“When you look at the sky over Lake Como, it’s clear that God exists”, said Robin Williams and we can only agree with him.
Enchanting place, fairytale, set of films and great weddings, Lake Como is loved by everyone, especially foreign tourists. In 2018 78.2% of visitors arrived from outside Italy and the statistics show an increase from year to year.
The tourist who goes to Lake Como looks for the suggestion of the landscapes, but also accommodations that can offer him comfort and luxury.
Here are some of the hotels that guarantee a luxury experience!
HOTEL VILLA D’ESTE
For centuries the residence of the aristocracy, after princesses, marquises, sultans and tsars, from 1873 is an elegant five-star resort, a charming hotel among the greatest; celebrated in the world. Luxury, lake view and art of living well in a charming experience that fills the eyes and inspires the mind. On March 7, 2019 Este Villa has inaugurated its 147th season.
Villa d’Este is considered one of the most beautiful works of architectural art of Cinquecento. Designed by & Pellegrino Pellegrini said “Tibaldi”, famous architect of the era, the villa is immersed in a park with centennial plants where you can admire the Ninfeo by Pellegrino Pellegrini, la Fontana dell’Ercole and the Tempietto di Telemaco. In its salons you can admire fascinating works of art, including some from the French school, others from the school of Canova and the by decorations by Andrea Appiani.
From the 152 rooms you can admire the magnificent views of Lake Como and the gardens surrounding the Hotel. Each of the rooms has a different style and colours, elegantly decorated with furniture, paintings, prints, silks, precious velvets and luxurious marble bathrooms.
In the Villa d’Este Park there are four splendid villas (Villa Cima, Villa Malakof, Villa Garrovo, Mosaic House), immersed in the secular park, which can be rented by guests who wish to enjoy all the hotel’s services in the privacy of a private villa..
GRAND HOTEL TREMEZZO
Here we are back in the Belle Époque! The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is an architectural complex inaugurated in 1910, boasting a central body in Art Nuveau style called the Palace, 3 swimming pools (Wow, Infinity and Flowers) and a private beach, all immersed in a park of over twenty square kilometers.
The rooms, park or lake view, present the charm of the period interiors and soft coloUrs enhanced by the golden accessories and the most elegant silks of Como. Worthy of note is the T Spa, extremely refined in design and choice of materials, spectacular in its panoramic opening to the lake. Here you will find the Hammam suite, a luxurious and spacious room decorated with the precious white Lasa marble, with the typical marble slab for the body scrub in the center. Water cascade shower, couple bath and steam bath complete the truly unique experience of the traditional Turkish cleansing ritual.
There are also private villas such as Villa Sola Cabiati and Villa Passalacqua. The first in Renaissance style has large halls decorated with opulent stuccos of the best artists of the time and furnished with collections of tapestries, paintings and ceramics of inestimable value. Villa Passalaqua, on the other hand, dominates the western shore from above and offers some of the most fascinating views of Lake Como, thanks to the large gardens with olive groves, orchards and rose gardens and the terraces that reach the lake shore.
GRAND HOTEL VILLA SERBELLONI
The Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is the unique 5-star luxury hotel of Bellagio, considered one of the most prestigious hotels in the world! The Villa, inaugurated in 1873, presents on the walls and vaults frescoes and paintings with mythological scenes, gold squares, festoons, small temples, cherubs, flamingos, Pompeian reds. You will be fascinated by the coffered ceilings frescoed with floral motifs, from the period tapestries in the French style, by the ancient Persian carpets, by the crystal of the Murano chandeliers, by the Empire, Neoclassical and Liberty style furniture, and then from the marble staircases, from the stucco columns, from the splendid trompe d ‘oeil. Noteworthy is the Royal Salon, illuminated at night by bronze and crystal chandeliers, which reflect the splendor of their lights in large mirrors.
The complex includes two restaurants (Mistral and La Goletta) and three bars (Terrazza Darsena, Verri’s and the beach bar).
The hotel was named by Travel + Leisure the first of the best resorts in Italy.
The modernity and the unmistakable style of the Mandarin Oriental we find in Blevio, a picturesque village on the eastern shore of Lake Como. Equipped with 21 elegant rooms, 52 spacious suites, two extraordinary villas, gourmet restaurants and the Spa with an extensive lake view.
The rooms and suites present a contemporary design, equipped with all comforts, which is well intertwined with the suggestive botanical garden that surrounds them and the spectacular view on the lake.
The tasting menu of the Aria restaurant, signed by the Executive Chef Vincenzo Guarino, pays tribute to Lake Como and its lands. The Bistrot called Co.mo is a place not to be missed for those who want to treat themselves to moments of relaxation while sipping good drinks at the sign of contemporary luxury, which only the Mandarin Oriental can give to their guests.
VILLA LARIO RESORT
A villa and five luxury suites, immersed in a splendid park overlooking Lake Como. The suites feature the elegant materials and excellence, ranging from open-stained marbles to the finest parquet essences. To ensure greater exclusivity and total discretion, the resort also has a heliport located directly in the park.
Villa Lario Resort offers guests staying in the suites a complete catering service, from light lunch by the pool or under the gazebo overlooking the lake to dinner a la carte on the veranda with gourmet dishes. The kitchen directed by Executive Chef Luca Mozzanica.
HOTEL BELVEDERE BELLAGIO
A family-run hotel that has nothing to envy about the great giants of hospitality. The Hotel Belvedere Bellagio is a wedding favor that has been handed down from mother to daughter since 1880. Today, three generations represented by the grandmother Signora Lucia, her mother Signora Tiziana and her daughter Giulia are always present to welcome them into their home.
The rooms are design and fully represent the unmistakable luxury made in Italy.
VIEW OF PALAZZO LAGO DI COMO
View of Lake Como Palace is the only 5-star luxury hotel in the center of Como with a picturesque view of the lake. The 18 suites are furnished with elegance and refined luxury. Each suite has a bedroom and a living room. Noteworthy are the splendid marble bathrooms and the amazing walk-in closets.
The Sottovoce restaurant, led by Chef Stefano Mattara, who in his career has partnered with internationally renowned star chefs, offers an international gourmet cuisine.
Finally, we can certainly say that luxury lives in the Lake Como, in all its forms!