Where to Stay in Varenna: Hotel Royal Victoria (2023)

SO flippin excited to share where to stay in Varenna, Italy! You cannot go wrong with Hotel Royal Victoria, by R Collection Hotels. If you are seeking the ultimate luxury experience, Hotel Royal Victoria is an excellent choice. And lemme tell you – it was worth every penny.

When it comes to planning a romantic escape, few destinations rival the charm and beauty of Varenna, Italy. Nestled along the shores of the breathtaking Lake Como, this picturesque town is a dreamy backdrop for lovers and those in search of a luxurious experience.

From the moment we stepped into Hotel Royal Victoria, we knew our Varenna adventure was about to become something truly extraordinary. With its rich history, timeless elegance, and stunning lakefront location, this boutique hotel captures the essence of luxury and relaxation.

As we entered the lobby, the warm and inviting atmosphere instantly embraced us. The décor, a fusion of classic Italian elegance and modern comfort, set the tone for our stay. The attentive staff welcomed us with open arms and made us feel like royalty.

Our room at Hotel Royal Victoria was the epitome of comfort. With tasteful decor and a view of Lake Como that left us breathless, it was clear that every detail had been considered to make our stay unforgettable.

For a romantic getaway, Hotel Royal Victoria is an absolute gem. Whether it’s the intimate dinners at their onsite restaurant, the peaceful moments by the lake, or cozy evenings in your room, you’ll find the hotel a dreamy escape.

  1. Unbeatable Location: The hotel is centrally located in Varenna. This made our exploration super easy, we simply walked everywhere! (You do NOT need a car in Varenna, but of course, that’s a personal choice.)
    • Also, Varenna’s ferry terminal and train station are within a short walking distance from the hotel, making it an ideal base for exploring the charming town and surrounding areas.
  2. Historical Elegance: The hotel’s history and architecture are awe-inspiring. Staying here feels like a step back in time, with all the modern comforts you could wish for.
  3. Very Accommodating: The hotel staff was incredibly nice and accommodating. They ensured our stay was comfortable and pleasant. I am more than happy to refer people their way.
    • The hotel also offers a shuttle for their guests, making it convenient to travel from place to place. Although, walking is certainly the way to go unless you’re heading to the train station.
  4. The View is Impeccable: Situated right on the shores of Lake Como, the hotel offers unparalleled views. The sight of the glistening lake and the surrounding mountains is a sight to behold. It’s the perfect setting for relaxation.
  5. Lakefront Access: That said, staying at Hotel Royal Victoria means easy access to the lake. If you’re up for a swim, you can do so from the hotel.

Book the Hotel Early: Hotel Royal Victoria stays booked so be sure to book your stay months in advance. I would say at least six months in advance, but the earlier, the better.

Book a Room with a View: If possible, opt for a room with a view of Lake Como. Waking up to the stunning scenery is an experience in itself.

Ask Concierge: The hotel’s concierge is a wealth of local knowledge. Don’t hesitate to ask for recommendations on activities, dining, and excursions.

Explore Local History: Dive into the rich history of the hotel and Varenna. The hotel often hosts events and exhibitions that shed light on its historical significance.

Visit Villa Monastero: Go to the nearby Villa Monastero, a stunning botanical garden with historic architecture. It’s a scenic and tranquil place for a leisurely walk. Also, your entry is free because you’re staying at their sister property – Hotel Royal Victoria.

Indulge in their Wellness Retreat: Take some time to enjoy the hotel’s wellness facilities, including the pool and sauna, for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Experience a Magical Sunset (or Sunrise): Don’t miss the breathtaking Varenna sunsets or sunrises. The hotel’s lakeside location provides the perfect vantage point. Grab a drink, find a cozy spot, and watch as the sky transforms into a canvas of colors.

Explore Lake Como: Take advantage of Varenna’s central location on Lake Como. Use the efficient ferry system to visit nearby towns like Bellagio, Menaggio, and Lenno. Each destination offers its own unique charm.

Book a Boat Ride: This is a MUST. We were unable to go on our boat ride due to weather, but if you can, do yourself a favor and book the boat ride.

Indulge in Culinary Delights: While the hotel’s restaurant is great and convenient, be sure to explore Varenna’s local dining scene. Be sure to make reservations in advance as they tend to book fast. (Also, visit Lake Bakery for an Italian pastry; it’s located next to the hotel. You’ll thank me later.)

Go on a Lakeside Walk: Make time for a romantic lakeside walk along Varenna’s picturesque town.

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Our stay at Hotel Royal Victoria was nothing short of a dream come true. For anyone looking to experience Varenna’s charm in style, this hotel is the answer. As we said our goodbyes to this Italian gem, we left with unforgettable memories and hopes of returning someday.

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, or just seeking a luxurious escape, Hotel Royal Victoria is the perfect choice for your stay in Varenna, Italy.

As always, if you have any questions, please reach out. You can DM me on Instagram or email me at sonia@mrsprofresh.com – I am always happy to help.

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