The 7 Best Family Hotels on Lake Como

Lake Como is known for being beautiful, serene, pristine, and rather glamourous. Which aren’t necessarily the words you might choose for the perfect family holiday destination, but there are also plenty of family friendly things to do here, hundreds of restaurants to try out - and never need to return to - and it’s wonderfully safe and friendly. Our Guru’s list of the 7 best family hotels on Lake Como will help provide you with the right base so that you and your family can frolic freely against this picturesque backdrop.

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It’s surprising how many of Lake Como’s elegant grand dame hotels have made the list of the 7 best family hotels on Lake Como, but many of them have lovely family suites and villas, and hundreds of years worth of experience in making sure all your family has a good time. But you don’t have to have a big budget to enjoy yourself here, and there are some great value options on our Guru’s list of the best family hotels on Lake Como as well. And it’s just 90minutes from Milan airport, where you'll find plenty of budget flights… This view could be yours.

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The 7 Best Family Hotels on Lake Como

The Most Special Family Hotels on Lake Como

Bellagio is one of the most glamorous of Lake Como’s beautiful lakeside towns, know for its wonderful pastel villas and elegant cafes, but families are welcome here too, especially in the Hotel Florence, a stunning hotel with design mimicking its Florentine namesake. It has just 27 lovely rooms and sumptuous suites, with private balconies and spectacular views - of course! There’s also a gourmet restaurant and a spa.

The Villa d'Este is another very special place to stay on Lake Como. Opulent, traditional and almost regal suites, rooms and villas have all the trappings of luxury plus private balconies and specular lake views. Plus they have an excellent restaurant, pool and spa and their own private boat.

Villa d'Este

The Best Family Hotels on Lake Como with a View

The Relais Villa Vittoria, right beside the lake in Laglio, is another quite sumptuous but family friendly hotel. As well as having spectacular views over the lake, the Villa Vittoria also has an excellent restaurant, and a beautiful pool and sun terraces.

Relais Villa Vittoria

The elegant Grand Hotel Tremezzo has 89 rooms right on the water’s edge, and five stars worth of beautifully understated interiors. Plus generous sun terraces, an excellent restaurant and spa and parklands surrounding the hotel. Plus, one of the pools actually floats on the lake!

Great Value Family Hotels on Lake Como

Owned by the same family for four generations, the Albergo Olivedo is a gorgeous ten room townhouse hotel right by the lake in affordable Varenna. The decor is traditional, with stone floors, pastel walls and private balconies. Family friendly and laid back, the Albergo Olivedo also has a lovely little Italian restaurant. Rooms start from around £90 per night.

Albergo Olivedo

The Albergo Milano, also in Varenna, is a charming hotel in an enchanting lakeside setting. The collection of 14 rooms, triples and apartments, all have whitewashed walls and private balconies. There’s also a lovely restaurant. And the room rate starts at around £110 per night.

Lezzeno’s Nest on the Lake is a charming little lakeside B&B with five rooms and self-catering apartments. Bedrooms have four-poster beds and private terraces and there are lovely sun decks to share. They’ll also rent you a bike or a canoe. And all for under £100 per night.

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the best family hotels on Lake Como might be perfect for you?

The 7 Best Family Hotels on Lake Como

  • Hotel Florence Bellagio 27 rooms from £139

    Romantic Break  -  Cruise on the lake or stroll through the countryside before unwinding in the small spa, perfect activities for a romantic break
    Foodies  -  Dine on gourmet Italian dishes set on a pretty wisteria-shaded lakeside terrace
    Owner managed  -  The property has been in the same family for the past 100 years
    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Lake Como
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Stunning hotel on the shore of Lake Como. Interior design mimics its Florentine namesake in its elegance and combinations of colour. Sumptuous suites with private balconies, gourmet restaurant, spa and spectacular views. A very romantic and sophisticated spot. See More

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  • Relais Villa Vittoria Laglio 11 rooms from £165

    Weddings  -  Receptions and intimate marriages are regularly held here and can cater for up to 68 seated guests
    Total relaxation  -  Spend days lounging in the infinity pool overlooking the lake and mountains or unwind in the spa
    Local exploring  -  Just a short paddle from the village of Laglio
    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Lake Como
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, CN Traveller

    Utterly romantic hotel on the edge of Lake Como. Spectacular views, delicately sumptuous rooms, excellent restaurant and terraces, and plenty to do on the lake. Honeymooners would be in heaven! See More

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  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo Tremezzo 89 rooms from £250

    Spa breaks  -  T-spa specialises in anti-stress and rebalancing treatments, all custom-designed with ESPA
    Outstanding location  -  Set right on Lake Como and commanding spectacular views, this property is hard to beat
    Foodies  -  Dine in the superb La Terrazza which serves traditional gourmet Italian fare
    Views  -  Wonderful views of Bellagio and the Grigne mountains
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection

    Five Star Luxury from a Grand Hotel on the water's edge of Lake Como. Elegant interiors are understated, rather than overly lavish. Glossy parquet floors, brightly coloured walls, a mixture of contemporary and Baroque furniture, spectacular views from terraces. Excellent restaurant, spa, parklands. See More

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  • Villa d'Este Cernobbio 152 rooms from £512

    Garden  -  Set amid 25 acres of park including manicured gardens which feature magnificent fountains, grand terraces, and trimmed topiary
    Foodies  -  The restaurant is a smart affair (there's a dress code). It served impeccible Italian fine-dining
    Active Holiday  -  There's plenty to keep everyone busy here from trekking to SUP or tennis
    Elegant  -  Complete with glittering chandeliers and traditional art works
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Tablet

    Romantic lakeside opulence without compromise. Almost regal bedrooms, suites, and villas have rich chintzy fabrics, chandeliers and private balconies. Spectacular lake views, excellent restaurant, pool and spa, and private boats. Magnificently special. See More

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  • Albergo Milano Varenna 14 rooms from £165

    Charming  -  Pick this property for a tradional stay, the oldest part of the building dates back to the 17th century
    Families  -  With 3 apartments sleeping up to 5 people, this is a great choice for families or small groups
    Owner managed  -  The friendly owners, Bettina and Egidio, often greet their guests personally
    Lakeside  -  Take the short stroll down to the lake and go for a swim
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Charming lakeside hotel. An enchanting setting on Lake Como, various rooms, triples and apartments, with white washed walls and private balconies. Very good restaurant and spectacular views from the terrace. A great choice for families, groups and romantic breaks. See More

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  • 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

    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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  • Albergo Olivedo Varenna 10 rooms from £95

    Local exploring  -  Well located just 5 minutes from Varenna's pretty centre made up of winding cobbled streets
    Elegant  -  Traditional interiors see large sash windows, parquet flooring and antiques
    Sailing  -  Set on the Varenna jetty, this is a great base to explore the lake by boat
    Owner managed  -  Owned by the same family for four generations
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    Gorgeous townhouse hotel on Lake Como. Charmingly traditional bedrooms have stone floors, pastel walls, and private balconies. Magnificent views from every room and authentic Italian food. Laid back, family friendly. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 26th March 2019