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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Lake Como, Hotel Grand Tremezzo is off the charts. Hotel and its staff are 5 star. The floating pool in the lake was amazing, and the pool and spa behind the holel was clean and top notch. Staff like you would expect was 5 star like the hotel it’s self :) We Travled with my teenage boys and they loved it. They loved the pool table, and the exquisite pools. The rooms were clean and the shower in the room was sweet!
The concierges, were amazing with there knowledge of things to do were spot on!! Also my wife’s luggage was lost on arrival for the first 4 days, and they were on top of tracking it from the airline as best as the could under the secumstances . Thank you again to the staff, and concierges for there patience with us in those tense moments.
Breakfast at this hotel is so amazing, I find it hard to believe there is any other hotel that has this type of breakfast and service anywhere in the world, and the view is spectacular.
You must take a private tour of the lake by boat, it’s worth every penny, the kids loved it! The hotel can arrange this service for you. Also walk the trail to the top behind the hotel for some of the best views of Lake Como.
Finally Holtel Grand Tremezzo is a must see in my book, and would highly recommend this hotel, and its staff. Thank you Grand Tremezzo for makin my family feel at home, and making our family trip a 5 star experience:)
Pasta had the consistency of Pad Thai, so way over cooked, as was the seafood. We were originally placed behind a thick glass partition, then moved to outside the restaurant so we had a semblance of a view. Consequently we were overlooked for much of our meal and poured our own wine etc. The service here was appalling and unprofessional.
We asked for a wine recommendation that they brought out and opened without disclosing the price - the first time anywhere in my experience. In fairness it was reasonably priced given the range, but that clearly isn’t the way a professional restaurant is run. Main courses were better than average, so a tick there. Others could have had a much better experience, but waiters fawned over a large table of ladies and a VIP and ignored others.
Overall, I am unsurprised by some of the positive reviews given service levels witnessed for some tables, but a real restaurant should be consistent. Also, pasta cooked to a semi-mush and served for 34 euros is below standard for a basic trattoria, let alone a restaurant with pretensions to be a high class establishment.
Such a classic and traditional european hotel with grand furnishings and pleasant staff, we had a wonderful experience when we visited years ago. They have a great on site wine bistro/bar cellar area, and believe it or not their outdoor pool is actually inside Lake Como, but still remains separate. We took a boat ride over to Bellagio and did a bit of local shopping. One of the nearby local restaurants you can walk to from the hotel as the best Carbonara we've ever had in our life!
I am so glad we chose to stay at GHT, for our first trip to Lake Como. The staff is ready to accommodate your every need, which for a group of 9 family members was imperative. The grounds and views are breathtaking, the rooms are luxurious and original. The decor is a great balance of vintage Italian style, without feeling old. We ate (and drank) at all of the restaurants on the property and were never disappointed. The linguine pomodoro at L'Escale stuck with me as one of the best dishes on our 10 day trip. It was so simple, but just like the best bowl of comfort food. I wish I had the recipe! We also took a boat ride for half day on the lovely wooden boats the hotel offers. That boat day was the hi light of our trip! We learned so much about Lake Como and enjoyed the perfect weather and swimming conditions! The boat ride is a MUST!! We will absolutely be back to spend more time at this beautiful destination as one weekend was NOT long enough.
I visited the hotel in May 2018. The hotel boasts the best positioning and views on the Lake Como. I enjoyed possibly the world's best pizza at the pizza kitchen before taking a stroll around the grounds. I thoroughly recommend taking a morning hike up to San Martino Church in Griante; it's a long way up but worth it for the views!
During my stay, I was especially impressed by chef concierge, Massimo dal Checco Modoni, who clearly knew the lake and its restaurants/attractions well, but I was also well-versed on Italian history and design. Thanks Massimo!