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The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como

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The hotels along 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 vista. 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 beginning.

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Our Gurus share a sympathy with the tradition of the place, with the aristocratic villas and their beautiful gardens, and the traditional grand hotels with their pillars and plush decor, but their list of the best luxury hotels on Lake Como does include a few more modern offerings - if that’s your preference.

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The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como

The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como for Romance

Villa d'Este

  • The Villa d'Este is an opulent, 152 room 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.
  • 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. But it also has a wonderful floating swimming pool, and a subterranean spa hewn into the rock of the shoreline.

The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como - Traditional Luxury

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

  • Bellagio’s opulent Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni is an elegant grand dame, with all the trappings of old fashioned luxury. Think doric columns, beautiful antiques, frescoed ceilings, grand sun terraces, spectacular lake views - of course - and a Michelin starred restaurant. They also have a private boat.
  • With views across to Bellagio, the supremely 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. And one of the pools actually floats on the lake!

The Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como - Contemporary Luxury

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's just five suites and an independent villa, plus a private jetty, stunning infinity pool and restaurant serving modern Italian cuisine. A seriously stylish choice!

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

  • Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni 95 rooms from £229


    Opulent largesse and Five Star luxury at this elegant grand hotel. Bedrooms and suites have frescoed ceilings, Doric columns, and antique furniture. Michelin-run restaurant, spa, terraces, spectacular views of the lake, and a private boat to take you onto it. Romantic, pampering, historic.

    Romantic Break
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller
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  • Casta Diva Resort & Spa 73 rooms from £388


    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.

    Spa  -  Subterranean spa hewn from the lakeside rock
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
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  • Villa d'Este 152 rooms from £386


    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.

    Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Como
    Romantic Break
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Tablet
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  • Grand Hotel Tremezzo 89 rooms from £253


    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.

    Views  -  Wonderful views of Bellagio and the Grigne mountains
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Romantic Break
    Total relaxation
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Kiwi Collection
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  • Villa Lario 5 rooms from £333

    Pognana Lario, Lake Como

    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

    Local exploring  -  Ideal luxury base for explore 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
    Cooking classes  -  The chef runs cookery classes for hotel guests
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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Thursday, 11th August 2016
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