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Hotel Villa D'Este

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Italian Lakes, Lake Como

  • Located on the peaceful shores of Cernobbio
  • Floating heated swimming pool with poolside bar in luxurious surroundings

The five star deluxe Villa d'Este embodies the ultimate in lakeside luxury and is a member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World'.

Set on the peaceful shores of Cernobbio, the villa was built in 1568 and later became the home of Caroline, Princess of Wales. A sense of its former regal grandeur remains today throughout the formal gardens, distinctive architecture and exquisite interior furnishings. Continuously renovated without sacrificing its old-world charm, the hotel today offers stunning rooms and suites, all different in decor with antique furniture, paintings, custom linens and drapery all deliberately placed to enhance their individuality, but all linked by the higher standards of the hospitality of a luxury resort.

Every hour brings its own special magic; sipping a glass of champagne on the lake terrace, or relaxing on the unique floating swimming pool. The Veranda restaurant gives you the excuse to elegantly dress for dinner whilst enjoying an excellent haute cuisine, or dine in a smart casual ambience with views over the gardens at the Grill restaurant.

If you are looking for a truly relaxing break, the Hotel Villa d'Este Beauty Centre features a range of massages, body & facial therapies and hydrotherapy treatments based on Zen philosophy that blends light, colour and water - creating the perfect environment for serenity and relaxation in order to replenish the mind, body and soul.

The Hotel Villa d’Este, renowned for its first class service, opulence and luxurious surroundings, is the ideal Como retreat for a truly indulgent holiday.

The hotel has 152 rooms (official rating 5 star) Child prices apply to ages 2-7 years.

 

Facilities

Bars & Restaurants

Grill

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a jacket.

Open 7pm - 11.30pm

Informal, yet the ambience is cosy and chic. The menu lists an interesting variety of regional dishes with a choice of the best Italian wines. In the summer, meals are served in the garden under the century-old trees. 

Veranda

Included With: Bed & Breakfast

Dress Code: Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie in the evening.

Open 7am - 10.30am, 12.15pm - 2.15pm and 7.30pm - 9.45pm

Elegant and formal restaurant overlooking the lake, serving traditional Italian haute cuisine. In the summer, dine al fresco on the lovely terrace. 

Il Platano

Open 7pm - 11pm (from June to August, closed on Mondays) 

Il Platano features simple and refined food, in a casual yet intimate atmosphere. Informal meals are served either inside or on the beautiful recently restyled terrace that overlooks the lake and gardens.

Sundeck


Open 10am - 6pm

Casual, it overlooks the sundeck and the floating swimming pool. The bar serves light lunches and snacks, salads, sandwiches and pasta.

Bar Canova


Open all day for drinks and light snacks, this bar hosts live music in the evenings. 

 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

3 Heated swimming pools (2 normally in use May - September and 1 indoor swimming pool open all season) and poolside bar.

Spa & Wellness

Beauty Centre & Fitness Room

Guests can enjoy treatments and make use of the fitness room, sauna and Turkish bath (open 7am - 8pm).

Activities & Entertainment

Sports & Activities

The hotel has 8 tennis courts (open 8am - 8pm), watersports, a jogging track with 15 different exercises to perform along the way, squash courts (open 7am - 8pm) a putting green and indoor golf simulator.

Wifi & Parking

Wifi & Parking

Stay connected with the wifi available free of charge.

Free on-site parking.

About the location
Located just a few miles from Como, Cernobbio is a typical Italian town, situated on the edge of the lake and just in front of the majestic Monte Bisbino. The name Cernobbio derives from an old convent, 'Coenobium', which was situated where the luxury Villa D'Este hotel can now be found. 

While the town is largely made up of terracotta-roofed houses, it also boasts a range of impressive attractions, with La Via dei Monti Lariani – the region’s most spectacular footpath – being one of the best. Starting close to the town, this hiking trail follows an incredible 80-mile route through the foothills and peaks around the lake’s edge, and is a must-do, even if you only follow a small section of the trail. One of the town’s lesser-known gems is the beautiful Il Giardino della Valle (Valley Gardens), which can be found nestled in Mount Bisbino’s foothills.

