The 12 Best Hotels on Lake Como for Foodies

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The quintessential Lake Como holiday involves choosing a beautiful lakeside town in which to stay, then jetting about on the lake’s ferries, water taxis or private boats to other towns where you poke around the sights, churches, villas, boutiques and of course cafes and restaurants. Food is always at the forefront of any Italian getaway which is why our hotel experts have compiled a collection of the best hotels on Lake Como for foodies. Some of our options have Michelin starred restaurants while others offer exceptionally good examples of the local Italian fare. Whether you are planning a luxury getaway or something a little more low key — there is something for everyone here. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next trip?

For Michelin Starred Dining

Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is an opulent and historic villa set in a prime Bellagio location. Interiors are grand, the facilities are superb (tennis courts, two swimming pools, spa...) and the Mistral Restaurant, where they serve gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, boasts a michelin star.

For a traditional hotel

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

  • The supremely elegant Grand Hotel Tremezzo is set right on the water’s edge with beautifully understated interiors. Expect huge sun terraces, peaceful parklands, and an excellent spa. Not to mention the fine dining restaurant, whose menus are overseen by the Modern Italian Cuisine supremo Gualtiero Marchesi.

For couples

Relais Villa Vittoria

  • Villa Flori is right on the water’s edge at Cernobbio, a truly unbeatable setting. Romantic, contemporary-chic rooms and suites have enormous balconies which hang out over the lake. Their restaurant offers alfresco dining from a delicious Italian menu, plus there’s a lovely pool and spa.
  • For romance and an excellent wine list, try the Relais Villa Vittoria in Laglio — a wonderfully romantic hotel right on the edge of the lake. As well as an excellent restaurant, this hotel has 11 charming rooms, wonderful views, and terraces overlooking the lake. Perfect for honeymooners.

For sheer luxury

  Villa d'Este

  • Il Sereno, in Torno on the banks of Lake Como, offers luxurious designer suites with breathtaking lake views. A fabulous terrace offers incredible views while guests can enjoy exquisite modern Italian cuisine at the restaurant.
  • Cernobbio's Villa d'Este is supremely luxurious and romantic, and gloriously un-modern, although it does have every modern amenity you could wish for. The bedrooms, suites and villas have oil paintings, high ceilings, enormous balconies, and lake views. There's a spa, an exceptional restaurant, a pool, a golf course, and a private boat to take onto the lake. You'll want for nothing here.
  • The Mandarin Oriental, Lake Como will tick all the boxes for anyone wanting a top notch luxury stay. You can expect rooms oozing understated elegance, stunning lake side location, an extensive spa inspired by the crystal clear lake waters and L'Aria Restaurant offering refined Italian cuisine with a Japanese twist.

For wellness

Tenuta de L Annunziata

  • Tenuta de L'Annunziata is a wellness retreat with an expansive spa area. Boasting an excellent gourmet restaurant which uses produce from the property itself. Interiors are simple, luxurious and chic. The perfect destination to come to indulge and unwind.

For a boutique stay

Vista Palazzo

  • Vista Palazzo is a luxury boutique hotel offering an idyllic location on Lake Como, just moments from Como's historic centre. Beautifully styled rooms and suites feature bespoke furniture and elegant wooden floors. With personalised service and an intimate restaurant serving creative Italian cuisine, this is a luxurious base.

For a design hotel

Filaro Hotel

  • Filario Hotel is a stylish design hotel with an outdoor infinity pool and a private beach area on Lake Como. Bedrooms are decorated in cool earth tones and modern amenities. Authentic Italian cuisine is served either in the restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the lake. A chic choice.

For great value

Locanda Osteria Marascia

  • Sightly off the beaten track you'll discover the delights of the Locanda Osteria Marascia. It's in a quiet village just back from the lake and the five rooms offer beautiful rustic chic interiors with oodles of original features. The fantastic cellar restaurant offers authentic Italian cuisine that has been honed over the years — the restaurant has been in the same family for five generations. And rooms start at very affordable rates.
  • Albergo Milano in Varenna is a charming hotel in an enchanting lakeside setting. There are a collection of 14 rooms and apartments with whitewashed walls and private balconies. There’s also a fabulous restaurant with spectacular lake views. And the rooms start from around €130 per night.

