Lake Como Luxury Hotels
Also, for anyone looking for a Lake Como luxury hotels’ reservation site, we’ve put together a special, mini-virtual tour of every luxury hotel on the lake!
You can now browse through a selection of over 60 beautiful apartments and villa rentals located in the heart of Lake Como.
Everyone deserves to be pampered like a prince or celebrity from time to time. We love taking our family or a group of friends out to stay at one of these fine luxury gems every now and then as they are world-renowned for their stellar & friendly service, stunning locations, exquisite gardens, period interiors, fine marble exteriors, charming wall paintings & sculptures and much more magic!
However, these cream-of-the-crop Lake Como hotels are not only meant to be gazed at with awe, many people rent out the meeting rooms of these hotels for an unforgettable wedding or for that special once-in-a-decade family/business reunion.
The Three 5-star Lake Como Luxury Hotels
There are three 5 star luxury hotels in Lake Como, each with its own personality and decor, the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace and Villa D’Este in Cernobbio. Although the lake in itself, is already a kind of 5 star resort, as soon as you enter the doors of one of these Como luxury hotels, you leave the modern world behind, and enter the world of the exclusive European aristocracy which once ruled nations for centuries before our time. You may also be interested in arranging 5-star luxury transfer from your aiport directly to your desired hotel. We’ve created a special section of our site to private airport transfers here.
We’ve experienced many unforgettable moments as guests in these resorts…eating the delicious risotto with fresh perch on a secluded, private garden overlooking the lake or the calm, moonlit walks by the gentle crashing waves at night when the stars are brightly lit or sipping a limoncello on the dock of a floating swimming pool.
Now, let’s begin our tour of crème de la crème of Lake Como hotels.
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Villa D’Este in Cernobbio – 6km north of Como
Here is the king of all Lake Como luxury hotels (or of all lake hotels on the planet) belonging to the great league of the Leading Hotels of the World.
It dates back all the way from 1568 and through many series of renovations has been transformed from a simple summer residence to a luxury hotel surrounded by 25 acres of magnificent gardens. You can now take part in its old-world charm, just as the English queen and other aristocrats have been doing for centuries.
At the Villa D’este hotel you can enjoy every hotel facility imaginable, where every room whether it be a double room or junior suite is unique in size and decor. All rooms have A/C, satellite TV, internet, direct dial telephone, a mini-bar and exquisite, marble bathrooms. Como silk covers the sofas and chairs and there is a large variety of period furniture and oil paintings.
Hungry? How about having a casual outdoor grill by the pool or a formal dinner with Italian or international cuisine overlooking the magical lake and gardens. You might even brush shoulders with a celebrity figure as they love to camouflage themselves amidst other guests after arriving by helicopter!
Note that this magnificent hotel is not located in the town of Como but in Cernobbio which is a few kilometers north. For hotels in Como, please consult with our general hotel directory.
Only two Lake Como luxury hotels have an outdoor floating pool, the Villa d’Este and the Grand Palace Hotel in Tremezzo. It is especially fun to swim in this pool, as you have the lake on one side, and the Villa d’Este on the other with a view of the majestic mountains all around you. There are many opportunities for other sports in this fantasy-land: tennis courts, squash, sauna, steam bath, jogging track and a variety of water sports.
For a calming afternoon retreat, take a long walk along bushes of roses, bamboo, azaleas, jasmine, rhododendrons and hydrangeas or trees of chestnut, magnolia, palm, cypress, pine to name a few. This Lake Como luxury hotel also has a Spa which is designed to make special use of light, colour and water to create the proper environment for serenity and relaxation based on Zen philosophy.
Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio – 30km north of Como
Amazing service and cleanliness are hallmarks of all the Lake Como luxury hotels, and the Villa Serbelloni hotel in Bellagio is no exception. You not only have the most beautiful village on the lake (if not Europe, itself) right next door – Bellagio, but also a magnificent, private park/garden where you can take long walks nearby.
Indeed the rooms with balcony overlooking the lake, will make you feel like a wealthy prince in a secluded villa somewhere far away and from a different era. Construction on the villa began in 1850 when an aristocratic Milanese family wanted to build a luxurious holiday villa. Lake Como’s magical setting, and its particularly breathtaking position at the point where the lake branches off into two legs, has made it an oasis of peace for the thousands of guests who have had the privilege of staying there.