There is a good selection of restaurants and cafes on offer, ranging from lively bars to busy gelaterie, and from authentic trattorie to classy modern restaurants. In terms of getting out and about, Cernobbio is just a short drive from Como, and close to many smaller towns strung along the lake’s shore.
Transfer time
The hotel is 1 hour from Malpensa airport. Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
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Double Classic Courtyard View Room

Max 3 Adults

Double Classic Courtyard View Rooms are located in the Cardinal Building. All rooms are individually designed, each one decorated with period furniture, oil paintings and silk drapes. They can sleep up to three adults.

Size: 32-42m²

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Double Executive Garden/Park View Room

Max 3 Adults

Double Executive Garden/Park View Rooms are located either in the Cardinal Building or the Queen's Pavillion and both overlook the centuries-old gardens. All rooms are individually designed, each one decorated with period furniture, oil paintings and silk drapes. They feature a king-size bed or twin beds and can sleep up to three adults. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 30-50m²

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Double Deluxe Lake View Room

Max 2 Adults

Double/ Deluxe Lake View Rooms are located either in the Cardinal Building or the Queen's Pavillion. They all have a dreamy front view over the lake. All rooms are individually designed, each one decorated with period furniture, oil paintings and silk drapes. They feature a king-size bed or twin beds and sleep two adults.This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 35-43m² .

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Double Deluxe Superior Lake View Room

Max 3 Adults

Double Deluxe Superior Lake View Rooms are located on the top floor of the Cardinal Building.  They feature a king-size bed or twin beds and have a fantastic lake view. They can sleep up to three adults. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 50-56m²

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Junior Suite Exclusive Park Or Partial Lake View

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Exclusive Park or Partial Lake View are located in either the Cardinal Building or the Queen's Pavilion. They consist of a large bedroom and living area. They can sleep up to three adults. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 52-62m²

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Junior Suite Lake View

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Lake View are located in the Cardinal Building with no balcony or in the Queens Pavilion with a balcony. They consist of a large bedroom and living area with superb front lake views.. They can sleep up to three adults.This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 45-60m²

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Junior Suite Lake View Deluxe Balcony

Max 3 Adults

Junior Suites Lake View Deluxe Balcony rooms are located in the Cardinal Building. They consist of a large bedroom and living area with superb front lake views from the balcony. They can sleep up to three adults.This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 45-60m²

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Suite Lake View

Max 3 Adults

Suites with lake views are elegant rooms located in either the Cardinal Building or in the Queens Pavilion with breathtaking views, a real inspiration to timeless elegance. Unique for their refinement and precious furnishings, spacious surroundings reminiscent of the typical Villas of Lake Como. They can sleep up to three adults. This room type is available on request, please call to book. 

Size: 67-75m²

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Two Bedroom Suite Lake View

Max 4 Adults

Two bedroom Suites are located in the Cardinal Building or the Queens Pavillion. They offer a unique lake view and plenty of space with the large separate living room and two bedrooms. 

Size: 80-95m²

Free Room Upgrade

Guaranteed room upgrade from a Double Classic to Double Executive Room for stays completed between 04 October - 13 November 2020, 04 March - 18 April 2021, 25 - 29 April 2021 and 03 October - 13 November 2021.

Meal Offer

1 complimentary 3 course meal for a minimum stay of 7 nights (beverages not included).

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One of my favorite places
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Tripadvisor review Oct 18 2020
Everything is fine in this place from the extraordinarily beautiful panorama to the friendly service. The cuisine is above all praise, in the evening the piano plays in the bar. I got a wonderful...
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Coco C, Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Tripadvisor review Sep 22 2020
We recently stayed two nights in Villa d???Este. I was apprehensive concerning the COVID virus to stay in any hotel. Let me assure you that Villa d???Este is taking all precautions in assuring your...
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