The Italian Alps and Lake Como combine to create an idyllic travel destination. From gilded villas to some of the world’s most renowned hotels, it is no wonder why so many people are drawn here.
When selecting your hotel, it’s essential to find one with stunning views of the lake and surrounding vistas. We’ve carefully hand-picked some of the finest that offer this luxurious experience!
Villa la Massa
Villa la Massa, sister hotel to Lake Como’s legendary Villa d’Este, sits along the banks of the Arno River. This tranquil estate provides five-star luxuries in a rural setting with easy access to Milan.
After a long day of sightseeing in Florence, this tranquil spot is the ideal place to unwind and recharge. Additionally, it’s an ideal starting point for day trips to some of Tuscany’s renowned villages and wine regions.
In the main villa, rooms and suites feature traditional Medici-era decor with marble baths, antique furnishings and plush fabrics.
In the dining room, guests are treated to a gourmet breakfast buffet featuring yogurt, fresh fruit, cheese, cured meats, pastries and eggs made-to-order by the chef using local ingredients from the property’s gardens and olive groves.
Around the lake, there are dozens of grand villas to behold. But Il Sereno, which opened its doors in 2016, has made a statement and earned itself a place of honor along its eastern shore.
This contemporary hotel draws its inspiration from the lake and local architecture. Designed by Wallpaper* Magazine Designer of the Year 2015 Patricia Urquiola, its warm woods and sharp angles are offset with vibrant blues and greens seen through floor-to-ceiling windows.
As if the views weren’t stunning enough, Il Sereno also has an inspiring lobby bar that emphasizes nature and sustainability. Designed by renowned botanist Patrick Blanc, it features a vertical botanical garden designed by leading botanist Patrick Blanc and serves cocktails that are inspired by this remarkable creation.
Experience a true Italian adventure by riding one of Cantiere Ernesto Riva’s custom-made boats to explore Lake Como’s picturesque villages and luxurious villas. You’ll feel like the star of an Fellini film as you sail away in one of their luxury vessels.
Lake Como’s shores are lined with luxurious hotels and villas that provide top-notch accommodations. It’s no wonder this upmarket town has long been a holiday favorite of royalty, aristocrats and celebrities from around the world.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, the only five-star hotel on Lake Como, provides unsurpassed luxury and an idyllic setting. Its meticulously manicured gardens are ideal for taking leisurely walks among the trees or simply taking in the view.
Experience a luxurious stay that has been refined since 1873 at this luxury hotel. Exudes period furnishings and architectural details throughout its expansive interiors, which include frescoes and paintings depicting mythological scenes, gilt frames and festoons, temples putti flamingos Pompeian reds marble staircases trompe l’oeil crystal chandeliers from Murano – you’re sure to feel pampered when you step inside this historic room!
This 5-star hotel offers an array of deluxe amenities such as a salon, spa, swimming pool and gym to ensure families have a luxurious vacation at Lake Como. On-site dining options include Michelin-starred Mistral Restaurant with stunning views of the lake, along with beach bar and lounge areas for relaxation.
Casa Santo Stefano
This adult-only boutique hotel, hidden on a hillside outside Como, offers an urbane haven with its private swimming pool and stunning views. The minimalist interiors feature chocolate brown, slate grey, matt black finishes while polished concrete floors add a modern flair.
Its cuisine takes guests back to simpler days and shared stories on Sunday nights, paying homage to Richard Gonzmart’s Sicilian roots. This innovative new concept pays homage to their heritage.
This restaurant, housed in a former 1925 Ybor City macaroni factory, has been lovingly reimagined to transport you to an Italian grandmother’s kitchen. For lunch and dinner, its menu offers maccheroni (pasta), seafood, steaks, scacciata, salads, soups, desserts and hundreds of Sicilian wines – all lovingly created to transport you back in time.
From its terrace on Lake Como, guests can take in panoramic views of the lake. Additionally, there’s a fitness club and free WiFi throughout the property. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and private bathrooms; guests have their pick of room types including garden suites with an idyllic view.