PLACES TO STAY IN LAKE COMO
hotels, villas & more

Choosing the best place to stay in Lake Como is not easy, especially if you live far away. There are so many towns to visit that you may have many doubts about what kind of accommodation to choose and in which part of the lake to stay overnight.

First of all I want to reassure you: no matter where you stay, if you spend at least 3 nights on Lake Como, I am sure you will be able to see many of the beauties that make this area of Italy famous throughout the world. In fact, in addition to any private services, you can count on public transportation (via boat or bus) to take you anywhere you want.

Take some time to read the guides I’ve prepared on some of the main villages (more guides coming soon!) and choose your favorite place to stay on Lake Como. When you’re ready to book, take a look at the selection of accommodations I’ve carefully put together!

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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN LAKE COMO
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1. A romantic couple's getaway

The landscapes of Lake Como offer the ideal setting for a romantic vacation for couples: this area is in fact a beloved stop on honeymoons of newlyweds from all over the world, who love to get lost in the alleys of fancy towns such as Como, Bellagio and Varenna.

Here, among historical stores and typical restaurants, there are charming boutique hotels that will make your stay on Lake Como really special. Elegant accommodations and villages with a unique charm, full of corners and views to admire: what else could you want from your romantic getaway?

So, if you are a romantic couple and are looking for where to stay on Lake Como, discover some of the most beautiful romantic hotels!

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini

Boutique hotel in Como

9.6

Booking.com rating

Town center

Bar

Garden

Palazzo Albricci Peregrini has free bikes, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Como. Among the facilities at this property are a concierge service and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Suites&Atelier Lake Como

Boutique hotel in Como

9.4

Booking.com rating

Town center

Room service

Pet-friendly

Featuring a bar, shared lounge, garden and free WiFi, Suites&Atelier Lake Como is located in Como, a few steps from the funicular and a 7-minute walk from Como Cathedral. The property provides room service and currency exchange for guests. A continental breakfast is available every morning.

Hotel La Perla

3-star hotel in Tremezzina

9.4

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Lakeview

Terrace

La Perla Hotel provides panoramic views across Lake Como from its peaceful location in the hills above Tremezzo. It is surrounded by olive trees and has an outdoor pool. Most of La Perla’s rooms have their own balcony and great views. You can walk down to Tremezzo in around 15 minutes. 

Charming Bellagio Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in Bellagio

9.3

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Garden

Spa

 A 5-minute walk from Lake Como shores, Charming Bellagio features air-conditioned rooms in Bellagio. The property offers its guests a wide garden with swimming pool and free WiFi access in all areas. Boasting garden or lake views, each room provides a flat-screen TV and a balcony or patio.

73 Boutique Hotel

Boutique hotel in Como

9.3

Booking.com rating

Town center

Room service

Bar

Boasting a bar, 73 Boutique Hotel is located in the old town center of Como, a few steps away from the Cathedral. All rooms are fitted with air conditioning, private bathroom and free WiFi. The hotel features room service, and luggage storage for guests.

Tosca House

B&B in Varenna

9.0

Booking.com rating

Town center

Lake view

Pet-friendly

Located less than a 5-minute walk from the shores of Lake Como, Tosca House offers free WiFi and a terrace with partial lake views. Featuring parquet floors, rooms provide a balcony and a private bathroom complete with a shower and bidet. Guests can also enjoy a terrace and shared lounge.

2. A vacation with all the comforts

If all you want from your vacation is to feel truly pampered, then a luxury hotel is just what you need. Lake Como (especially in the central area that includes Tremezzina, Menaggio and Bellagio) hosts magnificent palaces located in unique natural settings.

In these luxury hotels you can receive advice from expert concierges and enjoy top-notch amenities such as spas, wellness centers, floating pools, gyms, and more. Everything you need to put your everyday life on pause and indulge in a few extra treats.

Here is a selection of the most beautiful luxury hotels on Lake Como!

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

5-star hotel in Tremezzina

9.3

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

Offering stunning views of Lake Como and Bellagio, Grand Hotel Tremezzo is a 3-minute walk from Villa Carlotta. It features a modern wellness center, numerous dining options and 3 swimming pools. Rooms and suites come with elegant décor. Most offer lake views, some include a terrace with hot tub.

Vista Palazzo

5-star hotel in Como

9.2

Booking.com rating

Town center

Restaurant

Lake view

Only steps away from the shores of Lake Como, Vista Palazzo is set in Como, next to the ferry terminal. Featuring elegant décor, all units are air-conditioned and come with a TV, electric kettle and mini-bar. Cable Car to Brunate and train stations are just a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

Filario Hotel & Residences

4-star hotel in Lezzeno

9.1

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Bar

Lake view

Featuring a panoramic location in Lezzeno and an infinity pool with views of Lake Como, Filario offers a restaurant and luxuriously furnished rooms with a lake-view balcony. The Filario has a direct access to its private beach, and a watertaxi service from the hotel is also available on request.

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

5-star hotel in Bellagio

8.9

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Spa

Private beach

Villa Serbelloni stands at the end of the Bellagio promontory, with views of Lake Como and the Alps. It features 2 gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a spa with beauty center. The grand hall, the Salone Reale, features splendid chandeliers in Murano glass.

