top 5 hotels you can't really miss

Every year, thousands of tourists choose to visit Lake Como in Italy. Budget-sensitive travelers are happy to relax in a cozy and down-to-earth B&B, others prefer renting an apartment just to feel like home. But there is also a large part of tourists who just want to be waited on hand and foot at one of the best Lake Como’s luxury hotels.

This article is dedicated to them, to the discerning travelers who don’t have any budget issues. Spending your holidays in a luxury hotel is a unique experience, and lets you enjoy your trip with all the comforts that you need. So, here you go: let’s discover the Top 5 hotels in Lake Como!

1. Villa d’Este, Cernobbio

Villa d’Este, in Cernobbio, needs no introduction. Location of fairytale weddings and international political meetings, as well as setting for the first Hitchcock’s movie, the villa is a Renaissance residence surrounded by a manicured 25-acre park. 

Guests of Villa d’Este can relax in their suite with a view on Lake Como, or walk in the hallways of the hotel while admiring the walls decorated with precious art objects and neoclassical elements.

After a swim in the pool floating on Lake Como, the lucky travelers have the opportunity to dine in a beautiful restaurant and enjoy local specialties, before taking a walk down the typical streets of Cernobbio. A real gem of the past, which still retains charm and elegance.

Villa d'Este, Cernobbio
Villa d'Este

2. Mandarin Oriental (ex CastaDiva Resort & SPA), Blevio

Suggestive atmosphere and breathtaking landscape are just two of the many reasons why wealthy travelers choose Mandarin Oriental – formely known as CastaDiva Resort & SPA – located in Blevio (on the shores of Lake Como).

I forgot… the hotel has an amazing SPA where you can relax with a nice massage: definitely one of the best Lake Como luxury hotels!

The hotel also features a well-equipped gym, suitable for those who want to keep fit during their holidays. People who want to touch the surface of Lake Como have the chance to rent a small boat and reach the small villages nearby.

Mandarin Oriental, CastaDiva, Lake Como
Mandarin Oriental (formely CastaDiva Resort)

3. Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio

Very popular with foreign tourists, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is a 15th century masterpiece located in Bellagio

The villa currently belongs to the Rockefeller Foundation, which preserves the elegance of the past offering its guests high-class rooms and two restaurants.

Villa Serbelloni features a stylish swimming pool, which perfectly fits the landscape of Lake Como. Its gardens are among the most extensive that you can find throughout the territory, and can also be visited by external visitors. 

The refined music in the lounge bar is another reason why this complex is ideal for couples seeking relaxation and tranquility… a paradise in the Pearl of Lake Como.

4. Palace Hotel, Como

The lake view rooms of the Palace Hotel, in Como, are undoubtedly the best choice to celebrate a special occasion. 

This luxury hotel is located a short walking distance from the shopping streets as well as from the lake promenade, and features a large parking lot for guests.

Palace Hotel has an excellent restaurant and offers a rich buffet breakfast served in an elegant hall with lake view… what better way to start your day? 

A few meters from the hotel you can also find a bus station that gives you the chance to reach many typical Lake Como villages; a great starting point for those who want to make the most of their holidays in Italy.

5. Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Tremezzina

Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a real fixture of Lake Como. Those who want a romantic and charming getaway can not miss it. 

Set in Tremezzo, a popular locality of Tremezzina, the hotel has three swimming pools (one of which is floating on the lake), a tennis court, gym and spa.

Restaurant and rooms, needless to say, satisfy the most demanding travelers. A short distance away there is also the boat landing of Tremezzo, from which you can get to Bellagio, Varenna and many other lakeside towns.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Lake Como
Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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