Vista Palazzo Lago di Como
What We Love
- The rooftop library
- Wooden walk-in closets in every guest room
- Seaplane tours of Lake Como, bookable through the hotel concierge
- En-suite Mediterranean dinners whipped up by a personal chef
What To Know
- The spacious Corner Suite has its own Turkish bath
- The property is open year-round, unusual for this part of Italy
- Breakfast is complimentary
- Each room here offers lake views
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Former aristocratic retreat turned Como’s first five-star property, with an emphasis on fine Italian craftsmanship
It wasn’t until 2018 that a high-end hotel finally graced the idyllic, villa-ringed shores of Lake Como. The Lario Hotels Group, a fourth-generation family-owned portfolio with a boutique-ish bend, had an exceptionally tough act to execute when they opted to overhaul one of the township’s most beloved 19th-century manses. The result is most definitely a grande dame in the making: each of the nine renovated rooms and suites wows with jewel-toned drapes from 40-year-old local design house Dedar, Minotti mahogany woodwork, and five types of Italian marble. There’s an air of exclusivity in every ornate crevice here (you’re in a storied palazzo, after all): the hotel’s guests-only rooftop, complete with 300-degree water views and its own infinity bar and restaurant, serves reimagined local standbys like fried spaghetti and steak Rossini, while off-site offerings include high-end adventures like a personal shopping session in Milan and Riva speedboat excursions on the lake.
In the Area
Conveniently located on Piazza Cavour, Como’s central square (just a five-minute walk from the main train station), this property is within easy reach of the township’s many festivals, concerts, and markets. (The Christmas fair, held every December, is especially noteworthy for its array of fancy food vendors.) Explore the area’s forested hills and meandering shoreline on foot, or on a bicycle, courtesy of the hotel. Also worth a visit: the Silk Museum, which unspools the history of a region that supplies 75% of Europe’s silk, and San Fedele, the city’s very first cathedral with exquisitely frescoed ceilings and walls.
How to Get There
My husband and I recently toured the Northern part of Italy staying in numerous 5 star hotels but Vista Palazzo was our favorite. The cleanliness, kindness of the staff, and service was amazing. We have never experienced anything like this hotel. They did think of everything. The view from the roof top bar was just breathtaking. We would highly recommend staying here and will be back!
Beautiful luxury hotel with great amenities right near the lake in downtown Como. Our favorite was the rooftop terrace with breathtaking views of the lake…a great place to enjoy breakfast and happy hour!
We stayed in the vista for 3 days and the hotel is amazing. The staff couldn’t be more attentive and helpful. The hotel is fabulously laid out and furnished and is perfectly situated to get the best of the lake and the centre of como with all its lovely restaurants. The roof top bar and restaurant offers wonderful views of the lake both night and day. We will be returning soon as we feel in love with the place.
Thank you so much for making our stay so special.