Antique Persian carpets, Murano glass chandeliers, frescoes and paintings of mythological scenes adorn the walls of this Neo-classical architectural masterpiece. The rooms themselves have high ceilings and large windows to let ample light in. This expansiveness has a pleasant and relaxing effect on the mind and spirit.
The restaurant itself is very pricey and has limited menus but maintains its high standards. The wine list is large by all means made up of find Italian, regional and International wines but expect to pay 10 EUR for a small glass. This is however worth paying for the location alone…when you can enjoy such exquisite views of the lake. We sometimes like to take our friends out for a lunch break at Villa Serbelloni’s restaurant just for the drinks and the panoramic setting.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace – 30km N of Como
Two words summarize our experience with this hotel: exquisite service. Every time we go into this hotel, even if only to check rates, we are greeted by a warm smile and courteous, professional service. The entrance itself and lobby room are very beautiful, with ornate, antique objects and fine art pieces; everything in the hotel is also tastefully decorated.
If location is the basis of prime real estate, then this palace hotel has certainly hit the target. One of the most magnificent of Lake Como’s flowering gardens – the botanical gardens of Villa Carlotta – just happen to border this hotel creating a lovely setting which adds an extra touch to its already spectacular panoramic view of the lake.
Not so surprisingly, this Lake Como luxury hotel decides year after year to remain family-run and does not submit to the lures of a multinational chain. Perhaps this is why it abounds in so much tender loving care; it also continuously seems to undergo renovations and maintenance work, ensuring its quality and modernity for years to come.
Although the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Palace has its famous floating pool, many guests (including ourselves) actually prefer using the pool in the back of the hotel which has a wonderful pizza bar and a great hiking path. Maybe it’s the location of the floating pool that causes this, as you have to cross the busy main road to get to it; the back of the hotel is completely silent.
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Lake Como luxury hotels and their eye-catching natural beauty have made it a well-liked luxurious vacation retreat since Roman times.
There is a very large variety of luxurious villas in Lake Como, which a vacationer can rent for the duration of his/her stay. You can also always count on superb food and wine choices that can be found throughout the region to accompany your trip. The lakeside views offer very superb scenery thanks to the encompassing mountains of the Alps, which remain snow-capped even throughout the summertime. The villas lining the shoreline exhibit some of the top architecture to be found anywhere in Italy.
The moment you enter the doorways of these Lake Como luxurious resorts, you enter the era of unique European aristocracy which once dominated the area for many generations before our time. You can then abandon the present time behind, even though the lake by itself, is already a type of 5-star resort. You may also want to consider renting a 5-star luxurious transport from your airport directly to your desired resort.
The Tree Top Como Luxury Hotels
There are essentially three five star hotels that are rated 5 stars in the Lake Como region. The most exclusive and expensive of them is the Villa D’Este in Cernobbio, where a single room begins at the several hundred euros range per night. This heavenly slice of paradise comes with twenty-five acres of beautiful gardens and too many amenities to list on this website.
The floating pool is especially fun during the summer time with the views of mountains from every side.
The Grand Palace Hotel in Tremezzo is the only other five-star hotel to also have a floating pool. It is family-run to this day and offers amazing customer service to ensure a friendly and memorable stay for its visitors.
The third five star hotel is the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio. It is not as old as the Villa D’Este being built in the mid-nineteenth century. (Villa D’Este was built in the sixteenth!). However, it is nevertheless a neo-classical masterpiece and houses a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, Persian carpets, ornate chandeliers and more.
Why Stay at Lake Como Luxury Hotels?
These enchanting villas are to be found among Italy’s most desired traveling destinations. Lake Como has turned into a prime holiday destination for dignitaries and stars around the world. By renting luxury Lake Como hotels, you’ll be steps away from other important historic villas, which have made this region so renowned and are bound to encounter famous people such as actors, politicians and artists during your stay.
While staying at one of these villas opens a world onto itself, you should also grab a ferry ride to view these spectacular houses from the outside as well. There are a number of remarkable properties, hillside vineyards, and sculpture gardens which make up Lake Como’s waterfront and taking a boat ride will allow you to view Lake Como luxury hotels in their full blossom.
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