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
I had a once in a lifetime stay at this hotel. The combination of elegance in design, the warmth of the staff, and the soul of the building could never be duplicated. It is all Italian, all cosmopolitan, all homey, and a perfect location, all at once.
As a former hotelier, I wish I were able to deliver such an experience to our guests.
I could not recommend this hotel enough. The location, service, food, and beauty of the property are all top notch. The hotel itself is in an ideal location, near many attractions and of course very close to the beautiful lake. However, I must say that the best part of our trip was booking a tour with Alberto! He was absolutely wonderful, and the day my sister and I spent with him was one of our most memorable experiences from our Holiday. Alberto went out of his way to make our experience on the lake extraordinary. I could not recommend him enough. If you have the chance, definitely book a tour with him!
This hotel is amazing! Let’s start with the staff, they are so welcoming, helpful and sweet. I want to give a shoutout to Dario, the nicest staff meme bee, so caring and wanted to get to know us which for us it’s what traveling is all about! They upgraded us to a junior suit which was astoundingly beautiful! They had too not service, we received chocolate and fruits, at night they make the bed and put slippers on your side with complimentary water and lavender spray to sleep like a baby. The detail everywhere was incredible! The breakfast was included and it was simple but perfect. The location in this hotel is everything! And if you have a car they have parking and valet service.
This was a dream of a hotel and place. Thank you!