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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Grand hotel tremezzo in lake como is a piece of art. It was a palace & then converted into hotel. Staff are very friendly & helpful. Breakfast buffet is variable & suits all people. The view from the room was amazing. From there fairy acn be taken to bellagio & verrena islands. Some other tours like hollywood tour is also available. Stay there is very relaxing
We had been so looking forward to returning to the Tremezzo after seven years, but was sadly disappointed to find it had changed, and not for the better. The staff seemed without proper management, with the exception of the parking crew (Louis etc.) & Manon, whose exceptional service and cheerful disposition was outstanding (she surely deserves a promotion), but otherwise, some of the waiting staff particularly were surly and without genuine warmth. We sorely missed Dario, the former Maitre'D, who has sadly moved on, but whose presence made sure the restaurant ran with smooth precision and his friendly professionalism was infectious and was reflected in the staff. The room (Lake View Deluxe) was in effect a small suite, with dual aspect being on the corner, a spacious and beautiful bathroom, a wardrobe each, comfy bed, and was a delight. We had a table booked for La Terrazza restaurant for a birthday/anniversary (of which they knew), but no effort was made to celebrate this. A lacklustre meal followed (unworthy of Michellin and a purported 5* restaurant, average wines, zero ambience, and waiting staff that seemed disinterested and mechanical. A total reversal of what we experienced before, and in line with other guests' experiences of woe and worse, it really was a shame. We would not have dined here again had we been staying longer, something that was repeated to us by others. The breakfast here is legendary, well it was, it seems average now, choice is good but now geared towards the American tourist (of which there were many!), the only buffet eggs available were scrambled, unlike before where a chef in the restaurant cooked your eggs any which way you wanted). Now, it's a special order of €17 for anything other, audacious when you are paying in excess of £1000 per night! The wine bar was far better, with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, good wine & food, great atmosphere. The spa was average, costly treatments that were not up to standard, let alone having to pay excessively for! The indoor pool was okay, with hot tub outside, but all the lounging chairs were taken so there was nowhere to sit. We asked for our car keys to retrieve something we had left in there, and was told they would be sent to our room (why they couldn't be fetched or brought to the reception was beyond us). An hour later, they still hadn't arrived, so we phoned down to enquire. 30 minutes later, someone bought us up a can opener(!!), so we visited reception and told them of the incident, which amused them no end. It did not amuse us however. We ended up having to go downstairs and get the keys ourselves, some 2 hours after first asking for them. I do hope the owners of the Tremezzo, such an illustrious hotel, listen carefully to guests' comments and get things in order, to make the hotel worthy of it's 5* it purports to have. It really is only worth 4* at best.
This beatiful palace was built in 1910 , so more than 100 years its thousands of lights shine since then on the waters of the lake.
Many foreign guests, especially Americans, we were the only Italians present
Our stay in this hotel was wonderful.