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.
How to Get There
Stayed with extended family for 4 nights as a followup visit to a prior trip 6 years ago. The hotel facilities are excellent, and the staff serving meals from the main building were great, however as you would expect, we spent a majority of our time by the floating pool at the front of the property, and the pool at the rear.
The poolside service was completely hopeless, there were clusters of 5-6 staff standing around having a great chat amongst themselves all day, but wouldn't think about pro-actively attending to any of the guests, offering a towel or a drink, or or cleaning up empty glasses that lay strewn around the pools for hours without anyone thinking about clearing them.
I also noticed the umbrellas around the rear pool are ripped and are literally falling apart, they need replacing.
Words say it all - we love it here. Traveling with family members that have rooftop corner suite , amazing! Our garden view room beautiful too. Service, views, location, food, rooms, spa, fitness, tennis and more. This is the one property that showcases how everything can fit together to make a guest feel wonderful. Rooms on lakeside are small but views make up for it. Rooms on garden site are great too, you can't go wrong here. Great location to visit Bellagio.
We stayed 2 nights at Hotel Grand Tremezzo. It was a very nice hotel, grounds were beautiful but felt for what we were paying it was what we expected - rooms were smaller, bathrooms difficult to navigate. However, the pools are beautiful and the views from hotel are gorgeous as well. One issue we had is really the only way to get around is by ferry. We tried getting a taxi (no Uber in Italy) a few times through the concierge and had issues. Overall it was very nice though and we really enjoyed the beach club.
Antonio played in the bar area and he was absolutely incredible! We listened for hours as switched from saxophone to guitar to piano and sang beautifully as well - such a treat and the hotel was amazing as well!!
My family and I visited Lake Como for almost a week and stayed at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo. It was a great experience overall. The room was very clean, loved the soft bed sheets. Would love to buy one. The location is awesome, the facilities, pool, gardens, restaurants and staff was exceptional.