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 beautiful locations 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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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!

Hilton Lake Como

4-star hotel in Como

8.7

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Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

Featuring a rooftop infinity pool, Hilton Lake Como is a 10-minute walk from the shores of Lake Como. Guests can enjoy the Terrazza 241 rooftop restaurant and a spa that features a Finnish sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath. A fitness center is also available.

Hotel du Lac & Spa Bellagio

3-star hotel in Bellagio

9.0

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Town center

Restaurant

Lakeview

Hotel du Lac is set in the heart of Bellagio, overlooking the main square, opposite the dock. Here you can enjoy panoramic views and excellent food. Dining at du Lac is a real treat at the panoramic restaurant. Open at both lunch and dinner, it serves an eclectic mix of Italian and international cuisine.

Hotel Olivedo

3-star hotel in Varenna

9.0

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Town center

Restaurant

Terrace

Located in front of the pier in Varenna, Hotel Olivedo is a historic 19th-century building that features a terrace with panoramic views of Lake Como. Rooms feature a TV, free WiFi and air conditioning. Some have a balcony with lakeview. The restaurant serves traditional Lombard dishes.

Suites&Atelier Lake Como

Boutique hotel in Como

9.2

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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 Garni Corona

3-star hotel in Menaggio

9.2

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Town center

Terrace

Lake view

Hotel Garni Corona offers air-conditioned rooms with a TV, work desk and mini-bar. The private bathroom is complete with a shower and hairdryer. The Garni offers an ideal starting point for all kinds of excursions around Lake Como. 

Hotel La Perla

3-star hotel in Tremezzina

9.4

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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. 

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!

Hotel Passalacqua

5-star hotel in Moltrasio

9.9

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Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

Best hotel in the world 2023, according to The World’s 50 Best Hotels, Passalacqua offers 5-star accommodations and is surrounded by spectacular terraced gardens over water. The villa, which has hosted personalities such as Napoleon, Churchill, and Bellini, also houses a restaurant, sauna, and hammam.

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

5-star hotel in Tremezzina

9.5

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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.

Grand Hotel Victoria

5-star hotel in Menaggio

9.3

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Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

Located just steps from the shores of Lake Como, the Grand Hotel Victoria features a stunning Art-Nouveau design and elegant furnishings. Its extensive grounds include lush gardens and a large swimming pool. Guests can enjoy the restaurant serving a mix of regional and international dishes and the incredible spa facilities.

Vista Palazzo

5-star hotel in Como

9.1

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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.

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

5-star hotel in Bellagio

9.1

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Swimming pool

Restaurant

Spa

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.

Filario Hotel & Residences

4-star hotel in Lezzeno

9.0

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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.

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 (it still 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! It is the best way to travel with your whole family.

Discover the best family-friendly stays in Lake Como!

Divina Vita Apartments

Apartments in Varenna

9.4

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Town center

Lake view

Terrace

Set on the shores of Lake Como, Divina Vita offers rooms with a lake-view balcony and free Wi-Fi. The apartments include a fully equipped kitchenette with a dishwasher, air conditioning and a TV. A fresh breakfast is served at the lakefront Bar il Molo, located on the ground floor of the building.

Charming Bellagio

Apartments in Bellagio

9.6

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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.

Relais di Giada

Apartments in Como

9.0

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Town center

City view

Pet-friendly

Relais Di Giada offers several apartments in the center of Como. All apartments are air-conditioned and come with free WiFi, modern décor and a fully equipped kitchen. Some apartments also include a balcony or terrace. The near Como Lago train station offers connections with Milan.

Pescallo Apartments

Apartments in Bellagio

9.6

Booking.com rating

Lake view

Pet-friendly

Parking

Pescallo Apartments is located on the shores of Lake Como. Set on 2 floors, the apartments include a large living area with kitchenette and dining area, and 2 or 3 separate bedrooms with attached bathroom. All bedrooms are air conditioned.

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.

La Perla by Sedar

ApartHotel in Como

8.9

Booking.com rating

Town center

Terrace

Pet-friendly

Located a few steps from the Como Lake, La Perla by Sedar provides accommodations with free WiFi and air conditioning. San Giovanni Train Station is a 7-minute walk away. Apartments include a fully equipped kitchen with an electric kettle and a coffee machine. Some also have a balcony. 

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 which is 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!

Villa Le Rose

Private villa in Menaggio

10

Booking.com rating

Up to 6 ppl

3 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Lake view

Providing a terrace and mountain views, the spacious villa includes 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool and the amazing view of Lake Como and the promontory of Bellagio.

Cà Stagia

Private villa in Bellagio

9.8

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.

Ville Mirage

Private villas in Tremezzina

9.4

Booking.com rating

Up to 8 ppl

3 bedrooms

Swimming pool

Lake view

Offering a shared outdoor pool and sun terrace, Ville Mirage offers 2 villas with free WiFi. Featuring a terrace, all units are air-conditioned and include a full-equipped kitchen, a dining area and a seating area with TV. The villa offers free private parking on-site

Villa Bianca

Spacious apartments in Como

9.4

Booking.com rating

Up to 7 ppl

3 bedrooms

Garden

Lake view

Villa Bianca offers spacious apartments with lake views near Como Lago train station. All units are equipped with a kitchen and WiFi. Free private parking is available on site. A short distance from the apartments are several restaurants and a lido where you can rent sunbeds.

The Writer's Nest Waterfront Villa

Private villa in Faggeto Lario

9.3

Booking.com rating

Up to 7 ppl

4 bedrooms

Lake view

Garden

The unit has a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a fireplace, a seating area with a sofa, a TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom. The villa offers a barbecue. A private beach area is available on site and both cycling and canoeing can be enjoyed within close proximity.

Villa Ponti Bellavista

Private villa in Bellagio

9.0

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.

Experiences & tours

Make your trip a unique experience!​

Vaporina
2 hour boat tour with
Vaporina
Como, Bellagio & 1 hour boat tour from Milan
Como-Brunate-Torno
Como-Brunate-Torno: breathtaking scenery
Cooking class in Bellagio
Cooking class experience
in Bellagio
Villa Monastero, Varenna
5 hour boat tour with visit to three villas