The 10 Best Value Hotels on Lake Como

Lake Como is a spectacular natural beauty, sprinkled with pretty hamlets and elegant towns with lakeside villas. A feeling of tranquility pervades and there’s not a new-build hotel or a large highway to be seen. It’s got a reputation for being glamorous and somewhat expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

Relais Villa Vittoria

Our Guru’s list of the best budget hotels on Lake Como even includes a great value recommendation in famed stunner, Bellagio and numerous choices in pretty Varenna, just a 15minute ferry ride away. If you do stay in Varenna or Bellagio don’t be disheartened by the prices in the waterfront bars and cafes, walk a little way up the hill and you’ll pay a couple of euros less for everything. In fact that advice probably goes for all the lakeside towns.

Albergo Milano

Swimming in the lake, admiring the view, hiking up into the hills and admiring the lake’s many beautiful villas and churches are all done with no outlay, and the ferries which jet to and fro across the lake are quite good value. It’s also easy to find inexpensive canoe or kayak hire, or bike hire, and travel under your own steam.

The Best Value Hotels on Lake Como

The Best Value Hotels on Lake Como for Couples

The Hotel Florence in glamorous Bellagio is a stunning hotel with design mimicking its Florentine namesake. It has just 27 lovely rooms and sumptuous suites, with private balconies and spectacular views - of course! There’s also a gourmet restaurant and a spa, and all starting from around £130 per night (low season).

Hotel Florence

For a similar room rate, one might also stay in the Relais Villa Vittoria, in Laglio, a wonderfully romantic hotel right on the edge of the lake. As well as beautiful views, this hotel has 11 delicately sumptuous rooms, an excellent restaurant, and peaceful terraces overlooking the lake. Perfect for honeymooners.

Relais Villa Vittoria

The Best Value Guesthouses on Lake Como

The Casa Contrada Bella is a small guest house with three charming bedrooms - wrought iron bed heads, exposed wooden beams, exposed stone wall. Two of the rooms have a small kitchenette, and one has a balcony. Restaurants are within walking distance and the beach is just steps away.

Casa Contrada Bella

Cernobbio's Casa Santo Stefano is an elegant, adults only guest house decorated in modern style with four chic guest rooms. Each has a small private lounge area and some have balconies with lake views. Unwind by the pool after a day exploring the surrounding area, and help yourself to the honesty bar.

The Best Value B&BS on Lake Como

The B&B Vista Lago is a quiet spot in the hills above the lake, so it’s the perfect place to escape to. There are just three rooms, each of them spacious and modern with its own sun terrace and panoramic lake views. It’s for adults only.

BandB Vista Lago

The Convento Sant'Antonio B&B is a converted convent just steps away from the Duomo in the heart of old Como. There are just three bedrooms/suites, decorated with fine antiques in amongst period features.

The Nest on the Lake in Lezzeno is right by the lake with beautiful views from the five elegant rooms and self-catering apartments. Some of the rooms have four poster beds and private terraces, plus there’s a lovely sun deck and you can rent bikes and canoes.

Nest on the Lake

Alpe del Lupo has three chic bedrooms off the beaten track in Blessagno. The decor is traditional, but the furniture quite modern, plus there’s a huge communal dining room and lounge - both with large fireplaces. So this is a great one to take over if you’re travelling in a small, adults-only group.

The Best Value Hotels on Lake Como for Families

Owned by the same family for four generations, the Albergo Olivedo is a gorgeous ten room townhouse hotel right by the lake at Varenna. The decor is traditional, with stone floors, pastel walls and private balconies. Family friendly and laid back, the Albergo Olivedo also has a lovely little Italian restaurant. Rooms start from around £90 per night.

Albergo Olivedo

Also in Varenna, the Albergo Milano is a charming hotel in an enchanting lakeside setting. There are a collection of 14 rooms, triples and apartments, all with stone floors, whitewashed walls and private balconies. There’s also a lovely restaurant. Rooms start at around £110 per night.

Albergo Milano

Still not sure which of our Guru’s recommendations for the 10 best value Lake Como hotels might be perfect for you?

