The 7 Best Family Hotels on Lake Como

Mandarin Oriental Lake Como

Lake Como is known for being beautiful, serene, pristine, and rather glamorous. These aren’t necessarily the words you might choose for the perfect family holiday destination, however, there are also plenty of family-friendly things to do here. Our Guru’s list of the 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. Whether you are in search of a luxury base with activities for all or something a little more low-key and friendly, there is something to suit most families here. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next getaway?

For the views

Relais Villa Vittoria

  • Relais Villa Vittoria, right beside the lake in Laglio, is a sumptuous yet family-friendly hotel (under 8s stay for free and there are bikes and kayaks to borrow). As well as having spectacular views over the lake, the Villa Vittoria also has an excellent restaurant, a beautiful pool, and lovely sun terraces.

For luxury

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

  • With views across to Bellagio, the five-star Grand Hotel Tremezzo has 89 rooms right on the water’s edge. Expect generous sun terraces, an excellent restaurant, a spa, and parklands while one of the pools actually floats on the lake! Everyone will be happy here with activities for all ages.
  • Villa d'Este is another very special place to stay on Lake Como. Opulent and traditional suites, rooms and villas (perfect for families) have all the trappings of luxury plus private balconies and glorious lake views. The excellent restaurant, pool, spa, junior club during peak summer months, tennis court, SUPs, water skiing and private boat make this a standout stay.
  • Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como is a five-star luxury hotel on Lake Como. Sprawling villas house magnificent rooms, a huge spa, and two gourmet restaurants. The floating swimming pool extends into the lake. With interconnecting rooms and plenty of activities, this is a good luxury family choice.

For great value

Albergo Olivedo

  • Owned by the same family for four generations, the Albergo Olivedo is a gorgeous ten room townhouse set right by the lake in affordable Varenna. The decor is traditional with stone floors and private balconies. Family-friendly and laid back, there's a lovely little restaurant and rooms start at very reasonable rates.
  • Albergo Milano, also in Varenna, is a charming hotel in an enchanting lakeside setting with a traditional restaurant. The option of triplet rooms or apartments are ideal for families of all sizes. This is a well-priced option.
  • Lezzeno’s Nest on the Lake is a charming little lakeside B&B with five rooms and self-catering apartments perfect for families. Rooms have four-poster beds and private terraces. Bikes and canoes are a fun addition.

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    • Relais Villa Vittoria Laglio 11 rooms from £182

      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
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      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 £521

      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
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      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 £599

      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
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      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 £130

      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
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      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
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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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    • Albergo Olivedo Varenna 10 rooms from £134

      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
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      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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    • Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como Blevio 73 rooms from £607

      Elegant  -  A grand 19th century villa decorated with that signiture Asian style of the Mandarin Oriental group
      Families  -  Interconnecting rooms make this a great choice for those travelling with children
      Total relaxation  -  With a glorious spa and quiet location this is a place to come and truly unwind
      Hotel boats for hire  -  Take a cruise across the lake on one of the property's boats
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels

      A five-star luxury spa hotel on Lake Como. Sprawling villas house magnificent rooms, a huge spa, and two gourmet restaurants. The floating swimming pool extends into the lake. A great choice for total pampering and relaxation. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 24th May 2022