hotel, got a fabulous room with a view and the grounds were gorgeous. Tip: if issuing the shuttle service leave yourself an hour.
Tania, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Issue with Service
We didn't have a great experience with this hotel and their management. We had booked a 4 night stay here, however due to an unforeseen family emergency we had to fly back to South Africa and asked to defer our booking a couple of days. We contacted who were more than happy to do this or refund us, however it is the hotel who has the final say and they would not permit this. They even asked to request a cancellation on their site (meaning we would need to pay in full for the 4 nights as the cancellation fee) so that they could rebook the room for other guests, but would not even give us any small compensation or part refund. We understand hotel policies and have stayed with many hotels during our travels, but we would have expected a little more compassion and 'wiggle room' since we were more than willing to come and stay, only a few days later. Hotel Villa Cipressi was not accommodating to our request and we ended up needing to forfeit all 4 nights (it must also be noted that this was over a long weekend where all hotels where fully booked and they would have had no trouble re-booking our room - which is why they requested we request a cancellation so that the room would be available for booking again and they would essentially get 2 x pay for 1 room). Looks like a great hotel, but we were not impressed with the service and how the situation was handled.
Kylie, za4 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Nice property but so-so service
The hotel was very well located and the grounds are beautiful. It is a treat to be able to stay in such a historic villa. However, for the price we paid, I felt like there were some things that were not very well done. First of all, the woman at the front desk is very unfriendly and cold. She became standoffish when we didn’t understand her very unclear directions for how to park our car. She also did not apologize when she mistakenly added $30 to our hotel bill for a bar tab we did not have and acted like she didn’t believe it was not ours when the receipt she was looking at clearly had someone else’s signature on it. On the other hand, the man at the front desk was very nice and helpful and gave us good advice. The breakfast was ok - again not what I would have expected for an expensive hotel. The cappuccinos seemed to come from a cheap machine. There was no option (or at least no one asked us) to order omelettes etc. Finally, the basic free WiFi in the hotel was TERRIBLE. I understand one could pay more for better speed, but that seems ridiculous and petty when you are paying so much already for the room. A complimentary bottle of water in the room would have been nice too...
us2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful hotel, small and cramped room.
It was our final stop on our honeymoon - which we informed the hotel of. We arrived really late (11pm), after travelling from Nice, France. The staff were really friendly and escorted to our room which was the smallest room I have ever seen in my life. It turns out which it being an old hotel, all the rooms are vastly different sizes making charging the same price for a classic room outrageous. We were on an extended trip around Europe so had 2 large suitcases with us which we couldn't open anywhere! If you were a solo traveler, with hand luggage it would be manageable. If you pay extra for a lake view room, I think you can avoid this as the ones overlooking the lake seem to be much bigger. The hotel itself was beautiful and the area in lake Como was the best on the lake! Bellagio was way too busy and crowded. Varenna is quiet but lots there and it's easy to access other areas by boat.
Sophie, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful and convenient.
Amazing hotel! Nice service, great breakfast, absolutely beautiful grounds, convenient location. I would stay here again and recommend to others.
Joseph, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
The building is beautiful, the courtyard, the gardens and communal spaces have rich history and are beautiful- undoubtedly an iconic building on the lake and impressive when viewed from the lake. However the rooms are really small- we had two suitcases and struggled to fit them into the room as well as to move around the bed. Also there is very little insulation. Of course you expect some noise from other guests and I certainly don't blame the hotel for the behaviours of the other guests...but I think just need to be aware its not a place for a lay in...when others are up and about you will hear everything. So no problem if you're one of the late ones to bed, or the first up!! Breakfast was delicious with great gluten free options, and truly spectacular common spaces at this iconic hotel, but just assess your need for a quiet nights sleep.
Kathryn, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Touring Lake Como
Enjoyed our stay. Verandah is a great place to tour Lake Como. Beautiful gardens.
Wilmar, ie3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful villa and gardens in magnificent setting
us1 night romance trip

Hotel Villa Cipressi, Varenna, Italy

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