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    • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio (CO) 95 rooms from £536

      Foodies  -  There are two restaurants (both good), the best of which is Michelin-starred and serves sophisticated Italian molecular cuisine
      Families  -  Families are welcome here and there are plenty of great facilities onsite including the superb indoor pool with slides
      Grand Hotel  -  Grand interiors include marble columns and staircases, antique Persian rugs, trompe l'oeil, and Murano chandeliers
      Historic  -  A Neo-classical building originally built as a luxurious holiday villa for an aristocratic Milanese family in 1852
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      An opulent and historic villa set in a prime location in Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como. Grand interiors boast antiques, Persian rugs, Murano chandeliers and frescoed ceilings. With a Michelin starred restaurant, two pools, a tennis court, and a spa — you'll wish for nothing here. 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 Flori Cernobbio 53 rooms from £188

      Cycling  -  Bike storage is provided and guests can either take an easy amble around the lake or head into the mountains
      Elegant  -  Beautifully mixing original stuccoes, floral frescoes and wooden floors alongside chic contemporary touches
      Foodies  -  Ristorante Raimondi offers excellent Italian al fresco dining
      Romantic  -  A fairytale setting and rooms to match!

      An unbeatable setting on the water's edge of Lake Como. A beautiful hotel with fabulous facilities. Contemporary chic rooms and suites, some with enormous balconies overhanging the lake. Al fresco dining, delicious Italian cuisine and spa. La Dolce Vita! 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Il Sereno Torno 30 rooms from £651

      Honeymoons  -  This slice of paradise is the ideal spot for that extra special honeymoon. A pampering hotel in an unforgettable location.
      Romantic Break  -  Stunning accommodation, beautiful views and exquisite cuisine make Il Sereno a great destination for a romantic break
      Foodies  -  Michelin star chef Andrea Berton is in charge of Il Sereno's menu- guaranteed to please!
      Great walks  -  Head along the banks of the lakes or if you're feeling more adventurous then tackle the many mountain hikes all around the area
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      Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

      Situated in Torno on the banks of Lake Como, Il Sereno offers luxurious designer suites boasting breathtaking views. Sit out on the terrace enjoying exquisite modern Italian cuisine from the restaurant! Head off on a boat tour and explore the area. An enchanting and romantic spot. See More

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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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    • Locanda Osteria Marascia Calolziocorte (Lake Como) 5 rooms from £74

      Value chic  -  With doubles from just €80 per night including breakfast, these smart rooms are excellent value
      Local exploring  -  Great location for exploring the Italian Lakes
      Great walks  -  Parco Regionale di Montevecchia e della Valle del Curone. There are good routes for all abilities
      Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in Milan
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      Located in a quiet village just a short drive from Lake Como. This traditional hotel has a charming rustic chic feel with exposed beams, stone walls and antiques galore. The fantastic cellar restaurant serves home-made Italian dishes - the host's recipes have been perfected over five generations! See More

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    • Tenuta De L'Annunziata Lake Como 21 rooms from £130

      Spa breaks  -  The extensive spa is worthy of a visit alone; relax in the Turkish bath before booking in for a treatment
      Foodies  -  Sample exceptional Italian fine dining created using produce from the farm
      Sights nearby  -  Make a trip to the quaint town of Cernobbio, located on the shores of Lake Como, yet not as touristy as towns on the other side
      Great walks  -  Take the Bioenergetic self-guided woods walk through the property's estate
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      A wellness retreat with an expansive spa and sauna area. Boasting an excellent gourmet restaurant which uses produce from the property itself. Interiors are simple, luxurious and chic. The perfect destination to come to indulge and unwind. See More

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    • Filario Hotel Lezzeno 13 rooms from £278

      Total relaxation  -  With its private beach, infinity pool with a view, delicious Italian food and super stylish rooms, there's no need to move!
      Foodies  -  Authentic Italian cuisine served either in the stylish restaurant or on the terrace overlooking the lake
      Self catering to rent  -  The property features a range of one to three bedroom properties - ideal for families or small groups
      Lakeside  -  Lake Como - with private beach area
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      A super stylish design hotel with an outdoor infinity pool and private beach area on Lake Como. Bedrooms are decorated in cool earth tones with modern amenities and large showers. Restaurant with terrace overlooking the lake serves trad Italian fare. A chic spot in an excellent lakeside location. See More

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    • Vista Palazzo Como 18 rooms from £811

      Local exploring  -  Well positioned in Piazza Cavour which is located right on Lake Como's waterfront and a short stroll from the historic centre
      Boutique  -  An intimate stay with bespoke furniture, limited rooms, and personalised service
      Sailing  -  The hotel organises private boat tours of the lake in stylish mahogany Riva boats
      Restaurant  -  Creative Italian dishes are served in the intimate fourth floor restaurant
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      Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

      A luxury boutique hotel offering an idyllic location on Lake Como, just moments from Como's historic centre. Beautifully styled rooms and suites feature bespoke furniture, elegant wooden floors, and velvet armchairs. With personalised service and an intimate restaurant, this is a luxurious base. See More

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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Tuesday, 24th May 2022