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BLUSTELLA - ROMANTICO

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 areas, perfect for a couple, 1 double bed, (king size)

Romantico is one of Blustella apartments (the other ones are Classico ref.no.397452 and Artistico ref.no.3014296).

Welcome to Romantico apartment.

The apartment is a one bedroom apartment and consists of dining/living room and bedroom area plus one bathroom . Romantico apartment is on the second floor (out of three). There is no lift.

It has one large window overlooking the Piazza Mazzini dated back to the 17th century and formerly known as “Piazza del Duca”.

At the entrance area behind the security door there is a spacious wardrobe equipped with a safe.

On the right side there is the bathroom with shower, hair dryer and heated towel rail (linen and towels are provided). In the dining/living room there is a kitchenette with small fridge, microwave oven, coffee machine, kettle, toaster and four electric hobs.

There is a table with 4 dining seats.

The apartment has air conditioning and independent heating.

Very warm and cosy is perfectly suitable for a couple.CHILDREN NOT ALLOWED

Wi- fi is available and included in our rental fees.

We treasure our guests suggestions and/or criticisms in order to improve year by year the quality of our service by doing necessary maintenance and/or needed changes in any apartment.

Further details indoors:

In the apartment there are some fliers, maps of the town and a selection of books also in English about Como and its surroundings.

Weekly change of linen and towels is provided.

Best way to reach us is by train (10 mins walking distance from both railway stations Como S.Giovanni and Como Nord Lago)

In case you decide to come by car Centro Lago Parking (Viale Recchi ) is the closest parking lot to our building. Weekly fares are recommended.

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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Amenities

Como Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom has shower, hair dryer and heated towel rail (linen and towels are provided).
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bed & Sofa Area - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Very warm and cosy is perfectly suitable for a couple

Reviews

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BLUSTELLA - ROMANTICO
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews
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Awful!

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Where should we start...Giovanni started with "Don't touch this, don't touch that".Despite our objection that 27C on the A/C is hot for us (we live in Florida and are accustomed to 22C) he claimed the previous tenants liked it. People are different, Giovanni...

Also, plastic sheeting under the sheets??!!??

We both are past our bed wetting days and not quite into the next ones (51 and 52 years old).

TV? My computer monitor at work is bigger that what was there...it was may be 15" and unadequate.

Most important we were refused iron and ironing board. When you travel from the US, your clothes tent to get wrinkled, thus we needed this basic appliances. We were directed to the dry cleaning near by who charged us 25 Euros for 5 pieces!!?? Could've bought an iron for this kind of money.

We were provided 1 towel each, as to the oposite of the property in Amsterdam, where we had 4 bath towels + 4 face towels .

Also, there is a small sign in the bathroom that reads QUOTE Dear Guest, mind not to take showers back-to-back because boiler only has a capacity of 80 litres and you might not get enough hot waterUNQUOTE.

Pretty small sign considering the importance of the message....My wife found out about it the hard way....waited 35 mins to finish washing her hair.

Not to sound so dark, the property has some vibe, it is in the central part of Como, but our stay was ruined by Giovanni's attitude.

The last day, we inadvertedly have booked a train to Milan at 1230 as to the oposite of 1130 and we were refused an extra hour to stay at the property.

We have pictures of some of the irregularities we described here.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Where should we start...The couple was absolutely arrogant aggressive and in a word awful. They treated the caretaker like a butler threatening him they would have sent bad reviews. Which they did in the end. For the sake of clarity on our ads is specified that in our apts there is neither washing machine nor ironing facilities.
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5

Beautifully Restored Studio

  • 5 of 5

Romantico is centrally located and only a few steps from Piazzi Mazzini. The window overlooks this vibrant square, so if you're a light sleeper you might want to keep the window closed. It was enjoyable to be able to walk to restaurants, indoor and outdoor markets, the lake and of course the funicular to Brinate with its spectacular views. The apartment was well equipped, neat, clean and stylish. Giovanni helped carry my luggage up the 2 flights of stairs and did it with ease. Thank you Giovanni. He was available by phone or text if necessary. If my travels take me to Lake Como again, I will again choose Romantico as my best choice in accommodations.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Convenient Location in Central Como

  • 4 of 5

Central location in Como near ferry, train station, restaurants and shops.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brisbane Australia
5

Stunning apartment in heart of Como

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful apartment in central Como - beautifully decorated, clean, quiet and brilliant host. Giovanni was extremely helpful, considerate and kind.

