Staying at one of the Lago di Como luxury hotels can really make your vacation a true getaway. With great service and ambiance, you have the leisure to truly enjoy the gorgeous natural surroundings on the lake. Many of the Lake Como 5 star hotels command the best real estate on the shores of the lake, with the forested mountains in the background and the shimmering lake in the foreground.
The Villa Serbelloni (pictured) is one of the oldest and most elegant Lago di Como luxury hotels. Originally built as a luxurious summer villa for an aristocratic family from Milan, it has been renovated while keeping its Renaissance grandeur and charm. The location is optimal, with the Villa placed right by the side of the lake. A Michelin-starred chef serves upscale fare in the hotel's two restaurants, and guests can enjoy amenities like multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service spa, tennis courts and a gym, or take advantage of the boat trips run by the hotel. As one of the few Lake Como 5 star hotels, and the only 5 star hotel in Bellagio, you can expect personalized service and attention to detail. Rooms are decorated in a traditional Italian style befitting the Villa's history, with luxurious bathroom amenities to match, but the true star of the show is the view from your window.
Another one of the best 5 star hotels is Villa d'Este in Cernobbio. Like the Villa Serbelloni, it is hailed as one of the best hotels in Europe, with gorgeous natural surroundings, historical charm, and opulent grandeur. Housed in a historic Italian mansion located right on the water, it was built as a palace for a cardinal in 1568, and has since hosted royalty as well as many celebrities. The gardens of the Villa d'Este are particularly famous, with 25 acres of beautiful landscaping and statues. Rooms are beautifully decorated in a Renaissance style with traditional draperies, carved and gilded furniture, and luxurious bedding. Amenities are as dreamy as the rest of the place - don't miss swimming in the floating pool, a swimming pool that juts out into the surface of the lake, allowing you to swim in comfort among the beautiful scenery. Guests can access the squash courts, fitness center, pools, tennis courts, and get a massage at the hotel spa. In the evening after a hard day of swimming or taking boat trips around the lake, be pampered at one of the hotel's restaurants on a terrace overlooking the lake. Known as one of the best Lago di Como luxury hotels, the location for the Villa d'Este is perfect, as is the deluxe amenities and service.
Many guests agree that the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, another 5 star hotel at Lake Como, is one of the best. Located in the quieter and smaller town of Tremezzo, it also commands an excellent location next to the lake, and like the Villa d'Este, has a floating swimming pool in the lake. Although not quite as old as some of the other Renaissance-era villas, the Grand Hotel is nevertheless historical at a century old, and one of the oldest hotels on Lake Como. Breathtaking views of the lake and the surrounding mountains are the highlight of your stay, although rooms are also luxuriously appointed with heavy draperies, luxe bedding, balconies, and vintage details.
Staying at one of the Lake Como luxury hotels is sure to make your trip to the heart of Italy's lake country extra special. Great food, great views, and luxurious historical rooms—you won't want to leave!