Staying in a bed and breakfast for your holiday in Lake Como gives you the comfort of having a mini apartment with a decent bed to sleep in and breakfast to set you up for the day ahead, whilst allowing you the freedom to come and go as you please. This can be a good alternative to staying in a hotel as you do not have to adhere to specific times for lunch and dinner. All the better to go and explore the many lovely restaurants and trattorias at your leisure and experience the local dishes.
You can find basic B & B’s to the more deluxe B & B’s depending on the location you choose. Prices will range accordingly and can start from as low as £30 per night to over £100 per room per night. With internet sites such as booking.com, you can find some excellent deals as well as lots of reviews and photographs, giving you a good idea of the accommodation before booking. Please see below some examples of B & B’s and prices.
1) B & B Sibi, Via Papa Giovanni 16, Lierna
Rooms are basic and clean and overlook the surrounding hills. Located approximately 500 metres from the town centre of Lierna and 20 minutes’ drive from Lecco. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning (check for extra surcharges), free WiFi, flat-screen TV, common balcony with views of Lake Como. The private bathroom is either internal or external. Free private parking available. Buffet style Italian breakfast served in the communal dining room. Price per room per night for a standard double room (2 people sharing) £65 per night.
2) B & B Cherry En Rose, Via Cendraro Monte 89, Lezzeno
Rooms are simply decorated, bright and clean and situated on the shores of Lake Como just outside the village of Lezzeno and only 6km from Bellagio. This B & B has a small outdoor swimming pool (open seasonal) which is a luxury and much needed in the hot summer months! The rooms are equipped with free WiFi, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, private bathroom (either en-suite or outside the room), some rooms have a lake-view with balcony. Continental-style breakfast is served in the communal breakfast room. Price per room per night for a standard single room (max 1 person) is £59 per night.
3) B & B Zia Vivina, Via Pontaccio 6A, Sorico
Rooms are brightly decorated and clean and have views of the garden and the mountains of teh Val Chiavenna. This family run B & B is situated in the Pian di Spagna Nature Reserve and is 5 minutes drive from the town of Sorico. A shuttle service is provided to Milan Airports, Sorico and Dubino train stations and the ski slopes of Val Gerola and Saint Moritz. The rooms are equipped with free WiFi and a TV. Bathrooms are shared and have showers as well as having a hairdryer available for use. There is a large garden area with a children’s playground. A sweet Italian breakfast is served each morning in the communal breakfast room. Free parking as well as free bike rental and free water sports equipment. There is a cycle path that takes you from the B & B to the shores of Lake Como. Price for a quadruple room (for max 4 people) with a shared bathroom is around £102 per room per night.
4) B & B Villa Michela, Piazza del Boschetto 6. Fraz Regoledo, Perledo (above Varenna)
Rooms are nicely decorated with either a balcony or terrace and views over Lake Como. Situated up in the hillside above Varenna, this B & B has a lovely garden that you can relax in with hammocks and barbecue facilities. Rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a fan and a private bathroom with hair-dryer and free toiletries. These apartments also include a fully equipped kitchenette. Breakfast; bread, fruit, mozzarella, tomatoes, juice and hot drinks is served on the terrace in the summer months (and in the communal living room in the winter months). Varenna is approximately 4km from this B & B where you can take the ferry across ot Menaggio and Bellagio and Cadenabbia. There is free parking near the property. Price for a one bedroomed apartment (4 people sharing) is approximately £170 per night.