Antica Officina B&B

Excellent 9.5 / 10 (17)
Holiday House | Via Cavour, 8/12 - Mandello del Lario | Zona: Centro
Tel. 0341 733847 | Cell. 334 9569005
Codice identificativo: 09746-beb-00008 -cni-00061
Guests love it because: charming property, abundant breakfast, in the city center, by the lake, near the station, the design of the property, by the river, cheap, spectacular view, near the metro.
Location and style
Our B&B is placed near the Lago di Como, in the heart of the city. "Antica Officina B&B Lake Como" is a prestigious home for breathing in the scent of our past, a building of the past where the magic of history blends with modern amenities.
Travellers staying with us will be able to stroll around the lights and colours of the shopping streets, be amazed by the work of our artisans, wander amid the scents and sounds of the area's many gardens.
Close by our guests will find monuments and places of interest for culture vultures, sports centres and gyms for keeping fit.
Our property is the ideal location for families who like to travel and want to feel at home, for work and business trips, for a romantic holiday in a quiet, reserved setting.
Accommodation features
Our guests can take advantage of en-suite bathroom in each room, free Wi-Fi, heated environment, freedom to return at leisure, car park, parking slot, kitchenette, large terrace.
Our rooms
The rooms include hair dryer, internet access, child's bed (on request).
There are 3 rooms with en-suite bathroom.
A great start to the day with our delicious breakfasts.
You will be welcomed and assisted by speakers of Italian, English, french.

Rich and diverse breakfast.

  • Kitchenette
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
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17 reviews

