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 stayed at this hotel back in May with my family and we are all still thinking and talking about it. The hotel is what you would expect from a 5 star and beyond, simply perfect. We also booked a private tour with Alberto, a friendly e knowledgeable gentleman who treated us as family for an entire day and took us exploring the least touristic side of lake Como, an experience that I definitely recommend. What can I say, I would definitely do it all again and again!
This beautiful luxurious hotel was a wonderful experience. From the exquisite hand made furniture to the gorgeous views from the roof top restaurant, every detail was thought of. The staff were very friendly and could not have done more for us. We asked for a private day tour and they organised the amazing Alberto.
Alberto took us into the mountains close to the Swiss Alps and showed us through an incredible palace which we had all to ourselves. He then took us wine tasting followed by a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Throughout the tour in his beautiful comfortable Mercedes he chatted to us about the local terrain and historical facts. He was not only a very knowledgeable guide ,but a lovely person who my husband and I regarded as a friend by the end of the day. We would highly recommend this beautiful hotel and the lovely Alberto, who does various unique tours around Lake Como.
Wonderful hotel, fabulous location! Excellent staff, especially in the Roof Top Bar! Breakfast amazing, local produce, homemade pastries, champagne... cleanliness excellent! Keep up the high standards set!