7 of Lake Como’s Best B&Bs

Lake Como is a spectacular natural beauty, sprinkled with pretty hamlets and elegant towns with lakeside villas. A feeling of tranquility pervades and there’s not a new-build hotel or a large highway to be seen. It’s got a reputation for being glamorous and somewhat expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. And one of the best ways to visit this area on a budget is to stay in one of Lake Como’s best B&Bs.

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But Lake Como’s Best B&Bs aren’t just for those looking for great value, they’re also for people who love getting advice and inside knowledge from the locals, or who love meeting people on holidays. Or even for those who love staying somewhere tiny, where they can hide away and not really have to meet anyone. Personalised, and with charming attention to detail, our Guru’s list of Lake Como’s best B&Bs aren’t just the best B&Bs on the lake, they’re also some of the best places to stay on Lake Como period.

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7 of Lake Como’s Best B&Bs

Lake Como's Best B&Bs with a View

The Nest on the Lake in Lezzeno is right by the lake with beautiful views from the five elegant rooms and self-catering apartments. Some of the rooms have four poster beds and private terraces, plus there’s a lovely sun deck and you can rent bikes and canoes.

Nest on the Lake

Lake Como's Most Romantic B&Bs

Alpe del Lupo has three chic bedrooms off the beaten track in Blessagno. The decor is traditional, but the furniture quite modern, plus there’s a huge communal dining room and lounge - both with large fireplaces. So this is a great one to take over if you’re travelling in a small, adults-only group.

Alpe del Lupo

The Convento Sant'Antonio B&B is a converted convent just steps away from the Duomo in the heart of old Como. There are just three bedrooms/suites, decorated with fine antiques in amongst period features.

Lake Como's Best B&Bs for a Complete Escape

The Casa del Portico in Mezzagra offers peace and quiet in an out of the way spot surrounded by beautiful gardens. There are four stylish, yet comfortable rooms, with a blend of traditional and modern features, and there’s one apartment. You’re set back from Lake Como but there are still lovely views of the water.

Casa del Portico

The B&B Vista Lago is a quiet spot in the hills above the lake, so it’s the perfect place to escape to. There are just three rooms, each of them spacious and modern with its own sun terrace and panoramic lake views. It’s for adults only.

Lake Como’s Best Value B&Bs

Como Luxury Rooms is a boutique guest house with just two sleek, modern bedrooms decorated in cool greys. Located in the heart of Como’s Old Town this is an easy and affordable base - rooms start from around £75 per night.

Como Luxury Rooms

La Canarina B&B is a charming B&B in the heart of Como with two simple, airy bedrooms decorated with antiques and overlooking a beautiful private garden. You’re also just 200metres from the lake.

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for Lake Como’s best B&Bs might be perfect for you?

7 of Lake Como's Best B&Bs

  • Nest on the Lake Lezzeno 5 rooms from £95

    Hideaway  -  The lakeside property feels secluded and quiet, perfect to get away from it all
    Local exploring  -  Located an easy boat ride to Varenna and other attractions
    Views  -  Wonderful views over Lake Como
    Sights nearby  -  Some of Como's most spectacular villas are very close by
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    An adorable lakeside B&B with rooms and self-catering apartments. Elegant bedrooms have four poster beds and private terraces. Lovely sun deck and bikes and canoes to rent. Great value for families, groups or couples. See More

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  • Como Luxury Rooms Lake Como 2 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  Great location in the heart of Como Old Town - ideal for exploring on foot, or easy access to the lake and its boats.
    Value chic  -  This sleek property has two rooms with prices starting from just €90 per night including breakfast.
    Contemporary  -  Sleek contemporary rooms are decorated in cool greys
    Great walks  -  Ride the Funicolare to scenic walking routes
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    A boutique guest house with sleek modern bedrooms decorated in cool grey colours. An ideal base in the heart of Como Old Town - plenty to explore on the doorstep. Breakfast can be enjoyed in one of the many cafes on the street and coffee is provided in the room. Simplicity at its finest. See More

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  • Convento Sant'Antonio B&B Como 3 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  The B&B enjoys a fabulous location in the heart of Como's old town and just steps from the Duomo
    Owner managed  -  Giampiero and his daughters are sure to give you a very warm welcome
    Value chic  -  Beautiful rustic chic interiors offered at very reasonable rates
    Historic  -  Set in a converted convent which dates back to the 1600s
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    A quaint bed and breakfast situated in an old convent in the heart of Como. There are three unique guest suites stylishly decorated with fine antique furniture, period features and smart modern bathrooms. Warm, homely hospitality with good local knowledge and tips for day excursions and activities. See More

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  • La Canarina B&B Como 2 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  Located in the centre of Como, you're ideally placed to explore on foot.
    Value chic  -  Beautiful rooms from just €95 per night B&B.
    Great walks  -  Travel up the Funicular and enjoy walks overlooking the lake
    Sights nearby  -  Como Cathedral is just minutes away
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    A charming bed and breakfast in the heart of Como. Bedrooms are simple and airy with natural wooden floorboards and antique wrought iron beds, all overlooking a beautiful private garden. A good location to explore Como on foot with plenty to see from the doorstep and just 200m from the lake. See More

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  • Alpe del Lupo Blessagno, Lake Como 3 rooms from £87

    Active Holiday  -  In this stunning region there is masses to do on the doorstep, from walking and cycling to hang-gliding or canyoning
    Groups  -  With just three rooms, take over the whole property and make the place your own!
    Hideaway  -  A beautiful off the beaten track location
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only
    TennisGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    A chic off the beaten track B&B with three stylish bedrooms that combine modern Italian furniture with traditional interior features. Plus there's a large communal dining room and relaxing lounge both with large fire places - perfect for groups. Lots of activities nearby and excellent value too. See More

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  • Casa del Portico Tremezzo 5 rooms from £113

    Local exploring  -  Great location for exploring the southern end of Lake Como
    Hideaway  -  A lovely spot, slightly off the beaten track
    Lakeside  -  Just a five minute walk from the shores of Lake Como
    Great walks  -  The Greenway or the Larian Mountain routes
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    Casa del Portico is a charming B&B with gorgeous flower filled gardens in a quiet spot. Simple yet stylish and comfortable rooms blend traditional and modern features and offer lovely lake views. And there's an apartment for independent sorts! Great value in a prime location for exploring Lake Como. See More

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  • B&B Vista Lago Como 3 rooms from £121

    Romantic Break  -  With only three smart bedrooms, and no kids allowed, plus views to die for from your private terrace, it's perfect for romantics
    Local exploring  -  You can hire bikes or cars at the property, so it's an ideal base for exploring further afield
    Great walks  -  On the edge of Parco Regionale Spina Verde di Como, with fantastic walking on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Just outside Como and easy access to the best local sights.
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    This quiet B&B, set in the hills above Lake Como offers guests spacious, modern bedrooms, each with a private sun terrace and panoramic lake views. With just three rooms and no kids allowed, it is ideal for a romantic break or as a base for exploring the surrounding area. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Thursday, 27th June 2019