5.0
Excellent 24 Reviews
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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Former aristocratic retreat turned Como’s first five-star property, with an emphasis on fine Italian craftsmanship

The Lowdown

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

Vista Palazzo Lago di Como
Piazza Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 24
Como, 22100 Italy

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 24 Reviews
A hotel with historical charm
Reviewed 7 days ago

Situated in an old palace and completely renovated , in the heart of Como , in front of the lake , offers beautifully furnished rooms , excellent service , courtesy of all the staff , ready to help . The restaurant offers a very well presented menu , with some original ideas that increase the value of the choice . The only small disadvantage is that the menu does not change but every two months , so that in the 7 nights spent there the offer was always the same , excellent as it was .

Best in Lago di Como
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The boutique hotel is perfectly located a short taxi ride from Como San Giovanni station, on the lake front in Piazza Cavour. Its easy walking distance to the ferries and down the road from the old town shopping precinct. The room is very spacious, beautiful and luxurious, with plenty of storages...in the bath room there was a free standing bath...which was a surprise and a delight to use after a long day of site seeing. The bed was so large and comfortable and the internet was pretty fast. All staff were very helpful and friendly, in particular Giuseppe the front office manager. We left our medication behind when we check out but the staff held it until we returned to pick it up a few days later. We loved the hotel and services and definitely will return next time we are back.

Wow! Amazing hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

We stayed at the Vista hotel for 4 nights, in the lake view suite.
I must say that this is the best hotel we stayed at!
First, the staff! Makes you feel at home. Such a lovely welcoming, and during the entire stay, they were all so nice and helpful. You just need to ask and immediately they react to you, always with a smile and with a perfect English.
The location - is perfect, just over the lake, and a minute from the shopping area.
The room, oh the room - what a delight! So beautiful and well designed! I wish I could take everything and put at home...
We were so happy to wake up every morning, open the windows and look over the lake (and the rain unfortunately...).
Thank you so much dear team and hope to see you again!

Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

We have just returned from a trip to Milan and Como. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Vista Palazzo Lago di Como. This hotel is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed in. We travel all over, particularly in the Caribbean with 5 star resorts, but this hotel really wowed us. It is a great location, and a small boutique hotel. We stayed in one of the Corner Junior Suites which I highly recommend. We had balconies that faced both the lake and the center of town. After exploring beautiful Como during the day, loved coming back and having a cocktail at the rooftop bar.
Trust me, you will not regret staying at this hotel!

Magnificent!
Reviewed 2 months ago

What a great intro to the lake! The boutique hotel sits just on the edge of the lake, convenient to all the ferries that whisk you to other little towns. The staff is engaging and helpful, with wonderful recommendations. The suites are large and luxurious. The dining and bar area is warm and cozy - perfect for the complimentary breakfast or a drink on the patio as the sun goes down. We'll be back!