Ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.1 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good value for the moneyPosted Oct 2, 2014
Pros: It's a quiet and peaceful. Even the chicken cooperate and don't crow at 5 am.
Cons: Given where and what it is, nothing.
This property is a working farm, but the family that owns/runs it also rent out rooms as a B&B. The room we had was small, but clean and reasonably comfortable. It's a ways out from everything, so one needs a car to get from place to place. Food was good, albeit somewhat pricey, but we knew that going in.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Orrville, OH
Great get awayPosted Sep 13, 2014
Pros: We especially enjoyed Room 14 with a wonderful porch/balcony. We were able to do a lot of reading. Loved having our own bathroom.
Cons: The pillows needed refreshed.
Location: Located high in the mountain in the Lake Como area. Enjoyed visiting smaller villages for lunch each day. Plan on renting a car in order to access it.
This was a great place to get away from the crowds and traffic. Hotel was rustic, but loved the view and the staff there was friendly and helpful. Wonderful breakfast included and supper menu was yummy as well. They raise many of the fruits and veggies, and make their own cheese and jams.
for Everyoneby mela from birmingham, uk
great view, great foodPosted May 13, 2014
Pros: i love the view...nature in it's grand beauty
Cons: to add staff who can speak english and provide transport for non-driving visitors
Location: trek the mountain and experience the mini- cruise to Lake Como....fantastico!
I had a wonderful time at Agriturismo Al Marnich. It's a homey feeling and the view is great. I usually wake-up w/ a panoramic view of the mountain. If u like to trek and enjoy the view, this is the place. Food is great. They make their own cheese, salami and all the foods were harvested from their farm. The only setback is the transport. Since it's on top of the mountain, transport is difficult. It's good that Antonio is very accomodating and sent me to town w/ his car. There was supposed to be an airport shuttle which should have cost me 180 euros return trip but was not available. I hired a taxi instead for a return trip to the airport which costs me 280 euro. Most of the staffs can't speak english as well, so they ring Antonio if I've got a message or passed me on to the lovely lady chef. Regardless of transport and non-english speaking staffs...i will still come back to the place! <3
by A verified traveler
Too Isolated and Rustic for UsPosted Oct 13, 2013
Pros: The view
Cons: A sign at the fountain. More and better signs.
I found the location extremely difficult to find and am sure that even Sir Edmond Hillery's sherpa JAMLING would be confused and lost finding his way. My GPS kept saying " I'm lost too!" If you eat in their restaurant the food is disappointing and the prices are high. The morning breakfast was disappointing also. The only good thing at breakfast was the home made bread and the raspberry torte.We stayed 4 nights, would have left earlier but they would not allow us to shorten our stay without a full charge. It was 9.5 k's down to lake Como on a treacherous road. Our room was big enough but the bathroom was very poorly designed. I think that the bathroom sink was added as an after thought. The sink was right in front of the toilet and you had to slide sideways into the toilet. I found it difficult as they wanted to run a tab for everything. I would not recommend this place. Stayed Sept. 2013
for Everyoneby lee from maidstone
Might be in the mountains...Posted Oct 8, 2013
Pros: Log fire, restaurant
Cons: Breakfast offer could have more variety
Location: Supermarket about 2 mins drive, useful. Lake como, como is nice itself, but bellagio is beautiful. Make sure you use the boats to speed up a drive.
A nice hotel, which is about 10 mins drive up the hill, but has spectacular views over the hills to lake como. The staff are all very pleasant and work hard. The rooms are all clean and very well equipped. The restaurant was well priced and did a limited but excellent menu which changes each night.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Fantastic ServicePosted Oct 2, 2013
Pros: Unsurpassed customer service to rectify a hiccough.
Cons: When people are this helpful and efficient, it's hard to find fault.
Considering that we didn't stay at this place on this occasion, the review may seem odd...but hear me out. We booked through Expedia for the second time in three weeks (traveling through to southern Italy). The first time I've already reviewed. This time, sadly, despite paying there was an overbooking. Unlike other places where we have been overbooked via Expedia, these people were really helpful. Other places have always said "We've no room, sorry" and left you to your peril. Not these people. They offered us a choice of three possible alternatives in the area. We chose one in the same road and they took care of everything else - transferred the booking, the payment and ensuring that the breakfast was included too - all of this while remaining very pleasant. Despite the overbooking, the experience turned out to be great and I left with an even better opinion of the owners than I had following our previous stay. It really is the people that make a difference in so many cases. Following their actions here, we will seek them out whenever we are passing through. Can't recommend them highly enough.
for Everyoneby Dee from London
Typical AgriturismoPosted Sep 17, 2013
Pros: Friendly staff and great views.
Having stayed here, the reviews seen on Trip Advisor etc were put into perspective. People really shouldn't moan about a working farm having a cockerel that crows early in the morning or a slightly bumpy bit of road at the front of it. As for people who complain that it's up a mountain, I can only assume they have no idea of the area of Como. So, what is this place like for those who do know the area and understand what happens on a working farm? Pretty typical really, with one notable exception: the views. Being high up, the views over the hills is stunning and on a sunny day, lounging in one of their chairs is a real pleasure.
for Familiesby Tim J from New York City
Beautiful place well worth the long winding road!Posted Aug 20, 2013 on Hotels.com
About 25 minutes up a winding road from Lake Como are some charming little villages and here you find this beautiful farm/guest house. The personal touch applied by the staff is warm and welcoming, the home cooked food delicious including home made goat cheese and honey. The spectacular views also off the possibility of a hike to the ridge line where an incredible view of Lake Como awaits those with strong knees! Dog lovers will revel in the company of two Pyrenean mountain dogs! we'd definitely come back here.
for Familiesby Irene & Sara from Lake Como
Friendly welcoming Hosts at a wonderful locationPosted Jun 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
Enjoyed it immensely. Thanks to the family.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby dan from UK
great for dogsPosted May 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
All round, a very pleasant stop-off on road from UK to Rome (9/10 hrs driving from Calais). A bit of a trek up the mountain to find, but worth the drive- great views too. Peace amid the goats and the trees but within reach of Como and the crowds. Restaurant very pleasant for an evening meal and a good breakfast. Nice walking in the hills directly from the hotel- the dogs approved.