The 10 Best Value Hotels on Lake Como

  • Hotel Florence Bellagio 27 rooms from £139

    Romantic Break  -  Cruise on the lake or stroll through the countryside before unwinding in the small spa, perfect activities for a romantic break
    Foodies  -  Dine on gourmet Italian dishes set on a pretty wisteria-shaded lakeside terrace
    Owner managed  -  The property has been in the same family for the past 100 years
    Views  -  Breathtaking views over Lake Como
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    Stunning hotel on the shore of Lake Como. Interior design mimics its Florentine namesake in its elegance and combinations of colour. Sumptuous suites with private balconies, gourmet restaurant, spa and spectacular views. A very romantic and sophisticated spot. See More

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  • Relais Villa Vittoria Laglio 11 rooms from £165

    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
    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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  • Casa Contrada Bella Varenna 3 rooms from £113

    Romantic Break  -  A superb location, cosy rooms and suites and no children allowed make this ideal for romance!
    Groups  -  With just three rooms, this is a good choice if you want to rent out a place in its entirety
    Value chic  -  Stylish rooms which start from just €130 per night
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the historical centre of Varenna. 14th Century Church - Chiesa di San Giorgio is very close by

    A small guest house with three charming bedrooms - wrought iron bed heads, exposed wooden beams, exposed stone wall. Two with a small kitchenette and one with a balcony. Restaurants within walking distance and the beach is just steps away. A great value base for exploring the area. 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

    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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  • Convento Sant'Antonio B&B Como 3 rooms from £78

    Local exploring  -  The B&B enjoys a fabulous location in the heart of Como's old town and just steps from the Duomo
    Owner managed  -  Giampiero and his daughters are sure to give you a very warm welcome
    Value chic  -  Beautiful rustic chic interiors offered at very reasonable rates
    Historic  -  Set in a converted convent which dates back to the 1600s

    A quaint bed and breakfast situated in an old convent in the heart of Como. There are three unique guest suites stylishly decorated with fine antique furniture, period features and smart modern bathrooms. Warm, homely hospitality with good local knowledge and tips for day excursions and activities. See More

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  • Casa Santo Stefano Cernobbio 4 rooms from £133

    Romantic Break  -  Just four smart rooms with their own sitting areas and some with a terrace, this is a perfect spot for a romantic hideaway
    Hideaway  -  The property has a hands-off approach to service making this feel like you are in your own home
    Country Escape  -  Find chic Scandinavian interiors in this pretty rural spot tucked away above Cernobbio
    Views  -  Stunning views over Lake Como

    Casa Santo Stefano is an elegant, adults only guest house decorated in modern style with four chic guest rooms. Each has a small private lounge area and some have balconies with lake views. Unwind by the pool after a day exploring the surrounding area, and help yourself to the honesty bar! See More

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  • Alpe del Lupo Blessagno, Lake Como 3 rooms from £87

    Active Holiday  -  In this stunning region there is masses to do on the doorstep, from walking and cycling to hang-gliding or canyoning
    Groups  -  With just three rooms, take over the whole property and make the place your own!
    Hideaway  -  A beautiful off the beaten track location
    Restrictions on children  -  Adults only

    A chic off the beaten track B&B with three stylish bedrooms that combine modern Italian furniture with traditional interior features. Plus there's a large communal dining room and relaxing lounge both with large fire places - perfect for groups. Lots of activities nearby and excellent value too. See More

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  • B&B Vista Lago Como 3 rooms from £121

    Romantic Break  -  With only three smart bedrooms, and no kids allowed, plus views to die for from your private terrace, it's perfect for romantics
    Local exploring  -  You can hire bikes or cars at the property, so it's an ideal base for exploring further afield
    Great walks  -  On the edge of Parco Regionale Spina Verde di Como, with fantastic walking on the doorstep
    Sights nearby  -  Just outside Como and easy access to the best local sights.

    This quiet B&B, set in the hills above Lake Como offers guests spacious, modern bedrooms, each with a private sun terrace and panoramic lake views. With just three rooms and no kids allowed, it is ideal for a romantic break or as a base for exploring the surrounding area. See More

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  • Albergo Olivedo Varenna 10 rooms from £95

    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
    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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  • Albergo Milano Varenna 14 rooms from £165

    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
    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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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Wednesday, 5th June 2019