Ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
5.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Otherby Jenny from Scone, NSW, Australia
Bicycle Tour, Bolonga to VaresePosted May 1, 2014
Pros: The views, terrace, breakfast, beautiful welcome from the lovely Italian young lady at the bar.
Location: A huge hill to climb, don't recommend cycling up, unless you are very very good. Sacro Monte Church, there is a bus that takes you into Varese.
Wow, what an amazing place. At the end of a 5 day bike ride, the hill up to the Motel being a bit of a challenge, to say the least, but, boy was it worth the ride! Silvio, you and you staff, especially your mother, are amazing. Our room was absolutely delightful, our afternoon on the terrace celebrating our ride, was amazing and to top off our stay, the breakfasts, I'm sure my husband eat you out of the "homemade" cheese! I could go on and on, but, thankyou. You are a star in Italy's eyes. Love from Jen and Mark Australia
Recommendedby JM from Seattle
Posted Sep 12, 2013 on Hotels.com
Delightful spot, fabulous food, incredible views, very attentive service, twenty minutes from everywhere, by car, taxi, or bus.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Heidelberg, Germany
Fantastic Service and ViewPosted Sep 15, 2009 on Hotels.com
The staff and service at this hotel are wonderful! While the location is not easy to get to (it is up a mountain), if you have a little time, it is absolutely worth the drive. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the owner went out of his way to ensure we were happy. We used this as an over night resting place on our way home but would love to go back for a long weekend to explore the area and if we ever do, we will definitely stay at the Hotel Colonne!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Zurich, Switzerland
most charming...Posted Oct 23, 2008
I was sceptical when booking a hotel with only 10 bed, pretending 4*. Hoewever, when getting there we were thrilled by the location, panoramic view and the modern rooms, all with a very personal and friendly service.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
What a find!Posted Oct 8, 2008 on Hotels.com
What a find! The Hotel Colonne is a beautiful albergo perched on the hills just outside Varese in the village of Sacro Monte. Our room was spacious and delightful. The balcony view was spectacular overlooking Lago di Varese. Public rooms were charming – again taking advantage of the views. Wonderful food – friendly and helpful staff – a perfect spot to rest and relax. Bus service was spotty during the Road Cycling World Championship but taxis were plentiful. The walk (downhill) into Varese was a perfect way to see the countryside and the homes along the way. Don’t miss the chapels of Sacro Monte in all their quiet serenity. Can’t wait to go back.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Switzerland
Great location, Sincere servicePosted May 7, 2008
We booked this for a weekend away in the Italian lake district to be away from the loud and sometimes raucous nature of the lake resorts. It's in a stunning location, perched on the mountain edge and overlooking one of the lakes. We had some minor confusion checking in - apparently they were full and were unable to accommodate another booking made through Expedia, but it turned out not to be our reservation. All the same, they were at the ready with another property, internet preview and were prepared to deliver the guests if they needed transport. Breakfast was a normal Italian hotel breakfast, but the bread and pastry selections were particularly nice. We also dined one evening in the restaurant and had a nice meal with a stunning lake view. Our room had a fantastic terrace and view as well. We were facing the funicular train which was not running, which might add some noise during the day if it were. It was otherwise tranquil and full of birdsong.