Lake Como is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy and is often regarded as one of the most beloved destinations for those looking for luxury, enchanting landscapes and different activities including sport and city sightseeing. Read Culture Trip’s guide to ten of the best hotels to stay at on Lake Como.
Located just a few steps away from the heart of Como and the lakeside, Hotel Borgo Antico offers 24 cozy rooms where any guest will be able to breathe in the local atmosphere and enjoy the authentic Como experience. In order to ensure that each and every customer will leave this hotel satisfied and contented, the reception are more than happy to organize a series of activities and meals around the lake.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo is housed in a beautiful palace on the waterfront in Tremezzina, on the eastern side of Lake Como. It boasts a wonderful spa as well as an excellent restaurant named La Terrazza, which, as the name suggests, features a terrace overlooking the lake. The latter is led by the masterful Gualtiero Marchesi, one of the most renowned chefs in Italy.
Established in 1880 as a family-run hotel and passed down from one generation of mother and daughter to the next, Hotel Belvedere Bellagio is a lakeside retreat where any guest will be treated like a member of the family. Located in Bellagio, a village in the province of Como which stands at the centre of the lake, where the two southern branches divide, this is the ideal place for a holiday of pampering, relaxation and great comfort.
An agriturismo is generally a restaurant which offers great traditional and local food with the freshest ingredients and a friendly service. In some cases, it may offer hospitality to tourists or those who happen to be in the area and are looking for a cheap place to stay overnight. Agriturismo Il Talento nella Quiete (Italian for “the Talent in the Calm”) was opened by Milena e Fabio in 1999 and was intended as a place of refreshment for those who are looking for a base for trekking or climbing in the area of Como.
CastaDiva Resort & Spa is a place where luxury and nature meet amid wonderful villas and green expanses on the lakeside. A truly romantic place for couples, each and any guest will be able to enjoy the perfect location and the excellent spa treatments. CastaDiva Resort offers 73 suites and rooms, each with a different style and layout, as well as two private villas for those who looking for an extra special holiday.
An authentic beach hotel located on the waterfront, Hotel Regina boasts a panoramic swimming pool placed directly on the lake and a proximity to the centre of Gravedona, situated on the northern end of Lake Como, which allows its customers to enjoy the lake life whilst at the same time being able to appreciate the cultural side of the area. A family-run hotel, Hotel Regina will embrace any guest with an affection that is typical of Italian hospitality.
Opened in 1950, Ostello Villa Olmo is a historic hostel in Como. Located in the park of Villa Olmo, an 18th-century villa in Como, this hostel enjoys a great reputation among travellers thanks to its bargain prices and its convenient location. Just a few steps away from the waterfront, a 15 minutes’ walk from central Como, and just three kilometres away from Switzerland, Ostello Villa Olmo is the perfect base for travelling around both Como, on the lake and in the Helvetian area.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle and the stifling chaos of the city, Hotel La Perla is located in Tremezzina and is housed in a beautiful villa on the hills surrounding Lake Como. Formerly a summer residence, the building was built in 1962 by a wealthy silk manufacturer family from Como. In 1980, the family bought the villa and rendered it a hotel with an enchanting view of the area. With rooms with either a view of the lake or of the charming garden as well as suites for those who are up for a special treat, Hotel La Perla will guarantee a memorable holiday.
Conveniently located in Varenna, at the centre of the eastern bank of Lake Como, Hotel Eremo Gaudio is a special refuge which functions as the perfect base for traveling both south and north. Housed in two buildings belonging to two different comunnes, this hotel can guarantee a pleasant stay on the lake whilst providing its customers with the possibility of climbing up to Eremo Alto, from which they can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view of central Lake Como, thanks to the aid of a lift or through the arduous pedestrian route.
An opulent palace on the waterfront with ample greenery surrounding its wonderful buildings, Villa d’Este is a five-star hotel with elegant décor and first-class service. This hotel guarantees an unforgettable holiday marked out by luxury and refinement, with a property that offers tennis courts, a sports area, a floating pool on the lake, as well as a marina and enchanting gardens.