C-hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The sublime C-Spa is home to thermal pools, a Turkish bath, waterfalls and a terrace with panoramic views of the Alps
- The excellent restaurant focuses on locally harvested ingredients
- Guests receive a 10 percent discount on purchases at the on-site pastry and chocolate shop
What To Know
- Spa access costs an additional $25 per person, per hour
- The spa is open until midnight, but it's available to only one guest or group (of up to eight) at a time, so reserve ahead
- Free WiFi is available in the lobby but costs $13 per day in the guestrooms
- The spartan design is cool but not necessarily intuitive; figure out lights, curtains, hot/cold water and other basics before the sun goes down
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Cool and contemporary. Walls, inside and out, are clad in smooth white travertine, and the cozy lobby showcases furniture by famous designers: a hanging egg-shaped chair and sofas by Ivano Redaelli, and sculptures by Kyoji Nagatani, a disciple of Arnaldo Pomodoro. The shelves are stacked with glossy books dedicated to design.
Bed and Bath
Three words: wood, stone, glass. Giant floor-to-ceiling windows offer views of the Italian Alps or the landscaped gardens, and a glass wall in the shower opens out to the bedroom. Quirky touches include a tiny TV tucked into the lower portion of the bathroom mirror, though figuring out how to get hot or cold water from the gleaming steel faucets takes patient finger and toe testing. The overall feel is hip, the antithesis of Italian Baroque. If your vision of luxury includes velvet, brocade tassels and plush rugs, you might want to stay elsewhere.
The restaurant, Materia Prima (translation: raw ingredients) dishes up locally grown fare such as pecorino flan with pear and onion grass, and ravioli stuffed with potato, porcini mushrooms and rosemary. Simple wood tables and muted lighting make the restaurant cozy and intimate without compromising the hotel’s design principles. The small first-floor spa is open until midnight; it has a Jacuzzi and closet-size Turkish baths, plus an outdoor cascade pool (weather permitting). The policy of allowing only one guest or group (of up to eight people) in at any given time results in a princely pampering experience. The adjacent café, pastry shop and chocolatier is a must: local wines and homemade marmalades, teas and fruit juices, as well as gourmet chocolates and award-winning pastries draw locals from across the region.
How to Get There
The hotel itself was clean and pleasant but the included spa (as described) is an additional cost of 19 euros per hour which is a little extortionate in my opinion.
Our room was listed as a suite but wasn’t any bigger than other hotel rooms I have stayed in. There were a few faults with our room which staff seemed uninterested in at checkout. The bathroom door was incredibly noisy and stiff, their was a huge amount of condensation on the ceiling & the electronic blind that kept everything nice and dark was stuck down.
The breakfast was good - organic and local produce but it was served to you rather than you being able to pick what you wanted. The only thing you could choose were how you liked your eggs (the only hot product).
The outside area was average. The pool is a plunge pool and very small. The beds outside are a good idea but were filthy when we went outside.
Overall the stay was okay. I wouldn’t return in a rush.
We stayed two night and had a fantastic time. The staff was a amazing, very polite and welcoming. We had our dog with us and she got a bone and a ball as a welcome gift, so she loved it there for sure.
The breakfast was amazing and a lot ????.
We will come back for sure !
We booked this hotel via the Marriott.com app and what a wonderful surprise. This hotel has everything going for it, beautiful design, great location for a base for Milan and Lake Como. The accommodations were hip, clean and crisp. Breakfast was out of this world, as was dinner and the Staff were AMAZING! There a only a few rooms at this hotel and that makes it feel even more special. They also had a spa but we did not have time to check that out. I cannot say enough about this hotel, it was a super experience!