Choosing the right hotel when you visit Lake Como, Italy is important. You want that beautiful lake view, attention to detail, the ambiance, and of course, wonderful food! Lake Como has a variety of hotels to offer, with everything from its history being passed down from generation to generation to a few hotels where family members still run the place. None of these accommodations will disappoint you and all will exceed your expectations. Here are a few of our favorite places to stay in Lake Como.
1. Hotel Belvadere: a family tradition passed on to you to enjoy!
Hotel Belvedere has been passed down through five generations of mothers to daughters. Located in the village of Bellagio, it is just steps away from Lake Como. With its cobbled streets, and its lakefront shopping, Bellagio is a perfect way to spend a day.
The hotel itself is very modern and no detail has been missed. You can choose from a variety of rooms and suites, or if you plan on staying for an extended trip, you can opt to stay in an apartment. With its own private entrance, you will have a kitchen, bedroom, living area, bathroom, and all the space you need to feel right at home. Hotel Belvedere also has a wellness spa and fitness center on-site. While taking in the shops and restaurants, you can also enjoy a massage or a Turkish bath.
Make sure you check out their website prior to booking your stay as they are a seasonal hotel. It closes in the winter and reopens in April.
Address: Via Valassina 31
2. Hotel Villa Aurora: wake up to the sound of waves
Imagine waking up every morning looking at picturesque views of Lake Como, and the beautiful Villa del Balbianello. Hotel Villa Aurora is located in between mountains, the hills, the lake, and plenty of flowers. The hotel maintains the charm of the old houses of the lake all while offering its guests modern comforts. The villa is near the hotel overlooking the lake. It was completely remodeled in 2009.
Hotel Villa Aurora welcomes families to come and stay here. They have plenty of activities to keep children and adults busy. Indulge in watersports, such as kayaking, canoeing, and paddling, during the day and take a romantic walk by candlelight at night.
Every morning, they provide a large and healthy buffet. Breakfast is an important meal and they pull out all the stops. They even provide gluten-free options.
Hotel Villa Aurora
Address: Frazione Sossana 2
3. Hotel Posta: join the family
Hotel Posta has been family owned and run since 1932. It possesses a quaint charm that makes guests feel right at home. With only 17 rooms, they hold themselves to a very high standard of quality and provide special features such as choice of pillow, room service during certain hours, a cradle, and they even welcome pets for an additional fee.
On-site there is also a small cafe, Cafe Bellini, that serves coffee and pastries in the morning and La Veranda Restaurant, which was named one of the best traditional local restaurants overlooking Lake Como.
You will feel the love when you stay here…heck, you’re family now!
Address: Piazza Del Monte 2
4. Grand Hotel Imperiale: it is grand for a reason
Located in Moltrasio, which is near the border of Switzerland, visitors will find the Grand Hotel Imperiale. With 121 rooms, it is an ideal hotel for romantic or family getaways. It offers a special package for both options. The family getaway is called 4family, and it includes an overnight stay, breakfast buffet, and a 3-course dinner. Additionally, it includes one hour of tennis and putting green with free access to the play area for children.
For a romantic getaway, there is a minimum stay of three nights for two people with breakfast served in your room, a welcome bottle of champagne, plus a gift. And to top it, guests choosing this package receive a candlelight dinner with a four-course meal with wines selected by their sommelier.
The Grand Hotel Imperiale also has a wellness spa overlooking the lake with a variety of treatments to choose from.
Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & SPA
Address: Via Regina Vecchia 24-26
5. Hotel Marco: convenience of location (from USD 101)
Hotel Marco is right along Lake Como. It has so much to see and do surrounding it that you won’t know where to go first. This hotel is located conveniently close to the Cathedral of Como, Volta Temple, Villa Olmo, and the funicular, and the city center is a less than ten minute walk away where there are shops, museums, and historic buildings. Hotel Marco is also very close to two of the best golf clubs in the area, the Golf Club of Monticello and Villa D'Este.
All of the rooms include a private bathroom, air conditioner/heater, safe, and mini fridge. Some of the rooms face the lake while others have a balcony.
Hotel Marco is close to everything that you will need for great sightseeing day trips with all of the amenities of home.
Address: Via Coloniola 43
6. Stay in M on the Lake (from 938 USD/week / 871 EUR/week)
If you’re looking for more of a home to stay in that is right on Lake Como, then M on the Lake would be the perfect choice.
This apartment is located in the lake-side village of Argegno, on the west side of Lake Como. The west side of Lake Como boasts a milder climate and provides a spectacular view of the entire lake. This apartment is on the ground level of a triplex. It sleeps six people with three bedrooms, and has one bathroom. Its interior is decorated with an Italian-Asian fusion, with dark wood furnishings and bright silk Asian rugs and fabrics.
M on the Lake
Price: from 938 USD/week / 871 EUR/week
Nothing short of the comforts of home while you're away
While you may have a few hotels to choose from in Lake Como, none of them will disappoint a weary traveler looking for a great night’s sleep and a phenomenal view to wake up to. You can choose among modern amenities, charming villas, private apartments, getaways for families and even for pets.
Pamper yourself with a spa treatment and relax your senses as you listen to the water of Lake Como. You might have a tough decision deciding on which accommodation to book, but you won’t regret any once booked.
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