Grand Hotel Tremezzo
What We Love
- The floating swimming pool on the lake
- Wide range of sports available to fitness lovers
- The well-kept two-acre park
- All rooms have air conditioning
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The property dates back to 1910 and is renovated every winter
- The outdoor pools and snack bars close for the season in mid-September or early October
- The seasonal property closes from November through March
- The closest airport is Milan Malpensa, about an hour's drive away
- The restaurant has a dress code: smart casual
- The five hydromassage tubs are scattered throughout the T Spa; ask for directions
- The hotel is elegant and romantic — so you’ll want to leave the kids at home
Built in 1910 (and remaining open even through both world wars), the Grand Hotel Tremezzo is one of the best still-standing examples of Italian Art Nouveau architecture. To walk its stately halls and climb its grand staircases is to be transported to an era of glamour, when wealthy Europeans regularly roamed these halls at the turn of the last century. The 90 guest rooms are richly decorated in distinctive shades of yellow, blue and green, and they feature high ceilings, molded stucco, antique furniture and large bathrooms. The rest of the hotel is similarly decorated with opulent chandeliers, heavy, ornate drapes, a classic billiards room, fine crystal stemware in the dining rooms and large vases overflowing with flowers everywhere. But, remarkably, there’s nothing stuffy about the place. The exterior may look like a museum, but the interior is hardly quiet or snooty, and the staff is fun and friendly. During the summer months, Monday night pizza parties in the garden by the pool are a favorite among the guests, who munch on classic wood-oven Margherita pizzas by candlelight. For fine dining, you can head to La Terrazza, where the menu changes with the season to make the most of local produce and fresh fish. And tucked away downstairs is L’Escale, a classic fondue establishment set in a wine cellar. The outdoor spaces are equally magnificent, including a beautifully maintained two-acre park and even a manmade beach, right on the lakeshore, where you can kick back on a chaise longue under the sun.
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My fiancé recently stayed @ Grand Hotel Tremezzo. When we arrived, we told them we were there for a special occasion and we just got engaged. They upgraded our room to an amazing suite overlooking Lake Como. We had personal concierge (Federico, Christian and Kiko) all three were simply the best and made our stay even more enjoyable. The accommodations are immaculate and the grounds are gorgeous. Close to any destination you seek. I highly recommend this hotel as I have traveled all over the world and I am very particular as to what I like and do not like.
5 STARS ALL THE WAY. PERFECTO!!
Wow. This hotel is fabulous. I can’t say enough good things about it. The staff is helpful and nice, the restaurant selections are varied enough to not get sick of eating on-site. We really enjoyed the pizza by the upper pool.
The pools are beautiful and we enjoyed using the spa. Our room was spacious and we had a balcony overlooking the lake (highly recommend). We didn’t have a coffee maker in the room. So, that might be my only complaint.
It’s conveniently located to the ferry docks which is the best way to explore the other towns. It’s a little far from Como, but they offer transportation to either the train station or even Milan.
Lake Como is heavenly and the Grand Tremezzo is perfect. This is the place to stay! I can’t wait to return and spend more time at the Grand Tremezzo!
We had a marvelous time at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo — the staff was wonderful, the food was great, the views spectacular. It was the kind of place you go to again and again if you can.
Some compare this to other hotels on Lake Como. I can’t comment on that. I will say that being in the middle of the lake was really preferable for us. The villages in the middle of the lake — Bellagio and Menaggio were the two we visited — were easily accessible by ferry. (We skipped water taxis which were insanely expensive.) So, being where we were fit with what we wanted.
I would suggest budgeting enough time to do all that Lake Como offers. We could have stayed a few more days with ease.
All in all a magical place.
We spent a week at the hotel in June and are already planning a return visit. Everything about this hotel is perfection. The property provides every amenity you could ever need. T Beach is lovely-sand and a pool in the lake-with a great grill for lunch. T Pizza-woodsy perfection by another pool-and best pizza in the world. We took a pizza cooking class-highly recommended. Great experience for both kids and adults.
Francesco and his team rock at L'escale-amazing charcuterie and simple, perfect pasta-you just cannot replicate in the US, The local olive oil is the best we have ever tasted. Also cannot say enough about the food at La Terrazza. Had to try the "spaghetti salad" just because it sounded so odd-OMG-ordered it 3 times-best olive oil, chives, perfect pasta and caviar-hands down one of the best dishes we have had in 20 years of travel to Italy.
But the key to perfection is the staff. Always smiling, always helpful, simply amazing service. We truly felt as if this was our home!
The hotel was 'class' from the moment we arrived, complimentary fizz and chocolates to mark our 30th anniversary. The blend of different restaurants, as dressy or casual as you wish to make it ..combined with the amazingly helpful and personable staff, make this a wonderful environment to relax. The view from the hotel (we had a 3rd floor lake view room) is quite simply breathtaking.... the mountains, and the classical architecture of 'Bellagio' in your immediate line of site, over the beautiful lake. Each day we would just hop on a ferry to a different destination and just see what it offered...always great restaurants, interesting shops and amazing views. Back to the hotel, the hotel is impressive and elegant at every level and is a true 'icon' of the Como landscape..also a fantastic spa, with great little gym and indoor pool and pampering ...if that's what you're looking for. Every night we would usually finish in t he bar with the multi-talented Antonio on piano, guitar and sax...playing great music ...thanks Antonio for making the evenings so nice. So would we come again....eeerrrrr..???....of course, in a heart beat!!!!! Thank you to all the great team at the hotel and DEF see you again as soon as we can get away.