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The 7 Best Luxury Hotels on Lake Como

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.

Lake ComoScott Thompson via Flickr

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 8 best luxury hotels on Lake Como does include a few more modern offerings - if that’s your preference.

Lake ComoGian Luca Ponti via Flickr

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.I
  • f 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.

For Traditional Luxury

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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

For 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!
  • The Filario Hotel in Lezzeno is 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 traditional Italian fare.
  • Il Sereno, in Torno on the banks of Lake Como, offers luxurious designer suites with breathtaking lake views. Sit out on the terrace, which also enjoys these incredible view, and enjoy exquisite modern Italian cuisine from the restaurant.

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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

      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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      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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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 1st September 2021