Overall Rating
17 reviews
Having discovered this historic venue on a previous visit, it was a very special opportunity to spend a week there. A very characterful ambiance with excellent facilities right in the center of Mandello del Lario. Our hosts, Giovanni and Nena, took great care of us and immediately we felt welcome and had a lovely homely experience. Thanks for having us guys, we'll never forget our stay at the actual birthplace of the very first Moto Guzzi! Ciaooo!
stayed from 10/29/2022 to 10/30/2022
The answer from the host:
olaaa .ciaooo.we hope to see you soon.
Our stay at the Antica Officina was fantastic. On arrival we were shown around by our hosts Gechi, Nina and of course Vida the dog, who were amazing throughout our stay: Gechi was incredibly friendly, funny and helpful for the entire duration. He recommended places to eat, nearby hikes and even invited us to cool off with beers in the nearby canal (a specialty of the Antica Officina) with some of the other visitors, who were also lovely. The room was great, with a kitchen and bathroom well equipped for our stay, and great at keeping us cool in the midday Italian heat. The bed was comfy, and overall there were plenty of options whether we wanted privacy in our room or to spend time with our amazing host and other guests. We would definitely stay again.
stayed from 07/15/2023 to 07/18/2023
The answer from the host:
olaaa..ciao and thank youuuu!!!
This property is very historic in regard to the Moto Guzzi history. It's a truly timeless place, not only because of what the property represents in Moto Guzzi's rich history but also because none of the clocks are working and you don't know what time it is! Seriously Gechi is a hoot, Nena is great and Veda is a crazy sheep dog. I loved my stay and can't wait to return! Ciao for now - Keir from Australia.
stayed from 05/19/2023 to 06/09/2023
The answer from the host:
ola ..thank you ..ciaoo
We really enjoyed chatting with Giovanni, our host, who received us with great kindness and served us an abundant breakfast. We also liked the place, the old Guzzi workshop, steeped in history. The Antica Officina is an authentic place, ideal to connect with the local life of Mandello and the people who live there.
stayed from 08/04/2022 to 08/07/2022
Jackie, the owner, was an absolute diamond of a guy. Very welcoming and happy to share a beer and a chat.\n\nThe place also has a great history and lots of early Moto Guzzi memorabilia and historical information.\n\nIf you like Moto Guzzi and want a no frills accommodation and an excellent host for a great price, do consider this place for a few days stopover.
stayed from 09/11/2019 to 09/15/2019
Probably the best place to stay in Mandello del Lario if you own or are interested in Moto Guzzi motorcycles. The owner and family are extremely welcoming, great breakfast and nothing is too much trouble. We arrived a day early and no problem, one motorbike had a puncture but not an issue, took me to a friend's garage and fixed in minutes for the price of a beer. I would recommend this B&B to anyone.
stayed from 08/31/2017 to 09/05/2017
Excellent Bed & Breakfast, the property is very typical and beautiful, roomsare spacious and very clean. It's not a modern house but if you're looking for a typical house it's the perfect place! Mandello del Lario is a nice little village, a good location because not so many tourists. Giovanni, the innkeeper is very friendly and gave good advices for restaurants in the village. We highly recommand this adress and we think about coming back!
stayed from 08/23/2015 to 08/25/2015
My friend and I had a wonderful stay at this B&B. The property was well-placed (near train station and ferry port, and has a beach nearby) and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. The quality to price ratio was 2: 1 for us, so we told Gianni (the innkeeper) that we would gladly pay more next time. A couple of things to note: the breakfast was hearty but it's a traditional Italian breakfast of coffee, baked goods, and yogurt. If you're an American, don't expect there to be eggs and meat. But nevertheless, we were very full before we set out on our adventures in the morning. The other thing is that Mandello is accessible by train and ferry but not in the later hours. If you are going to stay here, email the inn and Gianni will help you figure out the timetables (like he did for us), since they are in Italian. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay at this inn. Gianni and his family were wonderful hosts (he's also extremely funny) and our room was large and spotless. We also really enjoyed being in Mandello because it was close to the water, but there were way less tourists than on the western side of Lake Como. You get a more local feel for the area, and Gianni will give you good recommendations for places to eat that are delicious and not too expensive. I would come stay here again, and recommend it to all my family and friends.
stayed from 07/12/2013 to 07/14/2013
A very pleasant two-night stay and very good value for money. Very good welcome from the owners. Very good breakfast. Establishment recommended.
stayed from 05/28/2023 to 05/30/2023
The answer from the host:
ola merci beaucoup. ciaoo
Great stay at Jacky's where you feel immersed in Guzzi's past and treated like family. Thank you for all this kindness, the great tips, and the excellent breakfast with the best eggs around Lake Como. It's so good to have havens of peace like these where you meet passionate and caring people! Thank you very much.
stayed from 05/17/2023 to 05/21/2023
The answer from the host:
ola merci a vous.ciaoo
The style of the 70s is very charming. The landlord is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is very good, typical of the place and abundant. We really liked it and we will come back with pleasure. The only small downside is the parking situation. The street is very narrow and getting a parking space directly at the accommodation is difficult.
stayed from 05/15/2024 to 05/18/2024
A simple yet clean accommodation and an absolute highlight for Moto Guzzi fans! The property has a traditional flair with lovely details. Carlo Guzzi and his motorcycle history linked to the host's ancestors are omnipresent. The hosts are absolutely friendly and open, and one immediately feels part of a motorcycle community consisting of hosts and interesting guests with lively exchange of experiences.
stayed from 05/31/2023 to 06/03/2023
Very helpful. A small museum for art lovers. Recommended.
stayed from 07/07/2019 to 07/09/2019
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stayed from 04/18/2023 to 04/25/2023
Giovanni is very nice, unique welcome, extremely clean room and fantastic location. To try!
stayed from 08/02/2022 to 08/04/2022
Wonderful, welcoming and very helpful owners. Excellent structure, typical and with a lot of history to tell, impeccable cleanliness. The structure is a few hundred meters from the lake, well served and easily reachable. Highly recommended!
stayed from 06/03/2022 to 06/05/2022
The answer from the host:
Very kind staff.
stayed from 08/15/2016 to 08/18/2016

Antica Officina B&B

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Member since February 2012
  • Telefono 0341 733847
  • Cellulare 334 9569005

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