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The 12 Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

The hotels around Lake Como’s beautiful, pristine shores are known for traditional luxury. Many are family-run and have been for generations, and have a certain dignified ambience which reflects their position within such a spectacular location. This sunny, peaceful spot has been the holiday destination of choice of literary figures and aristocratic characters since people started travelling for pleasure, and some of the best luxury hotels on Lake Como have been here since the very beginning. Our hotel experts have hand-selected their favourite luxury destinations around Lake Como chosen for their design, amenities, setting, and service. From sleek contemporary properties to grand old dames — there is something for most tastes here. So why not browse through our collection to start planning your next getaway?

For romance

Villa d'Este

  • Villa d'Este is an opulent hotel right on the water’s edge at Cernobbio. The decor is almost regal, with rooms, suites and villas decorated in rich fabrics, and with luxurious features like private balconies and chandeliers. There’s an excellent pool and spa, plus the hotel has its own private boats. The perfect spot for a romantic getaway.
  • If you're looking for ultimate luxury and relaxation in a truly glorious setting, the Casta Diva Resort and Spa in Lake Como is perfect. Naturally, it's five stars and its two restaurants are excellent. With a wonderful floating swimming pool and a subterranean spa hewn into the rock of the shoreline — this is an indulgent choice for couples.
  • Relais Villa Vittoria is an utterly romantic hotel set in a secluded spot on the edge of Lake Como. Expect spectacular views, sumptuous rooms, an excellent restaurant, a spa, terraces, and plenty to do on the lake. A great choice for a romantic hideaway.

For traditional design

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is an opulent 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.
  • With views across to Bellagio, the supremely elegant 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!
  • Set just above Bellagio, with stunning lake views, the Hotel Belvedere is a peaceful retreat which has been run by one family for five generations. The elegant bedrooms and apartments have parquet flooring and Italian furnishings. Guests can enjoy the secluded garden shaded by olive trees and the heated infinity pool with a view.

For a boutique stay

Vista Palazzo

  • Palazzo Albricci Peregrini is a tranquil boutique hotel set around a pretty courtyard garden. Elegant interiors feature bare brickwork and fine furniture, with local artwork and ornaments from around the world. A stylish yet laidback stay.
  • 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, elegant wooden floors, and velvet armchairs. With personalised service and an intimate restaurant, this is a luxurious base.

For contemporary style

  Villa Lario

  • Villa Lario is an all-suite luxury property on Lake Como's shores. Here you'll find classic Italianate architecture with thoroughly modern interiors. There are just five suites and an independent villa, plus a private jetty, stunning infinity pool and restaurant serving modern Italian cuisine. A seriously stylish choice!
  • Filario Hotel in Lezzeno is a super stylish design hotel with an outdoor infinity pool and a private beach area on Lake Como. Bedrooms are decorated in cool earth tones with modern amenities and large showers. A restaurant with a terrace overlooking the lake serves traditional Italian fare. A sleek stay.
  • Il Sereno, in Torno on the banks of Lake Como, offers luxurious designer suites with breathtaking lake views. Sit out on the terrace with incredible views and enjoy exquisite modern Italian cuisine from the restaurant.
  • Hotel Villa Flori offers an unbeatable setting on the water's edge of Lake Como. A beautiful hotel with fabulous facilities. Boasting contemporary chic rooms and suites — the best of which have enormous balconies overhanging the lake. Complete with al fresco dining, delicious Italian cuisine, and a spa.

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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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    • Hotel Belvedere, Bellagio Bellagio 64 rooms from £256

      Views  -  From its elevated position above Bellagio, the Belvedere enjoys fabulous lake views.
      Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Lake Como and the surrounding area.
      Spa  -  With Turkish Bath, sauna and comfort zone with stunning mountain views, plus wide range of beauty, body and massage treatments
      Restaurant  -  Delicious Italian cuisine can be enjoyed either in the Verandah restaurant or outside on the terrace
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      Set back on a gorgeous hillside, this peaceful retreat has been run by one family for five generations. Enjoy the secluded garden spots shaded by olive trees and the heated infinity pool with a view. Elegant bedrooms and apartments with parquet flooring and Italian furnishings. A beautiful spot. 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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    • 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 Lario Pognana Lario, Lake Como 5 rooms from £425

      Romantic Break  -  Gorgeous suites, stunning views, lakeside location and delicious Italian food......It's all here!
      Local exploring  -  Ideal luxury base for exploring Lake Como and the surrounding area
      Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Como to the mountains beyond
      Great walks  -  There are great walks for all levels of fitness in the surrounding countryside
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      Chic Italian architecture meets modern luxury. Elegant all suite accommodation (two corner suites with wrap around balconies), right on Lake Como's shore. Enjoy watersports from the private jetty or relax by the elegant infinity pool. A fine Italian restaurant and stylish lounge complete the picture 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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    • Palazzo Albricci Peregrini 22100 Como CO 6 rooms from £304

      Romantic Break  -  Set in a romantic and elegantly furnished old palazzo in the town, this is an ideal romantic hideaway close to tourist hotspots
      Sights nearby  -  In Como head to the cathedral and the Basilica di Sant’Abbondio; on the shores visit Villa Serbelloni and Villa Balbianello
      Sailing  -  Take a boat ride on Lake Como with one of the any boat companies and explore its beautiful shores and towns
      Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
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      Recommended by  -  Tablet

      A tranquil boutique hotel set around a pretty courtyard garden. Elegant interiors feature bare brickwork and fine furniture, with local artwork and ornaments from around the world. Expect fine Frette linen in the high-ceilinged rooms painted in muted tones. The homemade breakfast is a highlight. 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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    • 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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    • 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!
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      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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    • 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 Wednesday, 27th April 2022