Definitely recommend to all couples....very romantic

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great apartment and very convenient to all types of transpotation

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this apartment was terrific, it was very cozy and comfortable after a long day of site seeing. Giovanni was just wonderful he took the time to walk us through the apartment and explaining how everything worked even how to lock and unlock the door. He was very helpful to identify good location for dining. Giovanni outlined points of interest and the best time to go to each. Next time we are in Como we would stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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London, England.
5

A great apartment, in a wonderful location.

  • 5 of 5

I concur with all the other reviewers; regarding this delightful apartment. Everything about it is first class, from the organisation, to the level of decor and facilities in the apartment itself. Giovanni, the “meet & greet” guy speaks perfect English, which is a great help when explaining the layout and details of the apartment, not to mention local recommendations.

Although the apartment overlooks a piazza, containing some wonderful establishments in which to eat and drink - noise was never a problem. With the windows open, you could hear some low-level noise but as soon as the windows closed - virtual silence. As well as the establishments on the piazza, there are some of Como’s best restaurants, extremely close by. The location really is, truly wonderful.

One point to bear in mind, is that the description clearly states that the apartment isn’t suitable for elderly or infirm. However, my wife and I are both in our early 60’s and the steps, (47 in total), did not provide any problems at all.

Last but not least, the hotel next door will charge you almost TWICE the cost of this apartment, for a “suite” that is half its size, and with almost none of its facilities. You can’t get better value than that now can you?

You will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Malpensa
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Piazza Mazzini
Nearest Ferry
500 Metres
Navigazione Laghi
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este Montorfano
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Como S.Giovanni/Como Nord Lago
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Como Sud
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Piazza Mazzini
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Lido Villa Olmo
Car: not necessary

Lombardy ( Lombardia) is one of the twenty regions of Italy. The capital city is Milan. One-sixth of Italy's population lives in Lombardy the most populous and richest region in the Country and one of the richest in the whole of Europe.

The climate of this region is continental, though with variations depending on altitude or the presence of inland waters. Lake Como weather is generally mild. It is known for its Mediterranean-like climate where tropical and sub-tropical plants can grow year-round. In the winter, the lake helps to maintain a higher temperature in the surrounding region.

Old town centre of Como is only for pedestrians so that you can enjoy strolling about the small streets (via) or sitting by cafeterias in the squares (piazza), steeped in the town's every day’s real life.

Como is really picturesque: shaped as in a grid inside the medieval walls, everything is at hand though, from restaurants to shops and supermarkets.

During Summer you can enjoy bathing at Villa Olmo's swimming pool (Lido) which is at the left end of the lake promenade at 15-20 mins walking distance from the apartments.

In two minutes walking you can get to the lake promenade, boat jetties, railway and bus stations and Brunate's funicular (cable-rail). There is good train service to Milan (about every half hour) as well as major exhibition centres such as Fiera Milano Rho.

There is also a good service from Malpensa Airport to Como (Malpensa express train): change at Saronno to Como.

In town there is a wide choice of typical restaurants, pizzerias and shops and also markets, museums, banks, pharmacies, and supermarkets.

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Rates & Availability

Como Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$94
$658
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$77
$541
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$77
$541
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $64.37

Check in: not earlier than 3pm and not later than 9pm.
Check out: not later than 10am
150 EURO deposit in cash is due upon arrival which will be given back to you when you leave the apartment provided there are no damages .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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