Surrounded by aristocratic houses, scenic mountains with quaint village houses painted in bright, contrasting colours – Lake Como is never a miss and always a hit, no matter what season. There is no other way to experience Lake Como than by staying in these top five resorts. Just imagine having every service possible in one grand and picturesque location.
Il Sereno Lago di Como
A five-star hotel with a Michelin-Star restaurant, Berton Al Lago, a design that’s modern and luxurious by Patricia Urquiola, it also has a spa, a swimming pool, and numerous water activities to boot. Located in Torrazza, this hotel offers a breath of fresh air with its interior made of wood, stone, and glass.
Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni
Reopening in 2020, this hotel has been standing on Lake Como for more than 100 years. It served as a home for an aristocratic family from Milan, and now it’s the go-to place for Hollywood A-listers. There is no crevice of this place that will not squeal luxury, and why won’t it be, located at the edge of Bellagio, this property has everything from a swimming pool to limousine service to image and fashion consulting.
What would the lovechild of a romantic 19th-century Italian villa and the aesthetics and signature of the Asian brand, Mandarin Oriental be? An explosion of elegance and timeless luxury, of course. They have the biggest spa on the lake, and they take relaxation seriously over there. Located in Blevio, they have the backdrop of a mountainous cluster with bits of villas here and there. It’s a pretty sight.
Grand Hotel Tremezzo
When they said grand, what they’re trying to say is more like palatial, unparalleled, and just a rich experience, everything is Art Nouveau. They have villas that you can stay in, not suites, not rooms, but aristocratic villas. They also have a floating pool, right smack on the lake. Just imagine entering a guarded gate that swings open as soon as your limousine arrives. It is a dream.
Timeless elegance lives here. This place was lived in by princesses, sultans, tsars. You can also rent four 19th-century villas on the property, all with their manicured lawns and personal concierges and butlers. The villa itself has monumental fountains, grottoes and a Renaissance garden that will transport you back in time. If you could only visit one resort in Lake Como, this should be your first choice.