Hotel Royal Victoria

Italian Lakes, Lake Como

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  • Situated in the very heart of charming Varenna
  • Historic hotel
  • Onsite swimming pool with stunning views over the lake 

Once an old spinning mill, the Hotel Royal Victoria has been in operation since 1838, housing some of the most important people in the world throughout its successful history, including Queen Victoria. 

The Hotel Royal Victoria offers sensational views of the lake and is home to three fantastic restaurants, inviting guests to savour the best local and international cuisine. The two bars are also popular, with mixologists preparing crafty cocktails with the freshest ingredients. 

During the day, it’s time to soak up the stunning Italian sun at the onsite swimming pool. Surrounded by comfortable loungers and parasols, the veranda offers some of the best views of the lake. 

With the classic Italian architecture balanced with modern amenities, your stay at Hotel Royal Victoria will truly be one to remember.

The hotel has 43 rooms ( official rating 4 star).



Bars & Restaurants

Bars & Restaurants

Hotel Royal Victoria offers a range of bars and restaurants to provide guests with the very best for any occasion.

Bar Giardino

Situated opposite the restaurant, Bar Giardino is the ideal place to enjoy an aperitif before heading on your gastronomic journey. 

Open: 10:00 - 23:30

Bar Visteria

Prepare your tastebuds for perfectly prepared cocktails at Bar Visteria. Relax and unwind with expansive views of Lake Como. 

Open: 11:00 - 18:30

Visteria Restaurant

Located on the magical veranda, savour the exquisite cuisines with stunning views of the surrounding Lake Como.

Giardino Restaurant

Located in the heart of the gorgeous gardens of Hotel Royal Victoria, Giardino Restaurant invites you to soak in the glamorous and relaxed atmosphere. The seasonal menu features the freshest local ingredients, prepared perfectly.

Victoria Grill Restaurant

A beautiful setting with the ideal mix of traditional and modern architecture, Victoria Grill Restaurant offers sensational menus for lunch and dinner.

Beach & Pools


Hotel Royal Victoria is also only about a 12-minute walk from the popular Bau Bau Beach.

Swimming Pool

The onsite swimming pool is the perfect spot to soak up the Lake Como sun. The crystal blue water invites you to rest and relax with magnificent lake views from your comfortable lounger.

Activities & Entertainment


Hotel Royal Victoria is centrally located, giving you access to a range of exciting activities. Situated on Lake Como, the hotel’s concierge service can recommend and book various water sports and activities. From boat rides to water skiing, the options are endless. 

History buffs can enjoy the various guided tours of Varenna and its surroundings to get a sense of the true Italian way of life. Fishing villages, museums, and walks through magnificent canyons, there is something for everyone to enjoy. 




Free access to WiFi is available across the premises.

About the location

Varenna is one of the most beautiful areas along Lake Como. The pastel-coloured houses, historic architecture, and true Italian style offer visitors an authentic Italian holiday. The village is easy to get to from Milan via car or train and once there, you can reach most areas in the village on foot. An afternoon walk into the village is a pleasure, with the walkways and piers along the lakeside offering awe-inspiring views. 

Hotel Royal Victoria is located at an inlet to Lake Como in the heart of Varenna. Situated on the bank of the lake, the hotel is the ideal place to enjoy all the water sports and boat rides on offer. The hotel’s private dock provides guests access to various attractions by boat or on foot, including Villa Monastero and Vezio Castle.

Transfer Information

The hotel is about 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Milan Malpensa (MXP). There is also a train from Milan to Varenna that takes approximately 1 hour.   
Classic Borgo View

Max 3 adults

Classic Borgo View rooms are elegantly decorated with some offering views of Varenna Square. There is an option for a twin or triple room.

Deluxe Lake View

Max 2 adults

Spread over two floors, Deluxe Lake View rooms offer a double or two single beds and stunning views of Lake Como. Some rooms also offer a small French balcony.

Prestige Lake View with Balcony

Max 2 adults

Spread over three floors, the Prestige Lake View with Balcony rooms are available with a double or two single beds. The large furnished balcony provides incredible lake views where guests can enjoy their morning coffee.

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Magnificent , jaw dropping view from from the room

rohitb397, Mumbai, India

Tripadvisor review May 06 2024
Extremely beautiful property on banks of lake como Open the window and gasp at the magnificent view of lake como From the room , you can see other towns in the distance Good size rooms but...
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A wonderfully placed hotel, albeit with certain advisories

David D, London, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Mar 25 2024
Pros: - incredible view - they upgraded us to a room with a balcony - complimentary taxi service to and from Varenna station - polite staff - excellent location - grill restaurant is quite good. In...
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We have been helping our customers discover the real Italy for 95 years now. Our experience and expertise, together with our attention to detail and personal touch, really does make us the leading Italian holiday specialist.