Mandarin Oriental, Lago di Como

5-star hotel in Blevio

8.9

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

Boasting a wellness center and views over Lake Como, Mandarin Oriental offers elegant rooms and suites, with two stand-alone villas. It features a fine restaurant, two pools, free parking and vast gardens. The wellness center includes 2 massage rooms, 2 private spa suites, a sun deck and more.

Hotel Royal Victoria

4-star hotel in Varenna

8.7

Booking.com rating

Town center

Swimming pool

Spa

Offering panoramic views, Hotel Royal Victoria features lush gardens, a swimming pool, two restaurants and a wellness center with a sauna and a steam bath. Each room comes with TV, WiFi and air conditioning. Some have a balcony with a view across the lake.

3. A trip with the whole family

If you’re traveling with your family, you’re probably looking for a location that’s easy to get to, and a convenient starting point for your adventures. In this case, I would recommend staying in Como: it is the largest city on the lake (although it preserves the characteristic charm of historic villages), you can easily get there by train and it offers playgrounds and places to walk in nature at a stone’s throw from the city.

Whether you decide to stay in Como or in another location on the lake, if you spend more than a few days you will probably find it comfortable (and cheaper) to stay in one of the beautiful apartments overlooking the lake, some of which are even pet-friendly! The best way to travel with your whole family.

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Villa Vitali - Bellagio

Apartments in Bellagio

9.7

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Garden

Parking

Villa Vitali has accommodations with free WiFi, a playground, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and free private parking. Offering a patio, some units are air-conditioned and feature a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV.

Casa Bella

Apartment in Varenna

9.6

Booking.com rating

Town center

Lake view

Pet-friendly

Casa Bella is  located in the old center of Varenna, overlooking the lake shore. Free WiFi access is available. The accommodation has private bathroom, a patio and a seating area. There is a full kitchen with a microwave and an oven. You can enjoy lake and mountain views from the balcony.

Charming Bellagio

Apartments in Bellagio

9.6

Booking.com rating

Town center

Pet-friendly

Parking

Surrounded by Lake Como, these apartments are in different locations in the historic center of the Bellagio peninsula. Each is within a 10-minute walk from the beach. These units are also approximately 300 m from the pier.

Villa Monti

Apartments in Varenna

9.4

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Lake view

Garden

Overlooking Lake Como, Villa Monti offers a garden with an outdoor pool. It is located in Varenna, 200 m from Villa Monastero. Each apartment comes with air conditioning and a seating area a sofa bed. The well-equipped kitchen includes a dishwasher and a microwave.

Palazzo Odescalchi

Apartments in Como

9.2

Booking.com rating

Town center

Terrace

City view

Located in Como, a few steps from the Como Cathedral, Palazzo Odescalchi provides garden views and free WiFi. Each unit features a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a seating area, TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom. The apartments have a terrace.

Ginevra's Terrace

Apartment in Tremezzina

9.1

Booking.com rating

Swimming pool

Lake view

Terrace

Ginevra’s Terrace is located in Tremezzo. The air-conditioned property is fitted with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with lake views. An outdoor swimming pool is available on site and both hiking and fishing can be enjoyed within close proximity.

4. A unique experience with friends

Are you looking forward to spending the vacations with your group of friends? Then you’ll probably do just fine in a private villa, where you can dine outdoors and maybe take a swim in your private pool overlooking the lake.

Staying in a private villa will give you the opportunity to feel at home away from home, with all the amenities you need to experience a top-notch vacation. Enjoy the relaxation of your garden just a few steps from the historic centers of the most beautiful Lake Como’s towns!

Take a look at the most beautiful villas and homes, carefully selected for you!

Cà Stagia

Private villa in Bellagio

10

Booking.com rating

Up to 8 ppl

4 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Gym

Cà Stagia offers mountain and lake views. The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with a dishwasher, an oven, and a washing machine. Cà Stagia also offers a children’s playground and a terrace.

Villa Sole Lake Como Pool

Private villa in Bellagio

10

Booking.com rating

Up to 7 ppl

4 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Gym

Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a garden, Villa Sole has accommodations in Bellagio with free WiFi and pool views. The villa comes with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, satellite TV, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with lake views.

Villa Magia del Lago

Private villa in Como

10

Booking.com rating

Up to 10 ppl

4 bedrooms

Lake view

Swimming pool

Featuring lake views, a garden and a private pool, this villa has 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It comes with a satellite TV and the kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, a microwave and a fridge, as well as an electric tea pot and a coffee machine.

Easy Welcome Perledina

Private villa in Varenna

9.7

Booking.com rating

Up to 8 ppl

4 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Lake view

Featuring a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a garden, and a terrace, Easy Welcome Perledina has rooms with free WiFi and garden views. The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with lake views, in addition to the pool and a hot tub.

Villa Ponti Bellavista

Private villa in Bellagio

9.5

Booking.com rating

Up to 13 ppl

6 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Spa

Villa Ponti Bellavista offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. All units comprise a seating area, a dining area, and a fully equipped kitchen with various cooking facilities. At the villa guests are welcome to use a Turkish bath and a sauna. There’s a garden with a grill and guests can go hiking nearby.

Villa Fiorella Varenna

Private villa in Varenna

8.6

Booking.com rating

Up to 12 ppl

7 bedrooms

Town center

Lake view

Located in Varenna, within an 11-minute walk of Villa Monastero, Villa Fiorella offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and a garden. The property has garden and mountain views. The villa is fitted with 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a TV, and a fully equipped kitchen.

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